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Astronomical Society of the Pacific and IOP Publishing form partnership to publish journal

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) and IOP Publishing (IOP) have announced a new partnership to publish the journal Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (PASP).

Established in 1889, PASP has a long and illustrious history in the field of astronomy, disseminating refereed research, invited reviews, and dissertation summaries. PASP’s primary focus is to provide a medium through which astronomy research at all wavelengths and distance scales can be communicated to a global community at all levels. The journal also publishes timely and informative articles on the latest innovations in astronomical instrumentation and software.

The new collaboration between the ASP and IOP will build on the reputation of PASP. It will enable both organizations to further their outreach mission by communicating astronomy research to a broader spectrum of the scientific community.

“We look forward to our partnership with IOP,” said Dr Linda Shore, Executive Director of the ASP. “Astronomy has become an international enterprise increasingly involving researchers in every corner of the globe and IOP will help PASP support astronomers throughout the world.”

Jeff Mangum, Editor-in-Chief of PASP said: “IOP has distinguished itself as the premier publisher in the physical science community. With this new collaboration, PASP will be able to broaden its exposure within the international astrophysical community through IOP’s partnerships in rapidly-developing physics communities, such as those in Asia and South America.”

Steven Hall, Managing Director of IOP said: “We are delighted to partner with the ASP on its journal. We look forward to bringing the benefits of IOPscience to PASP and to expanding its global audience still further.”

Jamie Hutchins, Head of Publishing of IOP said: “PASP has a long and dignified history and we are pleased to welcome the ASP as a publishing partner. Our new partnership will ensure that the journal and the individual articles within it are disseminated to the widest possible audience. We will be adding additional support to the editorial operation of the journal and look forward to a smooth transition over the course of 2015.”

PASP will be available on IOPscience from January 2016 and will continue to be available to ASP members as well as institutional subscribers. For further information, please e-mail