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Open Astronomy

formerly Baltic Astronomy

1 Issue per year

IMPACT FACTOR 2016 (Baltic Astronomy): 0.439
5-year IMPACT FACTOR (Baltic Astronomy): 0.591

Cite Score 2016 (Baltic Astronomy): 0.20

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2016 (Baltic Astronomy): 0.185
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2016 (Baltic Astronomy): 0.425


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    Open Astronomy is a peer-reviewed, fully open access online journal, that publishes research, reviews and news spanning all aspects of astronomy and astrophysics.

    Open Astronomy (formerly Baltic Astronomy) was founded by the Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy (Lithuania) in 1992 and acquired by De Gruyter in 2016.

    Special Issues

    • Special Issue on Asymmetric Planetary Nebulae VII (4-8 December 2017, Hong Kong)
      Guest Editors:
      Prof. Quentin Andrew Parker, The University of Hong Kong
      Prof. Noam Soker, Technion, Israel

    • Special Issue on "Prospects of Ultraviolet Astronomy" - WSO-UV Core Program Workshop
      (23-25 October 2017, University Complutense, Madrid, Spain)
      Guest Editors:
      Professor Mikhail Sachkov, Institute of Astronomy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
      Professor Ana Ines Gomez de Castro, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

    • Special Issue on VI Bredikhin Conference - dedicates to the modern achievements in the theory of comets, the dynamics of small bodies of the solar system's asteroid-comet hazard (04-08 September 2017, Zavolzhsk, Russia).
      Guest Editors:
      Professor Mikhail Sachkov, Institute of Astronomy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
      Dr. Anna Kartashova, Institute of Astronomy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
      Professor Vyacheslav Emel'yanenko, Institute of Astronomy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

    • Special Issue on the 8th Meeting on Hot Subdwarf Stars and Related Objects (10-14 July 2017, Cracow, Poland)
      Guest Editors:
      Dr. Andrzej Baran, The Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland
      Dr. Tony Lynas-Gray, University of Oxford, UK

    • Special Issue on Modern Stellar Astronomy VIII (14-16 June 2017, Ekaterinburg, Russia)
      SOC/Guest Editors:
      Professor Alexey Rastorguev, Stenberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow, Russia
      Professor Andrej Sobolev, Ural Federal University, Ekaterinbourg, Russia
      Dr Polina Zakharova, Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg, Russia,
      Professor Oleg Malkov, Institute of Astronomy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
      Professor Konstantin Kholshevnikov, Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia
      Professor Boris Shustov, Institute of Astronomy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia


    Aims and Scope

    The journal disseminates research in both observational and theoretical astronomy, astrophysics, solar physics, cosmology, galactic and extragalactic astronomy, high energy particles physics, planetary science, space science and astronomy-related astrobiology, presenting as well the surveys dedicated to astronomical history and education.

    Why publish in Open Astronomy?

    • Open Astronomy is the first, fully open access journal covering all fields of astronomy and astrophysics.
    • All articles are available to read, download and share for free
    • The journal provides language editing for authors from non-English speaking regions.

    Other benefits for an author in Open Astronomy:

    • transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review,
    • immediate publication
    • tracking available during the entire publication process - from submission until the publishing of manuscript via Editorial Manager System,
    • no space constraints, high-resolution images embedded in texts
    • authors retain copyright of articles published in Open Astronomy
    • visibility and discoverability: promotion of single articles to scientific and general press

    In 2018 Open Astronomy implements Article Publication Charges (APCs).
    In the first year with fees, we offer 50% discount to all the authors - the publication fee amounts to 500 Euro per paper (regardless page count).


    Type of Publication:

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    All submissions must be made via online submission system Editorial Manager.
    In case of any technical problems, please contact us at openastronomy@degruyteropen.com

    Manuscript submitted to this journal should:

    • contain original work - not published elsewhere in any medium (in the whole or in part) by the authors or anyone else and not under consideration for publication in any other medium;
    • focus on the aims and scope of the journal;
    • be clearly and correctly written - should contain all essential features of a scientific publication that is easy to understand for the target audience;
    • written in English - attention to detail of the language will avoid severe misunderstandings which might lead to rejection of the paper;
    • be delivered in electronic format.

    The journal publishes:

    • Research Articles
    • Communications and Rapid Communications
    • Reviews and Mini-Reviews
    • Commentaries
    • Letters to the Editor and Amendments

    Manuscripts have to be written in LATEX, AMS-TEX, AMS-LATEX. We do not accept papers in Plain TEX format. If additionally a PDF file is supplied, the peer review process will speed up. Authors are encouraged to submit the final version of the paper using the De Gruyter Open LATEX template. For detailed information, please see Instruction for Authors.

    The journal uses a closed single-blind peer review system.
    Unpublished material: Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described is not copyrighted, published or submitted elsewhere, except in abstract form. The corresponding author should ensure that all authors approve the manuscript before its submission.
    Ethical conduct of research: The authors must describe and confirm safeguards to meet ethical standards when applicable. See Editorial Policy for details.
    Conflict of interest: When authors submit a manuscript, they are responsible for recognizing and disclosing financial and/or other conflicts of interest that might bias their work and/or could inappropriately influence his/her judgment. If no specified acknowledgement is given, the Editors assume that no conflict of interest exists. Authors are encouraged to fill in the ICMJE Conflicts of Interest Form (available here) and send it in the electronic format to the Managing Editor.
    Copyright: All authors retain copyright, unless - due to their local circumstances - their work is not copyrighted. The non-commercial use of each article will be governed by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license. The corresponding author grants the journal exclusive license for commercial use of the article, by signing the License to Publish. Open Access License is available on the webpage. We encourage the authors to send the signed license along with the manuscript. Please note, that no article will be published unless the Open Access License is signed.
    Authorship: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be named in an Acknowledgement section. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors (according to the above definition) and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the author list of the manuscript, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
    Peer Review process: The Editors reserve the right to decline the submitted manuscript without review, if the studies reported are not sufficiently novel or important to merit publication in the journal. Manuscripts deemed unsuitable (insufficient originality or of limited interest to the target audience) are returned to the author(s) without review. The Editor seeks advice from experts in the appropriate field. Research articles and communications are refereed by a minimum of two reviewers, review papers by at least three. Authors are requested to suggest persons competent to review their manuscript. However, please note that this will be treated only as a suggestion, and the final selection of reviewers is exclusively the Editor's decision. The final decision of acceptance in made by Managing Editor or, in case of conflict, by the Editor-in-Chief.
    Scientific Misconduct: This journal publishes only original manuscripts that are not also published or going to be published elsewhere. Multiple submissions/publications, or redundant publications (re-packaging in different words of data already published by the same authors) will be rejected. If they are detected only after publication, the journal reserves the right to publish a Retraction Note. In each particular case, Editors will follow COPE's Code of Conduct and implement its advice. See Editorial Policy for details.

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    Editorial Information

    Philip Judge, High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, US

    Managing Editor
    Ewa Chmielewska, De Gruyter Open

    Editorial Advisory Board
    Christopher J. Corbally, Vatican Observatory Research Group, Steward Observatory, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    Martin Hendry, University of Glasgow, School of Physics and Astronomy, UK
    Eugene Kennedy, Dublin City University, School of Physical Sciences, Ireland
    Maciej R. Konacki, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center of Polish Academy of Science, Poland
    Ignacio Negueruela, University of Alicante, Physics, System Engineering & Signal Theory, Spain
    Alexei A. Pevtsov, National Solar Observatory/Sacramento Peak, and New Mexico State University, USA
    Maria Sofia Randich, Arcetri Observatory, Italy
    Vytautas P. Straižys, Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
    David Valls-Gabaud, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), and the Paris Observatory, France
    Joris Paul Wim Verbiest, Bielefeld University, Faculty of Physics, Germany
    Ivan Valtchanov, European Space Astronomy Centre, European Space Agency, Madrid, Spain
    Vladas Vansevičius, Astronomical Observatory, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
    Bojan Vršnak, University of Zagreb, Hvar Observatory, Faculty of Geodesy, Croatia

    Roberto Oscar Aquilano, Institute of Physics Rosario, National University of Rosario, Argentina
    Frédéric Arenou, Paris Observatory and French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
    Pedro Manuel E.R.S. Augusto, University of Porto, Portugal
    Drahomir Chochol, Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia
    Matt Darnley, Astrophysics Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
    Alessandro Ederoclite, Centre of Studies of Physics of the Cosmos of Aragón (CEFCA), Spain
    Hans Joachim Haubold, United Nations, Office for Outer Space Affairs, Austria
    Johanna Jurcsik, Konkoly Observatory, Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
    Rajka Jurdana-Šepić, University of Rijeka, Physics Department, Croatia
    Sylwester Kołomański, Astronomical Institute, University of Wrocław, Poland
    Mikhail Sachkov, The Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
    Alejandro Sáiz Rivera, Mahidol University, Department of Physics, Thailand
    Othon Winter, Mathematics Department, São Paulo State University - UNESP, Brazil
    Floor van Leeuwen, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University, UK
    William Zealey, School of Physics, University of Wollongong, Australia

    Language Editors
    Rania Alqurashi, The University of Sheffield, UK
    Julio Gonzalez-Saenz, University of Portsmouth, UK
    Sean Mooney, University College Dublin, School of Physics, Ireland
    Thomas Murat, University of Glasgow, UK

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    Editorial Contact
    Ewa Chmielewska

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