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2018 Conference Proceedings

Author Guidelines

The ASP will publish ASP2018: Advancing Astronomy for All proceedings through the ASP Conference Series as it has in past years, to provide a record of the conference and a ready reference for both those attending and those unable to attend. It also provides a publishing opportunity to all those submitting an abstract and making a presentation during the symposium. A copy of the proceedings is included as part of the 130th Annual Meeting registration fee.

Paper submission deadline: October 31, 2018.

Step 1: ASP Conference Series Author Information

Step 2: Instructions, Templates, Macros, & Forms

Questions may be addressed to

A timely publication of the proceedings is needed in order for this publication to be useful to the EPO community. To help us meet such a goal, contributions received after the deadline may not be included. If revisions are not received by the deadline, then the editors reserve the right not to publish the original manuscript. The editors reserve the right to edit grammar, some content, placement of charts, tables, etc., within each manuscript.

Each contribution will be reviewed by the editors for appropriateness, copyright issues, and duplication of information. Manuscripts that are of a commercial/for-profit nature will also be reviewed for appropriateness. The editors will notify individuals if there are any issues or if revisions are needed. Editors reserve the right not to accept a manuscript for publication.

All contributions must be original work from the author(s) or have the written authorization of original author(s). It is the responsibility of the individual submitting the document to obtain written authorization and provide it to the ASP in order for the submission to be included.

Page Limits (Paper length guidelines)

Up to 10 pages for 1-hour workshops or special interest group sessions.
Up to 6 pages for 10-minute oral presentations.
Up to 4 pages for posters.

(If Authors need to exceed these guidelines, inquiries may be addressed to

Submitting Your Manuscript

You will receive an email inviting you to create an account and login to our server. When you do so, you will have the opportunity to enter or update your physical and email addresses and upload a scanned PDF version of your copyright assignment form, the Word or LaTeX manuscript of your paper, and any figures that go with the paper. The new server will be used to track submissions and monitor progress on the book.

For authors unfamiliar with LaTeX, an MS Word template file is available for download here.

Once The Manuscript Is Submitted

We plan to pre-process your contribution to ensure it was received in good order, it is complete and within page limits, it adheres to Chicago Manual of Style rules, and the figures and tables follow the above-outlined recommendations on legibility and uniformity. While this is not a peer-reviewed publication, we still desire that it be up to the standards of one.

Thank you in advance for your contribution to the EPO community and the ASP conference. If you have any questions, please contact


The Editors

Step 1: ASP Conference Series Author Information

Step 2: Instructions, Templates, Macros, & Forms