Guide for Authors


  • Guide for Authors - Content list:

    Short Overview

    Manuscript Preparation
    General
    Structure
    Text Layout
    Corresponding Author
    Abstract
    Keywords
    Units
    Maths
    References
    Illustrations
    Colour Costs and Queries
    Free online colour
    Tables
    Electronic Annexes

    Other:
    Notification
    Copyright
    PDF Proofs
    Author Benefits
    Online paper tracking
    Enquiries
    Useful Links


    Short Overview

    Submission of papers:

    If you have an idea for a review paper please contact, in the first instance, one of the Commissioning Editors listed below, giving them a title, a brief plan of the paper, a rough indication of its length, and a date by which the manuscript can be delivered.

    M. Platzer
    3070 Hermitage Road
    Pebble Beach, CA 93953-2811
    USA
    mplatzer@nps.edu

    B.E. Richards
    Shoreland
    150 East Clyde St
    Helensburgh
    G84 7AX
    UK
    b.richards@aero.gla.ac.uk

    Upon initial acceptance by one of the Commissioning Editors, you will be requested to submit your article to the journal online via Elsevier's online Editorial System (EES) at http://ees.elsevier.com/jpas/. The system automatically converts source files to a single Adobe Acrobat PDF version of the article, which is used in the peer-review process. Please note that even though manuscript source files are converted to PDF at submission for the review process, these source files are needed for further processing after acceptance. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, takes place by e-mail and via the Author's homepage, removing the need for a hard-copy paper trail and shortens publication time. If you need any further help, please do not hesitate to contact our Author Support Department: authorsupport@elsevier.com.

    This journal now offers the facility to publish your electronic annexes, such as short videos, computer-enhanced images, audio clips, and large databases. Please see below for more details.

    Submission Language: English (consistently either UK or US. For information, here is a link to the Oxford English Dictionary.)
    English language help service: Upon request, Elsevier will direct authors to an agent who can check and improve the English of their paper (before submission). Please contact authorsupport@elsevier.com for further information.

    Types of contributions: review papers only

    Corresponding author: Clearly indicate who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that telephone and fax numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. Full postal addresses must be given. Please consult a recent journal paper for style if possible.

    Original material: Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the Publisher.

    Editor's requirements: This journal is primarily devoted to the publication of specially commissioned review papers.
    If you are not using standard abbreviations, please provide a list with the full text.
    You will receive a payment per page for your review paper, but you also have the alternative to receive 100 free offprints. Please contact the editor for details.

    Detailed instructions on manuscript preparation and artwork instructions can be found below.

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    Introduction

    Progress in Aerospace Sciences is an international review journal designed to be of broad interest and use to all those concerned with research in aerospace sciences and their applications in research establishments, industry and universities. The journal is devoted primarily to the publication of specially commissioned review articles designed to bring together under one cover current advances in the ever-broadening field of aerospace sciences. No artificial limits are imposed on the length of papers and authors are encouraged to provide specialist readers with an orderly and concise summary of recent work, including sufficient detail for more general aerospace readers to be informed of recent developments in fields other than their own.

    The coverage of the journal includes timely reviews in aeronautics and astronautics, especially in important aerospace areas such as aero- and gas dynamics, aero-and space structures, flight mechanics of air and space vehicles, materials, vibrations, aeroelasticity, acoustics, aero- and space propulsion, avionics, and occasionally some related areas as well, such as wind engineering and hydrodynamics. While the emphasis is on reviews of current developments, papers providing historical perspectives on important past developments and their pioneers are also welcome. Occasionally, the journal also publishes reviews of new books on aerospace topics.

    Manuscript Preparation:

    General:
    Editors reserve the right to adjust style to certain standards of uniformity. Original manuscripts are discarded one month after publication unless the Publisher is asked to return original material after use. Please use Word, Word Perfect or LaTeX files for the text of your manuscript. (For further information about LaTeX submission, please go to http://www.Elsevier.com/latex.)
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    Structure:
    Follow this order when typing manuscripts: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Main text, Acknowledgements, Appendix, References, Figure Captions and then Tables. Do not import figures into the text - see Illustrations. Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article and do not include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise.
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    Text Layout:
    Use double spacing and wide (3 cm) margins. (Avoid full justification, i.e., do not use a constant right-hand margin.) Ensure that each new paragraph is clearly indicated. Present tables and figure legends on separate pages at the end of the manuscript. If possible, consult a recent issue of the journal to become familiar with layout and conventions. Number all pages consecutively, use 12 or 10 pt font size and standard fonts.
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    Corresponding author:
    Clearly indicate who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that telephone and fax numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. Full postal addresses must be given. Please consult a recent journal paper for style if possible.
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    Abstract:
    A self-contained abstract outlining in a single paragraph the aims, scope and conclusions of the paper must be supplied.
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    Keywords:
    Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of six keywords (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible.
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    Units:
    Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other quantities are mentioned, give their equivalent in SI.
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    Maths:
    Number consecutively any equations that have to be displayed separately from the text (if referred to explicitly in the text).

    References:
    All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references following the text of the manuscript.
    [1] Rokhlin SI, Kornbli L, Gorodetsky G. Surface acoustic wave pressure transducers and accelerometers. Prog Aerospace Sci 1984;21(1):1-31.
    [2] Israelachvili JN. Intermolecular and surface forces. 2nd ed. New York: Academic Press, 1991.
    [3] Oertel H, Jr. Regular shock reflection used for studying oxygen dissociation. In: kamimoto G, editor. Proceedings of the 10th International Shock Tube Symposium. Kyoto University Press. 1975. p. 605-612.
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    Colour Costs and Queries:
    For colour illustrations to be produced in the print journal, a colour printing fee is charged to the author per colour page. Further information concerning colour illustrations and costs is available from Author Support at authorsupport@elsevier.com, and at http://www.elsevier.com/artworkinstructions.
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    FREE ONLINE COLOUR
    If, together with your accepted article, you submit usable colour and black/white figures then Elsevier will ensure, at no additional charge, that these figures will appear in colour on the web (e.g., ScienceDirect and other sites) regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. ' Usable' means the formats comply with our instructions. See the information about Illustrations at http://www.elsevier.com/artworkinstructions . For colour illustrations in the print journal, see colour costs.
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    Tables:
    Tables should be numbered consecutively and given suitable caption and each table should be laid out on a new page. No vertical rules should be used. Tables should not duplicate results presented elsewhere in the manuscript (for example, in graphs). Footnotes to tables should be typed below the table and should be referred to by superscript lowercase letters.
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    Electronic Annexes
    Authors are strongly encouraged to submit electronic annexes, such as short videos, computer-enhanced images, audio clips and large databases. Please refer to the Artwork Instructions (Multimedia files) at http://www.elsevier.com/artworkinstructions for details on file types to be used. In the text of your article you may wish to refer to the annex. This is not mandatory, however, if you do wish to refer to the annex in the text then please do so using this example: "see Electronic Annex 1 in the online version of this article." Production will insert the relevant URL at the typesetting stage after this statement.
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    Notification:

    Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their paper by the editor. The Publisher will also send a notification of receipt of the paper in production.
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    Copyright:

    All authors must sign the Transfer of Copyright agreement before the article can be published. This transfer agreement enables Elsevier to protect the copyrighted material for the authors, but does not relinquish the authors' proprietory rights. The copyright transfer covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, photographic reproductions, microfilm or any other reproductions of similar nature and translations. Authors are responsible for obtaining copyright from the holder permission to reproduce any figures for which copyright exists.
    For more information please go to our copyright page http://www.elsevier.com/copyright.
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    PDF Proofs:

    One set of page proofs in PDF format will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author, to be checked for typesetting/editing. The corrections should be returned within 48 hours. No changes in, or additions to, the accepted (and subsequently edited) manuscript will be allowed at this stage. Proofreading is solely the author's responsibility. Any queries should be answered in full. Please only correct factual errors, or errors introduced by typesetting.
    For more information on proofreading please go to our proofreading page http://www.elsevier.com/locate/languagepolishing.Please note that once your paper has been proofed we publish the identical paper online as in print.
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    Author Benefits:

    Free Offprints: The corresponding author, at no cost, will be provided with a PDF file of the article via e-mail or, alternatively, 25 free paper offprints. The PDF file is a watermarked version of the published article and includes a cover sheet with the journal cover image and a disclaimer outlining the terms and conditions of use. Corresponding authors will be given the choice to buy extra offprints before printing of the article. Authors who pay for colour illustrations will receive an extra 100 offprints free of charge.

    Author Discount: Contributors to Elsevier journals are entitled to a 30% discount on all Elsevier books. See http://www.elsevier.com/homepage/booksbutler"target="_blank for more information.

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    Online Paper Tracking:

    Authors can track the status of their accepted paper online at http://www.elsevier.com using the reference supplied by the Publisher.

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    Author enquiries:

    All author enquiries should be made to: authorsupport@elsevier.ie

    Useful links:
    •A submissions checklist can be found at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/guidepublication
    •Register for free to receive email updates from the article tracking service at http://www.elsevier.com/trackarticle
    •If you are interested in submitting a book in this area, go to http://www.elsevier.com/bookauthors

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