Topical Issue on "Radiation impact during space missions" for JSWSC

The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (JSWSC) opens a Topical Issue "Advances in space weather forecasting and in the assessment of radiation impact during space missions" to appear in 2022.

This Topical Issue (TI) arises from the European Space Weather Week 2021 (ESWW17) held in October 2021, primarily from the Session cd01 entitled “Advances in space weather forecasting and in the assessment of cosmical radiation impact on astronauts during space missions”. However, it is not reserved for papers presented during this session and is open for all submissions within the scope.

In connection with the planned rising number of short- and long-term space missions planned in the near future, reliable assessment of space radiation and the associated forecast of space weather conditions have become not only real challenging but also crucial tasks. This TI is devoted to taking stock of the recent advances made in the assessment of forecasting space weather in relation to human missions to Mars, for orbital and planned lunar stations. Such analysis plays a key role in our understanding of radiation risks for astronauts and for developing effective shielding and radioprotectors. In the remit of this TI, papers are of particular interest with recent advances in the current physical understanding, addressing state of art about the processes that occur at the Sun (as well as near the Earth and planets) and yielding critical ingredients to develop reliable forecast methods. Besides discussing the progress made recently in this area, we would particularly welcome contributions about long-term forecasting, including e.g. studies of very rare extreme events. Further, addressing our capabilities of the relevant remote sensing would also be welcome.

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 (sending title and list of authors of intended paper to Topical Editor-in-Chief (TEiC): Elena Popova) : 15 November 2021.
Deadline (sending papers via the JSWSC online submission tool): 30 June 2022.

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. Being an electronic-only journal we start processing TI submissions as soon as they arrive and publish them as soon as the review process is complete.

Topical Editor-in-Chief (T-EiC):
Elena Popova, Bernardo O'Higgins University, Santiago, Chile, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Moscow, Russia

Topical Editors (TE):

Robertus Erdelyi, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
Marianna Korsos, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, UK
Jingnan Guo, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, Anhui, China
Francesca Zuccarello, University of Catania, Italy

For questions regarding this Topical Issue, please, contact the T-EiC. For questions concerning the submission process the Editorial Office should be contacted.


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