- Astronomical Journal
The "Astronomical Journal" is a monthly
scientific journalpublished by Institute of Physics Publishingon behalf of the American Astronomical Society. It is one of the premier journals for astronomy in the world. The Astronomical Journal is often abbreviated "AJ" in scientific papers and references. Until 2008, the journal was published by the University of ChicagoPress on behalf of the American Astronomical Society. [cite web
title = American Astronomical Society Selects Institute of Physics Publishing As New Publishing Partner
publisher = PR Newswire Europe Ltd.
url = http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/cgi/news/release?id=196128
accessdate = 2007-07-21] The reason for the changes were given by the Society as the desire of the Press to revise its financial arrangement and the plans of the Press to change from the particular software that had been developed in-house by the Press. The other two publications of the society, the
Astrophysical Journaland its supplement series, will follow in January 2009. [cite web
title = U. of Chicago Press Loses 3 Journals After Publishing Agreement Is Changed
publisher = Chronicle of Higher Education.
url = http://chronicle.com/weekly/v53/i37/37a01201.htm
accessdate = 2007-10-07]
This journal was founded in 1849 by
Benjamin A. Gould; he ceased publication in 1861 due to the American Civil War, but resumed it in 1885. Between 1909 and 1941 the journal was edited in Albany, New York. In 1941 the editor Benjamin Boss arranged to transfer responsibility for the journal to the American Astronomical Society.
The first electronic edition of the Astronomical Journal was published in January, 1998. With the July, 2006 issue, The Astronomical Journal began "e-first" publication, an electronic version of the journal released independently of the hardcopy issues. Its current Editor-in-Chief is
John Gallagher IIIof the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Associate Editor-in-Chief is Margaret M. Hansonof the University of Cincinnati.
John Gallagher III
Paul W. Hodge
N. H. Baker
N. H. Bakerand L. B. Lucy
Lodewijk Woltjer[ [http://www.nasonline.org/site/PageServer?pagename=AWARDS_Gould_Prize Benjamin Apthorp Gould Prize] from the National Academy of Sciences.] (with Baker and Lucy for later volumes)
Gerald Maurice Clemence[ [http://www.iop.org/EJ/article/1538-3881/117/1/9/980411.html "The Astronomical Journal at Yale: in Context with Before and After"] by Dorrit Hoffleit, The Astronomical Journal, 117:9-11, 1999 January ]
Dirk Brouwerand Gerald Maurice Clemence
Dirk Brouwerand Harlan James Smith
* 1896-1909 Seth C. Chandler
* 1849-1861; 1885-1896
Benjamin A. Gould, Jr.
* [http://www.iop.org/EJ/journal/aj Official website at the IOP]
* [http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/AJ/ Former official website at the University of Chicago Press]
* [http://www.dudleyobservatory.org/archives/archives_astrojrnl.htm Dudley Observatory, Astronomical Journal]
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