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Simplified abbreviations of frequently used journals (according to A&A)
name_abbrv = {
'Astronomy and Astrophysics': 'A&A',
'Astronomy & Astrophysics': 'A&A',
'Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society': 'MNRAS',
'The Astrophysical Journal': 'ApJ',
'The Astronomical Journal': 'AJ',
'Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific': 'PASP',
'Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics': 'ARA&A' ,
'Astronomiceskij Zhurnal': 'AZh',
'The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review': 'A&AR',
'Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series': 'A&AS',
'Acta Astronomica': 'Acta Astron.',
'Acta Astronomica Sinica': 'Acta Astron. Sin.',
'Astrofizica': 'Afz',
'The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series': 'ApJS',
'Astrophysics and Space Science': 'Ap&SS',
'Arkiv for Astronomi': 'Ark. Astron.',
'Astronomische Nachrichten': 'Astron. Nachr.',
'Australian Journal of Physics Astrophysics Supplement': 'Aust. J. Phys. Astrophys. Suppl.',
'Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society': 'BAAS',
'Bulletin of the Astronomical Institutes of Czechoslovakia': 'Bull. astr. Inst. Czechosl.',
"Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Science": 'C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris',
'Chinese Astronomy': 'Chin. Astron.',
'International Astronomical Union, Circular': 'IAU Circ.',
'Icarus': 'Icarus',
'Irish Astronomical Journal': 'Ir. Astron. J.',
'Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada': 'J. R. Astron. Soc. Can.',
'Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics': 'JA&A',
'Memoirs of the Royal Astronomical Society': 'Mem. R. Astron. Soc.',
'Memorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana': 'Mem. Soc. Astron. Ital.',
'Mitteilungen der Astronomischen Gesellschaft': 'Mitt. Astron. Ges.',
'Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa': 'Mon. Notes Astron. Soc. S. Afr.',
'Nature': 'Nat',
'The Observatory': 'Observatory',
'Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan': 'PASJ',
'Ditto, Conference Proceedings': 'PASPC',
'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series A': 'Phil. Trans. R. Soc. London, Ser. A',
'Proceedings of the Astronomical Society of Australia': 'Proc. Astron. Soc. Aust.',
'Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society': 'QJRAS',
'Revista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica': 'Rev. Mex. Astron. Astrofis.',
'Ricerche Astronomiche. Specola Vaticana': 'Ric. Astron. Specola Vaticana',
'Science': 'Sci',
'Scientific American': 'Sci. Am.',
'Sky and Telescope': 'Sky Telesc.',
'Space Science Reviews': 'Space Sci. Rev.',
'Soviet Astronomy': 'SvA',
abbrv_name = {v:k for k,v in name_abbrv.items()}
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