Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Summary

Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics cover.png
DisciplineAstronomy
LanguageEnglish
Edited byRobert C. Kennicutt
Ewine F. van Dishoeck
Publication details
History1963–present, 58 years old
Publisher
FrequencyAnnually
30.065[1] (2020)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Annu. Rev. Astron. Astrophys.
Indexing
CODENARAAAJ
ISSN0066-4146 (print)
1545-4282 (web)
LCCN63008846
OCLC no.1481495
Links
  • Journal homepage

The Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics is an annual peer reviewed scientific journal published by Annual Reviews. The co-editors are Ewine van Dishoeck and Robert C. Kennicutt.[2][3] The journal reviews scientific literature pertaining to local and distant celestial entities throughout the observable universe, as well as cosmology, instrumentation, techniques, and the history of developments. It was established in 1963.

History

In November of 1960, the board of directors of the nonprofit publisher Annual Reviews began investigating the need for a new journal of review articles that covered developments in astronomy and astrophysics. The board consulted an advisory group of experts, including Ronald Bracewell, Robert Jastrow, Joseph Kaplan, Paul Merrill, Otto Struve, and Harold Urey. The editorial committee met in August 1961 to determine the authors and topics for the first volume, which was published in 1963.[4] As of 2020, it was published both in print and electronically.[5]

It defines its scope as covering significant developments in astronomy and astrophysics, including the Sun, the Solar System, exoplanets, stars, the interstellar medium, the Milky Way and other galaxies, galactic nuclei, cosmology, and the instrumentation and techniques used for research and analysis.[2] As of 2021, Journal Citation Reports gives the journal an impact factor of 30.065, ranking it first out of 68 journals in the category "Astronomy and Astrophysics".[1] It is abstracted and indexed in Scopus, Science Citation Index Expanded, Civil Engineering Abstracts, Inspec, and Academic Search, among others.[6]

Editorial processes

The Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics is led by the editor or co-editors. They are is assisted by the editorial committee, which includes associate editors, regular members, and occasionally guest editors. Guest members participate at the invitation of the editor, and serve terms of one year. All other members of the editorial committee are appointed by the Annual Reviews board of directors and serve five-year terms. The editorial committee determines which topics should be included in each volume and solicits reviews from qualified authors.[7] Unsolicited manuscripts are not accepted. Peer review of accepted manuscripts is undertaken by the editorial committee.[8]

Editors of volumes

Dates indicate publication years in which someone was credited as a lead editor or co-editor of a journal volume. The planning process for a volume begins well before the volume appears, so appointment to the position of lead editor generally occurred prior to the first year shown here. An editor who has retired or died may be credited as a lead editor of a volume that they helped to plan, even if it is published after their retirement or death.

Current editorial committee

As of 2021, the editorial committee consists of the co-editors and the following members:[18]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Journal Impact Factors". Annual Reviews. Retrieved 19 July 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics". Annual Reviews. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Our Team". Annual Reviews. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Preface by The Editorial Committee". Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics. 1 (1). 1963-09-01. doi:10.1146/annurev.aa.1.010163.100001. ISSN 0066-4146.
  5. ^ "Expected Publication Dates". Annual Reviews. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Astronomy and Astrophysics". MIAR: Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals. University of Barcelona. Retrieved 18 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Editorial Principles and Policies". Annual Reviews. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  8. ^ "Information for Unsolicited Authors and Reviewers". Annual Reviews. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  9. ^ Goldberg, Leo (1973). "Preface by The Editor". Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics. 11 (1): annurev.aa.11.010173.100001. doi:10.1146/annurev.aa.11.010173.100001. ISSN 0066-4146.
  10. ^ Burbidge, Geoffrey (September 1974). "Preface by The Editor". Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics. 12 (1). doi:10.1146/annurev.aa.12.010174.100001. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  11. ^ "Preface". Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics. 43 (1). 2005. doi:10.1146/annurev.aa.43.080505.100001. ISSN 0066-4146.
  12. ^ "Preface". Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics. 47 (1). 2009. doi:10.1146/annurev.aa.47.082009.100001. ISSN 0066-4146.
  13. ^ "EDITOR OF THE ANNUAL REVIEW OF ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS - VOLUME 49, 2011". Annual Reviews. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  14. ^ "CO-EDITORS OF THE ANNUAL REVIEW OF ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS - VOLUME 50, 2012". Annual Reviews. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  15. ^ van Dishoeck, Ewine F.; Kennicutt, Robert C. (2020-08-18). "Introduction". Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics. 58 (1): v–vii. doi:10.1146/annurev-aa-58-081420-100001. ISSN 0066-4146.
  16. ^ "CO-EDITORS OF THE ANNUAL REVIEW OF ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS - VOLUME 59, 2021". Annual Reviews. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  17. ^ "CO-EDITORS OF THE ANNUAL REVIEW OF ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS". Annual Reviews. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  18. ^ "Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Current Editorial Committee". Annual Reviews. Retrieved 4 January 2021.