First paper submitted
It’s taken more or less a whole year to get to this point, but I’m very proud to announce that the first Galaxy Zoo paper has been submitted to the journal, the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society or MNRAS as it’s known to its friends. Congratulations to Kate for getting us to this point, and fingers crossed that the referee will be kind to us.
It’s become increasingly common in recent years – particularly in cosmology – to make papers public even at this early stage. This is usually done via the central astro-ph server, so expect to see the paper here in the next day or so. Thanks to all Galaxy Zoo members for the careful classifying which made this possible – there’s lots more to follow.
Update: Here it is.