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: Indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI - Web of Science) and in ADS - Astrophysics Data System. Universe papers have been cited 3.5 times, on average, in ADS-indexed journals (data as of 31/10/2018).
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 23 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 14.6 days (median values for papers published in the first six months 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.

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2 October 2018
MDPI Welcomes Plan S

Special Issues

Special Issue in Universe
Gravitational Waves: Prospects after the First Direct Detections Guest Editor: László Gergely
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Special Issue in Universe
Wormholes in Space-Time: Theory and Facts Guest Editors: Gonzalo J. Olmo, Francisco S. N. Lobo, Diego Rubiera-Garcia
Deadline: 31 January 2019
Special Issue in Universe
Bounce Cosmology Guest Editors: Yi-Fu Cai, Chunshan Lin, Antonino Marciano
Deadline: 28 February 2019
Special Issue in Universe
Compact Stars in the QCD Phase Diagram and in the Multi-Messenger Era of Astronomy Guest Editors: Vivian de la Incera, Efrain Ferrer, Jim Lattimer, David Blaschke
Deadline: 15 March 2019

Topical Collections

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

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