Icarus (journal)

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Icarus  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Icarus
Discipline Planetary science
Language English
Edited by Philip D. Nicholson
Publication details
Publisher
Publication history
1962–present
Frequency Monthly
3.161
Indexing
ISSN 0019-1035
OCLC no. 1752499
Links

Icarus is a premier scientific journal dedicated to the field of planetary science. Its longtime owner and publisher was Academic Press, which was then purchased by Elsevier. It is published under the auspices of the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS). The journal contains articles discussing the results of new research on astronomy, geology, meteorology, physics, chemistry, biology, and other scientific aspects of the Solar System or extrasolar systems.

The journal was founded in 1962, and became affiliated with the DPS in 1974. The late Carl Sagan served as editor of the journal from 1968 to 1979. He was succeeded by Joseph A. Burns (1980–1997) and Philip D. Nicholson (1998–present).[1][2]

The journal is named for the mythical Icarus, and the frontispiece of every issue contains an extended quotation from Sir Arthur Eddington equating Icarus' adventurousness with the scientific investigator who "strains his theories to the breaking-point till the weak joints gape."[3]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

This journal is indexed by the following services: [4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ C. Sagan (1980). "Editorial". Icarus 41 (1): iii. Bibcode:1980Icar...41D...3S. doi:10.1016/0019-1035(80)90155-4. 
  2. ^ J. A. Burns (1997). "Thanks for the Memories". Icarus 130 (2): 225. Bibcode:1997Icar..130..225B. doi:10.1006/icar.1997.5859. 
  3. ^ Journal Homepage
  4. ^ Online catalog. "Icarus" (via World Cat). Hollis Classic Library. Harvard University. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  5. ^ "Master Journal List". Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 

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