Call for papers: “Dynamics of Space Debris and NEO"

The journal Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy is planning to publish a thematic collection of papers on "Dynamics of Space Debris and NEO", which hopes to include original articles from leading researchers in the field. We invite all authors to submit a paper. Subjects will include (non-exhaustive list):

  • Orbit link and orbit determination
  • Orbital and rotational dynamics of NEO
  • Dynamical evolution of binary or multiple NEO systems
  • Impact hazard analysis of NEO
  • Strategies of NEO deflection
  • Orbital and attitude dynamics around NEO
  • Conjunction analysis of space debris
  • Breakup and explosion analysis and debris cloud evolution
  • Attitude-orbit coupling
  • Long term effects of non-gravitational forces
  • Resonances and chaotic dynamics
  • End-of-life analysis and disposal strategies


Submissions for the Topical Collection "Dynamics of Space Debris and NEO" will be accepted until 31 December 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 correct Topical Collection).

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.)


Xiyun Hou (Associate Editor), Massimiliano Vasile (Associate Editor) and Alessandra Celletti (Editor-in-Chief)