Astrophysics is the branch of astronomy that deals with the physics of the universe, especially with the nature of the heavenly bodies, rather than their positions or motions in space.
Astroparticle physics, also known as particle astrophysics, is a branch of natural philosophy that studies elementary particles of astronomical origin and their relation to Astrophysics, Cosmic ray physics, astronomy, Cosmology and Particle physics. It is quite a new field arising at the interaction of particle physics, astronomy, astrophysics, detector physics, relativity, solid state physics, and cosmology. Partly driven by the invention of neutrino oscillation, the field has undergone fast development, both in theory and experiments. The field of astroparticle physics has developed from the field of Optical physics. The detector technology has advanced the field of astrophysics which involved topics, like mechanics, electrodynamics, thermodynamics, plasma physics, nuclear physics, relativity, and particle physics. Particle physicists found astrophysics necessary due to difficulty in producing particles with comparable energy to those found in space.
Some of the journals listed under astrophysics group are American Journal of Astrophysics & Astronomy, Internaltional Journal of astrophysics & space science etc. Cataclysmic variables in astrophysics allows us to study the equilibrium and non-equilibrium accretion discs in detail; and thus these developments lead to our understanding of X-ray binaries, black holes and active galactic nuclei. Astrophysics and aerospace Technology (JAAT) is an Open Access journal includes a wide range of fields in its discipline. Scholarly open access journal aims to publish most complete and reliable source of information on the discoveries and current developments in the mode of original articles, review articles, case reports, short communications, etc. Open Access journals are the major source of knowledge for young and aspiring generations who are keen in pursuing a career in sciences. This system provides easy access to networks of scientific journals. Authors that contribute their scholarly works to Open Access journals gain remarkable reputation as the research scholarly explore these works extensively. This process assures considerable impact factor for the journal and reputation to the authors that add value to their Academic Performance Index (API) Score. Because of the free access open access journals impact factors are improving.
Last date updated on May, 2014