Journal of Astrobiology
Topics, Aims, Scope

Topics, Aims, Scope

The "Journal of Astrobiology" is free, online, open access, and publishes original research, theoretical articles, commentary, book reviews, and reviews of the literature.

The Journal's mission is the advancement of science and to provide the scientific community with a forum for debate (pro and con) via Open Peer Commentary.

There are no submission or publication charges.

The Journal publishes Original Research, Reviews of the literature, Theoretical articles, and Open Peer Commentary.

Maximum Length: Reviews (10,000 words), Theoretical (6,000 words), Commentary (2,000 words).

The Journal does not publish research articles limited to the reporting of new results or discoveries.

Our goal is to present all points of view, pro and con, so long as they are supported by scholarly, scientific research; to gather diverse findings and observations in one comprehensive volume; and provide a forum, via Open Peer Commentary, for the scientific community to discuss and debate these issues and their implications. Our goal is to advance science.

Topics, Aims, Scope

The scope and range of topics to be published by the Journal will cover all areas of astrobiology, astronomy, cosmology, astrophysics, including but not limited to: astropaleontology, galaxy formation, black holes, dark matter, string theory, parallel dimensions, the multiverse, antimatter, bioastronomy, geobiology, prebiotic chemistry, solar system and planetary evolution, exoplanets, extremophiles, experimental simulations of extraterrestrial environments, the search for extraterrestrial life, space exploration technology, planetary protection, and the history and science of astrophysics, astronomy and astrobiology.


The articles and commentary published by the Journal on a single, generalized topic, may be bound in book form and made available to the public and scientific community.

Conditions & Permissions for Submission

Manuscripts are accepted for review with the understanding that the same work is not under review for publication elsewhere, and has not been previously published.

Submission for publication must be approved, in writing, by all of the authors.

Any person cited within the paper as a source of a personal communication, or whom is quoted directly, must approve of the citation or the quote, in writing.


Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if it is accepted for publication, copyright for the article, including the right to reproduce the article in all forms and media, will be assigned exclusively to the Publisher, Cosmology Science Publishers, and that their works will not only appear online, open access at the Journal of Astrobiology and Space Science Reviews, but may appear as chapters within a book. The Copyright Transfer Agreement must be signed by all the authors before the article is published.

Authors retain the right to reprint their work on their website, on the website of the institution where they are employed, at Researchgate, Acadamia, etc., and in books where they are the sole author.