Announcement of a Special Issue of Advances in Space Research on Recent Progress in the Physics of the Sun and Heliosphere

Annonce transmise par Sophie Masson (LPP)


Manuscripts are solicited for a special topical issue of _Advances in Space Research_ (ASR) entitled “Recent Progress in the Physics of the Sun and Heliosphere”.


With the recent launch of the Parker Solar Probe and Solar Orbiter, the solar physics community has entered a new era of solar physics research. The observations within the inner heliosphere from a few previously inaccessible locations are not only complementing the observation from 1 AU, but bring in new, sometimes puzzling unexpected results. The wealth of the new generation of space and ground-based observational facilities coupled with the state-of-the-art modelling continuously advances and deepens our understanding of basic physical processes operating in the solar interior, solar atmosphere and solar wind, and contributes to uncovering the solar-terrestrial relations, inspiring new theoretical insights and forecasting space weather and space climate.


The main objective of this special issue is to highlight and review recent progress achieved in different areas of Solar Physics.  While we expect many contributions from participants of the 16th European Solar Physics Meeting (ESPM-16, organized in September 2021, we welcome original and high-quality relevant manuscripts from all scientists working on solar and heliospheric physics.  All submissions must be original papers that meet the quality and peer-review standards of Advances in Space Research.


Topics to be considered include:

1.  Solar Interior, Dynamo, Large-Scale Flows and the Solar Cycle

2.  The Solar Atmosphere: Heating, Dynamics and Coupling

3.  Fundamental Plasma Processes in the Solar Atmosphere: Magnetic
Reconnection, Waves, Emission, Particle Acceleration

4.  From Radio to Gamma Rays: Near-Sun Manifestations and Triggering of
Solar Flares and Coronal Mass Ejections

5.  Solar-Terrestrial Relations, Solar wind, Space Weather and Space


The contributions to the special issue will not focus on a particular area of solar physics.  Instead we plan to have a wide distribution of research papers that will address the above areas, as well as the coupling between them.


Papers must be submitted electronically to  To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, authors must select “Special Issue: Progress in solar physics” when they reach the "Article Type" step in the submission process. Submitted papers must be written in English and should include full affiliation postal addresses for all authors.  The general format for submission of papers can be found on the _ASR_ Elsevier web site at


Only full-length papers will be considered for publication, subject to peer review by a minimum of two reviewers.  There are no page limits although the length of the paper should be appropriate to the scientific material being presented, relevant to the purpose of the Special Issue, and should be of good scientific content.  While the deadline for submissions is 1 April 2022, papers will be published electronically as soon as they are accepted. The printed issue will be assembled within a reasonable time with late papers being printed in regular issues of ASR. All articles will be typeset at no cost to the author; there is a charge for printing color figures; there is no charge for color figures on the electronic version.


The Guest Editors of this Special Issue are Eduard P. Kontar
( and Istvan Ballai
(  Questions can be directed to Dr. Kontar or
Dr. Ballai, or to the Co-Editor for Special Issues, Dr. Peggy Ann Shea