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About the series

The open access series Cosmic ray studies with neutron detectors was founded in 2020 at the first online symposium of the scientific community around the neutron monitor database (NMDB) – as a freely accessible, professional and quality-assured exchange forum for current research on cosmic rays in the heliosphere using neutron detectors. The proceedings document the results of the NMDB symposia held every two to three years.

Editorial board

  • Maria Abunina
    Pushkov Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radiowave Propagation of Russian Academy of Sciences (IZMIRAN), Moscow, Russia (Activity suspended)
  • Rolf Bütikofer
    Physics Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Agnieszka Gil-Świderska
    Institute of Mathematics, Siedlce University, Poland
  • Karl-Ludwig Klein
    Observatoire de Paris, LESIA, Université Paris Sciences et Lettres, CNRS, Sorbonne Université, Université Paris Cité, France
  • Olga Kryakunova
    Institute of Ionosphere, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Monica Laurenza
    INAF – National Institute for Astrophysics, Rome, Italy
  • Helen Mavromichalaki
    Physics Department, Faculty of Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • David Ruffolo
    Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Danislav Sapundjiev
    Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium, KMI-IRM, Brussels, Belgium
  • Christian T. Steigies
    Extraterrestrial Physics, Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Kiel University, Germany
  • Du Toit Strauss
    Center for Space Research, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa

Quality assurance

Each submitted paper goes through a peer review with two independent reviewers. The texts are commented on and revised by the authors. The process is designed to ensure that the series conveys up-to-date, verified research in the field of cosmic rays in the heliosphere using neutron detectors.

Open Access

The papers published in the series Cosmic ray studies with neutron detectors should be freely accessible and reusable as long as possible. Therefore, they are published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license. The CC license contributes to the global dissemination and visibility of the research results.


The volumes of the series are published in loose succession in electronic form via the Open Access Repository of Kiel University (MACAU). The series has an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN), the issues receive an International Standard Book Number (ISBN) and Digital Object Identifier (DOI).