These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence based through credible scientific sourcing. Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased, and does not use emotional words. These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer-reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.
- Overall, we rate Astronomy Journal Pro-Science and Mostly Factual for reporting due to being published by a company that has failed fact checks in other journals.
Bias Rating: PRO-SCIENCE
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: EXCELLENT
Media Type: Journal
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Astronomy Journal is published by MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute), formerly Molecular Diversity Preservation International, an open-access journal publisher based in Basel, Switzerland. Astronomy is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on observational astronomy theoretical astronomy and other specific subfields published quarterly online by MDPI. MDPI publishes over 400 journals.
Funded by / Ownership
The publisher of Astronomy Journal is MDPI AG, which Shu-Kun Lin owns. Here is the list of the Management Team. According to “MDPI Open Access Information and Policy.” MDPI articles and all its journals are open access where authors pay a one-time Article Processing Charge (APC) to cover the costs of peer review administration and management; here is “General Information on MDPI’s Article Processing Charges (APC).”
Analysis / Bias
Astronomy Journal covers the study of Astronomy. Studies are published via open access, such as this Gravitational versus Magnetohydrodynamic Waves in Curved Spacetime in the Presence of Large-Scale Magnetic Fields. Like all others reviewed, this study is Pro-Science, well-researched, and low-biased.
While Astronomy Journal has not failed a fact-check, its publisher has faced criticism as an open-access predatory journal. Read our full review on MDPI.
Failed Fact Checks
- None for Astronomy Journal; however, other MDPI journals have failed fact checks.
Overall, we rate Astronomy Journal Pro-Science and Mostly Factual for reporting due to being published by a company that has failed fact checks in other journals. (M. Huitsing 06/05/2023)
Last Updated on June 5, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check