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The Astrophysical Journal  
Abbreviated title(s) Astrophys. J., ApJ
Discipline Astronomy and Astrophysics
Language English
Edited by Ethan Vishniac
Publication details
Publisher Institute of Physics Publishing (United States)
Publication history 1895–present
Frequency 3/month
ISSN 0004-637X (print)
1538-4357 (web)

The Astrophysical Journal (ApJ) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering astronomy and astrophysics. It was founded in 1895 by the American astronomers George Ellery Hale and James E. Keeler. It publishes three 500-page issues per month.

Since 1953, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series (often abbreviated to ApJS) has been published in conjunction with The Astrophysical Journal. It aims to supplement the material in the Journal. It published six volumes per year, with two 280-page issues per volume.[1] The journal and the supplement series were both published by the University of Chicago Press for the American Astronomical Society. In January 2009 publication was transferred to Institute of Physics Publishing,[2] following the move of the society's Astronomical Journal in 2008. The reason for the changes were given by the Society as the increasing financial demands of the Press.[3]

The Astrophysical Journal Letters (ApJL) is Part 2 of The Astrophysical Journal — a peer-reviewed express scientific journal.[4]


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