Living Reviews in Solar Physics is a peer-reviewed, platinum open-access journal, publishing reviews of research in all areas of solar and heliospheric physics. Articles are solicited from leading authorities and are directed towards the scientific community at or above the graduate-student level. The articles in Living Reviews provide critical reviews of the current state of research in the fields they cover. They evaluate existing work, place it in a meaningful context, and suggest areas where more work and new results are needed. Articles also offer annotated insights into the key literature and describe other available resources. 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 Solar Physics attracts readers from the entire solar and heliospheric physics community. Graduate students can use the journal to start their initial literature surveys or to learn about fields peripheral to their own; researchers can use it to quickly find out about the most up-to-date results in fields in which they are not current, to track down bibliographic references that they have not recorded, or even to find areas in which their own skills can be applied in a new field; and lecturers can use it to find information and visual materials that can be used in presentations at all levels.

Living Reviews in Solar Physics was founded by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in 2004.

Cover figure: Extreme ultra-violet image of the Sun at 171 Å taken by the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) on the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO); credit: NASA

Editor-in-chief
  • S.K. Solanki
Publishing model
Open Access. Learn about OA at Springer
Impact
Impact factor: 14.625 (2018)
Five year impact factor: 17.417 (2018)
Speed
Submission to first decision: 87 days
Acceptance to publication: 44 days
Usage
Downloads: 127,365 (2018)

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About this journal

Electronic ISSN
1614-4961
Abstracted and indexed in
  1. Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
  2. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) - GoOA
  3. Current Contents/Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences
  4. DOAJ
  5. EBSCO Academic Search
  6. EBSCO Discovery Service
  7. EBSCO STM Source
  8. Google Scholar
  9. INIS Atomindex
  10. INSPEC
  11. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  12. Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  13. Naver
  14. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  15. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  16. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  17. SCImago
  18. SCOPUS
  19. Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
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