The aims and scope of the Journal of Aerospace Sciences and
Technologies are, among other things, to reflect the objectives
of the Aeronautical Society of India as expressed in its charter
of incorporation. Briefly, the objectives of the Society are
to promote advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of the
aerospace sciences and engineering and the elevation of aerospace
profession. The Society was established in 1948 under the Societies
Registration Act XXI of 1860.
The Journal solicits full length Contributed Papers, Technical
Notes and Engineering Notes. Four clearly typed (double spaced)
copies must be sent to the Editor with Photocopies of figures
(including any Photographs) if not included within the text
for full length Contributed Papers confirming to the guidelines
below. Two clearly typed copies must be sent to the Editor for
Technical Notes and Engineering Notes (Ref. Items 1.2 &
1.3). Handwritten manuscripts are not acceptable. The accompanying
letter must state that the paper has not been published previously
or submitted for publication elsewhere and the author/s has/have
the required clearances from the institution/s to which the
1.0 PREPARATION OF PAPERS:
1.1 CONTRIBUTED PAPERS:
Should comply with the structural guidelines below and should
preferably not exceed 10,000 words. The following is the recommended
Title: The title should be kept short and concise.
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 and are thus not required to be shown here.
i Introduction: Discuss the raison detre of the
work, including previous work by others and how the work being
presented aims to advance or complements this.
ii Descriptive section: This could be either description
of apparatus if n experimental paper, or a discussion of the
practical applications if a more theoretical paper.
iii Theoretical section: Equations should be numbered
in the order given and referred to in the text by number as,
for example, Equation (19). Complex groupings should not be
included in text, but should be numbered as equations.
iv Procedural section: Describe the procedure which
utilizes that described in (2) above.
v 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.
vi 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 contributions
made should be portrayed clearly to the reader. Suggestions
for future work or work in progress are encouraged.
vii References: References should be numbered sequentially
in the text as they occur. For example, most commonly for
papers(1) and reports(2):
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. and for books(3)
3. King-Hele, D., Satellite Orbits in an Atmosphere, Blackie,
viii Appendices: If no suitable reference is available
appendices may be used to clarify certain points, such as
a step in the theoretical analysis.
ix Figures: All figures must be provided by the authors.
Illustrations should be kept to a minimum and should, where
appropriate, be produced to the same scale. A list of figures
helps in the production of the paper.
1.2 TECHNICAL NOTES:
These can be up to 2,000 words in length and have no set form.
They can be abstracts, comments upon preview of unpublished
works, notes on interim results. They may not have to contain
figures or nomenclature.
1.3 ENGINEERING NOTES:
These are a maximum of one page and may be used to communicate
practical solutions to problems encountered on the shop floor
or in the laboratory or in the analysis or design.
The receipt of Contributed Paper/Technical Note/Engineering
Note will be acknowledged and a reference number communicated
which should be quoted in all correspondence.
2.0 REFEREEING PROCESS:
2.1 INITIAL REFEREEING:
Two referees are used for a Contributed Paper; one for a Technical
or Engineering Note and it is requested that authors to suggest
the names and addresses of three possible independent referees
to review their papers although the Editor reserves the right
not to use them. One copy of the manuscript is sent to each
referee with a Referee Report.
2.2 REVISING THE PAPER:
Once both referees have replied incase of full length Contributed
Papers their comments are sent to the authors. In case of
revisions are required these will be communicated. It is helpful
if a list of those changes included by the author is provided.
A paper will be rejected at first instance itself if both
referees recommend not to publish in the Journal. With respect
to Technical Notes or Engineering Notes they will be referred
to one reviewer. Based on the recommendation of the referee
either they will be published or not published. Authors are
reminded that the process is confidential.
2.3 SECONDARY REFEREEING:
Unless the full length Contributed Paper has been accepted
as is by both referees, a revised manuscript will
be sent once more to the referees, with another Report Form.
If the Editor feels, having considered the second reviews,
that the author/s have not responded adequately to the original
reviews of the referees, then the paper may be rejected. Thus
it is imperative that all comments are addressed properly
by author/s. A third referee may be approached if the Editor
thinks this is appropriate. The Editor ultimately reserves
the right to reject a paper on grounds of quality or lack
of co-operation from author/s.
Once a paper is accepted the authors will be invited to send
latest version of the text in MS Word on CD-ROM, along with
one hardcopy of the paper. For computer generated figures/photographs
only those with minimum of 300 dpi TIFF/JPG/BMP format can
be accepted on CDROM.
On receipt of acceptance letter the author/s can place order
for 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.
4.0 CONDITIONS OF PUBLICATION:
Contributed Papers, Technical Notes and Engineering Notes
will be accepted for publication only after all the terms
and conditions are satisfactorily met by the author/s. Unless
specifically attributed no material 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.