Universe — Open Access Journal

Universe (ISSN 2218-1997) is a peer-reviewed open access journal focused on fundamental principles in physics published monthly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High visibility: Covered by the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE - Web of Science) and by ADS - Astrophysics Data System. Universe papers have been cited 3.6 times, on average, in ADS-indexed journals (data as of 31/10/2018). To be indexed in Scopus from Vol. 5 (2019).
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 21.9 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 5.1 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2018).
  • Recognition of reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.

Impact Factor: 2.165 (2018)

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Special Issues

Special Issue in Universe
The Multiverse Guest Editors: Ana Alonso-Serrano, Mariusz P. Dąbrowski, Thomas Naumann
Deadline: 31 July 2019
Special Issue in Universe
Rotation Effects in Relativity Guest Editor: Matteo Luca Ruggiero
Deadline: 31 August 2019
Special Issue in Universe
Bounce Cosmology Guest Editors: Yi-Fu Cai, Chunshan Lin, Antonino Marciano
Deadline: 30 September 2019
Special Issue in Universe
Researches on N = 4 SYM Theory Guest Editors: Andrei Onishchenko, Leonid Bork
Deadline: 31 October 2019

Topical Collections

Topical Collection in Universe
Open Questions in Black Hole Physics Collection Editors: Gonzalo J. Olmo, Diego Rubiera-Garcia

Jobs in Research

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