Many new instruments for observing astronomical objects at a variety of wavelengths have been and are continually being developed. Consequently, a vast amount of effort is being put into new data analysis techniques to cope with rivers of data collected by these instruments.
Experimental Astronomy is a medium for the publication of papers of contemporary scientific interest on astrophysical instrumentation and methods necessary for the conduct of astronomy at all wavelength fields.
Experimental Astronomy publishes full-length articles, research letters and reviews on developments in detection techniques, instruments, and data analysis and image processing techniques. Occasional special issues are published, giving an in-depth presentation of the instrumentation and/or analysis connected with specific projects, such as satellite experiments or ground-based telescopes, or of specialized techniques.

Commonly used title abbreviations: Exp. Astron., Exp Astron, ExA

  • Reports on progress in astrophysical instrumentation and methods needed to conduct astronomy at all wavelength fields
  • Covers detection techniques, instruments, and data analysis and image processing techniques
  • Presents full-length articles, research letters and reviews and occasional special in-depth issues on specific projects and techniques
  • Features short publication times after acceptance and colour printing free of charge

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Peter von Ballmoos
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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1.489 (2019)
Impact factor
1.713 (2019)
Five year impact factor
80 days
Submission to first decision
187 days
Submission to acceptance
58,992 (2019)
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1572-9508
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