The Journal of Global Change Data & Discovery is sponsored by the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGSNRR/CAS) and Geographical Society of China, and co-sponsored by CODATA Task Group of Preservation of and Open Access to S&T Data in Developing Countries (CODATA-PASTD), Jomo Kennyatta University of Agriculture and Technology of Kenya (JKUAT), and Digital Lin Chao Geomuseum.