We are very pleased to announce that the prestigious journal of the International Academy of Astronautics, Acta Astronautica, has agreed to publish a special section or special issue (depending upon the number of papers accepted) featuring selected papers from our symposium. We strongly encourage our accepted speakers and poster presenters to submit their papers for consideration by the journal, following the standard Acta Astronautica format (https://www.elsevier.com/journals/acta-astronautica/0094-5765/guide-for-authors). Rather than submit directly to the journal, the papers should first be sent to Les Johnson via registrar@irg.space (he will be editing the section/issue) no later than 1 October 2021. Publication is not guaranteed, but this is a special opportunity to have your work published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

Submitting to Acta Astronautica is completely optional. If you choose not to do so, for the sake of consistency, we do require that all plenary speakers submit your paper for the IRG 2021 Proceedings using the Acta Astronautica format. Keynote speakers are not required to submit papers, but are welcome to. Poster presenters may submit a formal paper, and are required to submit their poster as a PDF.

To summarize:

Paper for
IRG Proceedings
Paper for
Acta Astronautica
Poster for
IRG Proceedings
Keynote speakersOptionalOptionalN/A
Plenary speakersRequiredOptionalN/A
Poster presentersOptionalOptionalRequired

In each case, all papers and/or posters should be emailed to registrar@irg.space by Friday, 1 October 2021. In your cover note, please let Les know if you’re interested in the Acta Astronautica opportunity.

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