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About the series

The series 'Cosmic ray studies with neutron detectors' grew out of an online symposium organised in 2020. The idea for the meeting was brought up within the community organised around the neutron monitor database (NMDB), who felt that research on cosmic rays in the heliosphere employing neutron detectors was a lively activity that needed exchange. While the pandemic situation in 2020 did not allow a personal meeting, we believed the new tools of communication that started to be experienced for moderate-size online meetings offered in fact completely unexploited possibilities of a worldwide exchange. The success of the meeting with 70-80 participants in each session actually showed that more people can be reached that way than in physical meetings. We therefore believe that similar meetings will be of interest in the future, and that the possibility of a regular publication will enhance their interest. We are therefore grateful to the University of Kiel, which offers us the possibility to establish this series within its online publication activities. We intend to organise one meeting every 2 or 3 years, and provide an opportunity of fast and professional open access publication to the participating scientists.

Quality assurance

The submitted papers are read and commented by members of the editorial board and revised by the authors. This peer review process is designed to ensure that the series conveys current, proofed research in the field of 'Cosmic ray studies with neutron detectors'.

Open Access

The works published in the series 'Cosmic ray studies with neutron detectors' are intended to be freely available and reusable to the greatest extent possible in perpetuity. Therefore, they are published under an international Creative Commons license, which give creators great flexibility in communicating which rights they reserve and which rights they waive when it comes to other people using their work (share, use, build upon). The CC licenses contribute to the wider dissemination of the papers.


The series volumes are published in loose succession in electronic form via the Open Access Repository of Kiel University (MACAU). They have an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN), receive International Standard Book Numbers (ISBNs) and Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs). Likewise, individual articles published in the series volumes receive DOIs, if applicable. Once accepted, they can be published immediately online for citation.