New Publication at the Open Journal of Astrophysics

Today is ten years to the day that I wrote the blog post that first proposed setting up the Open Journal of Astrophysics. It took a bit longer than I’d expected to get it going. The prototype site opened at the end of 2015 but owing to personal issues the project didn’t get going in full until after I moved to Maynooth in 2017.

It couldn’t have happened without enormous help from Arfon Smith, Chris Lintott, Adam Becker, Robert Simpson, Stuart Lynn and Mark Rohloff so many thanks to them for assistance in getting it off the ground. I also thank the staff at Maynooth University Library, especially Fiona Morley-Clarke, for their support and assistance. I also acknowledge financial support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

I’d also like to thank the Editorial Team at OJAp, all unpaid volunteers, for their efforts and of course to all the authors who have trusted their research findings what was, at least at the start, an experimental venture.

Now seems an appropriate time to announce yet another new publication in the Open Journal of Astrophysics! This one, published last week, is the 10th paper in Volume 5 (2022) and the 58th in all.

The latest publication is entitled “V889 Her: abrupt changes in the magnetic field or differential rotation?” and is written by Teemu Willamo (Helsinki), Thomas Hackman (Helsinki), Jyri J. Lehtinen (Turku), Maarit Korpi-Lagg (Aalto) and Oleg Kochukhov (Uppsala). The first four of these are based in Finland and the last in Sweden.

This is another paper in the Solar and Stellar Astrophysics folder; the subject of the paper V889 Herculis is a young and very active dwarf star with some intriguing properties.

Here is a screen grab of the overlay which includes the (very short) abstract:

You can click on the image to make it larger should you wish to do so. You can find the arXiv version of the paper here.

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