International Journal of Microgravity Science and Application

International Journal of Microgravity Science and Application (IJMSA) is dedicated to publishing innovative research on microgravity science and its application.

Management & Governing body

The IJMSA is managed and published by the Japan Society of Microgravity Application (JASMA, established in 1983).
The revenue source of our journal is the publication charges from the authors.


The IJMSA is originated from the Journal of the Japan Society of Microgravity Application which has been contributed to the activities of members and supporting members by publishing original papers and articles on theory, experimental testing, techniques, and equipment development that enrich research in microgravity applications as well as research results in a variety of academic fields. In 2013, the journal has been reorganized as an international journal and has been renamed IJMSA.


The IJMSA Journal is a scientific journal that publishes research results and related articles concerning theories, experimental testing, technique, and equipment development in the interdisciplinary fields of research that utilize microgravity and other space environments, including the fluid sciences, crystal growth, physical chemistry, materials sciences, biological sciences, combustion, science, and engineering.

Open Access

All articles published by IJMSA are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. All the accepted manuscripts are required to attach a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license.

Materials may be modified, converted, or constructed for submitting to third-party repositories and for commercial use only if the original author is credited.


The electronic data of the IJMSA manuscript is stored in j-stage, electronic journal platform for science and technology information in Japan.