Living Reviews in Relativity is a peer-reviewed, platinum open-access journal, publishing reviews of research in all areas of relativity. Articles are solicited from leading authorities and are directed towards the scientific community at or above the graduate-student level. They provide critical reviews of the current state of research and available sources in the fields they cover. Living Reviews is unique in maintaining a suite of high-quality reviews, which are kept up-to-date by the authors. This is the meaning of the word "living" in the journal's title.

Living Reviews in Relativity was founded by the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in 1998. Living Reviews® is a registered trademark of Springer International Publishing AG.

Cover figure: Numerical simulation of two inspiralling black holes that merge to form a new black hole. Credits: Numerical simulation: C. Reisswig, L. Rezzolla (Albert Einstein Institute). Scientific visualization: M. Koppitz (Albert Einstein Institute & Zuse Institute Berlin)

  • Offers critical reviews of research in all areas of relativity
  • “Living” articles are kept up-to-date by their authors
  • Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Society and ISGRG

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  • Bala Iyer
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36.407 (2021)
Five year impact factor
83 days
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246,270 (2021)
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