JBIS: Journal of the British Interplanetary Society

First published in 1934, the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society (JBIS) was the first to describe many aspects of space travel which are now commonplace.

After over 70 years of publication, JBIS is still concerned with originating and encouraging forward-looking ideas on how space exploration should develop. It is on the science citation index and is one of the highest rated astronautics journals in the world.

JBIS is published monthly, and contains refereed academic papers from all over the world on all aspects of astronautics. This wide brief includes space science, space technology, spacecraft and space mission design, and humanities studies such as the philosophy of space flight.

JBIS has a particular reputation for exploring forward thinking subjects such as interstellar flight, exobiology and the search for extraterrestrial life. It also aims to cover current and planned space activities as well as historical studies.

JBIS is available to Society Members as either an alternative to Spaceflight magazine, or in addition, on payment of an additional discounted fee. Non-member and library subscriptions are available. Individual issues and papers can also be purchased.

JBIS papers are now available for individual purchase from this site. If you have any difficulties using this system, please contact website support.

Current issue: Vol. 66, Number 10/11 (Oct/Nov 2013)

A double issue. This issue is a collection of papers from the second Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop (TVIW), held in Huntsville, Alabama, USA, February 2013. The TVIW is a scientific and educational association that promotes interstellar exploration, travel and communications. It was conceived by Les Johnson, Greg Matloff and Robert Kennedy in July 2011, whilst attending the International Academy of Astronautics 7th Biennial symposium on Realistic Near-Term Scientific Space Missions in the city of Aosta, Italy.

This issue is available from the BIS online shop: [PURCHASE ISSUE]