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Oxford University Press to publish Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan from January 2014

11 September 2013

Oxford University Press (OUP) and the Astronomical Society of Japan are delighted to announce a new publishing partnership for the journal Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan (PASJ). OUP will assume publication of PASJ from January 2014.

PASJ was founded in 1949, and publishes papers on all aspects of astronomy, astrophysics, and the fields closely related to them. In addition to research papers, the journal accepts 'Letters to the Editor', which aim to provide quick communication of observational, as well as theoretical, results that strongly impact astronomy.

T. Ohashi of Tokyo Metropolitan University, Chair of the Editorial Board, said: “We are thrilled that OUP will be publishing the journal. As a result of this partnership, we will be able to offer services such as an online submission system and electronic Table of Contents alerts to our subscribers. We believe that the success and experiences of OUP in both publishing and marketing will help us achieve even greater recognition for PASJ.”

Miki Matoba, Journals Director for Oxford University Press in Japan, said: “We are excited to work with the Astronomical Society of Japan to publish this prestigious journal, Publications of Astronomical Society of Japan. The journal is renowned for its quality and history dating back to 1949. The important research published in PASJ includes Chushiro Hayashi’s discovery of the Hayashi phase. The journal will be a great addition to OUP’s publishing programme in astronomy and will further strengthen our Japanese publishing programme.”

The Managing Editor of PASJ is T. Shigeyama of the University of Tokyo. The journal has, up to now, been self-published by the Astronomical Society of Japan. Its current Impact Factor is 2.439, and it is one of the few astronomy journals that publish special issues.