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Julie Steffen
Director of Publishing
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AAS Publishing Video

Want to learn more about AAS publishing? Visit our "What Is the AAS?" page and click on the Publishing button to watch a short video.

AAS-IOP Ebooks

The AAS is partnering with the award-winning IOP Publishing book program to launch a new ebook series in 2017. Do you have an idea for a book that you'd like to explore? We want to hear from you. Learn more.

Author Discounts for Renewing AAS Members

Renew your AAS membership during the Society's annual renewal drive from early September through December and save 15% the following year on your share of the author charges for one paper published in an AAS journal. Learn how to claim your discount.

New Journal from the AAS

RNAASResearch Notes of the American Astronomical Society (RNAAS) is a new publication in the AAS portfolio through which authors can promptly and briefly share materials of interest with the astronomical community.

The astronomical community has long faced a challenge in disseminating information that may not meet the criteria for a traditional journal article. RNAAS was developed as a supported and long-term communication channel for results that would otherwise be difficult to broadly disseminate to the professional community and persistently archive for future reference. Learn more.


The AAS publishes five of the foremost research journals in the world devoted to recent developments, discoveries, and theories in astronomy and astrophysics. Click through their cover images below to visit the individual journal websites.

Astrophysical Journal Astrophysical Journal Letters Astrophysical Journal Supplement
Astronomical Journal Research Notes of the American Astronomical Society

Changes to the AAS Journals

We are pleased to announce some exciting changes at AAS Publishing that were recommended by the AAS Journals Futures Task Force in 2014 and unanimously approved by the AAS Council in January 2015.

Starting on Thursday, 25 February 2016, there will be a consolidated manuscript submission site for three of our research journals, The Astronomical Journal (AJ), The Astrophysical Journal (ApJ), and The Astrophysical Journal Supplements (ApJS) ( Our flagship journal, The Astrophysical Journal Letters (ApJL), will retain its separate manuscript submission site ( and editorial team. Please visit for future news, policy updates, and author instructions.

AAS Nova: Research Highlights

AAS Nova highlights results published in the AAS's peer-reviewed journals. It provides a curation service to inform astronomy researchers and enthusiasts about breakthroughs and discoveries they might otherwise overlook.

Astronomy Image Explorer

The Astronomy Image Explorer (AIE) has been designed as a convenient and efficient tool for researchers working in the fields of Astronomy and Astrophysics to gain access to images published in peer-reviewed journals. At its launch in December 2013, the AIE was populated with hundreds of thousands of images published in the journals of the American Astronomical Society.