Founded in 1849 by Benjamin A. Gould, the AJ publishes original astronomical research, with an emphasis on significant scientific results derived from observations, including descriptions of data capture, surveys, analysis techniques, and astrophysical interpretation.
Permission to Use Non-AAS Material in AAS Journals
When you submit an article for publication in an AAS journal and you choose to use material (including short extracts or diagrams) published previously by other authors in journals other than those of the AAS, then you must first obtain the written permission of the author and the publisher concerned. You must submit evidence that all the necessary permissions have been obtained when you submit your article.
LaTeX is the preferred format. However, Microsoft Word guidelines are available if needed.
Guidelines for electronically submitting figures as Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) files.
Authors are strongly encouraged to submit their papers electronically to speed up peer review and facilitate the production process. This can be done via the web using online submission forms that are available for each journal.
AAS journals encourage authors to exploit the capabilities offered by the electronic medium to enhance articles published in AJ and ApJ with the inclusion of content (at an additional charge) that cannot be incorporated in the print versions of the journals.