Topical Issue on "Solar Sources of Space Weather" for JSWSC

The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (JSWSC) opens a Topical Issue "Solar Sources of Space Weather".

The Sun and its atmosphere are shaping the heliosphere, including the near-Earth space environment, and driving our space weather. Flares, coronal mass ejections (CMEs), their associated shock waves, and solar energetic particles (SEPs) are the main sources of major space weather disturbances at Earth and the other planets. The strongest events tend to originate from large, magnetically complex active regions, but might also result from CMEs related to large, quiet-Sun filament eruptions. In addition, streamer-blowout stealth CMEs and high-speed streams (HSSs) emanating from coronal holes can unleash moderate storms.

We invite contributions on studies that focus on the build-up, origin, triggering, and early dynamics of solar eruptive events, as well as on space weather effects driven by non-eruptive events, such as HSSs that provide better characterization, diagnostics and deeper physical understanding of the solar sources of space weather at Earth and anywhere in the heliosphere. The scope of this Topical Issue covers both observational and modelling approaches, as well as new techniques and studies on the conditions for moderate to extreme events, which are key to improve space weather predictions.

This Topical Issue arises from Session SWR1 entitled  "Solar Sources of Space Weather" at the 18th European Space Weather Week (ESWW2022) held in October 2022. However, it is not limited to papers presented during this session or the meeting and is open for all submissions within the scope.

Manuscripts must be submitted via the JSWSC online submission tool. Guidelines for submission of papers are found on the JSWSC web site under the tab "Instruction for Authors".

Deadline: 30 September 2023

All manuscripts will be peer reviewed according to the quality standards of international scientific journals. The type of contributions must fit the style of JSWSC. All manuscripts should contain enough new insight, present the results against a properly referenced background of existing work, and present adequate evidence that supports the conclusions. Accepted papers are published in electronic format only, and are freely available to everyone via the JSWSC website. JSWSC offers the possibility to include electronic material, such as animations, movies, codes and data.

Topical Editor-in-Chief (T-EiC):
- Judith de Patoul, Solar–Terrestrial Centre of Excellence, Royal Observatory of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium

Topical Editors (TE):
- Hebe Cremades, Grupo de Estudios en Heliofísica de Mendoza, CONICET, Universidad de Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina
- Yana Maneva, Solar–Terrestrial Centre of Excellence, Royal Observatory of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium
- Erika Palmerio, Predictive Science Inc., San Diego, CA, USA
- Li Feng, Purple Mountain Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, China
- Tshimangadzo Merline Matamba, South African National Space Agency, Hermanus, South Africa

For questions regarding this Topical Issue, please, contact the T-EiC. For questions concerning the submission process, please, contact the Editorial Office (




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