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Journal Macros

Journal Abbreviations used in the ADS BibTeX entries

Some of the LaTeX-compatible reference formats created by ADS contain macros that need to be properly expanded by TeX or LaTeX in order to produce the correct output. Since the particular formatting depends on the macro package used by the author or publisher and since these formats change with time, we suggest that users always resolve these macros by incorporating the appropriate style file in their documents. The most popular set of macros in use today in astronomy are the ones defined in the AASTeX package and supported by the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics. If you use any of the TeX-based formats generated by ADS, you should consider installing and incorporating the AASTeX macros to facilitate the preparation of your manuscript.

However, if for some reason you do not want or are not able to use the AAS macro package, you have the option of incorporating just the macros in your paper as described below. The following macros are taken from the AASTeX macro package version 6.3.1. You will need to include these macros in your LaTeX source only if you are not using the AASTeX package and need to resolve the macro definitions found in the BibTeX entries returned by ADS. You can copy the needed macros from the table below, or download the .sty file to include in your LaTeX source here.

TeX Macro Journal Name
\aas American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts
\aj Astronomical Journal
\actaa Acta Astronomica
\araa Annual Review of Astron and Astrophysis
\apj Astrophysical Journal
\apjl Astrophysical Journal, Letters
\apjs Astrophysical Journal, Supplement
\ao Applied Optics
\apss Astrophysics and Space Science
\aap Astronomy and Astrophysics
\aapr Astronomy and Astrophysics Reviews
\aaps Astronomy and Astrophysics, Supplement
\aplett Astrophysics Letters
\apspr Astrophysics Space Physics Research
\azh Astronomicheskii Zhurnal
\baas Bulletin of the AAS
\bain Bulletin Astronomical Institute of the Netherlands
\caa Chinese Astronomy and Astrophysics
\cjaa Chinese Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics
\dps American Astronomical Society/Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting Abstracts
\fcp Fundamental Cosmic Physics
\gca Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta
\grl Geophysics Research Letters
\iaucirc IAU Cirulars
\icarus Icarus
\jaavso Journal of the American Association of Variable Star Observers
\jcap Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
\jcp Journal of Chemical Physics
\jgr Journal of Geophysics Research
\jqsrt Journal of Quantitiative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
\jrasc Journal of the RAS of Canada
\maps Meteoritics and Planetary Science
\memras Memoirs of the RAS
\memsai Mem. Societa Astronomica Italiana
\mnras Monthly Notices of the RAS
\na New Astronomy
\nar New Astronomy Review
\nat Nature
\nphysa Nuclear Physics A
\pasa Publications of the Astron. Soc. of Australia
\pasp Publications of the ASP
\pasj Publications of the ASJ
\physrep Physics Reports
\physscr Physica Scripta
\planss Planetary Space Science
\pra Physical Review A: General Physics
\prb Physical Review B: Solid State
\prc Physical Review C
\prd Physical Review D
\pre Physical Review E
\prl Physical Review Letters
\procspie Proceedings of the SPIE
\psj Planetary Science Journal
\qjras Quarterly Journal of the RAS
\rmxaa Revista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica
\skytel Sky and Telescope
\solphys Solar Physics
\sovast Soviet Astronomy
\ssr Space Science Reviews
\zap Zeitschrift fuer Astrophysik