(16 December 2014) The American Astronomical Society (AAS) and IOP Publishing (IOP) have created a new electronic book publishing partnership as part of the AAS’s mission to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe.
The program will combine IOP’s award-winning eBook publishing with the expertise of the AAS community to foster a deeper understanding of diverse topics in the astronomical sciences. These will include not only planetary, stellar, galactic, and cosmological phenomena and processes, but also instrumentation and techniques, computation and statistics, and other practical aspects of modern astronomy, astrophysics, planetary science, and related fields.
The AAS and IOP have collaborated successfully for many years on the society’s peer-reviewed journals, The Astronomical Journal and The Astrophysical Journal, Letters, and Supplement Series. They have recently grown this co-operation by developing sophisticated tools such as the Astronomy Image Explorer which both simplifies and broadens information discovery for researchers.
The new eBook series will be hosted alongside journal content on IOP’s website, IOPscience providing seamless searching and discovery of all AAS book and journal content. Authors will be able to fully exploit evolving digital publishing capabilities, as the ebooks will be available in HTML, PDF, Mobi, and EPUB 3 format to be compatible on most e-readers and devices. Multimedia and advanced features such as MathJax are an integral part of the ebook and mean that complex formulas are perfectly rendered and scalable on a wide range of devices.
Read more about the series here.