Editor: Roger Longstaff
First published in 1934, the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society (JBIS) was the first to describe many aspects of space travel which are now commonplace.
After over 70 years of publication, JBIS is still concerned with originating and encouraging forward-looking ideas on how space exploration should develop. It is one of the highest rated astronautics journals in the world.
JBIS is published monthly, and contains refereed academic papers from all over the world on all aspects of astronautics. This wide brief includes space science, space technology, spacecraft and space mission design, and humanities studies such as the philosophy of space flight.
JBIS has a particular reputation for exploring forward thinking subjects such as interstellar flight, exobiology and the search for extraterrestrial life. It also aims to cover current and planned space activities as well as historical studies.
JBIS is available to Society Members within their membership plan. Library and commercial subscriptions are available. Individual issues and papers can also be purchased.
Write for us
We welcome submissions of technical papers relating to reviews, research, technology, engineering, and other related aspects of astronautics and space exploration, including law and medicine.
Find out more, together with our full Guidance and Licence to Publish documents.
Past papers & magazines
Purchase past issues of JBIS and search for individual papers, as well as copies of our other magazines now in our online shop. Individual papers cost £5.00 and are available digitally, except where the author has funded Open Access. Full magazines are available in print or digital formats.