Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
|Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
|Area of Expertise||astronomy and astrophysics|
|publisher||Oxford University Press commissioned by the Royal Astronomical Society ( UK )|
|frequency of publication||36 per year|
The first edition appeared on February 9, 1827 as the Monthly Notices of the Astronomical Society of London . MNRAS has appeared continuously ever since and is one of the world's oldest astronomical journals still in existence. It got its present name from the second volume, after the Astronomical Society of London had become the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS). Until 1961, the RAS published the Monthly Notices itself, since then they have been published on behalf of the RAS, currently with Oxford University Press.
With 36 issues per year, the current frequency of publication is no longer monthly. MNRAS publishes normal articles with no length limit and faster published 'Letters' of a maximum of 5 pages. These used to appear on pink paper in the printed edition, until the printed edition was discontinued only electronically with a summary in the printed edition.
- Florin Simion: MNRAS moves online-only after almost 200 years of print. Royal Astronomical Society , retrieved 9 February 2022 (English).