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Astrobiology

Editor-in-Chief: Sherry L. Cady, PhD

ISSN: 1531-1074 • Online ISSN: 1557-8070 • Published Monthly

Current Volume: 17

Latest Impact Factor* is 2.603

*2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)

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Overview

Astrobiology is the most-cited peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the understanding of life's origin, evolution, and distribution in the universe, with a focus on new findings and discoveries from interplanetary exploration and laboratory research.

Astrobiology coverage includes:

  • Astrophysics
  • Astropaleontology
  • Astroplanets
  • Bioastronomy
  • Cosmochemistry
  • Ecogenomics
  • Exobiology
  • Extremophiles
  • Geomicrobiology
  • Gravitational biology
  • Life detection technology
  • Meteoritics
  • Planetary geoscience
  • Planetary protection
  • Prebiotic chemistry
  • Space exploration technology
  • Terraforming

Astrobiology is under the editorial leadership of Editor-in-Chief Sherry L. Cady, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and other leading investigators. View the entire editorial board.

Audience: Microbiologists, chemists, geologists, life scientists, astronomers and astrophysicists, paleontologists, planetary scientists, among others.

Indexed/Abstracted in:

MEDLINE; PubMed Central; Current Contents®/Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences; Current Contents®/Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences; Science Citation Index Expanded; Biological Abstracts; BIOSIS Previews; Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition; EMBASE/Excerpta Medica; EMBiology; Scopus; Geobase; Compendex; Chemical Abstracts; PsycINFO; GeoRef; Astrophysics Data System
 

The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.

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