Astronomy and Computing




Editors::Alberto Accomazzi





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Astronomy and Computing is a peer-reviewed journal that focuses on the broad area between astronomy, computer science and information technology. The journal aims to publish the work of scientists and (software) engineers in all aspects of astronomical computing, including the collection, analysis, reduction, visualisation, preservation and dissemination of data, and the development of astronomical software and simulations. The journal covers applications for academic computer science techniques to astronomy, as well as novel applications of information technologies within astronomy.

The journal is open to a broad range of contributions about the use of computing used in astronomy. It accepts regular scientific articles and review articles, but will also consider manuscripts on new software and data releases of astronomical surveys, and "reports on practice" which describe the outcomes (positive and negative) of the practical application of informatics techniques within astronomy research and operations. In general, manuscripts should make a valuable contribution to the field and should display an appropriate familiarity with previous work in the area and alternative approaches to the same problem. Providing a sustainable link to data or source code is strongly encouraged. All manuscripts are subject to peer-review.

The journal welcomes contributions on a variety of topics including:

  • Scientific software engineering
  • Computational infrastructure
  • Computational techniques used for astrophysical simulations
  • Visualization
  • Data management, archives, and virtual observatory
  • Data analysis, data mining and statistics
  • Data processing pipeline and automated systems
  • Semantics, data citation and data preservation
Why publish in Astronomy and Computing


Editors A. Accomazzi Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA, T. Budavari Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, The John Hopkins University, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA, C. Fluke Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology, 1 Alfred Street, Hawthorn, 3122, Australia, N. Gray School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, Kelvin Building, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, UK, R. Mann Inst. for Astronomy, Royal Observatory, University of Edinburgh, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, EH9 3HJ, UK, W. O'Mullane Urbanizacin de Villafranca del Castillo, European Space Astronomy Centre (ESA), Avda. de los Castillos s/n, Villanueva de la Caada, E-28692 Madrid, Spain, A. Wicenec International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia, M. Wise ASTRON Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, Schattenberg 1, 9433 TA Zwiggelte, Netherlands, Scientific Advisory Board: K. Borne School of Physics, Astronomy & Computational Sciences, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, MS 6A2, Fairfax, 22030, USA, A. Connolly Dept. of Astronomy, University of Washington, 3910 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98195-1580, USA, A. Csillaghy School of Engineering, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Steinackerstrasse 5, 5210 Windisch, Switzerland, D. Durand , C. Gabriel European Space Agency, P.O. Box 78, ES 28691 Madrid, Spain, R.J. Hanisch Operations and Engineering Division, Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA, A. Lawrence Inst. for Astronomy, Royal Observatory, University of Edinburgh, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, EH9 3HJ, UK, M. Ohishi Div. of Theoretical Astronomy, Center for Comp. Astrophysics Nat. Astron. Observatory of Japan, 2-21-1 Ohsawa, Mitaka, 181-8588 Tokyo, Japan, R.L. Plante National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA, P. Quinn International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia, A.H. Rots Chandra X-ray Science Center, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
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