Call for papers: “Toward the Moon and Beyond”

The journal Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy is planning to publish a topical collection titled TOWARD THE MOON AND BEYOND, which hopes to include original articles from leading researchers. The announcement was made on 21 July 2019 as an homage to the Apollo's landing on the Moon on 21 July 1969! We invite all authors to submit a paper. Subjects will include:

  • Lunar mission planning
  • Orbit design and orbit transfer
  • Circumlunar Lagrange points
  • Lunar landing algorithms
  • Lunar formation flying
  • Dynamics and stability of lunar orbits
  • High fidelity propagation of lunar orbits
  • Lunar robotic missions
  • Cislunar trajectories
  • Lunar dynamical origin theories
  • Lunar theory


[Update: Extended deadline!] Submissions for the MOON Topical Collection will be accepted until 1 March 2020. All papers will be reviewed as in normal issues. Of course, if a paper is not included in the Topical Collection, it will appear in normal issues anyway.

Papers should be submitted through the web site: (when submitting the paper, please select the “ TC: Moon” key)

Format and Style

Articles should not duplicate papers already published or which the author intends to send for publication elsewhere.

Papers submitted should have the same level as papers published in ordinary issues of the journal.

Papers whose contents only review recent publications should not be submitted without the previous agreement of the editors.

"Communications", "Short notes", "Progress Reports" and "Extended Abstracts" will not be considered for publication.


All papers will be reviewed by referees appointed by the journal editors and in agreement with the journal's rules.

Electronic Supplementary Material

The journal accepts electronic multimedia files (animations, movies, audio, etc.) and other supplementary files to be published online along with an article (see the journal web site for instructions.)


Terry Alfriend, Pini Gurfil, Ryan P. Russell (Guest Editors) and Alessandra Celletti (Editor-in-Chief)