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"Astronomy and Astrophysics"
"Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series"

This service is part of a more general CDS bibliographic service .

Introduction

Following an agreement with the Editors of Astronomy & Astrophysics, the CDS provides access to the abstracts from the Astronomy and Astrophysics main Journal, and Supplement Series.

From 1st January 2001, the Main Journal is published by EDP Sciences, who has published the Supplement Series since 1980. From 1st January 2001, the Supplement Series is merged with the Main Journal.

These abstracts are made available to CDS by the Publisher (EDP Sciences) at the time of publication of the electronic issue of the journal.

The service starts with volume 103 (January 1994) of A&A Suppl., and with volume 284 (April 1994) of the Main Journal. For issues until December 2000, the Editors of the Main Journal and the Supplement Series were respectively: Springer-Verlag and EDP Sciences.

The Abstract service

Three query modes are proposed:
An access by keyword or author's name:
A browse mode, through the chronological list of available A&A Abstracts and A&AS Abstracts.
A self-organizing document map, where documents are classified in areas on the basis of their keywords.
The 19-digit bibcode (such as 1994A&AS..103..135A) follows the coding system also used by the NED and SIMBAD databases.

Acknowledgements
This service is being implemented by François Ochsenbein (CDS). Patricia Bauer is checking the electronic version of the abstracts. The document map is maintained by Philippe Poinçot. The WWW interface is maintained by Daniel Egret.
Thanks to all contributors, authors, editors, publishers, and especially to Claude Bertout, Editor-in-Chief of Astronomy and Astrophysics and James Lequeux, previous Editor-in-Chief, who suggested this service and made it possible.


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