Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences aims to provide rapid dissemination of peer-reviewed, cutting-edge research addressing areas of astronomy, astrophysics and space sciences, by embracing a combination of open access and an interactive review process focused exclusively on research quality.
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 tier 1 articles: Book Review, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis & Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Protocols, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge and Technology 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 be subject to the Frontiers evaluation 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 prestigious Frontiers Focused Review - a tier 2 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.