|Discipline||Astronautics, space flight, astrophysics|
|Edited by||Kelvin F. Long|
British Interplanetary Society (United Kingdom)
|ISO 4||J. Br. Interplanet. Soc.|
The Journal of the British Interplanetary Society (JBIS) is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal that was established in 1934. The journal covers research on astronautics and space science and technology, including spacecraft design, nozzle theory, launch vehicle design, mission architecture, space stations, lunar exploration, spacecraft propulsion, robotic and manned exploration of the solar system, interstellar travel, interstellar communications, extraterrestrial intelligence, philosophy, and cosmology. It is published monthly by the British Interplanetary Society.
The journal was established in 1934 when the British Interplanetary Society was founded. The inaugural editorial stated:
The ultimate aim of the society, of course, is the conquest of space and thence interplanetary travel.....(the) immediate task is the stimulation of public interest in the subject of interplanetary travel and the dissemination of knowledge concerning the true nature of the difficulties which as present hinder its achievements.
The first issue was only a six-page pamphlet, but has the distinction of being the world's oldest surviving astronautical publication.
Notable papers[according to whom?] published in the journal include:
Some of the people that have been editor-in-chief of the journal are: