The Massive Star Newsletter is edited by Philippe Eenens and Raphael Hirschi and publishes abstracts and other
information relevant to massive star research. Specifically, we welcome
(1) abstracts of refereed articles accepted by astronomical journals;
(2) abstracts of refereed articles submitted to astronomical journals;
(3) abstracts of non-refereed papers to be published in conference
(4) abstracts of completed Ph.D. or master theses for dissemination to a
We also accept announcements relevant to massive star research, e. g.,
scientific initiatives, observing campaigns, conferences, job
advertisements, or the public availability of databases.
The Newsletter covers the study of massive stars, both individually and in
resolved and unresolved populations. Such stars populate the upper part of
the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram. While on the main-sequence, these stars are
spectroscopically identified as types O and early B, while later
evolutionary stages encompass supergiants and Wolf-Rayet stars. We are also
interested in studies of some stars of lower mass, which may show many
features similar or related to those present in massive stars, and thus may
improve our understanding of the physical processes occurring in massive
Abstracts and other information can be submitted at any time using the
Submission Interface on this website. Where appropriate, abstracts may be
submitted to other newsletters as well.
We may edit submissions if we spot a mistake or for style reasons but it is the responsability of the authors to ensure that the look and content of their abstract is suitable for direct publication. This can be checked easy during submission stage since the abstract will look the same in the newsletter as on the website. We may edit announcements such that we highlight certain information, format them differently, or shorten them if
If the text and/or figures of the whole paper are available on your web site
or on a preprint server, you are encouraged to give the URL so our readers
can access it.
The Newsletter is circulated bi-monthly via e-mail to our list of
subscribers. We do not send hardcopies.
In addition, current and back issues of the Newsletter
are freely available from our web site. We
also provide immediate access to individual abstracts
as submitted by WG members. The submitted abstracts are
subsequently published in the forthcoming Newsletter issue. By providing
rapid access, we are attempting an astro-ph-like scheme for literature
related to massive stars.
Subscription to the Massive Star Newsletter is free, and we welcome new
subscribers at any time. Subscription requests can be submitted on our
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specifically on the massive stars. The Newsletter may not contain much of
interest for amateurs.
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