ASTRONOMY AND COMPUTING
Publisher address: RADARWEG 29, AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, 1043 NX
Web of Science Categories: Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications | Astronomy & Astrophysics
Astronomy and Computing is a peer-reviewed journal that focuses on the broad area between astronomy, computer science and information technology. The journal aims to publish the work of scientists and (software) engineers in all aspects of astronomical computing, including the collection, analysis, reduction, visualisation, preservation and dissemination of data, and the development of astronomical software and simulations. The journal covers applications for academic computer science techniques to astronomy, as well as novel applications of information technologies within astronomy.
The journal is open to a broad range of contributions about the use of computing used in astronomy. It accepts regular scientific articles and review articles, but will also consider manuscripts on new software and data releases of astronomical surveys, and "reports on practice" which describe the outcomes (positive and negative) of the practical application of informatics techniques within astronomy research and operations. In general, manuscripts should make a valuable contribution to the field and should display an appropriate familiarity with previous work in the area and alternative approaches to the same problem. Providing a sustainable link to data or source code is strongly encouraged. All manuscripts are subject to peer-review.
The journal welcomes contributions on a variety of topics including:
•Scientific software engineering
•Computational techniques used for astrophysical simulations
•Data management, archives, and virtual observatory
•Data analysis, data mining and statistics
•Data processing pipeline and automated systems
•Semantics, data citation and data preservation