By Alberto Accomazzi

the current quantity gathers jointly the talks offered on the moment colloquim at the destiny expert conversation in Astronomy (FPCA II), held at Harvard collage (Cambridge, MA) on 13-14 April 2010. This assembly supplied a discussion board for editors, publishers, scientists, librarians and officials of realized societies to debate the way forward for the sector. this system incorporated talks from top researchers and practitioners and drew a crowd of roughly 50 attendees from 10 international locations. those complaints comprise contributions from invited and contributed talks from leaders within the box, referring to a couple of issues. between them: - The position of disciplinary repositories resembling advertisements and arXiv in astronomy and the actual sciences; - present prestige and way forward for Open entry Publishing versions and their influence on astronomy and astrophysics publishing; - rising developments in clinical article publishing: semantic annotations, multimedia content material, hyperlinks to facts items hosted via astrophysics documents; - Novel methods to the review of amenities and tasks in line with bibliometric signs; - influence of presidency mandates, privateness legislation, and highbrow estate Rights at the evolving electronic publishing atmosphere in astronomy; - speaking astronomy to the general public: the event of the foreign 12 months of Astronomy 2009.

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