Aims and scope
The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (SWSC) is an international multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary peer-reviewed open access journal which publishes papers on all aspects of space weather and space climate from a broad range of scientific and technical fields including solar physics, space plasma physics, aeronomy, planetology, radio science, geophysics, biology, medicine, astronautics, aeronautics, electrical engineering, meteorology, climatology, mathematics, economy, informatics.
SWSC adopts three generic criteria to evaluate the submitted manuscripts: quality, relevance and overall interest.
Manuscripts must adhere to the quality standards of international scientific and technical journals and are reviewed by at least two external reviewers. It is therefore required that all manuscripts submitted for publication in SWSC contain enough new insight; present the results against a properly referenced background of existing work; present adequate evidence that supports the conclusions. All manuscripts must be written clearly, concisely and comprehensively and include all necessary and appropriate figures and tables but not more.
SWSC publishes regular research articles, short communications (letters) and invited topical research and review articles. Letters should not exceed 4 journal pages.
SWSC publishes scientific papers on all the scientific fields mentioned above, but also welcomes technical papers and papers on education and outreach.
Manuscripts about new instrumental developments and/or observational procedures are very suitable for publication under the category of technical papers. However, we encourage and expect that such papers will use physical data to demonstrate expected performance or to validate actual performances of these new developments or procedures.
SWSC also publishes the results of research in education and outreach, to share experiences and innovations, to learn how to apply education research in the classroom and to communicate the results of interesting projects. For submissions on education and outreach it is required that the papers demonstrate the usefulness of presented ideas, presented in a clear and effective way, and to provide enough evidence concerning the validation of the techniques applied.
Accepted papers are published in electronic form only, taking advantage of the dissemination opportunities offered by electronic media.