Nature Astronomy

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Nature Astronomy  
Disciplineastronomy, astrophysics and planetary science
Edited byMay Chiao
Publication details
Publication history
2016 to present
Nature Publishing Group (United Kingdom)
Standard abbreviations
Nat. Astron.

Nature Astronomy is an online, peer reviewed, scientific journal published by the Nature Publishing Group, owned by Springer Nature.[1][2] It was first published in January 2017 (volume 1, issue 1), although the first content appeared online in December 2016. The Chief Editor is May Chiao, who is a full-time professional editor employed by this journal.[3] The founding editors of this journal, in addition to May Chiao, were Paul Woods, Luca Maltagliati and Marios Karouzos.[3]

Nature Astronomy received its first Journal Impact Factor in 2019[4], with value 10.500, making it the top-ranked non-Review journal in astronomy & astrophysics (ranked by IF).

Publishing formats include Editorials, Letters, Articles, Reviews, Perspectives, News and Views, Research Highlights, Commentaries, Mission Control, Books and Arts reviews, and Correspondence.[5]


Nature Astronomy publishes research in astronomy, astrophysics, planetary science[6] and cosmology. Subject areas covered by the journal include observational astronomy, theoretical astrophysics, astronomical instrumentation, exoplanets, solar physics, stellar physics, interstellar medium, extragalactic astronomy, high-energy astronomy, astrochemistry and astronomical big data.[7]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

Nature Astronomy is indexed in the following databases:


  1. ^ "Announcing five new Nature titles: Nature Astronomy, Nature Biomedical Engineering, Nature Ecology & Evolution, Nature Human Behaviour and Nature Reviews Chemistry - Group - Springer Nature - A new force in research publishing".
  2. ^ "A new astronomy publication: Nature Astronomy | British Astronomical Association".
  3. ^ a b "About the Editors - Nature Astronomy".
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  5. ^ "Content Types - Nature Astronomy".
  6. ^ " - News and Articles on Science and Technology".
  7. ^ "Aims & Scope - Nature Astronomy".
  8. ^ Analytics, Clarivate. "Journal Search - Clarivate Analytics".
  9. ^ "NASA/ADS Search (Beta Interface)".
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