The Royal Astronomical Society is pleased to announce that it is now accepting submissions for its first new journal in 100 years, RAS Techniques and Instruments (RASTI).
The new journal provides an international and open-access forum for high-quality papers in all branches of Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Geophysics that describe advances in methods of collecting and evaluating data, ranging from new instrumentation to innovative data processing and analysis procedures, along with new theoretical and modelling developments. Topics will include:
· Artificial intelligence and other machine-learning methods for obtaining insights from datasets
· Advances in statistical methods relevant to these disciplines
· Software for processing data (including pipelines), data analysis and modelling, including effective use of high-performance computers
· Innovations in sensors, sensor systems (including novel missions), and other aspects of instrumentation.
RAS Techniques and Instruments operates under the gold open access model: all articles will be free for all to read and re-use under a CC-BY licence, advancing the long-standing RAS commitment to open science and easy sharing of information. It will provide a high-quality, specialist home for papers that would otherwise be sent to more generalist astronomy and geophysics journals, or to specialist journals that do not directly serve these disciplines.
The journal is published by Oxford University Press, alongside its sister journals: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society and Geophysical Journal International.