Welcome to a new, international open-access research journal with a particular focus on the development of theoretical and experimental techniques and methodology

  • Fulvio Melia

Abstract

I have recently had the privilege of being appointed Editor-in-Chief of this very exciting and innovative Open Access Journal, and hereby extend a warm welcome to everyone as we launch Astronomy Studies Development, which will seek to publish high quality, peer-reviewed, original manuscripts in all fields of astronomy and astrophysics, though with a particular focus on mathematical techniques and methodology and innovative ideas for instrumental development and modeling in astronomy and astrophysics. The journal will also seek to publish simulations in all areas, including cosmology, particle astrophysics, accretion, and diffuse media. Our journal will include both full length research articles and letter articles, and its coverage extends over solar, stellar, galactic and extragalactic astronomy and astrophysics, and will report original research in all wavelength bands. Astronomy and Astrophysics are rather mature disciplines, with a history of quality journals over the past century or more. So one may reasonably ask why a new journal such as this is needed. Obviously, I myself have answered this question in the affirmative. After a long career in research and publishing, I have the perspective to provide several good reasons for helping to promote the evolution of publishing in Astronomy and Astrophysics to a place more in line with present technology..........

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Author Biography

Fulvio Melia
Professor of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Mathematics, The University of Arizona, and Simpson Chair, Amherst College
Published
2011-04-29
How to Cite
Melia, F. (2011). Welcome to a new, international open-access research journal with a particular focus on the development of theoretical and experimental techniques and methodology. Astronomy Studies Development, 1(1), e1. https://doi.org/10.4081/asd.2011.705
Section
Editorials