International Journal of Aerospace and Lightweight Structures

International Journal of Aerospace and Lightweight Structures (IJALS)

Tiejun WANG, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China

K. J. BADCOCK, University of Liverpool, UK
Daining FANG, Peking University, China
Zishun LIU, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China & National University of Singapore, Singapore

ISSN: 2010-4286 (Print)
ISSN: 2010-4294 (Online)

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Instructions to Authors

Important Note to the Authors

Journal Publication is intended to further the progress of science by reporting research or reviews. So authors are expected to follow the publication ethics, and avoid data fabrication and falsification.

Plagiarism constitutes scientific misconduct and is not acceptable. All the submitted articles will be checked in for plagiarism. So authors and co-authors are expected to have made reasonable attempts to check findings before submitting to our journal for publication. Also, authors are expected to keep all research data for verification even after the publication. The failure to keep the data may be regarded as misconduct.

1. Publication Policy

Theoretical and experimental records which lead to fundamental principles, or the research to development, fabrication and application of advanced technique on International Journal of Aerospace and Lightweight Structures will constitute the content of each issue. Only unpublished original contributions will be considered for publication. Manuscripts should be prepared in the form of full-length papers. It should be as completely documented regarding both literature and experimental procedures as a full-length paper.

2. Submission Process.

All submissions to IJALS are handled electronically. Manuscripts must be submitted online via Online Submission and Management System. Upon submission authors should specify to which topic the paper belongs. The page limit of paper is 15 pages. However, longer paper can be considered by the editorial team, when applicable. Authors have to pay the cost of US$200 for each color illustration/figure (if any). Please indicate illustrations/figures that are designated for color print during the submission of the accepted manuscript.

Authors submitting a manuscript do so with the understanding that if it is accepted for publication, copyright in the article, including the right to reproduce the article in all forms and media, shall be assigned exclusively to the publisher. The publisher will not refuse any reasonable request by the author for permission to reproduce any of his/her contributions to IJALS.

New Submissions. If you are submitting via this system for the first time, you will first be required to register. From the account you create, you will be able to manage your submission.

3. Typing instructions

Templates for preparation of manuscripts are available in:
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Latex-2e (Download)

3.1. The manuscript, including abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussions, conclusions, acknowledgement, references, figures and tables as following examples: Abstract (200-500 words); 1. Introduction; 2. Materials and Methods, 2.1 Materials ..., 2.2 Experiment ..., 2.3 ...; 3. Results, 3.1 ..., 3.2 ..., 3.3 ...; 4. Discussions, 4.1 ..., 4.2 ...; 5. Conclusions; Acknowledgement; References; Figures and Tables (included captions), should be neatly typed in American English. Pages should be numbered in succession, the title being page 1. The title page should include only: (i) the article title; (ii) the authors' names and their affiliations; (iii) the corresponding author's email address; (iv) the running title, not exceeding 45 letters and spaces.

3.2. Full-length papers and review articles should be provided with an abstract of about 200-500 words, reporting concisely on the objectives and conclusions of the paper. Select about three to five keywords that do not duplicate in the title. Composite words can be selected and will be counted as one keyword. Do not abbreviate keywords.

3.3. SI (Standard International) units must be used in the text, tables, and figures of all manuscripts submitted to the Journal.

3.4. Figures and Tables should be inserted in the text as close to the point of reference as possible. Some space should be left above and below the table.

3.5. Tables should be numbered sequentially in the text in Arabic numerals. Captions are to be centralized above the tables (see Table 1). Typeset tables and captions in 8 pt Times Roman with line spacing of 10 pt. If tables need to extend over to a second page, the continuation of the table should be preceded by a caption, e.g. "Table 1 (Continued)".

3.6. All photos, graphs, illustrations and diagrams are referred to as "figures" and the abbreviation "Fig." (or "Figs.") is used in the text. (Where the word "Figure" begins a sentence, it should be spelt in full.) Equations should be referred in the text as Eq. (x), where x is the equation number.

3.7. A complete list of reference cited, arranged in alphabetical order according to the surname of the first author, should be provided. References by the same author will follow a chronological sequence, i.e., Smith [1969] precedes Smith [1971]. Article titles should be stated in full but standard abbreviations should be used for journal names. For journal names, use the standard abbreviations. Typeset references in 9 pt Times Roman.

Journal References:
Priestley, M. N. J. and Calvi, G. M. [1991] "Towards a capacity - Design assessment procedure for reinforced concrete frames," Earthquake Spectra 7(3), 413-437.
Paulay, T. and Priestley, M. N. J. [1992] Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Buildings (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York).
Luong, M. P. [1992] "Centrifuge testing," in Recent Advances in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, ed. V. Davidovici (Ouest Editions - Presses Academiques, Nantes, France), pp. 781-794.
JBDPA [1977] Japanese Building Disaster Prevention Association, National Standard for Seismic Evaluation of Existing Reinforced Concrete Buildings, Japan.
Litton, R. W. [1975] "A contribution to the analysis of concrete structures under cyclic loading," Ph.D. thesis, Civil Engineering Dept., University of California, Berkeley, California.
Priestley, M. N. J. and Seible, F. [1994] "Seismic assessment of existing bridges," Proc. of the Second International Workshop on the Seismic Design of Bridges, Vol. 2, Queenstown, New Zealand, pp. 46-70.

4. Proofs

Authors will receive proofs of their papers. No new material may be inserted in the text at the time of proof reading. All joint papers must indicate the full postal address of the author to whom proofs should be sent.

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