The journal


The Metropolitan Institute, acting on the basis of a resolution of 11 November 2020, has established a programme entitled: ‘Ad Astra. Programme of research on astropolitics and space law”, the implementation of which will be served by various undertakings and projects, including a scientific periodical
with the same title. IM, being the publisher of the periodical, creates a network of scientific and expert cooperation, which co-implements the task in question on a partnership basis. The partnership is formed by:

  • Metropolitan Institute;
  • Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Gdansk;
  • E. Kwiatkowski Academy of Business and Administration in Gdynia;
  • Baltic Sea and Space Cluster;


The ambition of the Partnership is to create a scientific periodical, which in the perspective of 2-3 years will obtain the status of a scored journal. To this end, the following assumptions have been made:

  • the journal will be published in an electronic form (website, PDF files and scientific databases) – however, a complementary paper form is not excluded;
  • the journal will be a quarterly – publishing a journal less frequently is not favourable
    from the point of view of evaluation and potential scoring;
  • the journal will be based on an open license, so it will be available to the general public and free of charge
  • the periodical will consist of several sections, viz: (1) interviews, (2) scientific articles, (3) communications, (4) literature review (especially books and theses).



The journal will publish scientific articles in the field of social sciences, from the following disciplines: legal sciences (as a basic discipline), political and administrative sciences, management and quality sciences, and economic sciences. The journal aims to explore the problems arising from human activity in space. Priority, though not exclusive, is given to issues having to do with:

  • delimitation of outer space
  • history of space discoveries
  • international relations in space;
  • war and military in space
  • space security;
  • economics in space (transport, tourism, mining, energy)
  • space traffic management;
  • organisation and tasks of the public administration in space
  • public-private cooperation in space;
  • development of space law – national and international
  • law of new technologies (including artificial intelligence);
  • intellectual property law.


The periodical is managed by two bodies:

The Editorial Board is the management body, performing organisational, technical, financial and promotional tasks.

The Scientific Council is a substantive and programmatic body, consisting of recognised scientists and experts, caring for the level of the journal, reviewing published texts and constituting the prestige of the publishing house.