Frontiers journals are at the top of citation and impact metrics
Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences publishes rigorously peer-reviewed research across a range of specialties including space robotics and planetary materials. Field Chief Editor Sam Finn at Pennsylvania State University is supported by an outstanding Editorial Board of international experts. This multidisciplinary open-access journal is at the forefront of disseminating and communicating scientific knowledge and impactful discoveries to researchers, academics, engineers and the public worldwide.
To accomplish its goals it embraces a combination of gold open access and an interactive review process focused exclusively on research and manuscript quality and designed to bring out the best of both. To enable the highest quality reviewing, submissions to Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences are made to appropriate specialty sections, each of which have their own expert editorial board.
Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.
Short Name: Front. Astron. Space Sci.
Electronic ISSN: 2296-987X
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Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences is composed of the following Specialty Sections:
The specialty sections of Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences welcome submission of the following article types: Book Review, Code, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Protocols, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Technology Report and Brief Research Report.
When submitting a manuscript to Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences, authors must submit the material directly to one of the specialty sections. Manuscripts are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the respective specialty section.
Articles published in the specialty sections above 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 the 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.