Some Highlights of the Astrophysical Journal

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Session 14 -- The ApJ and the Rise of American Astrophysics
Oral presentation, Monday, June 12, 1995, 10:00am - 11:30am

[14.03] Some Highlights of the Astrophysical Journal

Helmut A. Abt (NOAO/KPNO)

We first name some prominent authors during the first 25 volumes. Then we list the major changes made in the Journal during the past 100 years. The authors with the longest publication records are listed, as well as the most prolific ones before 1944 and other such records. Finally based on counts of papers and pages published annually, we found that the sudden growth of astrophysics did not occur after World War II or after Sputnik, but at a financially disadvantageous time that will surprise you.

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