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The RAS publishes results of original research in its major journals, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS) and Geophysical Journal international (GJI). Astronomy & Geophysics (A&G) is the Society's full-colour news and reviews journal, distributed to all Fellows.

Access to electronic editions of all these journals is free to Fellows of the society. Heavily discounted subscription rates are offered to Fellows for the printed editions of MNRAS and GJI, on the understanding that journals are strictly for personal use.

The journals adhere to an pdfEditorial Code of Practice and the research journals (and major articles in A&G) are rigorously peer reviewed by the RAS. The journals are published on behalf of the Society by Oxford University Press (OUP), and are governed by the RAS publications management structure and the pdfRAS publishing policy. The RAS also has a pdfpolicy on open access publishing and article repositories, and allows authors to make use of both of these for articles published in its research journals.


Astronomy & Geophysics

A&G coverAstronomy & Geophysics (A&G) is the RAS's bimonthly house journal, distributed to all Fellows of the society. It publishes articles, news and reviews on topics in astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, planetary science, solar-terrestrial physics, global and regional geophysics, and the history of these subjects. A&G also publishes discussions of topical items, reports of meetings, scientific news reports, and acts as a forum for discussion of all matters of interest to professional astronomers and geophysicists.

See our example articles, read more information, see the members of the A&G Editorial Boad, or get online access from OUP.


Geophysical Journal International

GJI coverGeophysical Journal international (GJI) is the primary solid-earth geophysics journal based in Europe, publishing the results of research on the earth's internal structure, physical properties, evolution and processes covering all aspects of theoretical, computational and observational geophysics.

Subjects covered include:

  • earthquake and controlled-source seismology, tides, the Earth's gravitational field in relation to its shape, deep interior, crustal structure, stress and isostasy;
  • palaeomagnetism and rock magnetism and their applications to geomagnetism, internal processes and geotectonics;
  • heat flow, electromagnetism, rheology and volcanology;
  • geophysics applied to the structure and evolution or rifts, ridges, trenches, mountains, continents and oceans.


See the current members of the GJI Editorial Board, or get online access and more information from OUP.


Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

MNRAS coverMNRAS Letters coverMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS) is one of the world's leading astronomy journals. It publishes the results of original research in positional and dynamical astronomy, astrophysics, radio astronomy, cosmology, space science and the design of astronomical instruments. There is also an online Letters section for the rapid publication of short but timely articles in those subjects.

See the pdfMNRAS infographic, the members of the MNRAS Editorial Board, or see the Oxford Journals website for more information and to browse MNRAS or MNRAS Letters online.