This chapter is a hub for documents and reporting on the results within the R&D aspect of the ATHENA alliance.

ATHENA Research Book

ATHENA aims at fostering excellence in research and innovation by facilitating international cooperation. The ATHENA Research Book provides a platform that promotes joint and interdisciplinary research projects of both advanced and early-career researchers. Furthermore, it fosters ATHENA’s research and innovation capabilities and the strong cooperation potential of all contributing ATHENA partners.

ATHENA Research Book, Volume 1

The first volume was published in November 2022 in open access, DOI:
The call for contributions was published in November 2021. A range of manuscripts was submitted, including review papers, original research papers, student contributions, short reports, and reprint proposals. The external review process and the editorial activities followed.

ATHENA Research Book, Volume 2

Call for papers for student contributions is open: CFP: ATHENA Research Book, Volume 2.

The second volume enhances the first volume by recognising the importance of comprehensive insight into the actual research production of ATHENA partners and offering even more space for student contributions. Thus, the contributions for volume two will cover (a) the research activities of the ATHENA partners [contributions of ATHENA Research Board members], (b) annotated bibliographies of the most excellent achievements in the last five years – a list of outstanding publications [basic bibliographical data and the abstract], and (c) student contributions in the form of short communications [of masters and doctoral degree students]. The second volume will also be supplemented by the introductions of the Rectors and by the short letters of the work package leaders.