Impacted journals include the Astronomical Journal (AJ), the Astrophysical Journal (ApJ), Astrophysical Journal Letters (ApJL), and the Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series (ApJS), all of which will now be freely available to the general public. The Planetary Science Journal was already fully open access and will remain so.
AAS’ Gold OA model shifts the cost of publishing to authors’ affiliations. See the AAS Journal Open Access FAQs for more information about what the shift means in general and for authors who publish in their Gold OA journals.
- 2021: 48 (as of 10/25/21)
- 2020: 63
- 2019: 67
- 2018: 46
- 2017: 70
A few of the publications have been deemed highly cited, including “Multi-messenger Observations of a Binary Neutron Star Merger” (2017) with 1733 citations as of 10/25/21.
Other top OA and semi-OA Astronomy and Astrophysics journals based on Journal Impact Factor (JIP) from Journal Citation Reports include Astronomy and Astrophysics Review (38% Gold OA), Living Reviews in Solar Physics (100% Gold OA), and Space Science Reviews (36% Gold OA).
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