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Astrobiology is a relatively new scientific field concerned with the study of life, namely its origin, evolution, distribution, and future on Earth and elsewhere in the Universe. However, these matters are too large to be addressed within one scientific discipline alone but needs a multidisciplinary approach bringing together biological and physical sciences (such as chemistry, physics, geology, planetary science, astronomy etc.) to investigate arguably the most fundamental scientific questions.
The new Specialty Section of Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Science is dedicated to publish original, peer-reviewed scientific research articles of the highest quality to advance our scientific understanding in astrobiology through observational, experimental, theoretical investigations as well as space missions including but not limited to:
Astrobiology in Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences welcomes original scientific contributions of the following article types: Research Articles, Review Articles, Case reports, Corrections, Hypothesis and Education Articles, Editorials, General Commentaries, Opinions, and Technology Reports etc. from researchers around the world in the area of astrobiology.
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Astrobiology welcomes submissions of the following article types: Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review and Specialty Grand Challenge.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Astrobiology, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Astrobiology 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.
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