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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.

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    Rebekah I. Dawson et al. 2015 ApJ 798 66

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    Alexandra Z. Greenbaum et al. 2015 ApJ 798 68

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    Richard Lieu et al. 2015 ApJ 798 67

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    James Guillochon and Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz 2015 ApJ 798 64

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    Y.-M. Wang et al. 2015 ApJ 798 50

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