The journal publishes articles concerning the bodies of the Solar System, i.e. planets and their satellites, asteroids, comets, meteoric substances, and cosmic dust; the physics and dynamics of these bodies, and methods and techniques of their exploration. The journal addresses the problems of physics of the planetary atmospheres and interiors, cosmochemistry, as well as planetary plasma environment and heliosphere, specifically those related to solar-planetary interactions. Special attention is given to extraterrestrial planets and the general problems of cosmogony involving origin and evolution of planetary systems, in particular the Solar System. Alongside with the original results of experimental and theoretical studies, the journal publishes regularly scientific reviews in the field of planetary exploration, notes on observational results, short reviews about the most interesting scientific meetings and articles in the Personalia section.