Board of Directors

Board members

Member Countries Board of
Directors
Executive
Committee*
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Armenia This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Austria This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Bulgaria This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Chile This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Member
Croatia This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Czech Republic This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Denmark This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
ESO ESO This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Estonia This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Finland This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
France This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Member
Germany This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Vice Chairperson
Greece This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Member
Hungary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Italy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lithuania This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Netherlands This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Norway This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Poland This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Portugal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Chairperson
Serbia This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Slovak Republic This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Spain This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sweden This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Member
Switzerland This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ukraine This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

* The Editor-in-Chief and the Letters Editor-in-Chief are consultative members

Duties and meetings

The Board of Directors:

  • Owns the copyright of the journal through the European Southern Observatory (ESO).
  • The Members of the Board are appointed by the scientific organizations of the adhering countries.
  • Decides on general publication policy.
  • Appoints the Editors, who are responsible for deciding what is published in the journal.
  • Places contracts for the publication of the journal with the help of the ESO.
  • The procedures of the Board of Directors are defined by the Standing Rules (PDF file).

Annual meeting of the Board of Directors in early May

  • The Editors present the Editors report for the preceeding year.
  • The finances of the Board of Directors for the following year are approved. These include the national contributions paid by the member countries, and the budget for the editorial offices
  • The Board of Directors agrees with the publishers the number of pages to be published in the following year. The price per page to be published is specified by the contract with the publisher which is signed every five years. The institutional subscription for the following year is then determined by the number of pages to be published.