Editorial Team

Changes in Space Colonization Journal

1) Publisher of Space Colonization Journal, reports that from October 23, 2015 the following changes will occur:
outstanding Russian scientist Lev Simonovic Novikov will take the post of honorary chief editor of our magazine.
Briefly about Leo Novikov: The number of articles citations in magazines according to Scopus: 108, Web of Science: 104. Lev S. Novikov, Advanced Doctor in Physics and Mathematics, professor, deputy director, head of the laboratory for space materials technology, head of the nuclear and space research department in Skobeltsyn institute of nuclear physics (SINP) of Lomonosov Moscow state university (MSU), member of two Specialized councils of MSU, member of the Academic council of MSU SINP and the general nuclear physics subdepartment of the MSU physics department.
Leo Novikov is one of the founders of the Soviet and Russian space material science. Leo Novikov – is the pupil of outstanding Soviet space materials scientist Akishin.
The main scientific results:
Developed new instruments and methods of measurement with regard to missile research of the upper atmosphere of Earth, with their help received new data on the structure of the upper atmosphere and ionosphere [1-3].
Established physical and mathematical model of electrification of the satellite in space plasma [4, 5]. Based on the model developed and put into practice methods to protect satellites from static electricity. [6]
Experimental research of plasma processes, the emission of charged particles and initiation to discharge at high velocity impacts [7-10].

3) The magazine will be published regularly, depending on the number of publications, but not less than once a quarter.

4) On the most controversial and contradictory articles of the authors will be published open-article review with independent research. This is due to the fact that regular review can take an article for publication or reject it, without moving the science forward. Brief reviews remain between magazine and author, not showing readers and researchers why this article useful, or why it is wrong. We all remember the case with studies of Haruko Obokata with “acid” stem cells, published in Nature, which were proved fraudulent. We see these problem like each reviewer has own views and beliefs, which are protected by the anonymity and their point of view cannot be publicly argued. Therefore, we will publish an open-review articles to revive scholar debates and move science forward. Our magazine does not apply to science as publisher who needs more authors and more articles. It is not our task to organize public flogging of scientists. To us important results that may be obtained in the course of scientific debate. It is something like an open platform in the IT-industry, when, for example, in development of Internet browsers are involved a lot of people from around the world.

5) All magazine volumes are renamed into issues, starting from volume 1. Issue numbering is made each year from the first issue. This decision will be notified to the British Library, scientific citation indexes, scientific databases and directories:

Mars colonization. Interplanetary spaceship creation project. Space Colonization Journal, Vol. 1, 2013  http://jour.space/issues/vol1/ is changed into Mars colonization. Interplanetary spaceship creation project. Space Colonization Journal, Vol. 1, 2013  http://jour.space/issues/issue-1-2013/

The space elevator Earth-Moon as space transport system without carrier rocket employment. Space Colonization Journal, Vol 2, 2013. http://jour.space/volumes/vol2/ is changed into The space elevator Earth-Moon as space transport system without carrier rocket employment. Space Colonization Journal, Issue 2, 2013. http://jour.space/issues/issue-2-2013/

The Moon colonization. The Bagrov’s Space Colonization Strategy. Space Colonization Journal, Vol. 3, 2013.  http://jour.space/volumes/vol3/ is changed into The experiment in collection of material samples from the libration point L1 of system “Earth-Moon” in order to assess possibility of presence of these forms of living organisms. Space Colonization Journal, Issue 3, 2013.  http://jour.space/issues/issue-3-2013/

Temperature regulation of electronic equipment in the picosatellites. Space Colonization Journal, Vol. 4, 2013.  http://jour.space/volumes/vol4/ is changed into Temperature regulation of electronic equipment in the picosatellites. Space Colonization Journal, Issue 4, 2013.  http://jour.space/issues/issue-4-2013/

Creation of system for space counteraction to asteroids and comets, as economically sound space colonization stage. Space Colonization Journal, Vol. 5, 2013. http://jour.space/volumes/vol5/ is changed into Creation of system for space counteraction to asteroids and comets, as economically sound space colonization stage. Space Colonization Journal, Issue 5, 2013.  http://jour.space/issues/issue-5-2013/

Antimatter annihilation reaction and external interstellar hydrogen use in spaceships ramjets. Space Colonization Journal, Vol. 6, 2013. http://jour.space/volumes/vol6/ is changed into Antimatter annihilation reaction and external interstellar hydrogen use in spaceships ramjets. Space Colonization Journal, Issue 6, 2013. http://jour.space/issues/issue-6-2013/

Research of radiation pressure and Poynting–Robertson effect influence on geodesic artificial satellites and space debris motion. Space Colonization Journal, Vol. 7, 2013.  http://jour.space/volumes/vol7/ is changed into  Research of radiation pressure and Poynting–Robertson effect influence on geodesic artificial satellites and space debris motion. Space Colonization Journal, Issue 7, 2013.  http://jour.space/issues/issue-7-2013/

А new rationale for space colonization. Space Colonization Journal, Issue 8, 2013. http://jour.space/volumes/vol8/ is changed into А new rationale for space colonization. Space Colonization Journal, Issue 8, 2013.  http://jour.space/issues/issue-8-2013/

Anthropological amendment to models and concepts of space colonization by humanity. Space Colonization Journal, Vol. 9, 2014. http://jour.space/volumes/vol9/ is changed into Anthropological amendment to models and concepts of space colonization by humanity. Space Colonization Journal, Issue 1, 2014. http://jour.space/issues/issue-1-2014/

Asteroid Apophis: evolution of the orbit and the possible use. Space Colonization Journal, Vol. 10, 2014.  http://jour.space/volumes/vol10/ is changed into Asteroid Apophis: evolution of the orbit and the possible use. Space Colonization Journal, Issue 2, 2014.  http://jour.space/issues/issue-2-2014/

Search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Space Colonization Journal, Vol. 11, 2014. http://jour.space/volumes/vol11/ is changed into Search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Space Colonization Journal, Issue 3, 2014.  http://jour.space/issues/issue-3-2014/

Critical analysis of the idea of the kinetic jet engine. Space Colonization Journal, Vol. 12, 2014. http://jour.space/volumes/vol12/ is changed into Critical analysis of the idea of the kinetic jet engine. Space Colonization Journal, Issue 12, 2014.  http://jour.space/issues/issue-4-2014/

On the possibility of creating the kinetic jet engine for interstellar travel. Space Colonization Journal, Vol. 13, 2014.  http://jour.space/volumes/vol13/ is changed into On the possibility of using the Podvysotsky kinetic engine for flights within the Solar system and to create an interstellar probe. Space Colonization Journal, Issue 5, 2014.  http://jour.space/issues/issue-5-2013/

Superluminal jet engine for interstellar flights. Space Colonization Journal, Vol. 14, 2014. http://jour.space/volumes/vol14/ is changed into The research strategy of the interstellar flights. Space Colonization Journal, Issue 6, 2014.  http://jour.space/issues/issue-14-2013/

Building the global positioning system for uninhabited planets and natural satellites. Space Colonization Journal, Vol. 15, 2014.  http://jour.space/volumes/vol15/ is changed into Building the global positioning system for uninhabited planets and natural satellites. Space Colonization Journal, Issue 7, 2014. http://jour.space/issues/issue-7-2014/

Small unmanned spacecraft with electric solar sail. Space Colonization Journal, Vol. 20, 2014.  http://jour.space/volumes/vol16/ is changed into Small unmanned spacecraft with electric solar sail. Space Colonization Journal, Issue 8, 2014. http://jour.space/issues/issue-8-2014/

The concept of high-speed penetrator for payload delivering to space bodies. Space Colonization Journal, Vol. 21 2014.  http://jour.space/volumes/vol21/ is changed into The concept of high-speed penetrator for payload delivering to space bodies. Space Colonization Journal, Issue 9 2014.  http://jour.space/issues/issue-9-2014/

Conceptual testing of the autonomous microbial investigator, a device of space mycology.  Space Colonization Journal, Vol. 22, 2014.  http://jour.space/volumes/vol22/ is changed into Conomous microbial investigator, a device of space mycology.  Space Colonization Journal, Issue 10, 2014.  http://jour.space/issues/issue-10-2014/

Moon colonization: types of materials and design features of the building constructions. Space Colonization Journal, Vol. 23, 2015.  http://jour.space/volumes/vol23/ is changed into Moon colonization: types of materials and design features of the building constructions. Space Colonization Journal, Issue 1, 2015.  http://jour.space/issues/issue-1-2015/