Publisher of the most cited open-access journals in their fields.
Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences aims to provide rapid dissemination of peer-reviewed, cutting-edge research addressing any area of astronomy, astrophysics and space sciences. 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 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 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.