Board of Directors

Board members

Sponsoring Country Board of Director
Member
Executive
Committee*
Argentina This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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.
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. Member
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.
Greece This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hungary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Vice Chairperson
Ireland 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. Chairperson
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.
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. Member
Sweden This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Switzerland This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Member
Ukraine This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Non-Sponsoring
Partner
Board of Director
Member
 
ESO ESO This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Observer Partner Representative  
Georgia This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Uruguay 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
Last update of the Board members on: 31/05/2023

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.

Annual meeting of the Board of Directors

  • 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.

Member countries

The below map shows the current geographic reach of the countries in the A&A Agreement (“sponsoring countries”). Authors from sponsoring countries benefit from free publication in the Journal. Page charges apply otherwise.