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On 30 October 2023, International Journal of Astrobiology moved to a Gold Open Access publishing model. All accepted articles from this date are published with a Creative Commons licence and are subject to an Article Processing Charge (see the journal’s Open Access Options page for available licence options). Many corresponding authors have their APC covered by a transformative agreement (an agreement between the publisher and the author’s institution); check here to see if your institution is covered. Any author without funding or not covered by a transformative agreement can apply for a waiver.  

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  • ISSN: 1473-5504 (Print), 1475-3006 (Online)
  • Editor: Dr Rocco Mancinelli Bay Area Environmental Research Institute|Mail Stop 230-4|NASA Ames Research Center|Moffett Field CA 94035-1000|USA
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International Journal of Astrobiology is the Gold Open Access peer-reviewed forum for practitioners in this exciting interdisciplinary field. Coverage includes cosmic chemistry, planetary evolution, the search for planetary systems and habitable zones, extremophile biology and experimental simulation of extraterrestrial environments, life detection in our solar system and beyond, the future of life on Earth and beyond, the interaction between life and its environment, climate modeling and the evolution of life, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, the history of the science of astrobiology, as well as societal and educational aspects of astrobiology.

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