Berlin, July 25, 2016 – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of REACH – Reviews in Human Space Exploration, a review journal that focuses on all aspects of human space exploration. The journal will cover comprehensive overviews of the science of human and robotic space exploration, life sciences research in space, and beneficial terrestrial applications that are derived from spaceflight. It is the official human space exploration review journal of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF).
REACH will educate readers from academia, industry, and government. Furthermore, special emphasis will be put on summarizing the most important recent developments and challenges and making them legible for a non-specialist audience.
The journal will be under the professional leadership of Editor-in-Chief Rupert Gerzer, Skoltech Space Center, Russia, and his Co-Editors representing established aerospace nations: Jeffrey Davies, NASA, USA; Peter Gräf, DLR, Germany; Yinghui Li, Chinese Astronaut Centre, China and Oleg Orlov, IMBP, Russia.
Discussing the new journal, Professor Gerzer commented: "Human spaceflight has a great history and an even brighter future. It is surprising that, until now, no review journal existed that focused entirely on this topic. REACH is an ambitious title, a title that should remind us to extend the possibilities of human activity, 'to reach for the stars', especially in this highly symbolic realm, to focus on the exciting challenges to come, and to always go forward. I hope REACH will contribute to this positive, ambitious spirit and will help us to tackle the challenges we will face in the future."
"We are delighted to launch this journal in collaboration with the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF)," said Helen Habernickel, Executive Publisher at Elsevier, "The field of space exploration relies on a tight network of international collaboration. We strongly believe that REACH will support the continuous exchange of research findings between nations and space agencies. It is exciting to see how nations are continuing to make intensive use of the International Space Station (ISS) and how their findings are the driver of innovation and lead to the development of applications for use on Earth."
The first issue of REACH is now available online and free to access. To find out more, access the journal, or to submit a review article, go to: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/reach-reviews-in-human-space-exploration.
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