RAA online submission now opens!
The journal, Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics (RAA), is now calling for submission of letters, invited reviews and original research papers. Topics covered by our journal include all the research areas in astronomy and astrophysics. The website of the journal ( http://www.raa-journal.org) and the web-based peer review system for manuscripts submission is now open. Information including submission guidelines and Editorial Board membership can be found on the website.
editors-in-chief, we sincerely invite you to submit your important papers to
RAA via our web-based system at
Cheng Fang, Jingxiu Wang and Yipeng Jing
Changes for 2009
Please note that, from 2009, Chinese Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics will be transformed into a newly-named journal, Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics (RAA), see the announcement from the Editors below.
Announcement and Call for Papers from the
We are pleased and proud to announce that a new peer-reviewed international journal, Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics (RAA), will be launched in the coming International Year of Astronomy, 2009. The new journal has been established by transforming the bi-monthly journal Chinese Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ChJAA) into a monthly journal, and by involving scientific co-operation with several neighbouring countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
RAA will be a journal of excellence and representative to the rapidly growing research in astronomy and astrophysics, not only in
As scientific editors, we sincerely invite you to submit papers. The journal is now accepting letters, invited reviews and original research papers. Topics covered by RAA include all the research areas in astronomy and astrophysics. The website of the journal (http://raa-journal.org) and the web-based peer review system for manuscripts will be opened in September. Information including submission guidelines and Editorial Board membership will appear on our website. Before the formal opening of the journal website, you can submit your manuscripts electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the ChJAA website www.chjaa.org, where instructions for authors and the LaTeX style file can be found.
We will make every effort to ensure that the refereeing and publication processes are very fast. If you submit your paper before the end of September, it may still be possible to publish it in the historic first issue if the referee recommends publication or asks for minor changes only. We look forward to receiving your manuscripts!
(2008 September 5)
A Web manuscript management system of ChJAA has been established and can be in test use. Authors, Peer-Reviewers and Scientific Editors of ChJAA may first Register and then Login the system http://chjaa.bao.ac.cn/journal. Any comments and suggestions please kindly send to us (email@example.com).
(2007 July 17)
An Announcement from the Editorial Office of ChJAA
As a result of recent discussions among the editors and some board members, ChJAA will encourage comments on all the papers published in ChJAA and will take the process of peer review and communicate with the original author or authors for possible reply, following many leading journals, e.g., JGR or ApJ. This is a policy which has been set up at the beginning of ChJAA and undoubtedly will promote active scientific discussions and communications.As a decision of the editors, ChJAA will not publish any comments on papers published in other journals, including the Acta Astrophysica Sinica (AcApS) which was stopped 6 years ago and its experience helped the birth of ChJAA. We suggest colleagues to directly communicate with the original authors in case they have comments on the papers published in AcApS.
(2006 July 13)
The online edition of ChJAA is available on the Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP) EJ homepage, http://www.iop.org/journals and http://www.iop.org/EJ. IOP will include the digitised Journal in its Electronic Journals product during 2006 and may include it in its listings of electronic journals for 2006. IOP will enable anyone to access all of the electronic Journal including full text content. Consequently it will not deny access based on subscriber or any other status. IOP will not charge users to access the electronic Journal via its site.
As a new service to authors and readers, ChJAA now gives online access to unedited preprint version of all accepted papers, unless the contrary is expressed by the author(s). This online version (pdf or doc file) will be an exact version as submitted by the author(s).
Some copies are still available at this office of the following two Supplements: 1) 2003 Suppl. --- Frascati Workshop 2003 Proceedings; 2) 2005 Suppl. --- Microquasar Workshop 2004 Proceedings The price is the same as the main journal: RMB 30 yuan per copy inside China; USD 30 dollars abroad.
(2006 February 9)
A Letter from Editors-in-Chief
Dear Authors, Readers, Colleagues and Friends,
We have been informed by Dr. Chonka, the Editor of Physical,
Chemical & Earth Sciences of ISI, that our journal, Chinese Journal of
Astronomy and Astrophysics (ChJAA), has been accepted to include in the
Science Citation Index (SCI), beginning with the first issue of 2005.
We share the good news and great happiness with you.
This is, indeed, a success of Chinese astronomy and astrophysics.
As commended by a colleague from Stanford University, `it represents that the world, by and by,
acknowledges and values our research in astronomy!' We understand, however, to further
increase the quality and to raise the scientific standard of the journal is
an extremely difficult task. We will work with you for the goal to have the
journal the best astronomy journal in Asia and a well-known good journal
in the world. The journal should work the best to foster good scientific
tradition and creative research groups in Chinese astronomy enterprise.
We expect to continuously receive your strong support to the journal.
Your kind offer of submissions of manuscripts and suggestions to improve the
journal are the guarantee of the success of our ChJAA.
We thank all international colleagues and friends for their kind assistance
and support. We high appreciate and look forward to
close collaboration with international publishers.
Cheng Fang and Jingxiu Wang
2005 April 21
A Good News for ChJAA
We have been informed by Dr. Chonka of ISI that our journal, ChJAA has been accepted to include in The Science Citation Index (SCI) beginning with the February 2005 issue.
Journal lists are updated on a monthly basis. It does take some time to update records before the changes appear on the Website journal lists. Depending on where in the process the journal is, the Chinese Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics should appear either later this month, or next month, in the SCI journal list.
(2005 April 20)
At the moment, our journal, Chinese Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics has appeared in the SCI journal list.
(Updated 2005 April 20 -10:30)