Icarus (journal)

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DisciplinePlanetary science
Edited byRosaly Lopes
Publication details
3.508 (2020)
Standard abbreviations
OCLC no.1752499

ICARUS is a scientific journal dedicated to the field of planetary science. It is officially endorsed by 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. Its original owner and publisher was Academic Press, which was purchased by Elsevier in 2000.

List of ICARUS Editors[1][2]
Years Editor(s)
1962-1968 Albert G. Wilson and Zdeněk Kopal
1968-1979 Carl Sagan
1980-1997 Joseph A. Burns
1998-2018 Philip D. Nicholson
2018- Rosaly Lopes

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]


  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): 225–227. 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.[permanent dead link]

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