Solar Physics: Topical Collection "Towards Future Research on the Drivers of Space Weather"

© SpringerCall for statements of interest to contribute to special article collection

Dordrecht, 28 August 2019

We solicit manuscripts on this general subject for inclusion in a Topical Collection of the journal Solar Physics. The deadline for submission of statements of interest (SOI) with a tentative title, abstract, author list, and three suggestions for referees, preferably with e-mail, is 30 September 2019; while the deadline for manuscript submission is 15 December 2019.

This Topical Collection is inspired by the subjects discussed at the FReSWeD meeting held in San Juan, Argentina, in occasion of the total solar eclipse on 2 July 2019. It must be noted that this Topical Collection is not a conference proceedings and all submissions must be completed original papers that meet the regular quality of the journal. Although participants of the recent FReSWeD meeting are especially encouraged to submit their papers, the Topical Collection is open to all scientists who would like to advance our understanding on space weather drivers. 

Some of the topics are:

  • Phenomena and structures affecting space weather, from the solar interior to the lower solar atmosphere
  • Energy release in the low solar atmosphere
  • Eruptive phenomena initiation and consequences
  • Coronal mass ejections
  • Solar energetic particles
  • Radio emissions
  • Radiation variation of short time-scale
  • Coronal large-scale structuring and coupling with the solar wind
  • Interplanetary space weather drivers
  • Tools and simulations for space weather predictions
  • Missions and instrumentation with space weather applications
  • Scientific issues and questions to be answered by the observation of total solar eclipses

For further information and submission of statements of interest, please send an e-mail to and

Hebe Cremades (Guest Editor)
Teresa Nieves-Chinchilla (Guest Editor)
Cristina Mandrini (Handling Editor in Chief)