Congratulations to Prof. Roger Penrose, Advisory Board member of Universe, for receiving the Nobel Prize in Physics 2020.


Universe is a peer-reviewed open access journal focused on principles and new discoveries in the universe. Universe is published monthly online by MDPI.
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  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Astronomy & Astrophysics) / CiteScore - Q2 (General Physics and Astronomy)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 19.3 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2022).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
  • Testimonials: See what our authors say about Universe.
  • Companion journal: Astronomy.
Impact Factor: 2.813 (2021); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.442 (2021)
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Topic in Entropy, Galaxies, Quantum Reports, Symmetry, Universe
Covariance, Objectivity and Evolution Equations in Either Classical or Quantum Gravity and Quantum Mechanics Topic Editors: Massimo Tessarotto, Claudio Cremaschini
Deadline: 20 November 2023
Topic in Entropy, Photonics, Physics, Plasma, Universe, Fractal Fract, Condensed Matter
Applications of Photonics, Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics Topic Editors: Viorel-Puiu Paun, Eugen Radu, Maricel Agop
Deadline: 30 March 2024
Topic in Aerospace, Applied Sciences, Remote Sensing, Sensors, Universe, Data
Techniques and Science Exploitations for Earth Observation and Planetary Exploration Topic Editors: Yu Tao, Siting Xiong, Rui Song
Deadline: 31 March 2024
Topic in IJMS, Pharmaceutics, Cells, Biomolecules, Plants, Universe, Cancers, Antioxidants
Advances in Astrobiology Topic Editors: Massimo Maffei, Barbara Cavalazzi, Marta del Bianco
Deadline: 30 November 2024
Special Issue in Universe
Advances in Star Formation in the Milky Way Guest Editors: Keping Qiu, Guangxing Li
Deadline: 30 June 2023
Special Issue in Universe
New Frontiers in Astroparticle Physics: From Nuclear Reactions to Multimessenger Astronomy Guest Editors: Marcello Abbrescia, Marina Trimarchi
Deadline: 31 July 2023
Special Issue in Universe
The Physics of Time Travel Guest Editors: Ana Alonso-Serrano, Matt Visser, Jessica Santiago, Sebastian Schuster
Deadline: 15 August 2023
Special Issue in Universe
keV Warm Dark Matter (ΛWDM) in Agreement with Observations in Tribute to Héctor J. De Vega Guest Editor: Norma G. Sanchez
Deadline: 1 September 2023
Topical Collection in Universe
New Results on Galaxy Evolution from the James Webb Space Telescope Collection Editor: Guinevere Kauffmann
Topical Collection in Universe
Modified Theories of Gravity and Cosmological Applications Collection Editors: Panayiotis Stavrinos, Emmanuel N. Saridakis
Topical Collection in Universe
Open Questions in Black Hole Physics Collection Editors: Gonzalo Olmo, Diego Rubiera-Garcia
Topical Collection in Universe
Nobel Prize 2020: Selected Articles on Black Hole and General Relativity Collection Editor: Lorenzo Iorio
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