About the Journal

A new open access, online-only, multidisciplinary research journal, npj Microgravity is dedicated to publishing the most important scientific advances in the life sciences, physical sciences, and engineering fields that are facilitated by spaceflight and ground-based analogue platforms.

Aims and scope

Find out further information on the journal aims and scope here.

About the Partner

Part of the Nature Partner Journals series, npj Microgravity is a high-quality new Nature Research journal published by Springer Nature in collaboration with the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, and with the support of NASA – find out more.

About Nature Partner Journals

Nature Partner Journals is a series of online-only, open access journals published in collaboration with internationally renowned partners, driving high-impact open science.

Bringing together strong editorial leadership with world-class publication systems, Nature Partner Journals transcend traditional research boundaries with innovative features such as lay summaries, allowing journals to serve as intersections for many disciplines and systems, opening up research to the wider public. 

About the Editor

The Editor-in-Chief of npj Microgravity is Dr. Cheryl A. Nickerson– visit the ‘About the Editor’ page for further information.

Editorial Board

npj Microgravity’s  international Editorial Board spans the breadth of the coverage of the journal – read more about the Editorial Board.


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Welcome Message from the Editor-in-Chief

Read on as Dr. Cheryl A. Nickerson, Editor-in-Chief, npj Microgravity outlines the scope of the journal.