Instructions to Authors
Manuscripts should be submitted by e-mail to the address: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Copies should be e-mailed to <email@example.com> and <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The submitted files should include:
-- *.tex file of the article;
-- files of figures in *.eps format (each figure as a separate file);
-- file of your paper (including figures) saved in PDF format.
Please send your files as one .zip file.
file of the article should contain (in the order given below):
(a) the title in lower-case letters, except the first capital letter (e.g., Moving variable emission lines in the spectrum of the Seyfert galaxy NGC 4151);
(b) the initial(s) and name(s) of the author(s) should be footnoted with numbers for the addresses (e.g., P.G. Smith1, W.A. Gordon2, A.I. Ivanov2,3 (no space between the initials, a comma after each author’s name, without “and” before the last author’s name);
(c) the full postal addresses of institutions, marked by footnote numbers
(e.g., 1Address one
Please give the
email address of the corresponding author after his/her postal address;
(d) the abstract with main results (approximately 20 up to 150 words);
(e) key words (no more than 15) prepared according to the Thesaurus of key words of the Astronomy and Astrophysics journal: http://www.aanda.org/doc_journal/instructions/aa_instructions.pdf
this is an obligatory item – papers would not be accepted without key words;
(f) main text;
(g) acknowledgements (if necessary);
(i) appendices or annexes if any (numbered as á1, á2 etc. and equipped with brief headings; the main text should refer the reader to each of them).
Numerical values less than unity should always be written with a zero preceding the decimal point. Outside the LaTeX mathematical mode, please use the double dash for the “minus” sign.
Sections of the text should be numbered by arabic numerals. Subsections should be numbered 1.1, 1.2, etc. Footnotes to the text (if any) (their number should be minimal) should be marked by superscript arabic numerals and be placed at the bottom of the page to which the footnote is referred.
Tables should be embedded into the text in the
Each figure should be presented as a separate .eps ﬁle (no other formats are accepted). The files’ names should be numerals starting from 1 (1.eps, 2.eps etc -- BUT NOT any other names).
Figures should be referred to in the text as, e.g., Figure 1 or Figures 2–4 in the increasing order. If a figure consists of several parts, all parts should be gathered together as one block represented in one file. Fragments of a figure are to be designated by lower-case letters (a, b, c, etc) and referred to in the text as Figure 2a, Figures 3a,b,c, 4a-e, etc.
The size of the figures must be
adjusted to the page width of
Figures that occupy several journal pages are not accepted.
Figures (or figure fragments) containing a quantitative information should have four borders each, ticks along all four borders and axis titles.
Figures in color are accepted, but only for the electronic version. In the printed version, figures will appear in black-and-white.
Citing references in the text please use the author--year system. For example: Johnson (1950), Johnson and Morgan (1953), Johnson et al. (1968a,b), Ivanov (1968, 1976), or (Johnson 1950; Johnson and Morgan 1953; Johnson et al. 1968a,b), (Ivanov 1968, 1976).
In the list of references all references must be arranged alphabetically and chronologically in the following form:
(1984) in: The MK process and stellar classification, ed. R. F. Garrison,
Johnson H.L. (1950) ApJ 112, 240
Johnson H.L., MacArthur J.W., Mitchell R.I. (1968a) ApJ 152, 465
Johnson H.L., Morgan W.W. (1953) ApJ 117, 313
Kurtz D.W. (1998) in: A half century of stellar pulsation interpretations, eds. P.A. Bradley and J.A. Guzik, ASP Conf. Ser. 135, 420
McClure R.D. (1973) in: Spectral classiﬁcation and multicolor photometry (IAU Symp. 50), eds. C. Ferenbach and B.E. Westerlund, Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, p. 162
Put a comma – not “and” – before the name of the last author: Johnson H.L., MacArthur J.W., Mitchell R.I. (1968a) ApJ 152, 465
If a paper has more than 4 authors, it is sufficient to give the first three names followed by “et al.”. Do NOT italicize “et al.”.
Use acronyms for the well-known astronomical journals, as accepted in the ADS (NASA Astrophysics Data System): A&A, A&AS, AJ, ApJ, ApJS, Ap&SS, MNRAS, PASJ, PASP, ARep (Astronomy Reports), SvA (Soviet Astronomy), AstL (Astronomy Letters), SvAL (Soviet Astronomy Letters), AZh (Astronomicheskii Zhurnal), PAZh (Pis’ma v Astronomicheskii Zhurnal), Ap (Astrophysics), Afz (Astrofizika) etc. Abbreviate the Russian journal “Astronomicheskii Tsircular” as ATsir. The journal Astronomical and Astrophysical Transactions should be abbreviated as A&AT.
When referring to articles and books published both in Russian and in English translation (in AZh, PAZh, Afz etc.), it is preferable to cite English texts. Reference fo the Russian original (in brackets) is also welcome, for instance:
Pikel’ner, S.B. (1971) SvA 15, 276 (AZh 48, 357)
With different publishing years or if text was supplemented / corrected in translation, a different order is acceptable, for instance:
T.A. (1986) Supernova stars and stellar wind: Interaction with the galactic gas,
The proceedings of the most known series of conferences can be referred to as journals, by using the abbreviated names of the series (for instance, IAU Symp., ASP Conf. Ser.). That is, instead of the above given two full references short ones are acceptable:
Kurtz D.W. (1998) ASP Conf. Ser. 135, 420
McClure R.D. (1973) IAU Symp. 50, 162
For observatory publications, bulletins, circulars
use the following system: Publ. Tartu Obs., Circ. Harvard Obs., Bull.
In the rare cases when each issue of a journal begins with page 1 (for instance, the Russian-language popular science journals “Priroda” and others, as well as the first volume of the journal “Pis’ma v AZh”, 1975) please give the volume number followed (in brackets) by the issue number, then put a comma and the first page of the paper.
Do not give the titles of papers and last-page numbers.
Authors are asked to make sure that all the references cited in the text are in the reference list and vice versa.