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What is Astronomy and Geophysics?

What is Astronomy & Geophysics?

Astronomy & Geophysics (A&G) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS). It was established in 1960 as The Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society; the name was changed in 1997. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Sue Bowler (University of Leeds).

The journal covers astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, planetary science, solar-terrestrial physics, global and regional geophysics, and the history of these subjects. It also publishes thematic articles regarding interdisciplinary research, science policy, news, opinions, correspondence, and book and software reviews. Another focus of A&G are reports of meetings and science in the news and a focus on review articles for a wide audience.

The journal also publishes discussions of fundamental science and scientific controversies. It is also a place for:

  • discussion of all matters of interest to professional astronomers and geophysicists
  • and functions as a channel of communication between the membership, the Council, and the Society’s Officers.

A&G is indexed in the following databases: Academic Search (including Academic Search Elite and Academic Search Premier), Current Abstracts, Current Contents/Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences, InfoTrac, Journal Citation Reports, Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts (CSA/CIG), ProQuest 5000, Science Citation Index and Scopus.

Image Caption: This is the front cover art for the peer reviewed journal entitled, Astronomy & Geophysics: the Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society. Credit: Wikipedia

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