Call for Papers: ICARUS Special Issue on Lunar Volatiles

A brief introduction:

In the past five years, the paradigm of lunar volatiles research has shifted from hypothesizing on the existence of volatiles on the Moon to classifying the abundance and distribution of different types of volatiles on the Moon. This special issue reports work advancing the understanding of volatiles in, on, and around the Moon including the primordial inventory, volatile additions and losses throughout the history of the Moon, and the current inventory of volatiles. Manuscripts publishing spacecraft data relevant to mapping and quantifying lunar volatiles are sought. In addition, papers focused on the processes related to the storage, maintenance, migration, delivery, or removal of volatiles are appropriate. The special issue solicits submissions containing new scientific research via laboratory studies, remote sensing, data analysis, modeling, sample analysis, or theoretical investigations.

Topics of interest include, but are NOT limited to:

  • Composition and spatial distribution of volatiles
  • Timing of volatile emplacement and removal
  • Processes involving lunar volatiles
  • Comparative analysis of volatiles on different solar system objects

Submission Format:

The submitted papers must be written in English and describe original research which is not published nor currently under review by other journals or conferences. Author guidelines for preparation of manuscript can be found at
For more information, please contact the editorial office at [email protected]

Guest Editors:

Dana Hurley
Oded Aharonson
Matthew Siegler

Important Dates:

Paper submission Deadline: April 30, 2014
Acceptance notification: November 1, 2014
Publication: 2015

Submission Guidelines:

Manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted through Elsevier Editorial System (EES). The authors must select “Special Issue: Lunar Volatiles” when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process. The EES website is located at