The Mars Journal published the first three papers in a collection of papers presented at the Martian Dust Cycle Workshop on September 15-27, 2009 at NASA's Ames Research Center. The papers are edited by Robert Haberle, who is serving as guest associate editor for this collection of papers. New papers will be added to the special issue as they are ready for publication.
The The Mars Journal web site has been updated with a new look that includes a rotating Recently Published section on the front page.
The Mars Journal now offers an easy web-based tool that allows authors to look up citations in the NASA Astrophysics Datasystem bibliographic database and automatically format and hotlink them for insertion into their Mars Journal manuscripts. See Author Tools for more details.
The Mars Journal published its first two papers today - a four-page editorial entitled The Mars Journal by David A. Paige, and 54-page science paper entitled The sedimentary rocks of Sinus Meridiani: Five key observations from data acquired by the Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Odyssey orbiters by Kenneth S. Edgett. See this press release for details.
Version 1.1 of The Mars Journal manuscript template has been released. It incorporates new features based on feedback from prospective authors, and includes capabilities for full-page figures and tables. Prospective authors are encouraged to register, login, download manuscript templates, and prepare manuscripts for submission.
The first manuscript was submitted to The Mars Journal today and is in review. Check here for updates regarding the status of the manuscript.
The Mars Journal is pleased to announce the addition of four new associate editors: Alberto Fairén, Pascal Lee, Margaret Race and Donald Rapp. See call for associate editors for details.
The Mars Journal has opened its web site for submission of new manuscripts. Prospective authors are encouraged to register, login, download manuscript templates, and prepare manuscripts for submission.
The Mars Journal was introduced at the European Space Agency (ESA) 1st Mars Express Science Conference in Noordwijk, The Netherlands (Program). Download Flyers Distributed at Meeting (PDF 80 KB)
Mars Journal Chief Editor David Paige gave a 30-minute presentation at the NASA Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group (MEPAG) meeting in Arlington, VA, to introduce The Mars Journal (Program). Download Mars Journal Presentation (PDF 158 KB)
A new open access scholarly journal entitled "Mars, The International Journal of Mars Science and Exploration" was officially launched today, and will soon be open for submission of manuscripts. For more information, see About The Mars Journal and Information for Authors.
As part of NASA's effort to grow and strengthen the Mars community, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has initiated a three-year contract with Mars Informatics Inc. to cover the full cost of offering The Mars Journal, a peer-reviewed, open access, online journal for Mars science, technology and policy.