## astro-ph

Once you've finished a paper, you want to put it up on astro-ph. Many astronomers read the listings, so it's an important way to distribute your work. Information on how to submit is here. People have differing (strong) opinions about whether you should post on astro-ph when you submit your paper to a journal or when it's accepted. Remember that many people who look at your initial posting are unlikely to look again if you post a revision, so you want it to be right the first time around. Unless you have a good reason to post earlier, you should probably wait until the paper is accepted. Good reasons often involve the immediate fear of being scooped by competitors.