AAS Journal Software Policy

AAS Journals have adopted a policy that reflects the importance of software to the astronomical community, and the need for clear communication about such software which ensures that credit is appropriately given to its authors. The policy provides clear guidelines for citing software in all articles, and supports the publication of descriptive articles about software relevant to research in astronomy and astrophysics.

Professional and Ethical Standards for the AAS Journals

As implicit conditions for publishing in The Astrophysical Journal and The Astronomical Journal, authors are expected to adhere to basic standards of professional ethics and conduct that are common across all areas of scholarly publishing.