Galaxies (ISSN 2075-4434) is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal which provides an advanced forum for studies related to astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology. It publishes reviews, research articles, communications and technical notes. Our aim is to offer to the interested authors the advantages of a fast and very professional publication of their results, in particular those containing original and creative research proposals and ideas. We encourage scientists to write down their astronomical observations and theoretical results in detail. There is no restriction on the length of the manuscripts. In addition, especially welcomed are:
- manuscripts regarding original research proposals and research ideas
- electronic files or software containing full details of the calculations; if unable to be published in a normal way they can be deposited as supplementary material
- manuscripts containing summaries and surveys on research cooperation and actual and future projects (as those founded by national governments or others) are likewise appreciated, as they provide interesting information for a broad field of users.
- Observational Astronomy – Radio, Infrared, Optical, X-Ray, Neutrino, etc.
- Planetary science
- Astronomy equipment and technologies
- Aerospace Engineering
- Astronomical data analyses
- Astrochemistry and Astrobiology
- History of Astronomy and Cosmology
- Philosophical issues in Cosmology
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