The international journal Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy (CM&DA) is concerned with the broad topic of celestial mechanics and its applications, as well as with peripheral disciplines. It is the journal of record in its field and is an indispensable component of reference libraries on Dynamical Astronomy, Astrodynamics and Dynamical Systems.

  • Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019 with a dedicated article collection
  • Offers wide-ranging coverage of celestial mechanics and related fields
  • Covers the mathematical, physical and computational aspects of planetary theory, lunar theory and more
  • A valuable reference on a growing topic
  • Most authors reported that they would publish in the journal again

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Alessandra Celletti
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). Learn about publishing Open Access with us

Journal metrics

1.613 (2019)
Impact factor
1.970 (2019)
Five year impact factor
63 days
Submission to first decision
198 days
Submission to acceptance
59,656 (2019)
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  • Call for papers: “Main Belt Dynamics”

    The journal Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy is planning to publish a thematic collection of papers on MAIN BELT DYNAMICS, which hopes to include original articles from leading researchers in the field. We invite all authors to submit a paper.

  • CM&DA welcomes new editors

    We are happy to announce the appointment of four new Associate Editors of Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy: Xiyun Hou, Àngel Jorba, Christoph Lhotka, and Massimilano Vasile.

  • Celebrating 50 years: A 'Golden' Topical Collection

    We are celebrating the journal's anniversary through a topical collection that includes original articles containing results of special relevance in the field and review papers on topical subjects of current importance. – Read all articles now!

  • Call for papers: “Exoplanet Dynamics”

    The journal Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy is planning to publish a thematic collection of papers on EXOPLANET DYNAMICS, which hopes to include original articles from leading researchers in the field. We invite all authors to submit a paper. 

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Electronic ISSN
1572-9478
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0923-2958
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