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.

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6 responses to “First paper submitted”

  1. Alice says :

    It’s appeared now, and I felt very proud and excited once I had finally coerced the printer into doing its job and I had a copy in my hands! It will be a while before I understand it all, but how thrilling it is to have been part of this awesome project, how I enjoy it, and what a wonderful feeling it is to have been useful. Great stuff and can’t wait for the next ones! 🙂

  2. Tarquin Q. Zanzibar says :

    …a year you say? Tempes fugit… when you’re having fun!

  3. Anonymous says :

    Before it’s being buried under new submissions to astro-ph (already had to scroll down quite a bit to find it), this is the direct link:

  4. Joseph K. H. Cheng says :

    A well deserved congratulation to all Zookeepers. I am really proud to be a Zooist. It is amazing how the Galaxy Zoo has, in a matter of just a few months, become a new and energetic force in scientific research. Furthermore, it has also grown into a friendly and harmonious global social phenomenon and culture without boundaries.

  5. Bunny Burton-Bradford says :

    Congratulations once again Chris et al….

    We all await GZ2 with mounting excitement. I wonder how this project will be viewed historically??

  6. Anonymous says :

    It’s in MNRAS’s Early View now, congrats!

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