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.

  • 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 invited papers and topical collections

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Hans Bloemen
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8.017 (2020)
Impact factor
10.190 (2020)
Five year impact factor
87 days
Submission to first decision
212 days
Submission to acceptance
447,378 (2020)
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  • The Mars 2020 Mission

    15 July 2021 – New Topical Collection published in Space Science Reviews. Edited by Kenneth A. Farley, Kenneth H. Williford and Kathryn M. Stack

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  • The Tidal Disruption of Stars by Massive Black Holes

    22 June 2021 – New Topical Collection published in Space Science Reviews. Edited by Peter G. Jonker, Iair Arcavi, E. Sterl Phinney, Elena M. Rossi, Nicholas C. Stone, Sjoert van Velzen and Maurizio Falanga

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  • Auroral Physics

    14 June 2021 – New Topical Collection published in Space Science Reviews. Edited by David Knudsen, Joe Borovsky, Tomas Karlsson, Ryuho Kataoka and Noora Partmies

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Electronic ISSN
1572-9672
Print ISSN
0038-6308
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