Commission G1 Open Access PublicationsIAU Commission G1 is associated with three open access publications: the Bibliography of Close Binaries, BCB, the Information Bulletin on Variable Stars, IBVS, and the Information Circular: DS.
Gunnar Larsson-Leander, at Lund Observatory in Sweden, was the first Editor-in-Chief, and he served in this position from 1963 - 1982. He was succeeded by Tibor Herczeg (1983-1988), Atsuma Yamasaki (1989-1994), Horst Drechsel (1995-2000), and Colin Scarfe (since 2001).
Archival issues of the BCB are available online at Remeis Observatory Bamberg (Issues since 1995), Konkoly Observatory (Issues since 2001), University of Victoria (Issues since 2003).
B. Szeidl (2011) and Andras Holl (2012).
The IBVS has published 50-200 articles yearly in past decades, and the articles are typically less than 5 pages long. The current editors of the IBVS are R. Szabo, Zs. Bognar, A. Sodor, and L. Szabados, and the bulletin is published by Konkoly Observatory, Budapest, Hungary (E-ISSN 1587-2440).
The IBVS is a bulletin of IAU Commission 27 (Variable Stars) and IAU Commission 42 (Close Binary Stars).
The lists of new binaries and orbital elements which have traditionally comprised the Circulars were recently supplemented by bibliographies of recently published binary star papers. Both paper and electronic mail versions of the Circular are published by Drs. Docobo and Ling. Contributions to this most worthwhile publication should be sent to the authors at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, respectively.
We are grateful to Drs. Muller and Couteau for their major efforts over the past 40 years, as well as to Drs. Docobo and Ling for their continuation and expansion of this effort. Thanks should also go to the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, for their financial assistance in the publication of these Circulars.
Issues of the IAUDS are available online at the US Naval Observatory.
The IAUDS was originally a bulletin of IAU Commission 26 (Double and Multiple Stars).