Philosophy of International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace

For more information, please see International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace. If you have concerns about the submission terms for International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, please contact the editors.

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NOTE: all papers are submitted to a Turn-It-In antiplagiarism detection software tool. Instances of plagiarism are taken very seriously by the IJAAA. Authors that submit plagiarized work may be banned from submitting to the journal in the future.

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Peer Review Process: Referees and Editors

All manuscripts submitted are sent for refereeing to at least 2 experts in the specific areas for evaluation according to the IJAAA Evaluation Criteria.

We strive to ensure a high level of integrity in the refereeing and selection process. We make every effort to:

  •  Assure that referees are academically qualified and/or professionally qualified.
  • Not assign a referee who could potentially identify the paper’s authors.
  • Not assign a referee who was a co-author of any of the paper's authors.
  • Not assign a referee who was recently a colleague of any of the paper's authors.
  • Avoid any conflicts of interest in the selection of the referees.

 Responsibility of the reviewers include:

  • Being objective in their judgements.
  • Having no conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders.
  • Immediately disclosing any potential conflicts of interest.
  • Treating all articles being reviewed confidentially.

Editorial responsibilities include:

  • Having complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article.
  • Having no conflict of interest with respect to articles they reject/accept.
  • Promote publication of correction or retraction when errors are found.
  • Preserving the anonymity of reviewers.

Most of the accepted papers have been revised by the authors based upon the referees' recommendations.

Please contact the editors for questions about our editorial process and refereeing policy.  

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Formatting Requirements

Authors should submit manuscripts in MSWord format according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) 7th edition, to guide their use of: headings and seriation, figures and tables, as well as in-text and reference list citations. All margins (left, right, top and bottom) should be 1.5 inches (3.8 cm), including your tables and figures. Use a single column layout with both left and right margins justified. Generally, articles should not exceed approximately 20-25 pages. Exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis, but please remember that these are articles, not research papers.  See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although we can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality Microsoft Word file.

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Rights for Authors and Scholarly Commons

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to Scholarly Commons all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of Scholarly Commons, requires credit to Scholarly Commons as copyright holder (e.g., Scholarly Commons © 2024).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Scholarly Commons provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

  • Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
  • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

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Correction Policy

Once published, it is the author's responsibility to IMMEDIATELY notify the editor of any portion of their submission that needs to be corrected.  Once notified, the editor will verify the correction(s) and expeditiously upload a corrected version. 

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the Scholarly Commons website and/or software agree not to misuse the Scholarly Commons service or software in any way.

The failure of Scholarly Commons to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between Scholarly Commons and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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