Life Sciences in Space Research

Life Sciences in Space Research - ISSN 2214-5524
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.135 Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP):
SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.588 SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):
SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and a qualitative measure of the journal’s impact.
Impact Factor: 2.453 (2019) Impact Factor:
The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
Volumes: Volume 4
Issues: 4 issues
ISSN: 22145524
Editor-in-Chief: Hei


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Life Sciences in Space Research publishes high quality original research and review articles to serve the space research community by providing a high impact platform in the study of the biological effects of the space environment. It is one of the two flagship journals of COSPAR.
Life Sciences in Space Research features an editorial team of top scientists in the space radiation field and guarantees a fast turnaround time from submission to editorial decision.

Manuscripts in the following areas are considered:

  • Astrobiology;
  • Prebiotic chemistry and origin of life;
  • Life in extreme environments;
  • Habitability in the solar system and beyond;
  • Ecological life support and sustainability;
  • Functionality, monitoring and control of ecosystem in space environment;
  • Animal models in space research;
  • Effects of space flight conditions on human bodies;
  • Non-cancer health effects of space radiation, space flight;
  • Space radiation risk assessment and countermeasures;
  • Space radiation dosimetry - measurements, modeling and detector development;
  • Gravitational effects in biological systems;
  • Effects of space radiation in living organisms at the cellular and molecular levels.