IOP Publishing: Supporting the American Astronomical Society as it transitions its journal portfolio to gold open access

01 Sep 2021 Rachael Harper
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IOP Publishing (IOPP) is proud to support the American Astronomical Society (AAS) as it transitions its entire journal portfolio to gold open access (OA).  IOPP has worked in partnership with the AAS, a leading nonprofit professional society for astronomers, to publish their prestigious journals since 2007.

From 1 January 2022, all articles in the AAS journal portfolio will be immediately free to read. The Astronomical Journal (AJ), the Astrophysical Journal (ApJ), Astrophysical Journal Letters (ApJL), and the Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series (ApJS) will all be gold OA. The AAS’s newest publication, the Planetary Science Journal, is already fully OA.

The AAS’s community-owned, peer-reviewed journals collectively publish more than 4,000 articles each year from a diverse and international authorship, and they consistently feature some of the most-read and most-cited research results in the astronomical sciences. The transition to OA will allow anyone to access this high-quality and trusted research, and will offer scientists low-cost, fully OA options for publishing their research in astronomy and related disciplines.

For more information about the AAS transition to OA, see our FAQ page.

To read the full AAS press release, click here.