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The American Astronomical Society (AAS) and IOP Publishing (IOP) have decided that all AAS research journals published with IOP will become electronic only and will no longer print paper editions.

On October 14, 2010 The Astrophysical Journal migrated all active manuscripts from the IOP peer review system to eJournalPress. If you are having difficulty accessing your manuscript or sending in a review, please mail the editorial office.


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    D. Huppenkothen et al. 2014 ApJ 795 114

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