Why publish in JSWSC?

“The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate was created by the space weather community and holds a special place at the heart of that community.”
– Anna Belehaki and Jean Lilensten (Editors-in-Chief).

JSWSC offers authors a range of benefits and a quick and easy submission process. Advantages include:


  • One of the lowest APCs in the field at €1000 (price for 2020)
  • Included in the National Open Access Agreement in France
  • Discounts on APCs available for corresponding authors of Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) institutions and eligible Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) institutes

Open access:

  • Indexed in the DOAJ
  • Open access from inception
  • Experienced in all aspects and requirements of open access publishing
  • Committed to open science and open data
  • Strict ethical policies following the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines

Impact factor:

  • 3.095 (2019) - increasing year-on-year
  • Strong five-year impact factor indicating a solid long-term citation trend


  • An Editorial board of 20 highly regarded space weather scientists covering all areas of space weather
  • Integral to the European space weather and space climate community
  • Created from a community decision involving more than 20 countries
  • Over 30 distinguished scientists serve the JSWSC as Associated Editors or Topical Issue editors, maintaining and promoting very high quality standards
  • Benefits from strong support by the Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence (STCE) in Brussels, Belgium
  • Chosen as the publishing partner of the European Science Foundation (ESF) for the strategic report “Assessment and recommendations for a consolidated European approach to space weather – as part of a global space weather effort” commissioned by the European Space Science Committee ESSC of the European Science Foundation ESF in 2017.


  • “Agora” - a JSWSC supplement for papers on education and public outreach, historical accounts, commentaries, and meeting and project reports


  • Global marketing support based in France, China and the UK
  • Each paper is reviewed by at least 2 reviewers and assessed by 3 editors from the Editorial Board ensuring the high quality of our publications

Selected highly-cited articles:

  • The International Reference Ionosphere 2012 – a model of international collaboration, D. Bilitza et al., 2014
  • The 1859 space weather event revisited: limits of extreme activity, E. W. Cliver and W. F. Dietrich, 2014
  • Solar flares, coronal mass ejections and solar energetic particle event characteristics, A. Papaioannou et al., 2016
  • The Maunder minimum and the Little Ice Age: an update from recent reconstructions and climate simulations, M. J. Owens et al., 2017
  • EUHFORIA: European heliospheric forecasting information asset, J. Pomoell & S. Poedts, 2018
  • Climatology characterization of equatorial plasma bubbles using GPS data, S. Magdaleno, et al., 2017
  • Modeling the effectiveness of shielding in the earth-moon-mars radiation environment using PREDICCS: five solar events in 2012, P. R. Quinn, et al, 2017

These advantages make JSWSC an attractive option for authors writing on space weather and space climate and wishing to publish open access.

Are you ready to take your next step with JSWSC?

Read the instructions for authors and prepare for your next publication.