Scientific society journals: the publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia

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Lomb, Nick. 2018. "Scientific society journals: the publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia." Historical Records of Australian Science. 29 (2), pp. 112-121. https://doi.org/10.1071/HR18002
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Scientific society journals: the publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia

ERA Journal ID3482
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorLomb, Nick
Journal TitleHistorical Records of Australian Science
Journal Citation29 (2), pp. 112-121
Number of Pages10
Year2018
Place of PublicationVictoria
ISSN0727-3061
1448-5508
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1071/HR18002
Web Address (URL)http://www.publish.csiro.au/hr/HR18002
Abstract

In the 1950s and 1960s the increased specialization of science led to the formation of discipline-based scientific societies. Some of these, among them the Astronomical Society of Australia, began their own refereed journals. The Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, which has now been continuously published by the Society for over 50 years, has undergone many changes in that time in response to the changes in the publication landscape. The method of production has advanced from manual to computer typesetting and from printed volumes to purely electronic publishing. The content of the journal has changed from short conference papers to formal research papers that now, under the impact of citation indices, face strict refereeing and are mixed with major invited review papers. Dedicated editors have maintained the journal despite a preference from many members to publish in better known overseas journals as well as strong opposition from within the society to the costs involved in maintaining a research journal.

Keywordsastronomy, astrophysics, publication, research, historical article
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020519999. Other physical sciences not elsewhere classified
430399. Historical studies not elsewhere classified
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Published online 24 April 2018. Permanent restricted access to ArticleFirst version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Author may place a pre-publication version of work on personal website or in institutional repository provided that include a link to the definitive version on the journal’s website.

Byline AffiliationsSchool of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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