Author Discounts on AAS Journal Papers

As a member of the AAS who renews (or joins) during the Society's annual renewal drive from early September through December, you are eligible to receive a 15% discount the following year on your share of the author charges for one paper published in an AAS journal, i.e., the Astronomical Journal, the Astrophysical Journal, Letters, or Supplement, or the Planetary Science Journal.

If you choose to renew for two years, you will receive another 15% discount the second year. For example, if you renew your 2021 membership by 31 December 2020 for two years, you will receive a 15% discount on your share of author charges for one paper published in 2021 and one paper published in 2022.

Here's how you claim this valuable discount:

  1. When submitting your manuscript, verify that you have paid your membership dues in the Financial Information step. When you click on Financial Information, the following text will display:

    AAS Member Discount
    If you paid your 2021 dues prior to 1 January 2021, you are eligible for a 15% member discount. Would you like to use that discount now?

  2. Click Yes and enter your membership ID number in the field.
  3. IOP then bills you after applying your 15% discount once your manuscript is published online.

If you have any questions about author discounts, please contact the AAS Membership Department.