INSTRUCTIONS AND GUIDELINES TO AUTHORS
Initial submission must be in doc or docx file including tracings/photographs. Manuscript should be neatly typed in 1.5 spacing and single column format. Hand written manuscripts are not acceptable. The accompanying letters must state that the paper had not been published previously or submitted for publication elsewhere and the author/s had/ have the required clearances from the institution/s to which the author/s belong.
CATEGORY OF SUBMISSIONS
Invited Papers : The Editorial Board from time to time invite papers on topic of interest and relevance from experts and leading personalities and shall not exceed 8 pages (A-4 size).
Full Length Papers : Should comply with the structural guidelines and should not exceed 8 pages A.4 size pages..
Technical Notes : A Technical Note shall not exceed 5 pages (A-4 size)
Review Paper : A Review Paper shall not exceed 8 pages (A-4 size)
Student Paper : Student Paper is to be based on Thesis/Projects of Post graduate studies. It shall not exceed 4 pages (A-4 size)
Product Review : Product Review by competent person/s shall not exceed 2 pages (A-4 size) including photographs/ graphs.
Book Review : Book Review can be by any competent person in the field in which the book is written and shall not exceed one page (A-4 size). A copy of the book reviewed should also be submitted along with the review.
GUIDELINES TO AUTHORS
Title: The title should be kept short and concise.
Author's Names and Afflilations: Names should be presented in the order the authors want them to appear on the published paper. Each author's organisation to which they are associated should be included with accompanying address and Email.
Abstract: A single paragraph abstract of around 150 words which summarises the paper and contains no references.
Nomenclature: A list of all symbols used in the text and figures, whether familiar or not, should be given in alphabetical order with, for example, c before C and all English letters listed before Greek symbols. Subscripts and superscripts should be listed separately where possible. SI units should be used throughout.
Introduction: Discuss the raison d'etre of the work, including previous work by others and how the work being presented aims to advance or complements this.
Presentation and discussion of results: Tables of results, numbered in order, should be referred to here and should include only the main results. Errors should be considered an important part of any analysis.
Equations: Equations must be neatly typed and numbered in brackets (1). Each equation should be produced electronically in Word Preferably using Mathtype. Variables should be in italics. Constants should be in plain text. Vectors and matrices should be in plain text. Cos, Sin, Tan should be in plain text.
Conclusions: This section should be very concise and bullet points are recommended for clarity. The degree to which the aims have been achieved along with contribution made should be portrayed clearly to the reader. Suggestions for future work or work in progress are encouraged.
References: References should be numbered sequentially in the text as they occur. For Example, most commonly for papers (1) reports (2) and book (3) :
1. Gauger, N. and Joel Brezillon., "Aerodynamic Shape Optimization using Adjoint Method", J. Aero. Soc. of India, August 2002, Vol. 54, No.3, pp 247-254.
2. Sitaram, N. and Treaster, A.L., "A Simplified Method of using Four hole Probes to Measure Three Dimensional Flow Fields", ASME J. Fluids Engg., Vol.107, No.1, pp.31-35, 1985.
3 King-Hele, D., Satellite Orbits in an Atmosphere, Blackie, Glasgow, 1987.
Appendices: If no suitable reference is available appendices may be used to clarify certain points, such as a step in the theoretical analysis.
Figures: All figures must be provided by the author(s) and must be included with the initial manuscript. Hand drawings should be avoided. All figures should be numbered and given captions. References to figures in the text should be referred to as; Fig.1, Figs. 2 and 3 or Figure 1 if at the start of a sentence. Photographs, Graphs, tables, charts should be provided electronically and be scanned at 300dpi. Figures and photos are accepted in JPEG format.
Once a paper is accepted after review process the authors will be invited to send final version of the text in doc/docx file, along with one hardcopy of the paper. For computer generated figures/photographs only those with minimum of 300 dpi / JPG format. Once the paper is accepted for publication, the author should sign the Declaration Form and mail to the Journal Office. The author/s need to fill, sign send back the declaration form.
On receipt of acceptance letter the author/s can place order for up to 50 copies of reprints along with a Demand Draft for Rs. 2500/- or US $ 100/- drawn in favour of "Journal Office, The Aeronautical Society of India". The reprints will be sent to the author/s along with a complimentary copy of the Journal upon publication of the paper.
CONDITIONS OF PUBLICATION
Full Length Paper, Technical Note, Review Paper, Student Paper, Product Review and Book Review will be accepted for publication only after all the terms and conditions are satisfactorily met by the author/s. No material published in the Journal of Aerospace Sciences and Technologies shall be taken to represent the opinion of the Aeronautical Society of India. No part or whole of any paper published in the Journal shall be reproduced without the written permission from the publisher.
Paper should be sent to:
Journal Office, 2nd Floor
Aeronautical Society of India
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Bangalore – 560 075, India
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