Papers published in Astronomische Nachrichten / Astronomical Notes (AN) shall present
the results of original research not previously published. Articles
submitted to AN should meet these criteria and must not be
under consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers are sent to
referees. There are no page charges. Authors should be aware about the
Transfer of Copyright of all published papers and the possibility of ordering
additional reprints/pdfs using the proofs form.
Papers must be written in English. While a polished literary
style is not demanded of scientific
papers, they should conform to the elementary rules of grammar,
syntax, and punctuation.
Each corresponding author will receive a PDF file for 50 printouts of
his contribution free of charge. Reprints (at least 50 copies) or a PDF
file for an unlimited number of printouts can be purchased.
Preparation of Manuscripts
Only manuscripts written with the most recent version of the
LaTeX2e style file can be accepted. The latter can be obtained
by sending an e-mail to
or by retrieving one of the following packages:
AN-macro.tar.gz (185k) - Includes instructions, the AN-LaTeX2e macro,
a template file for your paper, the keyword list, and other files you may need (as described
in the accompaning read.me-file).
an.cls (59k) - Only the AN-LaTeX2e macro (unzipped, uncompressed).
guide.tex (19k) - Only the template LaTeX2e-file (unzipped, uncompressed).
guide.ps (360k) - The guide in postscript format.
Authors are also encouraged to submit Encapsulated PostScript (".eps") files
for figures in both electronic and nonelectronic papers, especially for
grayscales. Each EPS file should be one page only (multipage files are
unacceptable). Authors should check that laser-printed originals of
these figures are acceptable.
Papers have to be accompanied by key words. These are published together
with the paper and must be choose from the current list of key words
(up to five items).
The manuscript should be submitted electronically by sending a PDF file or a PS
file including figures (preferably zipped or gzipped) to
OR by uploading the file using the submission
Günther Rüdiger, Managing Editor
Astronomische Nachrichten Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam
An der Sternwarte 16 D - 14482 Potsdam Germany
Telephone: +49-331-7499 512
Fax: +49-331-7499 526