Aims and scope

Measuring and monitoring the Earth, environmental processes and change, as well as the interaction between humans and the Earth has led to the creation of a growing body of large data sets.

‘Big Earth data’ are gradually becoming a new engine of scientific discovery and knowledge innovation for Earth System Science.

Big Earth Data is an interdisciplinary Open Access journal. It aims to provide an efficient and high quality platform for promoting ‘big data’ sharing, processing and analyses, thereby revolutionising the cognition of the Earth’s systems.

The journal publishes research topics on ‘big data’ studies across the entire spectrum of Earth Sciences. Article types include original research articles, review articles, data papers and technical notes. By providing a platform for the publication of research papers and data papers with descriptions of data sets, the journal aims to promote the principle of data sharing via an open data policy.

Big Earth Data primarily features the fundamentals of ‘big Earth data’ handling, as well as the channels and technologies used for ‘big Earth data’ collection, management, analysis and visualisation.

The topics covered by the journal include, but are not limited to:

·         Earth Observation

·         Geography

·         Geology

·         Atmospheric Science

·         Marine Science

·         Geophysics

·         Geochemistry

To showcase the benefits of data-driven research, submissions on the applications of ‘big Earth data’ in exploring the Earth’s history and its future evolution are highly encouraged. The journal supports an open data policy and serves as a direct link between the published manuscript and its relevant supporting data in the advancement of data sharing and reuse.

Big Earth Data is committed to publishing quality manuscripts via a fast, fair, and rigorous peer review process. In addition to original research papers, comprehensive review articles and special issues proposals are welcomed. Brief papers focusing on novel, significant data or techniques will also be published as short communications.