Congratulations to Prof. Roger Penrose, Advisory Board member of Universe, for receiving the Nobel Prize in Physics 2020.


Universe (ISSN 2218-1997; CODEN: UNIVB9) is a peer-reviewed open access journal focused on principles and new discoveries in the universe. Universe is published monthly online by MDPI.
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  • CiteScore 2019 (Scopus): 2.4, which equals rank 103/224 (Q2) in 'General Physics and Astronomy'.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 18.7 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.4 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2020).
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Impact Factor: 1.752 (2019) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 1.971 (2019)
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Special Issue in Universe
Bounce Cosmology Guest Editors: Yi-Fu Cai, Chunshan Lin, Antonino Marciano
Deadline: 28 February 2021
Special Issue in Universe
Focus on Dark Matter Guest Editors: Maxim Yu. Khlopov, Antonino Marciano, Andrea Addazi
Deadline: 31 March 2021
Special Issue in Universe
Quantum Effects in General Relativity Guest Editor: Xavier Calmet
Deadline: 15 April 2021
Special Issue in Universe
Probing the Dark Universe with Theory and Observations Guest Editors: Supriya Pan, David Mota, Weiqiang Yang, Jaime Haro Cases
Deadline: 1 May 2021
Topical Collection in Universe
Open Questions in Black Hole Physics Collection Editors: Gonzalo Olmo, Diego Rubiera-Garcia
Topical Collection in Universe
Nobel Prize 2020: Selected Articles on Black Hole and General Relativity Collection Editor: Lorenzo Iorio
Topical Collection in Universe
Neutrino Oscillations Collection Editors: Vito Antonelli, Lino Miramonti
Topical Collection in Universe
Probing Quantum Gravity Collection Editor: Astrid Eichhorn
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