‘ROOM Space Journal’ was launched in 2014 to serve as a high quality and informative magazine for the global space industry. The name ROOM is both a play on one of its synonyms (space) as well as a symbol of shared space - shared by designers, engineers, industry managers, scientists, experts - all for the purposes of airing opinions and promoting discussion.
We are interested in highly original texts of interest to the wider space community, as well as the general public. Exclusive and/or contentious articles announcing new or ground-breaking research etc are welcomed. We may also consider translating articles written in languages other than English.
The Journal has several main sections: - Astronautics - Industry Forum - Space Security - Space Environment - Space Science - Comment & Opinion - Space Lounge (including space history, science fiction, space fashion, space art, etc).
We are interested in original material written by experts, scientists, space industry leaders, postgraduates, and those in the early stages of their career. We are happy to consider unsolicited proposals - initially please send a brief outline by email to the Managing Editor.
We publish articles in a number of formats: - Articles (1800 to 2500 words) - Special Interest Reports (2400 to 2800 words) - Comment & Opinion (1200 to 2000 words) - Interviews (Q&A).
Articles should be in MS Word. Accompanying images must be high resolution (300 dpi) jpeg format. Authors should also supply a short biographical text (up to 150 words) and a portrait photo (300 dpi).
Authors receive three free copies of the print edition and online access to their article published on the ROOM website. If an article has multiple authors the team can receive up to 10 copies at no charge.
Authors are fully responsible for their text and content, for staying within the bounds of any applicable non-disclosure agreements or state secrets, for the originality of their texts, and for mentioning analogous or contiguous designs where applicable, etc. We always send PDF proofs to authors to approve before publication.
We do not pay authors and we do not typically publish articles by space journalists. Commercial rights to publication belong to ROOM unless agreed otherwise and we reserve the right to not to publish a submitted article.
For further information, clarifications or to submit a proposal please contact: Clive Simpson (Managing Editor) - firstname.lastname@example.org