The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate welcomes submissions on the topics listed below. If you wish to submit your article to one of these Topical Issues, please submit your manuscript via the JSWSC online submission tool and select the appropriate Topical Issue when you reach the Section/Category selection step. Please note the deadlines for submissions to Topical Issues, as submissions will not be considered past the expiration date.

The list of Topical Issues closed for new submissions is available here: Archive


Topical Issue "CMEs, ICMEs, SEPs: Observational, Modelling, and Forecasting Advances", deadline 31 July 2023

The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (JSWSC) opens a Topical Issue "CMEs, ICMEs, SEPs: Observational, Modelling, and Forecasting Advances", deadline 31 July 2023.

This Topical Issue stems from the European Space Weather Week 2022, primarily from Session swr02 entitled “Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejections and Solar Energetic Particles”. However, it is not reserved to papers presented during this session, and it is open for all submissions within the scope of this Topical Issue.

Coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and their interplanetary counterparts (ICMEs) are of key interest in the field of solar-terrestrial and solar-planetary relations. They are amongst the largest and most energetic transients in the heliosphere and are the main drivers of the most intense geomagnetic storms. CMEs and ICMEs can also generate shock waves, even very low in the solar corona, producing significant fluxes of solar energetic particles (SEPs), and are important drivers of relativistic electron enhancements in the radiation belts surrounding the Earth. Solar flares associated with CME eruptions can in turn have important impacts (in terms of, e.g., UV radiation and particles) on the Earth’s atmosphere. The rise of Solar Cycle 25 and the ever-growing susceptibility of our society to solar activity are thus reinforcing the need for increasingly realistic data-driven simulations of CMEs/ICMEs and their associated shocks and particle environment using a variety of theoretical, physics-based and semi-empirical models. Additionally, the wealth of in-situ and remote heliospheric observations from novel and long-living missions (such as Parker Solar Probe, Solar Orbiter, STEREO, and SDO), and of enhanced catalogues (such as HELCATS) provide unprecedented complementary datasets for our models, enabling substantial progress in our physical understanding of CME, ICME and SEP events.

This special issue aims at highlighting recent advances in the study of CMEs/ICMEs and SEPs, and in the forecasting of their space weather impact at Earth and other locations in the heliosphere. Contributed papers may present recent developments in the observational, theoretical, and modelling investigation of CMEs/ICMEs and SEPs, including (but not limited to): ICME propagation in the heliosphere, the interaction of ICMEs with terrestrial and planetary environments, the link between CMEs and ICMEs, the generation and transport of SEPs by CME/ICME-driven shocks, and the forecasting of ICME and SEP occurrence, characteristics, and space weather impacts.

Manuscripts must be submitted via the JSWSC online submission tool. Guidelines for submission of papers are found on the JSWSC web site under the tab "Instruction for Authors".

Deadline: 31 July 2023

All manuscripts will be peer reviewed according to the quality standards of international scientific journals. The type of contributions must fit the style of JSWSC. All manuscripts should contain enough new insight, present the results against a properly referenced background of existing work, and present adequate evidence that supports the conclusions. Accepted papers are published in electronic format only, and are freely available to everyone via the JSWSC website. JSWSC offers the possibility to include electronic material, such as animations, movies, codes and data.

Topical Editor-in-Chief (T-EiC):

•Camilla Scolini (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), University of New Hampshire, USA

Topical Editors (TE):

• Luciano Rodriguez (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), Royal Observatory of Belgium, Belgium

• Sergio Dasso (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

• Nicolas Wijsen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), NASA GSFC and University of Maryland College Park, USA

For questions regarding this Topical Issue, please, contact the T-EiC. For questions concerning the submission process, please contact the Editorial Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Topical Issue «Solar Sources of Space Weather», deadline 30 September 2023

The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (JSWSC) opens a Topical Issue «Solar Sources of Space Weather», deadline 30 September 2023.

The Sun and its atmosphere are shaping the heliosphere, including the near-Earth space environment, and driving our space weather. Flares, coronal mass ejections (CMEs), their associated shock waves, and solar energetic particles (SEPs) are the main sources of major space weather disturbances at Earth and the other planets. The strongest events tend to originate from large, magnetically complex active regions, but might also result from CMEs related to large, quiet-Sun filament eruptions. In addition, streamer-blowout stealth CMEs and high-speed streams (HSSs) emanating from coronal holes can unleash moderate storms.

We invite contributions on studies that focus on the build-up, origin, triggering, and early dynamics of solar eruptive events, as well as on space weather effects driven by non-eruptive events, such as HSSs that provide better characterization, diagnostics and deeper physical understanding of the solar sources of space weather at Earth and anywhere in the heliosphere. The scope of this topical issue covers both observational and modelling approaches, as well as new techniques and studies on the conditions for moderate to extreme events, which are key to improve space weather predictions.

This Topical Issue arises from Session SWR1 entitled “Solar Sources of Space Weather” at the 18th European Space Weather Week (ESWW2022) held in October 2022. However, it is not limited to papers presented during this session or the meeting and is open for all submissions within the scope.

Manuscripts must be submitted via the JSWSC online submission tool. Guidelines for submission of papers are found on the JSWSC web site under the tab "Instruction for Authors".

Deadline: 30 September 2023.

All manuscripts will be peer reviewed according to the quality standards of international scientific journals. The type of contributions must fit the style of JSWSC. All manuscripts should contain enough new insight, present the results against a properly referenced background of existing work, and present adequate evidence that supports the conclusions. Accepted papers are published in electronic format only, and are freely available to everyone via the JSWSC website. JSWSC offers the possibility to include electronic material, such as animations, movies, codes and data.

Topical Editor-in-Chief (T-EiC):

• Judith de Patoul (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), Solar–Terrestrial Centre of Excellence, Royal Observatory of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium

Topical Editors (TE):

• Hebe Cremades (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), Grupo de Estudios en Heliofísica de Mendoza, CONICET, Universidad de Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina

• Yana Maneva (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), Solar–Terrestrial Centre of Excellence, Royal Observatory of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium

• Erika Palmerio (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), Predictive Science Inc., San Diego, CA, USA

• Li Feng (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), Purple Mountain Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, China

• Tshimangadzo Merline Matamba (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), South African National Space Agency, Hermanus, South Africa

For questions regarding this Topical Issue, please, contact the T-EiC. For questions concerning the submission process, please contact the Editorial Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Topical Issue "Space Climate: Long-term effects of solar variability on the Earth's environment", deadline 31 May 2023

The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (JSWSC) opens a Topical Issue «Space Climate: Long-term effects of solar variability on the Earth's environment», to appear in 2023.

This Topical Issue (TI) has been initiated at the Space Climate 8 Symposium held in Krakow (Poland) in late September 2022. However, the TI is not restricted to papers presented during the Symposium and is open to all submissions addressing the questions listed below.

This TI invites all contributions aiming at understanding long-term variability of solar activity and its effects on the heliosphere, the Earth's space environment, atmosphere and climate. This, in particular, includes the following research questions:

- What are the causes, manifestations and effects of long-term variations in solar activity?

- How do variations in solar activity, whether continuous or transient, affect the Earth’s space environment, atmosphere and climate system on timescales up to millennia?

- What are the intricacies in the different datasets used to make inferences about long-term solar variations, like the sunspot number time series and geomagnetic observations?

We welcome all manuscripts considering these aspects of Space Climate. The manuscripts must be submitted via the JSWSC online submission tool. Guidelines for the submission of papers and information about article processing charges can be found on the JSWSC website under the tab "Instruction for Authors".

Deadline: 31 May 2023

All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed according to the quality standards of international scientific journals. The type of contributions must fit the style of JSWSC. All manuscripts should contain enough new insights, present the results against a properly referenced background of existing work, and present adequate evidence that supports the conclusions.

Papers will be published immediately upon acceptance, without waiting for the TI closure, in electronic format only, and will be freely available to everyone via the JSWSC website. JSWSC offers the possibility to include electronic material, such as animations, movies, codes and data.

Topical Editor-in-Chief (T-EiC):

Agnieszka Gil (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities & Space Research Centre PAS, Poland

Topical Editors (TE):

Timo Asikainen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), University of Oulu, Finland

Nat Gopalswamy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA

Miriam Sinnhuber (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

For questions regarding this Topical Issue, please, contact the T-EiC. For questions concerning the submission process, please contact the Editorial Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).