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Last updated March 1, 2021. 

Thank you for your interest in the AASTEX package for manuscript preparation. This directory contains all the files in the distribution. They are described briefly below. Following the file descriptions are short installation instructions, the generic recipe for printing the user guide and sample, and information about contacting us regarding the distribution.


aastex631.cls The most recent AASTEX class file (V6.3.1) 
aasjournal.bst BIBTEX .bst file optimized for AAS Journal publishing

sample631.tex Sample paper with "typical" content and markup 
sample631.pdf Sample paper PDF file
sample631.bib Sample paper BIBTEX .bib file

cost.pdf Figure 1 in sample631.tex
V2491_Cyg.pdf Figure 2a in sample631.tex
HV_Cet.pdf  Figure 2b in sample631.tex
LMC_2009.pdf Figure 2c in sample631.tex
RS_Oph.pdf Figure 2d in sample631.tex
U_Sco.pdf Figure 2e in sample631.tex
KT_Eri.pdf Figures 2f and 3 in sample631.tex
f4.pdf Figure 4 in sample631.tex
f5.pdf Figure 5 in sample631.tex

interactive.tar.gz A .tar.gz package containing all the interactive figure files associated with Figure 5 in sample631.tex

orcid-ID.png PNG file use to produced the ORCID icon in \author

Please see the AASTEX Web site for further documentation


for additional installation notes or contact the help desk at aastex-help@aas.org for assistance.


AASTEX was designed and written by Chris Biemesderfer in 1988. Substantial revisions were made by Lee Brotzman and Pierre Landau when the package was updated to v4.0. AASTEX was rewritten as a LATEX class by Arthur Ogawa for the v5.0 release. It was updated to v5.2 by SR Nova Private Ltd. Amy Hendrickson (TEXnology Inc.) wrote the v6.0 release which itself was primarily based on the emulateapj classfile created by Maxim Markevitch and Alexey Vikhlinin. Amy Hendrickson also created versions v6.1 - v6.3.1. Over the years the documentation has benefited from revisions by Jeannette Barnes, Sara Zimmerman, Greg Schwarz, Gus Meunch, Amy Henderickson, and Butler Burton.

Comments, suggestions, complaints, and pleas for help can be sent electronically to aastex-help@aas.org.

AASTEX Web site: https://journals.aas.org/aastex-package-for-manuscript-preparation/

CB, 20 May 1999 Rev. 
SZ, 2 Nov 2000 Rev. 
SZ, 14 Dec 2004 Rev. 
SZ, 22 Jun 2005 Rev. 
GJS, 02 Mar 2016 Rev. 
GJS, 08 Jan 2018 Rev.
GJS, 07 Aug 2019 Rev.
GJS, 01 Mar 2021 Rev.

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (1.7M).

aastex – Macros for Manuscript Preparation for AAS Journals

The bundle provides a document class for preparing papers for American Astronomical Society publications. Authors who wish to submit papers to AAS journals are strongly urged to use this class in preference to any of the alternatives available.

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