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


Universe is a peer-reviewed open access journal focused on principles and new discoveries in the universe. Universe is published monthly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within Scopus, SCIE (Web of Science)Astrophysics Data System, INSPIRECAPlus / SciFinder, Inspec, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Astronomy & Astrophysics) / CiteScore - Q2 (General Physics and Astronomy)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 20.6 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2023).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
  • Companion journal: Astronomy.
Impact Factor: 2.9 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.4 (2022)
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Topic in Entropy, Galaxies, Quantum Reports, Symmetry, Universe
Covariance, Objectivity and Evolution Equations in Either Classical or Quantum Gravity and Quantum Mechanics Topic Editors: Massimo Tessarotto, Claudio Cremaschini
Deadline: 20 October 2024
Topic in IJMS, Pharmaceutics, Cells, Biomolecules, Plants, Universe, Cancers, Antioxidants
Advances in Astrobiology Topic Editors: Massimo Maffei, Barbara Cavalazzi, Marta del Bianco
Deadline: 30 November 2024
Topic in Aerospace, Applied Sciences, Remote Sensing, Sensors, Universe, Data
Techniques and Science Exploitations for Earth Observation and Planetary Exploration Topic Editors: Yu Tao, Siting Xiong, Rui Song
Deadline: 31 March 2025
Special Issue in Universe
Small-Scale Eruptions on the Sun Guest Editors: Jie Chen, Yuandeng Shen, Marianna Korsos, Robertus Erdelyi
Deadline: 30 June 2024
Special Issue in Universe
Advanced Studies in Ultra-High-Energy Cosmic Rays Guest Editors: Gina Isar, François Montanet
Deadline: 30 July 2024
Special Issue in Universe
A Multimessenger View of Supermassive Black Holes and the Quasar Main Sequence Guest Editors: Ascension Del Olmo, Paola Marziani
Deadline: 31 August 2024
Special Issue in Universe
Particle Physics and Cosmology: A Themed Issue in Honor of Professor Dimitri Nanopoulos Guest Editors: Jun-Jie Cao, Yungui Gong, Tianjun Li, Natsumi Nagata
Deadline: 1 September 2024
Topical Collection in Universe
New Results on Galaxy Evolution from the James Webb Space Telescope Collection Editor: Guinevere Kauffmann
Topical Collection in Universe
Modified Theories of Gravity and Cosmological Applications Collection Editors: Panayiotis Stavrinos, Emmanuel N. Saridakis
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
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