Fast Publication in Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Aerospace Engineering

Elsevier aims to offer you the fastest possible speed of publication, without compromising on the quality of our peer-review process. This is a promise the editorial and publishing teams work hard to keep.

Current review and production time averages for our Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Aerospace Engineering journals* are highlighted below:

Journal First decision
submission to
first decision in weeks
Review speed
submission to
final decision in weeks
First online
acceptance to
citable online in weeks
Acta Astronautica 9.00 14.48 1.60
Advances in Space Research 11.39 20.43 1.53
Aerospace Science and Technology 14.23 20.43 2.04
Astronomy and Computing 9.42 19.69 1.72
Astroparticle Physics 7.23 15.78 1.71
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 6.42 11.75 1.50
New Astronomy 6.25 12.46 1.74
New Astronomy Reviews 9.67 10.98 3.17
Space Policy 8.45 11.51 7.33

Information on timeframe and definitions.

Every year we aim to improve the publication speed. It’s just one of the many reasons you should submit your research to one of Elsevier’s Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Aerospace Engineering journals.

*The journals featured represent a selection of journals from Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Aerospace Engineering.