Aims & Scope

npj Microgravity covers research that enables space exploration, including scientific research needed to develop advanced exploration technologies and processes, particularly those profoundly affected by operation in a space environment, and research that is enabled by spaceflight and ground-based spaceflight analogues that provides novel insight into life, engineering and physical sciences to benefit Earth-based research and the general public.

npj Microgravity aims to provide a thorough understanding of the scientific impact and future of spaceflight research. Relevant and high-impact papers are considered for publication including (but not limited to):

  • human health, performance and disease prevention
  • fundamental and applied animal and plant research
  • fundamental and applied cellular, molecular and tissue biology
  • fundamental and applied microbiology research
  • fundamental physics
  • fluid physics
  • biophysics
  • earth observations and remote sensing
  • technology and instrumentation advances, including biotechnology
  • complex fluids
  • materials science
  • combustion science
  • astrobiology
  • nanotechnology.