Since 2015 we have been producing our own academic education journal titled 'Axiom'. The journal aims to question existing paradigms of thought or basic assumptions of knowledge and therefore facilitate new enquiries of thought. The papers published vary from discussions on anthropological interactions among cultures, to the nature of intelligence in the Cosmos. Are you an aspiring author yourself? Then consider writing a paper and get published in the premier journal of the Initiative for Interstellar Studies.
Editor: Kelvin F. Long
Axiom is the official journal of the Initiative for Interstellar Studies (i4iS), a global institute under foundation. The mission of the initiative is to foster and promote education, knowledge and technical capabilities which lead to designs, technologies or enterprise that will enable the construction and launch of interstellar spacecraft. The vision of the initiative is that we aspire towards an optimistic future for humans on Earth and in space. Our bold vision is to be an organisation that is central to catalysing the conditions in society over the next century to enable robotic and human exploration of the frontier beyond our Solar System and to other stars, as part of a long-term enduring strategy and towards a sustainable space-based economy. Axiom is a technical academic education journal which explores ideas, assumptions, and paradigms of existing knowledge. An axiom or postulate is a premise or starting point of reasoning, and it derives from the Greek axíōma (ἀξίωμα) translates to “that which commends itself as evident”. We publish papers which explain our current understanding of science relating to interstellar studies, and which give new insights or new ways of looking at a problem or known solutions. We also publish scholarly essays discussing themes of space exploration, including philosophical. The papers published within this journal serve our education, technical, business enterprise and sustainability & development committees, and all papers are peer reviewed within our organisation prior to being accepted for publication. Axiom is not an academic research journal. We do not currently publish papers on new ideas or new technologies for which there are other journals to serve this purpose.
The Journal Axiom was created and is edited by Kelvin F. Long who is also the Executive Director and co-founder of the Initiative for Interstellar Studies.
The published issues are shown below along with content descriptions. To purchase your copy see the shop page on this web site.
Issue 1, April 2016
- Is the Concept of (Stapledon) Universal Mentality Credible?, Kelvin F. Long
- Origin of Life, Inflation and Quantum Entanglement, Tong B. Tang
- How Might Artificial Intelligence Come About? Different Approaches and their Implications for Life in the Universe, David Brin
Issue 2, December 2015
- Lacking Tools, Information, and Hope: The Results of the First Attempts in Colonization by the Spanish in a New and Strange World, Robert C. Lightfoot
- The Non-Locality of Parenago's Discontinuity and Universal Self-Organization, Gregory L. Matloff
- Prototyping Starships: The Nature of the Interstellar Question, Rachel A. Armstrong
Issue 1, August 2015
- The 'Invention of the Starship and Revisiting Tsiolkovsky, Kelvin F. Long
- Two-Stage vs Single-Stage: A Performance Comparison, Adam Crowl
- Exponential Growth for Another Thousand Years, Stephen Ashworth