Universe (ISSN 2218-1997) is a peer-reviewed open access journal focused on principles and new discoveries in the universe. Universe is 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 4.5 times, on average, in ADS-indexed journals (data as of 31/03/2020). Covered in Scopus.
  • CiteScore 2019 (Scopus): 2.4, which equals rank 103/224 (Q2) in 'General Physics and Astronomy'.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 18.4 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2020).
  • 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.
  • Testimonials: See what our authors say about Universe.
Impact Factor: 1.752 (2019) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 1.971 (2019)
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Special Issue in Universe
Finsler Modification of Classical General Relativity Guest Editor: Volker Perlick
Deadline: 31 December 2020
Special Issue in Universe
Black Hole Physics and Beyond: From the Ringdown Analysis with Gravitational Waves Guest Editors: Nami Uchikata, Hiroyuki Nakano
Deadline: 20 January 2021
Special Issue in Universe
Quantum Models for Cosmology Guest Editors: Jean-Pierre Gazeau, Przemyslaw Malkiewicz
Deadline: 31 January 2021
Special Issue in Universe
Bounce Cosmology Guest Editors: Yi-Fu Cai, Chunshan Lin, Antonino Marciano
Deadline: 28 February 2021
Topical Collection in Universe
Open Questions in Black Hole Physics Collection Editors: Gonzalo Olmo, Diego Rubiera-Garcia
Topical Collection in Universe
Neutrino Oscillations Collection Editors: Vito Antonelli, Lino Miramonti
Topical Collection in Universe
Probing Quantum Gravity Collection Editor: Astrid Eichhorn
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