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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 4.0. 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 the ADS abstract service.


   TeX macro    Journal name
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   aj           Astronomical Journal
   actaa        Acta Astronomica
   araa         Annual Review of Astron and Astrophys
   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
   azh          Astronomicheskii Zhurnal
   baas         Bulletin of the AAS
   caa          Chinese Astronomy and Astrophysics
   cjaa         Chinese Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics
   icarus       Icarus
   jcap         Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
   jrasc        Journal of the RAS of Canada
   memras       Memoirs of the RAS
   mnras        Monthly Notices of the RAS
   na           New Astronomy
   nar          New Astronomy Review
   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
   pasa         Publications of the Astron. Soc. of Australia
   pasp         Publications of the ASP
   pasj         Publications of the ASJ
   rmxaa        Revista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica
   qjras        Quarterly Journal of the RAS
   skytel       Sky and Telescope
   solphys      Solar Physics
   sovast       Soviet Astronomy
   ssr          Space Science Reviews
   zap          Zeitschrift fuer Astrophysik
   nat          Nature
   iaucirc      IAU Cirulars
   aplett       Astrophysics Letters
   apspr        Astrophysics Space Physics Research
   bain         Bulletin Astronomical Institute of the Netherlands
   fcp          Fundamental Cosmic Physics
   gca          Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta
   grl          Geophysics Research Letters
   jcp          Journal of Chemical Physics
   jgr          Journal of Geophysics Research
   jqsrt        Journal of Quantitiative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
   memsai       Mem. Societa Astronomica Italiana
   nphysa       Nuclear Physics A
   physrep      Physics Reports
   physscr      Physica Scripta
   planss       Planetary Space Science
   procspie     Proceedings of the SPIE