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World Space Week is an international celebration of space education and technology, as declared by the United Nations. It is recognized annually, between 4-10 October.

In support of this week, learn more about our open access research in astronomy and space science from: EPJ Quantum Technology, EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation and Computational Astrophysics & Cosmology. 

All our research featured is freely accessible online, and is available to a wide, global audience. 

EPJ Quantum Technology

New Content ItemNow indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), and accepted for indexing in Scopus, the journal publishes in the fields of quantum optics and condensed matter physics. EPJ Quantum Technology is part of the EPJ family of journals, which encompasses many interdisciplinary topics, including complexity and data sciences.

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EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation

New Content ItemThis journal focuses on the design, implementation, and application of new techniques in all areas of the physical and applied sciences. Part of the EPJ family of journals, it is also co-published by Zeitschrift für Physik (Springer), Journal de Physique (EDP Sciences) and Il Nuovo Cimento (Società Italiana di Fisica). 

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Speed of publication | 17 days from acceptance to publication

New Content Item (1)CERN sponsorhip: CERN is now sponsoring the article-processing charges of manuscripts submitted to the journal that is authored by at least one CERN-affiliated author. 


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Computational Astrophysics and Cosmology

New Content ItemComputational Astrophysics and Cosmology unifies two distinct groups of disciplines: astronomy, planetary sciences, physics and cosmology and computational and information science. The combination of these disciplines leads to a wide range of topics which, from an astronomical point of view, cover all scales and a rich palette of statistics, physics and chemistry. 

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Speed of publication | 21 days from acceptance to publication

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Revisit some of our posts from the SpringerOpen blog here:

  • Quantum security from small satellites: Shoebox sized satellites could be the key to fast-track development of space quantum communication - one of our authors describes a movement which looks into miniaturization and use of conventional off-the-shelf components, agile development, short iteration cycles, and cheap access to space.
  • How does Earth’s spacetime deformation affect quantum communications?: In a guest post, one of the authors Jan Kohlrus investigates relativitic effects to consider when setting up quantum communication systems.​​​​​​​

New article collections - welcoming submissions

Interested in learning more about our new article collections? Click on any one of the links to find out. 

  • Machine learning to advance our understanding of the Universe: Aims at bringing together a selection of scientific articles that deal with machine learning with astronomy, both in the broadest sense. 
  • Quantum Magnetometers: Welcoming Research Articles of experimental and theoretical work within the topic of Quantum Magnetometers, devices that utilize a quantum system, coherence and/or entanglement to measure magnetic fields with advanced properties compared to classical devices.
  • Novel Plasma Diagnostics: Looks into recent developments in plasma diagnostics with particular focus on emerging unconventional diagnostics.