Notice to the authors


We announce with regret that after careful deliberation we made the decision to end the active phase of the journal, and, from March 10th, 2019, we no longer accept new submissions.

The journal has been facing mounting challenges both in term of human resources and IT background, and was getting harder and harder to maintain. At this point, we feel that resuscitating the journal would require expensive investments that are not justified by the number of papers we publish.

We are thankful of the many editors and production staff, board members, and referees, for their hard work over the decades, and for the authors who chose IBVS to publish their results. We strive to process all remaining manuscripts and to maintain the archive of the journal here, and to to make the papers and data files available at external sources.

If you are looking for alternative places to publish, we may suggest the following places:

  • Astronomical Notes, New Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Science, for more in-depth papers;
  • Journal of the AAVSO, Open European Journal on Variable Stars, and Peremennye Zvezdy/Variable Stars are field-specific journals for variable star research;
  • Research Notes of the AAS, for rapid publication of short or time-critical works;
  • The AAVSO databases VSX and AID to deposit observational data of variable stars.


László Molnár