Icarus Special Issue On Extra-Solar Planets
As announced at the Extreme Solar Systems II meeting and at the 2011
DPS/EPSC meeting, the journal Icarus would like to publish a special
issue devoted to extra-solar planets. You are encouraged to submit
original research papers on detection, characterization (orbital or
physical) or theoretical modeling (formation, dynamics, interior structure,
star-planet interactions...) of extra-solar planets.
The deadline for submission is April 15. Each paper will be reviewed
by two experts, as is standard practice for Icarus. Publication is
expected in early 2013. The special issue will also contain a few review
papers, written at the invitation of the Editors.
Icarus is traditionally viewed as an "international journal of Solar
System studies", with emphasis on spacecraft and telescopic observations,
as well as theoretical modeling and laboratory work.
With this special issue, the journal wishes to affirm its strong interest
in extra-solar planetary science.
In Icarus, the mean time between submission and editorial response
(with 2 reviews) is 9 weeks, and the mean time from submission to final
decision is 28 weeks. Contrary to rumors, authors are free to post
manuscripts submitted to Icarus on preprint servers such as AstroPh
for more rapid dissemination of the results. This can be done at any
time, although the journal encourages authors to do so only after the
final acceptance of the paper. Icarus has no page charges, but a fee
of about US$400 is charged for each printed page with color art. (Color art
in the on-line issue is free.)
The Editors: P. Nicholson, G. Tinetti and A. Morbidelli