Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research

Submission Guide and Policies

Submission Guide



Page Length: The JAAER has a maximum page length of 15 pages (excluding references and supplemental content – i.e., appendices, etc.). 


Originality: The JAAER does not accept previously published articles or those currently under consideration for publication in another refereed journal. All articles are submitted to iThenticate to ensure authenticity.  


Format: All articles should be free of spelling and grammatical errors and should adhere to APA style guidelines, 7th edition.  


  • Submit your manuscript, including tables, figures, appendices, etc., as a single Microsoft Word file. The system will convert your document to a PDF.  
  • All page margins should be 1-inch, including any tables, figures, and objects/images.  
  • Do not include page numbers, headers, or footers. These will be added by the system. Only include high-resolution figures or other images in your submission. 
  • In-text citations and sources in reference list MUST be static text and not automatically generated.  


Title and Abstract: Do not include a title page or abstract in your submission. Begin the document with the introduction. The title and abstract will be entered by the author as part of the online submission process. The abstract should include the four or five most important concepts, findings, or implications resulting from your research. Including key words in your abstract will enhance the ability of researchers to find your article. 


Footnotes: The use of footnotes should be avoided. If footnotes are required, the text should be in Times New Roman 10 pt. In accordance with APA, Section 2.31, number all footnotes consecutively in the order in which they appear in the manuscript using superscript for the numerals. The footnote should be placed at the bottom of the page where it is referenced. Do not use symbols to identify footnotes. 


Symbols and Notation: When proofing your document under PDF, pay particular attention to the rendering of any numerical equations, especially symbols and notations drawn from other than standard fonts. 


Language: All submissions must be in English. Foreign words and phrases should be avoided. If necessary, foreign words should be set in italics rather than underlined or in bold. 


Color: We encourage authors to take advantage of the ability to use color in figures, maps, etc. Avoid colors if their translation to black and white would render the material illegible or incomprehensible. 


References: We support the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) system. A DOI is a unique identifier associated with basic metadata where a URL pointer provides a permanent link to the internet location. Information regarding DOIs is available by visiting www.doi.org and  www.crossref.org/SimpleTextQuery/ 



Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in the JAAER 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).

Rights for Authors and the JAAER

As further described in our submission agreement (the Article Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to the JAAER all copyright in the article.  

Attribution and Usage Policies

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.  

JAAER Open Access Statement

The JAAER is an open access journal, free of any fees or charges from its authors or readers. 


General Terms and Conditions of Use

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

The failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Article Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Article Submission Agreement or JAAER policy 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 Article Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Article Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between the JAAER and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.