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Space Physics is a fairly young branch of physics. Originating about half a century ago, with the advent of rocket and spacecraft technology enabling observations above the atmosphere in situ Earth's close environment, initially as an exploratory geophysical activity, it has since matured into its own unique and active field. Space Physics encompasses the entire region from the upper atmosphere (~80 km altitude) out to the bounds of the heliosphere (at ~100-150 astronomical units), the region dominated by the magnetic field and particles emanating from the Sun.
The specialty section Space Physics welcomes submission of original observational, theoretical, simulation and experimental studies that provide novel insights into the various processes taking place in the fully, as well as partially, ionized space matter:
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Space Physics welcomes submissions of the following article types: Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review and Specialty Grand Challenge.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Space Physics, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Space Physics will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Astronomy and Space Sciences and Physics.
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