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AAS Electronic Notification Service - Special Announcement 9/95
- Electronic Version of Astrophysical Journal Letters Available
1. APJ LETTERS NOW AVAILABLE ON WORLD WIDE WEB
Astronomers get a peek at what the future holds as North America's premier astrophysics journal goes on line today. The American Astronomical Society and the University of Chicago Press, with funding from the National Science Foundation, have created the first on-line journal for reporting astronomical research results. Today the electronic version of the Letters section of the Astrophysical Journal (EapJL) is available on the World Wide Web, complete with the figures, line drawings, tables of numbers and complex mathematical symbols which appear in the paper version. The EApJL can be found on the WWW at http://www.aas.org/ApJ/.
Access to the journal will be free to all readers until 1997. Bringing out an electronic version of the Astrophysical Journal Letters is the first step in the conversion to electronic form of all the research journals published by the American Astronomical Society. Meanwhile the Society has no plans to discontinue the corresponding conventional paper versions. The electronic version will be available one month before the corresponding paper copies.