How to Submit an Article to the JAAVSO
The Journal of the American Association of Variable Star Observers is published by the American Association of Variable Star Observers, 49 Bay State Rd., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA. The Journal is sent to all AAVSO members and subscribers.
In order to speed the dissemination of scientific results, selected papers that have been accepted for publication in the Journal will also be posted on the internet at the eJAAVSO website  as soon as they are accepted. These papers may be referenced as J. Amer. Assoc. Var. Star Obs., in press, until they appear in the Journal.
Unsolicited papers by non-Members will be assessed a charge of $15 per page.
Instructions for Submissions
The Journal welcomes papers from all persons concerned with the study of variable stars and topics specifically related to variability. All manuscripts should be written in a style designed to provide clear expositions of the topic. Contributors are strongly encouraged to submit digitized text in Latex+postscript, MS Word, or plain-text format. Manuscripts may be mailed electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org  or submitted by postal mail to JAAVSO, 49 Bay State Rd., Cambridge, MA 02138. If your submission is not acknowledged in a timely fashion, please send a follow-up message. Email submissions and correspondence should have "JAAVSO" at the beginning of the subject line.
Manuscripts must be submitted according to the following guidelines, or they will be returned to the author for correction:
Manuscripts must be:
Figures for print publication must be in black and white. We can accept full color images for use in our electronic edition , but the printed journal will be in black and white so your figures should not rely on color to communicate information. Figures must also:
Maximum published figure space is 4.5" by 7". When submitting original figures, be sure to allow for reduction in size by making all symbols and letters sufficiently large.
Photographs and halftone images will be considered for publication if they directly illustrate the text.
Tables should be:
Brown, J., and Green, E. B. 1974, Astrophys. J., 200, 765.
Thomas, K. 1982, Phys. Report, 33, 96.
Follow the Astronomical Journal style for reference formats not illustrated here.