Guide for Authors

Guide for Authors - Content list:

Short Overview

Manuscript Preparation
Text Layout
Corresponding Author
Colour Costs and Queries
Free online colour
Electronic Annexes

PDF Proofs
Author Benefits
Online paper tracking
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

B.E. Richards
150 East Clyde St
G84 7AX

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 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 visit our Support Center.

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 visit our Support Center 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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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:

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
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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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A self-contained abstract outlining in a single paragraph the aims, scope and conclusions of the paper must be supplied.
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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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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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Number consecutively any equations that have to be displayed separately from the text (if referred to explicitly in the text).

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 our Support Center, and at
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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 . For colour illustrations in the print journal, see colour costs.
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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 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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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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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
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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. 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"target="_blank for more information.

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Upon roll out of the EVISE Data section journals using a non-standard GFA should include a new section directly below the information that appears about supplementary material. The content of this section is as follows (please copy the heading formats exactly):

RESEARCH DATAThis journal encourages and enables you to share data that supports your research publication where appropriate, and enables you to interlink the data with your published articles. Research data refers to the results of observations or experimentation that validate research findings. To facilitate reproducibility and data reuse, this journal also encourages you to share your software, code, models, algorithms, protocols, methods and other useful materials related to the project.

Below are a number of ways in which you can associate data with your article or make a statement about the availability of your data when submitting your manuscript. If you are sharing data in one of these ways, you are encouraged to cite the data in your manuscript and reference list. Please refer to the “References” section for more information about data citation. For more information on depositing, sharing and using research data and other relevant research materials, visit the research data page.

Data linkingIf you have made your research data available in a data repository, you can link your article directly to the dataset. Elsevier collaborates with a number of repositories to link articles on ScienceDirect with relevant repositories, giving readers access to underlying data that give them a better understanding of the research described.

There are different ways to link your datasets to your article.

When available, you can directly link your dataset to your article by providing the relevant information in the submission system. For more information, visit the database linking page .

For supported data repositories a repository banner will automatically appear next to your published article on ScienceDirect.

In addition, you can link to relevant data or entities through identifiers within the text of your manuscript, using the following format: Database: xxxx (e.g., TAIR: AT1G01020; CCDC: 734053; PDB: 1XFN).

Mendeley DataThis journal supports Mendeley Data, enabling you to deposit any research data (including raw and processed data, video, code, software, algorithms, protocols, and methods) associated with your manuscript in a free-to-use, open access repository. During the submission process, after uploading your manuscript, you will have the opportunity to upload your relevant datasets directly to Mendeley Data. The datasets will be listed and directly accessible to readers next to your published article online.

For more information, visit the Mendeley Data for journals page.

Data statementTo foster transparency, we encourage you to state the availability of your data in your submission. This may be a requirement of your funding body or institution. If your data is unavailable to access or unsuitable to post, you will have the opportunity to indicate why during the submission process, for example by stating that the research data is confidential. The statement will appear with your published article on ScienceDirect. For more information, visit the Data statement page.

Online Paper Tracking:

Authors can track the status of their accepted paper online at using the reference supplied by the Publisher.

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Author enquiries:

For any queries please visit our Support Center.

Useful links:
•A submissions checklist can be found at
•Register for free to receive email updates from the article tracking service at
•If you are interested in submitting a book in this area, go to