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The Astrophysical Journal Letters is a peer-reviewed express scientific journal that allows astrophysicists to rapidly publish short notices of significant original research. The American Astronomical Society has chosen IOP Publishing to publish The Astrophysical Journal.

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American Astronomical Society Journals Going Electronic Only

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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These are the latest articles published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters.

  • A Tale of Three Galaxies: Anomalous Dust Properties in IRAS F10398+1455, IRAS F21013–0739, and SDSS J0808+3948

    Yanxia Xie et al. 2014 ApJ 794 L19

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  • Resolving the Clumpy Structure of the Outflow Winds in the Gravitationally Lensed Quasar SDSS J1029+2623

    Toru Misawa et al. 2014 ApJ 794 L20

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  • Dynamics and Energy Loss in Superbubbles

    Martin G. H. Krause and Roland Diehl 2014 ApJ 794 L21

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  • Toward Chemical Constraints on Hot Jupiter Migration

    Nikku Madhusudhan et al. 2014 ApJ 794 L12

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  • Catching Quenching Galaxies: The Nature of the WISE Infrared Transition Zone

    Katherine Alatalo et al. 2014 ApJ 794 L13

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