The Astronomy Education Review: report on a new journal
The Astronomy Education Review, "a lively compendium of research, news, resources, and opinion" about astronomy and space science education, has now been in operation since 2002. This paper discusses why such a journal/magazine was needed and describes the key decisions that were made about how to implement it: electronic publication to make the journal widely accessible while keeping operations costs low; achieving quality comparable to a paper journal through rigorous refereeing, copy-editing, and consistent
style; fixed text after publication: and long-term availability. The topics covered in the issues published to date are summarized, and we assess the impact of the journal. The journal itself can be found at http://aer.noao.edu.