Begun in 1895 by George E. Hale and James E. Keeler, The Astrophysical Journal is the foremost research journal in the world devoted to recent developments, discoveries, and theories in astronomy and astrophysics
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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.
Thomas A. Hockey, Professor of Astronomy at the University of Northern Iowa, was named Editor-in-Chief of Astronomy Education Review. He formally assumed this role on January 1, 2010, but he has been working with the journal since last summer.
Before your article can be published in an American Astronomical Society (AAS) journal, we require you to grant and assign the entire copyright in it to the AAS. The copyright consists of all rights protected by the copyright laws of the United States and of all foreign countries, in all languages and forms of communication, including the right to furnish the article or the abstracts to abstracting and indexing services, and the right to republish the entire article in any format or medium.
As implicit conditions for publishing in The Astrophysical Journal and The Astronomical Journal, authors are expected to adhere to basic standards of professional ethics and conduct that are common across all areas of scholarly publishing.
The Society publishes four scholarly journals and disseminates information to members through a variety of publications.
The AAS CD-ROM Series was launched in January 1993, and over the five years that followed, nine volumes of digital data were released. The contents of those nine disks are published here online.