Astronomical journalsAuthor: Bertil Fabricius Dorch
Currently the University Library subscribes to 58 online astronomy journals (e-journals). Furthermore, we subscribe to journals within general natural science (e.g. Nature and Science), as well as 737 online physics journals. Some of the latter also contain papers on astronomical subjects (cf. Physical Review D).
The most widely used astronomical journals may be counted on just two hands:
- Astronomy and Astrophysics (A&A): Papers more than 3 years old are freely available through NASA ADS and the two latest issues are free if you sign up at the journals' website. Impact factor 4.2 (2009)
- Astrophysical Journal (ApJ): Impact factor 7.4 (2009)
- Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS): Impact factor 5.1 (2009)
- Astronomical Journal (AJ) : Impact factor 4.5 (2009)
- Solar physics (sol.phys.): Impact factor 3.6 (2009)
- Astronomische Nachrichten (AN): Impact factor 1.2 (2009)
You can find all the online astronomy journals (subscribed to by the University Library) among our e-ressources (Elektra).
The remaining astronomical journals may be found by search in Rex, or by following this link to astronomy journals in Rex...
Astronomical topics are also covered by quite a few Open Access journals (license free).
New astro books
500 Jahre grosse Astronomen an der Ostsee, Vorträge 2007
Principles of star formation 2011
Sherry Bell; Langdon Morris
Living in space, cultural and social dynamics, opportunities, and challenges in permanent space habitats 2009
Langdon Morris; Kenneth J. Cox
Space commerce, the inside story, by the people who are making it happen 2010
Robert M. Krone
Beyond earth, the future of humans in space c2006
International Astronomical Union
Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union