27 November 2018

AAS Publishing Unveils New Journals Website

Hua Liu

Hua Liu American Astronomical Society (AAS)

AAS Publishing Unveils New Journals Website

AAS Publishing has launched a new, sleeker AAS Journals website at https://journals.aas.org. Among its many enhancements, it features a cleaner layout, easier navigation, and improved compatibility with smartphones and other mobile devices.

The AAS publishes the world’s foremost research journals devoted to recent developments, discoveries, and theories in the astronomical sciences. These include our flagships, the Astronomical Journal(AJ) and the Astrophysical Journal (ApJ) family, as well as a growing number of other publications and research tools, including the Astronomy Image Explorer, WorldWide Telescope, and AAS Nova. The new https://journals.aas.org site is your gateway to all of them. Visit anytime to learn about each journal's scope and history, to find author instructions on how to prepare your latest paper for submission, and to explore many other useful resources, such as the AAS journal forums and Overleaf FAQs.

An AAS President-appointed Journals Futures Task Force made recommendations in 2014 that all editorial offices be consolidated into one, with uniform standards and instructions and one peer-review support team. The task force later suggested reorganizing all AAS journals editorial content into topical corridors, loosely based on the new International Astronomical Union topical divisions. The new journals.aas.org site is designed to accommodate and enable those recommendations with a refreshing look and feel.

The year 2018 has shaped up to be a big one for AAS Publishing. In October we celebrated one year since the launch of Research Notes of the American Astronomical Society (RNAAS) — a non-peer-reviewed, indexed, and secure record of brief works in astronomy and astrophysics. We recently shared with the community a new look at the AAS Journals business model within the rapidly changing academic publishing landscape. As we prepare to welcome 2019, we are looking forward to relaunching the Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society (BAAS).

From the bold AAS Publishing logo to vivid astronomy images to helpful resources for authors and other researchers, the new AAS journals website enhances our ability to engage with the community. To learn more and share your feedback, please visit us at https://journals.aas.org.