As an international key journal on scientific space research, its purpose is to provide a comprehensive synthesis of the various branches of the subject. 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 review articles and topical collections led by expert guest editors.

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

  • Established in 1962
  • Synthesizes contemporary space research
  • Wide-ranging coverage includes astrophysics, physics of planetary systems, solar physics, and physics of magnetospheres and interplanetary matter
  • Publishes reviews articles and topical collections

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  • Hans Bloemen
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Hybrid. How to publish with us, including Open Access

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8.943 (2021)
Impact factor
11.037 (2021)
Five year impact factor
83 days
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575,750 (2021)
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Electronic ISSN
1572-9672
Print ISSN
0038-6308
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