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Astrobiology (journal)

Astrobiology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published monthly by Mary Ann Liebert Inc. It is the official journal of the Astrobiology Society. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Sherry L. Cady, PhD (Portland State University, Department of Geology).

Astrobiology is the leading international journal for astronomers, biologists, chemists, geologists, microbiologists, paleontologists, and planetary scientists designed to advance our understanding of life’s origin, evolution, and distribution in the universe. This authoritative resource disseminates the most current findings and discoveries coming out of recent interplanetary exploration and laboratory research programs.

The journal covers research on the origin, evolution, distribution and future of life across the universe. The scope of the journal includes: astrophysics, astropaleontology, bioastronomy, cosmochemistry, ecogenomics, exobiology, extremophiles, geomicrobiology, gravitational biology, life detection technology, meteoritics, origins of life, planetary geoscience, planetary protection, prebiotic chemistry, space exploration technology and terraforming.

This journal is indexed by the following databases: Astrophysics Data System, Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS Previews, Chemical Abstracts, Compendex, Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences, Current Contents/Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences, EMBiology, Geobase, GeoRef, MEDLINE, Journal Citation Reports, Science Citation Index, and  Scopus.

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