Astrophysical Journal


Astrophysical Journal

Infobox Journal
title = The Astrophysical Journal
editor = Ethan Vishniac
discipline = Astronomy and Astrophysics
language = English
abbreviation = ApJ; "Astrophys. J."
publisher = University of Chicago Press for the American Astronomical Society
country = USA
frequency = 3 issues/month
website = http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/apj/current
link1 = http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/apjl/current
link1-name = Astrophysical Journal Letters homepage
link2 = http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/apjs/current
link2-name = Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series homepage
history = Published since 1895
ISSN = 0004-637X
eISSN = 1538-4357

"The Astrophysical Journal" (abbreviated to ApJ or "Astrophys. J.") is a scientific journal covering astronomy and astrophysics. It was founded in 1895 by the American astronomers George Ellery Hale and James E. Keeler. It currently (October 2006) publishes three issues per month, with 500 pages per issue.

Since 1953, "The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series" (often abbreviated to ApJS) has been published in conjunction with "The Astrophysical Journal". It aims to supplement the material in the Journal. It currently (October 2006) publishes six volumes per year, with 2 issues per volume and 280 pages per issue. [cite web
url = http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/page/apj/brief.html
title = The Astrophysical Journal: Description
publisher = University of Chicago Press
accessdate = 2008-05-06
] The journal and the supplement series are both currently published by the University of Chicago Press for the American Astronomical Society. From January 2009, publication will be transferred to Institute of Physics Publishing. [cite web
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title = American Astronomical Society Selects Institute of Physics Publishing As New Publishing Partner
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publisher = PR Newswire Europe Ltd.
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accessdate = 2007-07-21
] This will follow the move of the society's Astronomical Journal in 2008. The reason for the changes were given by the Society as the increasing financial demands of the Press. [cite web
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title = U. of Chicago Press Loses 3 Journals After Publishing Agreement Is Changed
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publisher = Chronicle of Higher Education.
date = 2007-05-18
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accessdate = 2007-10-07
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"The Astrophysical Journal Letters" (ApJL) is Part 2 of "The Astrophysical Journal" — a peer-reviewed express scientific journal. [cite web | url=http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/page/apjl/brief.html | title=The Astrophysical Journal Letters: Description | accessdate=2008-05-06 | publisher=University of Chicago Press]

Notable Past Editors

*George Hale (1895-1902)
*Edwin Frost (1902-1932)
*Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1952-1971) [Citation | last=Abt| first=Helmut A.|date=December 1,1995| title= Obituary - Chandrasekhar, Subrahmanyan | publisher=Astrophysical Journal|url=http://adsbit.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-iarticle_query?bibcode=1995ApJ...454..551A]
*Robert Kennicutt (1999-2006)

References

External links

* [http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/ApJ/ The Astrophysical Journal]
* [http://www.noao.edu/apjsup/ The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series]
* [http://journals.iop.org/ Institute of Physics Publishing] (future publisher)


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