ASPRS has implemented electronic access to peer-reviewed articles published in Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing (PE&RS), thereby complementing the existing online text for non-peer-reviewed articles. This action completes the goal of making the full text of each journal issue available online and provides timely information to address the needs of the academic community and the members located overseas who often experience delays in the delivery of their printed copy. Online access of PE&RS was one of the most requested benefits in the recently completed ASPRS Membership Survey.
In addition to the abstract text, which has been routinely available electronically for a number of years, ASPRS members may now access the full text of all peer-reviewed articles that appear in PE&RS as soon as the issue is printed and prior to the actual mailing. By logging in to the ASPRS web site with their membership ID and password, any ASPRS member in good standing may read and download up to three peer-reviewed articles in a single log in session.
Full text for all peer-reviewed articles from January 2003 to date is currently available on the ASPRS website. It is expected that older seminal articles will also be posted in scanned form, with searchable abstracts, by later in 2006. “Having these articles available online has been a goal for several years. ASPRS now has the capability to post these articles for ASPRS member use,” said Kimberly Tilley, PE&RS Executive Editor. “This is a major benefit to all of our membership. The articles will remain on the ‘Members Only’ section of the website for at least one year, then selected articles will be posted on the main portion of the website for public access.”
A key benefit of ASPRS membership is timely access to peer-reviewed journal articles discussing the most recent advancements in the science. ASPRS is committed to providing resources to its members in a manner that helps them solve their most pressing challenges through the application of technical information to their everyday work environment. By putting these published materials on line, available first to ASPRS members only, ASPRS is bringing those materials right to the desktop. In addition, ASPRS academic members benefit from access to the latest information, knowledge, and resources being published in the field. More information is available at www.asprs.org.
Founded in 1934, ASPRS is an international professional organization of 6,000 geospatial data professionals. ASPRS is devoted to advancing knowledge and improving understanding of the mapping sciences to promote responsible application of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems and supporting technologies.