Submit to the BAAS

The BAAS welcomes manuscripts for direct submission in the following categories: Community Reports (e.g., white papers), News and Commentary, and Obituaries.

Community Reports Submission Form

News Submission Form

Obituary Submission Form

BAAS Preparation & Submission Instructions

  • AAS Meeting Abstracts are published in the BAAS after each meeting.  Please see instructions for submitting your abstract to a given meeting at
  • Obituaries are published as a tribute and for future historians of science.  To inform us of the death of an astronomer or to volunteer to write the obituary of a colleague please use the form above or contact the current Vice-Chair of the Historical Astronomy Division or Crystal Tinch.
  • Astro 2020 white papers will be published in the Community Reports section of the BAAS after they are first submitted to the National Academies at  Please use the submission form above for any other white papers.


Instructions for Direct Submissions

Submissions of news and commentary manuscripts dealing with the administrative or sociological aspects of modern astronomy are accepted at anytime during the year and are published at the discretion of the editors.

The BAAS is currently free to read and free to publish.  For this reason, the BAAS does not generally provide peer review or copy editing services.

BAAS Editorial Office
Tel: 202-328-2010, extension 125

The BAAS requires PDF manuscript submission using the links above.  Manuscript PDFs may be formatted in AASTeX.


Manuscript PDFs should be arranged in the following order:

  1. Title, Author Information
  2. Abstract and Key Words
  3. Text and Acknowledgments

Once we have received your manuscript PDF via one of the submission forms above, we will contact you within one week about whether or not your submission will be published in the BAAS.