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 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. 73, Number 12 (Dec 2020)

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