A journal for the astronomical computing community?

Gray, N. and Mann, R.G. (2011) A journal for the astronomical computing community? In: Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XX (ADASSXX). Series: Astronomical society of the Pacific conference series, 442. Astronomical Society of the Pacific, pp. 655-658.

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One of the Birds of a Feather (BoF) discussion sessions at ADASS XX considered whether a new journal is needed to serve the astronomical computing community. In this paper we discuss the nature and requirements of that community, outline the analysis that led us to propose this as a topic for a BoF, and review the discussion from the BoF session itself. We also present the results from a survey designed to assess the suitability of astronomical computing papers of different kinds for publication in a range of existing astronomical and scientific computing journals. The discussion in the BoF session was somewhat inconclusive, and it seems likely that this topic will be debated again at a future ADASS or in a similar forum.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gray, Dr Norman
Authors: Gray, N., and Mann, R.G.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Publisher:Astronomical Society of the Pacific

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