American Astronomical Society “Academic journals are available to anyone for free”

The astronomical journal published by the American Astronomical Society has announced that it will be open access from January 1, 2022. As a result, anyone in the world will be able to view papers on astronomy for free.

The American Astronomical Society, established in 1899, is headquartered in Washington, DC, and is active in making journals open access by publishing The Planetary Science Journal from 2021. From January 1, 2022, the American Astronomical Society will open access to four publications: AJ (The Astronomical Journal), APJ (The Astrophysical Journal), AJSS (The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series), and AJ Letters (The Astrophysical Journal Letters). announced that he was angry.

The American Astronomical Society announced that from January 2022, journals published by the American Astronomical Society will comply with the European Plan S and the UK Research and Innovation Organization Open Access policy. U.S. research support agencies, including NASA and the National Science Foundation, are also expressing their support, including raising costs related to open access.

In addition, the Journal of the American Astronomical Society has published more than 4,000 articles, including some of the most read and most cited research results in the field of astronomy. By moving to open access, he says, everyone can access high-quality, trusted research, he says, allowing anyone to read the American Astronomical Society’s peer-reviewed journals for free.

In addition, many research institutes and publishers are aiming for open access, such as the Elsevier editor starting a new open access journal, MIT University of Technology, ending the contract with Hergé, and the University of California making all papers open access regarding the open access of research papers. movement is intensifying. Related information can be found here.



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