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Instructions for authors

Planetary Science is an open access journal that publishes original contributions on subjects ranging from the study of planets in the solar system, and planet and star formation, to the origin and evolution of the solar and extrasolar planetary systems. Also covered are asteroids, comets, meteoroids, and near-Earth objects, including the terrestrial impact hazard and solar system-terrestrial relationships, and related topics concerning the physical and chemical properties of the material constitution of these bodies. The journal also publishes relevant special issues and topical conference proceedings, review articles on problems of current interest, and book reviews. The Editor welcomes proposals from guest editors for special thematic issues.

Each article type published by Planetary Science follows a specific format, as detailed in the corresponding instructions for authors; please choose an article type from the list on the left to view the instructions for authors.

The instructions for authors includes information about preparing a manuscript for submission to Planetary Science, criteria for publication and the online submission process. Other relevant information about the journal's policies, the refereeing process and so on can be found in 'About this journal'.

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If you wish to make a presubmission enquiry about the suitability of your manuscript, please email the editors who will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.

Planetary Science publishes the following article types:

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Authors and referees are asked to declare any competing interests.

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