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. Subjects will include:

  • Main belt objects, binaries and satellites
  • Collisions and dynamics of fragments
  • Dynamical structure, population, and formation
  • Families, proper elements
  • Gravitational and non gravitational effects
  • Resonances with other celestial bodies (mean motion, secular, three-body)
  • Rotation, shape & structure of minor planets in the main belt
  • Space missions to main belt objects


Submissions for the Main Belt Topical Collection will be accepted until 15 October 2021. 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: Main Belt Dynamics”).

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.

At the end of the refereeing the paper can be




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.)


Christoph Lhotka (Editor), Vladislav Sidorenko (Editor) and Alessandra Celletti (Editor-in-Chief)