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About CAPjournal

a free peer-reviewed journal for astronomy communicators, online and in print

The main objectives of the CAPjournal are

  • documenting and absorbing knowledge (“Teach and Train”);
  • providing a basis for discussions;
  • compelling further progress;
  • establishing priorities in the field;
  • furthering careers (through documentation of the excellence of the individual);
  • and helping to avoid the duplication of effort.

The journal is published at least twice per year and is divided into 10 sections

1. News
2. Announcements
3. Reviews
4. Research & Applications
5. Resources
6. Best practices
7. Opinion
8. Column
9. Case Study
10. Interview

For more information about each of these, please refer to the explanations on the Submission Guidelines page.

Public communication of astronomy is a burgeoning field of science communication. We would like to see the astronomy outreach community deeply involved in this journal’s evolution and production. Please feel free to send us your articles and reviews on communicating astronomy. Submission guidelines are here. We are eager to get your feedback, so please feel free to e-mail us at

Read more about the CAPJournal Project in this article presented at the 2007 Communicating Astronomy with the Public Conference: The Communicating Astronomy with the Public Journal - A study from the IAU Division XII Commission 55 CAPJournal Working Group.

In addition to our Issue archive on this website, each issue of the CAPjournal is hosted on the ESO webserver in Munich, Germany, and on the OAO archiving system in Tokyo, Japan.

Open Access Statement
Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles published in CAPjournal. Any work that is referenced in any way must be given proper attribution.

Publication charge policy
We do not charge authors to publish in our journal.

Ethics Policy
To read our Ethics Policy, see this document.

CAPjournal is indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DAOJ)

Lina Canas

Managing Editor
Kelly Blumenthal

Executive Editor
Hidehiko Agata

The Editorial Board changes with each new issue and is drawn from members of the following networks: the IAU Office of Astronomy for Development, the IAU Office of Astronomy for Education, the IAU Commission C2 Communicating Astronomy with the Public, the IAU Inter-Commission C1-C3-C4 Working Group on Ethnoastronomy and Intangible Astronomical Heritage, the IAU Equity and Inclusion Working Group, IAU Women in Astronomy Working Group, the IAU Professional-Amateur Relations in Astronomy Working Group, the IAU Working Group on Astronomy in Culture, and the International Planetarium Society.

For a list of individuals on the Editorial Board, please read the Colophon section in each Issue.

Layout & Production
Suzana Filipecki Martins

Web Design and Development
Gara Mora
Raquel Shida

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License 4.0
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The copyright belongs to the authors; all attributions to the articles should reference their work.

Published by
International Astronomical Union (IAU) / Division C Commission C2 Communicating Astronomy with the Public
IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach (IAU OAO)

Sponsored by
International Astronomical Union (IAU)
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)

In collaboration with
European Southern Observatory (ESO)

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