The American Astronomical Society (AAS) and IOP Publishing (IOP) have created a partnership to further enhance the AAS mission: “to share humanity’s scientific knowledge of the universe”.

Combining the award-winning IOP book programme with the vast expertise of the AAS community will allow specific subject areas to be explored in depth by community experts in the most fascinating areas of astronomy and astrophysics.

The AAS-IOP Collection

During the first phase of our partnership, all books will be approved and endorsed by the AAS Expert Advisory Board and published within the IOP Expanding Physics™ collection.

The AAS-IOP book collection will be developed over the next couple of years to make a complete collection focusing on astronomy, astrophysics, instrumentation, methods and technologies, celestial mechanics, astrometry, solar astronomy, planetary systems, stars, the galaxy, cosmology and related subject areas.

Why ebooks?

By creating born-digital ebooks, authors are able to fully exploit ever-evolving digital publishing capabilities. Multimedia and advanced features become an integral part of the ebook, offering an enhanced reading and research experience.

How are AAS-IOP ebooks different from other ebooks?

  • Fully integrated platform — book and journal content in one place on IOPscience
  • No DRM — designed specifically for electronic delivery, we allow simultaneous access for all users
  • E-reader compatibility — books and chapters are published in HTML, PDF, MOBI and ePub3 formats
  • Rapid publication times — books will be published within four months of acceptance of final manuscript
  • Multimedia content — becomes an integral part of the ebook

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Interested in publishing with AAS-IOP ebooks?

If you are interested in being part of this unique collection, we would like to hear from you. We welcome new book proposals in all branches of astronomy and are actively commissioning in these areas.

In the first instance, please complete our proposal form or e-mail a summary of your idea, detailing the topic, concept, competition and potential audience to, including a current biography and contact details.

About the American Astronomical Society (AAS)

The AAS, established in 1899, is the major organisation of professional astronomers in North America. The membership (~7,000) also includes physicists, mathematicians, geologists, engineers and others whose research interests lie within the broad spectrum of subjects now comprising contemporary astronomy. The mission of the American Astronomical Society is to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe.