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Editorial

  • AndrÉ Heck
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 296)

Abstract

Editing books is a gratifying experience, albeit a humbling task.

The conception of a volume, the research of and the contacts with potential contributors, the subsequent, sometimes laborious, interactions with authors and referees, the work with safety margings in an optimized schedule involving other components of the publishing chain, the strict deadlines to get the masterpiece out in time for big events, etc., all the successive steps are often both exciting and stressing. Not infrequently, editors swear, when delivering the material for a book to the publisher, that they will never undertake such an endeavor again. But, struck by the virus, they do not need much time to launch new projects …

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European Space Agency Kluwer Acad Virtual Observatory Public Outreach Goddard Space Flight Center 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • AndrÉ Heck
    • 1
  1. 1.Strasbourg Astronomical ObservatoryFrance

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