Aims and scope

Astronomy & Astrophysics (A&A) is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research in astronomy and astrophysics.

The journal is an international consortium governed by a Board of Directors. The Board sets the policies for A&A including general guidelines for publishing, the selection of the Editors, the various financial aspects, as well as membership of new countries.

The mission of A&A is:

  1. Publish important original work that stimulates high-quality scientific discourse
  2. Safeguard scientific reproducibility and ethical best practices
  3. Educate early-career astronomers on scientific writing

A&A is a community journal. Publication decisions are in the sole hands of the Editors charged to implement a rigorous peer-reviewed process. The Editors are astronomers that are independent of any government or administrative body associated with the journal. Detailed publication policies, and research areas, are available on the journal web pages.

A&A promotes diversity and equity in science. A&A embraces open, inclusive, and fair practices that reflect the culture and values of the worldwide community of astronomers.