As an international key journal on scientific space research, its purpose is to provide a comprehensive synthesis of the various branches of space research. The emphasis is on scientific results and instruments in the fields of astrophysics, physics of planetary systems, solar physics, and physics of magnetospheres & interplanetary matter. Space Science Reviews publishes invited papers and topical volumes, engaging guest editors whose expertise matches the topic at hand.

Commonly used title abbreviations: SSRv, Space Sci. Rev.

  • Published since 1962
  • Synthesizes contemporary space research
  • Wide-ranging coverage includes astrophysics, physics of planetary systems, solar physics, and physics of magnetospheres and interplanetary matter
  • Publishes invited papers and topical volumes
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  • Hans Bloemen
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6.125 (2019)
Impact factor
7.885 (2019)
Five year impact factor
87 days
Submission to first decision
212 days
Submission to acceptance
447,378 (2020)
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1572-9672
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