Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:


Royal Astronomical Society and Springer Sign Book Agreement

The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) has chosen Springer to publish a series of volumes on astronomy and geophysics under the auspices of the RAS starting in 2007. The books are primarily aimed at the academic market, but will also include history and popular titles for scientists and amateur astronomers.

RAS President, Professor Michael Rowan-Robinson, said: “We are aiming to publish books of a wide variety of types and levels, but all at the highest scientific standard. We are primarily interested in exploiting the Society’s assets – its members, its archives, its meetings – to advance our sciences through all kinds of book publishing. We chose Springer because it is an international publisher with a range of imprints and series that can well present the kinds of books we have in mind, and because it is interested in moving forward imaginatively with us into the era of electronic publishing.”

Hubertus von Riedesel, Vice President, Publishing, Physical Sciences and Engineering at Springer, said, “Springer is proud to work with such an esteemed organization as the Royal Astronomical Society with its long history of high-quality publications. Our publishing strategy is to maximize circulation, visibility, and access to academic information. This overlaps with the main goals of the RAS – maximum dissemination of the research results published by astronomers worldwide.”

The agreement will strengthen Springer’s existing book program in this field, which comprises about 150 titles published annually. The partnership enables the RAS to expand its publishing portfolio, which currently consists of three learned journals producing 25,000 pages per year, two-thirds of which originate from outside the UK. The first two books are already in preparation and will review research into white dwarf stars and the ‘many-body problem’ – how stars, planets and galaxies interact through gravitation.

Founded in 1820, the Royal Astronomical Society has more than 3,000 members in 73 countries. It is the UK’s leading professional body for astronomy and astrophysics, geophysics, solar and solar-terrestrial physics and planetary sciences. The RAS organizes scientific meetings, publishes international research and review journals, awards grants and prizes, maintains an extensive library, supports educational activities and lobbies government.

Springer is the second-largest publisher worldwide in the science, technology, and medicine (STM) sector and publishes on behalf of more than 300 academic associations and professional societies. It is the world’s leading book publisher in astronomy. Springer is part of Springer Science+Business Media, one of the world’s leading suppliers of scientific and specialist literature. The group owns 70 publishing houses, together publishing a total of 1,450 journals and more than 5,000 new books a year. The group operates in over 20 countries in Europe, the USA, and Asia, and has some 5,000 employees.

David Elliott | alfa
Further information:

More articles from Physics and Astronomy:

nachricht First results of NSTX-U research operations
26.10.2016 | DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

nachricht Scientists discover particles similar to Majorana fermions
25.10.2016 | Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters

All articles from Physics and Astronomy >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Etching Microstructures with Lasers

Ultrafast lasers have introduced new possibilities in engraving ultrafine structures, and scientists are now also investigating how to use them to etch microstructures into thin glass. There are possible applications in analytics (lab on a chip) and especially in electronics and the consumer sector, where great interest has been shown.

This new method was born of a surprising phenomenon: irradiating glass in a particular way with an ultrafast laser has the effect of making the glass up to a...

Im Focus: Light-driven atomic rotations excite magnetic waves

Terahertz excitation of selected crystal vibrations leads to an effective magnetic field that drives coherent spin motion

Controlling functional properties by light is one of the grand goals in modern condensed matter physics and materials science. A new study now demonstrates how...

Im Focus: New 3-D wiring technique brings scalable quantum computers closer to reality

Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo led the development of a new extensible wiring technique capable of controlling superconducting quantum bits, representing a significant step towards to the realization of a scalable quantum computer.

"The quantum socket is a wiring method that uses three-dimensional wires based on spring-loaded pins to address individual qubits," said Jeremy Béjanin, a PhD...

Im Focus: Scientists develop a semiconductor nanocomposite material that moves in response to light

In a paper in Scientific Reports, a research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute describes a novel light-activated phenomenon that could become the basis for applications as diverse as microscopic robotic grippers and more efficient solar cells.

A research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has developed a revolutionary, light-activated semiconductor nanocomposite material that can be used...

Im Focus: Diamonds aren't forever: Sandia, Harvard team create first quantum computer bridge

By forcefully embedding two silicon atoms in a diamond matrix, Sandia researchers have demonstrated for the first time on a single chip all the components needed to create a quantum bridge to link quantum computers together.

"People have already built small quantum computers," says Sandia researcher Ryan Camacho. "Maybe the first useful one won't be a single giant quantum computer...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>



Event News

#IC2S2: When Social Science meets Computer Science - GESIS will host the IC2S2 conference 2017

14.10.2016 | Event News

Agricultural Trade Developments and Potentials in Central Asia and the South Caucasus

14.10.2016 | Event News

World Health Summit – Day Three: A Call to Action

12.10.2016 | Event News

Latest News

VDI presents International Bionic Award of the Schauenburg Foundation

26.10.2016 | Awards Funding

3-D-printed magnets

26.10.2016 | Power and Electrical Engineering

Advanced analysis of brain structure shape may track progression to Alzheimer's disease

26.10.2016 | Health and Medicine

More VideoLinks >>>