AAS Publishing at AAS 242 in Albuquerque (and Online!)

AAS 242 is nearly here! The AAS Publishing team looks forward to connecting with meeting attendees in Albuquerque, NM, and online, and we’re excited to share a preview of upcoming publishing-related events. Also, be sure to stop by the AAS booth in the Exhibit Hall, which will be staffed by several members of the publishing team, including Julie Steffen (AAS Chief Publishing Officer), Ethan Vishniac (AAS Journals Editor in Chief), Frank Timmes (AAS Journals Associate Editor in Chief), and Gus Muench (AAS Journals Data Editor). We’re also happy to announce that the newest member of the Publishing team, Journals Data Editor Katie Merrell, will be attending the meeting — be sure to stop by and say hello!

AAS Nova Editors Kerry Hensley and Susanna Kohler, AAS Media Fellow Ben Cassese, Astrobites Media Intern Sumeet Kulkarni, and the rest of the Astrobites team will also be available at the Astrobites booth in the Exhibit Hall.

AAS Peer Review Workshop

Sunday, June 4, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm MT

Building on the successes of the first peer review workshop, which was organized by the AAS and IOP Publishing and held remotely in February 2023, the AAS is holding its first-ever in-person peer review training at AAS 242. This workshop, led by the scientific editors of the AAS journals, will teach participants about the peer review process, give them the opportunity to see both poor and exemplary referee reports, and provide them with hands-on experience in writing a peer review report. Participants will receive a graduation certificate.

While signups for this instance of the peer review workshop are closed, more workshops are planned for the future, so keep an eye out for more information about upcoming opportunities!

“The What and Why of Open Science”

Tuesday, June 6, 10:00 – 11:30 am MT | Meeting Room 220

This Meeting-in-a-Meeting will explore the benefits of open science practices, diving into the implementation and impact of creating accessible archives for data and software, making journal articles open access, and much more. Presenters will include AAS Journals Data Editor Gus Muench and program officers from NASA and the National Science Foundation.

Want to learn more about implementing open science practices? A second Meeting-in-a-Meeting taking place on Wednesday, June 7, at 10:00 am MT in Meeting Room 220 will provide opportunities for members of our community to share their experiences, successes, and challenges with open science.