EDP Sciences

Open access option

Astronomy & Astrophysics (A&A) and EDP Sciences are in favor of broad and easy access to all published scientific information and have taken numerous steps in this direction, with the different services listed below:

Open access option

Authors can pay a fee of 1500 euros (2019 price) to make their online article perpetually, universally, and freely accessible (gold open access). The fee covers only a fraction of the production costs.

Corresponding authors of French Institutions (see list of institutions) and Max Planck Institute in Germany benefit from free gold open access.

Green open access

The Publisher and A&A encourage arXiv archiving or self-archiving of the final PDF file of the article exactly as published in the journal and without any period of embargo.

Free access

Free sections

All Letters to the Editor and all articles published in the following sections:

  • Atomic, molecular, and nuclear data
  • Astronomical instrumentation
  • Catalogs and data
  • Numerical methods and codes

are in free access at no cost to the authors.

Archives in free access

All articles published in the other sections of the Journal become freely accessible 12 months after publication.

Latest articles FREE

This service allows non-subscribers to the journal to gain free access to the full edition of the most recent articles of A&A on the EDP Sciences website. The Latest articles FREE service requires registration and is meant to be used by individuals for their private studies or scholarly research, and not for commercial benefit. See https://www.aanda.org/component/services/?label=laf