Astrophysics and Space Science publishes original contributions and invited reviews covering the entire range of astronomy, astrophysics, astrophysical cosmology, planetary and space science and the astrophysical aspects of astrobiology. This includes both observational and theoretical research, the techniques of astronomical instrumentation and data analysis and astronomical space instrumentation. We particularly welcome papers in the general fields of high-energy astrophysics, astrophysical and astrochemical studies of the interstellar medium including star formation, planetary astrophysics, the formation and evolution of galaxies and the evolution of large scale structure in the Universe. Papers in mathematical physics or in general relativity which do not establish clear astrophysical applications will no longer be considered.

The journal also publishes topically selected special issues in research fields of particular scientific interest. These consist of both invited reviews and original research papers. Conference proceedings will not be considered. All papers published in the journal are subject to thorough and strict peer-reviewing.

Astrophysics and Space Science features short publication times after acceptance and colour printing free of charge.

Commonly used title abbreviations: Astrophys Space Sci, Ap&SS

  • Publishes original contributions and invited reviews over the entire range of astronomy and astrophysics
  • 99% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

Journal information

Editors-in-Chief
  • Elias Brinks,
  • Jeremy Mould
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

1.430 (2019)
Impact factor
1.547 (2019)
Five year impact factor
45 days
Submission to first decision
148 days
Submission to acceptance
131,667 (2019)
Downloads

Latest articles

This journal has 96 open access articles

Journal updates

  • Benefits of Publishing in Astrophysics and Space Science

    The Editors-in-Chief welcome original contributions to Astrophysics and Space Science covering the entire range of astronomy, astrophysics, astrophysical cosmology, planetary and space science and the astrophysical aspects of astrobiology. 

View all updates

About this journal

Electronic ISSN
1572-946X
Print ISSN
0004-640X
Abstracted and indexed in
  1. Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
  2. CNKI
  3. Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
  4. Current Contents/Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences
  5. EBSCO Academic Search
  6. EBSCO Advanced Placement Source
  7. EBSCO Engineering Source
  8. EBSCO STM Source
  9. INIS Atomindex
  10. INSPEC
  11. INSPIRE
  12. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  13. Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  14. Mathematical Reviews
  15. ProQuest Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Database
  16. ProQuest Central
  17. ProQuest Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database
  18. ProQuest Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts
  19. ProQuest Natural Science Collection
  20. ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
  21. ProQuest Science Database
  22. ProQuest Technology Collection
  23. SCImago
  24. SCOPUS
  25. Science Citation Index
  26. Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  27. UGC-CARE List (India)
Copyright information

Rights and permissions

Springer policies

© Springer Nature B.V.