American Astronomical Society

Author’s Instructions

Papers published in the journals of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) present the results of significant original research that have not been published previously. Manuscripts submitted to the journals should meet this criterion and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. The journals of the AAS subscribe to the basic standards of professional ethics and conduct that are common across all areas of scholarly publishing. Authors submitting manuscripts to these journals are expected to be familiar with, and to follow, the guidelines set out in the policy.


These guidelines cover manuscript preparation for the Journals of the American Astronomical Society, including the Journal’s style for manuscript layout, references, mathematics, and tables.

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You will need to provide us with important information about your submission to allow us to process it correctly.

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Graphics Guide

We provide guidelines and recommendations for submitting images, animations, and interactive figures as part of your manuscript.

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Data Guide

AAS Journals encourage the enhancement of articles with data, visualizations, and other digital materials. The Journals also provide data services to authors, including data review, archiving data behind figures, and linking Journal data to outside repositories.

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AASTeX Guide

The American Astronomical Society (AAS) has developed a markup package to assist authors in preparing manuscripts intended for submission to AAS-affiliated journals.

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Article Charges and Copyright

Author Publication Charges are required for publication in the journals of the American Astronomical Society. These cover some of the costs of publication and allow us to more fairly share charges between researchers and libraries.

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