ESO and EDP Sciences sign new contract for A&A © ESO

A new contract for the publication of the scientific journal Astronomy and Astrophysics (A&A) has been signed with EDP Sciences (EDPS), by Prof Tim de Zeeuw, Director General of the European Southern Observatory (ESO), and Dr Jean-Marc Quilbé, Managing Director of EDPS, at the ESO Headquarters in Garching near Munich, Germany.

It is a great pleasure for the Board to announce that the contract for the production of A&A from January 2010 has been signed at ESO with EDP Sciences. Thus, for a renewed period, EDPS will continue as the publisher of A&A”, said Professor Georges Meynet, Chairman of the Board of Directors of A&A.

The Board is in charge of managing the journal. It consists of representatives of A&A’s 23 member countries plus ESO, which has handled the legal matters of A&A since the journal was established in 1969.

Astronomy & Astrophysics is owned by and operated for the astronomical community, and it is important that we make sure that we have the best available publisher for the journal”, said Prof de Zeeuw.

EDPS is excited to be continuing as the publisher of this major journal of astronomy, which is an important vehicle for the dissemination and archiving of high quality science results”, said Dr Quilbé.

Following a “call for tender” issued by the Board to select a publisher for the coming years, EDPS emerged as the optimum choice. The Board thanks all bidders for their interest in A&A.


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