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

Lomb, Nick (2018) Scientific society journals: the publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia. Historical Records of Australian Science. pp. 1-10. ISSN 0727-3061

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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.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: 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.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 14 May 2018 05:53
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2018 04:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: astronomy, astrophysics, publication, research, historical article
Fields of Research : 02 Physical Sciences > 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences > 020199 Astronomical and Space Sciences not elsewhere classified
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1071/HR18002

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