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AAS Journals to be Open Access in 2022

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2021 6:48 pm
by mikemarotta
AAS Journals Will Switch to Open Access in 2022
Research results in astronomy, solar physics, and planetary science are about to become more widely accessible to scientists and the public alike. The American Astronomical Society (AAS), a leading nonprofit professional association for astronomers, today announced the switch of its prestigious journals to fully open access (OA) as of 1 January 2022.

Under this change, all articles in the AAS journal portfolio will be immediately open for anyone to freely read. The transition will affect the Astronomical Journal (AJ), the Astrophysical Journal (ApJ), Astrophysical Journal Letters (ApJL), and the Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series (ApJS); the Planetary Science Journal, the AAS’s newest journal published in partnership with its Division for Planetary Sciences, is already fully open access.
Full story here:
https://aas.org/press/aas-journals-open-access

Re: AAS Journals to be Open Access in 2022

Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:56 pm
by JohnM
Of course the one AAS journal that will not be open access is Sky & Telescope. I wonder what would happen if they made it open access and writers had to pay to have their articles published in the Magazine ?

Perhaps this is the way forward for Popular Astronomy ?? :wink: