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Author Guidelines


The Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management (JATM) is an open access journal, quarterly published and devoted to research and management on different aspects of aerospace technologies. The authors are solely responsible for the contents of their contribution and it is assumed that they have the necessary authority for publication. Topics of interest are: Acoustics; Aerodynamics; Aerospace meteorology; Applied computation; Astrodynamics; Ceramic materials; Circuitry; Composites; Computational fluid dynamics; Defense systems; Energetic materials; Fluid dynamics and turbulence; Guidance navigation and control; Management systems; Metallic materials; Photonics; Polymeric materials; Processing of aerospace materials; Propulsion and combustion; Radars and tracking systems; Robotics and automation; Structures; Synthesis and characterization of aerospace materials; Thermal sciences and Vibration; and Structural dynamics. JATM is under a Creative Commons — Attribution 4.0 International — CC BY 4.0. Authors are free to Share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and Adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially). JATM allow the authors to retain publishing rights without restrictions. JATM allow the authors to hold the copyright without restrictions. All the published material are free of any  Article Processing Charges (APC).


The manuscript should be digitalized using a Microsoft® Office document (.doc), 12-pt. Times New Roman, double-spaced throughout, justified paragraphs and leaving one space after a period. Do not try to fit the manuscript in the final template.  Top level headings should be centered on the page, using upper and lower case. Second level headings should be flush left, italicized, using upper and lower case, without numbering.  For those authors that prefer to edit in LaTex, submit a PDF file instead.  Authors are also strongly advised to use abbreviations sparingly whenever possible to improve the readability of the manuscript. Do not include a list of symbols, nomenclature and/or abbreviations.  Instead, define them at the first time they appear in text. Accepted manuscripts can be edited by the editorial office to comply with the format of the journal, remove redundancies, and improve clarity and understanding without altering meaning.  The edited text will be presented to authors for approval.

To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review process, it is mandatory to prevent the identities of the authors. So, check if the following steps have been taken with regard to the text and the file properties: (1) delete the authors’ name from the text, with “Author” and year used in citation and in the references, instead of the authors’ name, article title etc.; (2) do not include the section “Acknowledgements”. You should do it in the copyediting step, after approval of the manuscript; and (3) author identification should also be removed from the properties of the file (see: ensuring peer review for detailed instructions).

The manuscript should be submitted electronically only in English, at  If there is any conflict of interest regarding the evaluation of the manuscript, the author must send a declaration indicating the reasons, so that the review process occurs fairly. The submissions are received continuously and processed as soon as possible so that they stay updated as to the results informed in the paper.

It is extremely important that all data about the authors are entered correctly at the time of submission. The data refer to the full name; affiliation with three instances (e.g. university/college/department); city, state and country. It is highly recommended to adopt and inform the ORCID number of each author and to indicate the corresponding author with full postal address. The names of institutions must be in the native language (Portuguese; French; Germany etc.), except for those names that are not in Latin language (Russian; Chinese etc.), which should be translated into English.

At the time of submission, the submitting author assumes that all other authors actively participated in the research and/or performed the final review and approval of the article. The submitting author must include a statement describing the contribution of every author. The statement should not exceed 300 characters. Example of statement follows: "Authors A and B conceived the idea and co-wrote the main text, authors A; C and D performed the experiments and author D prepared the figures. All authors discussed the results and commented on the manuscript.” 

The “Acknowledgements” section should be dedicated for those who did not participate directly in achieving the results presented in the paper.

Papers already presented at conferences will be accepted if they were not published in complete form in the Annals of the conference or if they are extended with additional results or new findings. These articles will be evaluated as the others. Articles from guest authors will be published after approval of one specialist Associated Editor. The JATM does not publish translated articles from other journals.


The manuscripts will be received by the assistant editors who initially will verify the similarity of the content (plagiarism) using the iThenticate system. For manuscripts with no or low content of similarity, a Section Editor (SE) will be assigned. The SE will appoint 2 to 4 external evaluators (ad hoc referees) in double-blind peer review mode, ensuring complete anonymity.  After receiving the evaluations, the SE must give a decision about the manuscript addressing the evaluator’s recommendations. The SE can accept the manuscript in the form it was submitted; can reject it or request revisions. The manuscript that requires revision will be sent to the author, who is supposed to submit a new version and a letter to the Editor, where each recommendation of the evaluators should be commented. In the case the author does not agree with the evaluator’s suggestions, it is necessary to explain the reasons.  After verifying the adherence to the recommendations in the new version, the SE should give the final decision or, exceptionally, send to another evaluation round if the changes have not been sufficiently addressed.  The entire process is available to the authors at any moment. In the cases the authors do not agree with the final decision, it is allowed to appeal on the decision by sending an email to the Executive Editor, who will review the process and ask for reconsideration to the Editors in Chief, if justified.


Editorial: Any researcher may write the editorial on the invitation of the Editors in Chief. Editorials should cover broad aspects of Aerospace Technology, with scientific content.  Such manuscripts are not submitted to peer review.

Review articles: These should cover subjects that are relevant to the scope of the journal.  Authors should bear in mind that they are expected to have expertise in the reviewed field. The article may be of any length required for the concise presentation of the subject.

Original papers: These articles should report results of the scientific research. The article should not present more than 60,000 characters with space, as succinct papers are favored in terms of impact as well as in readability.

Communications: They should report previous results of ongoing research and should not content more than 40,000 characters with space.


Whenever possible, manuscripts should include the following subsections; however, articles from some areas should follow their usual format. Please, do not number the sections. Use different style for differentiate subsections.

Title and names of authors: The title should not contain abbreviations. All authors should be identified with full name, email, institution to which they are related, city, state, and country. One of them should be indicated as the author for correspondence and his/her full postal address is required.

Abstract: They are limited to 250 words and structured into objectives, methods, results, and conclusions. Citations or abbreviations (except internationally recognized abbreviations, such as weights, measures, and physical or chemical ones) are not permitted.

Keywords:  It is highly recommended to choose the keywords accurately, selecting three to six items based on NASA Thesaurus volume 2 – Access Vocabulary, which can be accessed at

Introduction: It should set the purpose of the study, providing a brief summary (not a review) of previous relevant studies, and stating the new advances in the current investigation. The introduction should not include data or conclusions from the work being reported. A final sentence summarizing the novel finding to be presented is permissible.

Methodology: The authors are free to use any structure in this section to fit the objectives of the study. They could also rename it (e.g. Numerical analysis, Case study, and so on), and in some cases it may be advisable to omit it. Clear and sufficient information to permit the study to be repeated by others should be briefly given. Standard techniques need only to be referenced. Previously published methods may be briefly described following the reference.

Results: This section should be a concise account of the new information that was discovered, with the least personal judgment. Do not repeat in text all the data in the tables and illustrations, but briefly describe what these data comprise.

Discussion: The discussion should include the significance of the new information and relevance of the new findings in light of existing knowledge. Only unavoidable citations should be included. Citations to review articles are not encouraged in this section. In some cases, this section may be advisable to merge with the previous section (“Results and Discussion”).

Acknowledgements: This section should be short, concise, and restricted to acknowledgements that are necessary. The financial support received for the elaboration of the manuscript must be declared in this item. Also, references to personal or private communication placed in running text should be acknowledged in this section.

References: Acceptable references include journal articles, numbered papers, books, and submitted articles, if the journal is identified. References must be restricted to directly relevant papers or abstracts that have been accepted for publication. Self-citation should be limited to a minimum. Authors are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of their references.


 The JATM uses the name-year system. The references should be mentioned in the text by giving the last name of the author and the year of publication: Smith 1997. For articles with 2 authors, use the form: Smith and Farias 1997. With 3 or more names, use the form: Smith et al. 1997. If two or more references have the same identification, distinguish them by appending “a”, “b” etc. to the year of publication. Where citing more than one reference, they should be separated by semicolon. Standards should be cited in text by the acronym of the entity followed by the number, and they do not appear in the references list.  Organization as author should be cited by the acronym.  For the in-text reference of websites or other online formats, include only the first word or two words of the title (enough to distinguish it from other titles in the references list), followed by an ellipsis (APSnet . . . c1994–2005).  References to personal or private communication should be cited as in this example: ... and most of these parameters (2012 Final project of Carvalho DS; unreferenced, see “Acknowledgements” section) were used to …

 The references list is unnumbered and appears in alphabetical order by author and year of publication, with multiple studies by the same author listed in chronological order. It is highly recommended that each reference contains the digital object identifier number (doi). References retrieved from the Internet should be cited by the last name of the author(s) and the year of publication, or n.d., if not available, followed by the date of access. Some examples are as the following ones:

 Journals:  List authors in the order in which they appear in the original text, separated by colon. The year of publication follows the authors list in parentheses, followed by article and journal title, as well as volume or issue information. The page range for the article is preceded by colon.  Journal titles are generally abbreviated according to the list of title word abbreviations maintained by the ISSN International Centre.

Article with one author: Costa S (1996) Dassault adaptative cells. Ind Robot Int J 23(1):34-40. doi: 10.1108/01439919610108837

Articles with 2 to 10 authors, list all authors: Alves MB, Morais AMF (2009) The management of knowledge and technologies in a space program. J Aerosp Technol Manag 1(2):265-272. doi: 10.5028/ jatm.2009.0102265272

Articles with more than 10 authors, list the first 10 followed by “et al.” :  Pizzi C, Caraglia M, Cianciulli M, Fabbrocini A, Libroia A, Matano E, Contegiacomo A, Del Prete S, Abbruzzese A, Martignetti A et al. (2002) Low-dose recombinant IL-2 induces psychological changes: monitoring by Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory. Anticancer Res 22(2A):727-732.

Author with more than one paper in the same year: Sparrow EM (1980a) Forced convection heat transfer in a duct having spanwise-periodic rectangular protuberances. Num Heat Transfer 3:149-167.

Sparrow EM (1980b) Fluid-to-fluid conjugate heat transfer for a vertical pipe-internal and external natural convection. ASME J Heat Transfer 102:402-407.

Volume with no issue or other subdivision: Laskowski DA (2002) Physical and chemical properties of pyrethroids. Rev Environ Contam Toxicol 174:49-170.

Volume with issue and supplement: Gardos G, Cole JO, Haskell D, Marby D, Paine SS, Moore P (1988) The natural history of tardive dyskinesia. J Clin Pharmacol 8(4 Suppl):31S-37S.

Volume with supplement but no issue: Heemskerk J, Tobin AJ, Ravina B (2002) From chemical to drug: neurodegeneration drug screening and the ethics of clinical trials. Nat Neurosci 5 Suppl:1027-1029.

Multiple issue numbers: Ramstrom O, Bunyapaiboonsri T, Lohmann S, Lehn JM (2002) Chemical biology of dynamic combinatorial libraries. Biochim Biophys Acta 1572(2-3):178-186.

Issue with no volume: Sabatier R (1995) Reorienting health and social services. AIDS STD Health Promot Exch (4):1-3.

Books: The basic format is: Author(s) (Date) Title. Edition. Place of publication: Publisher. Extent. Notes. Extent can include information about pagination or number of volumes and is considered optional. Notes can include information of interest to the reader, such as language of publication other than English; such notes are optional. These notes also provide information about location, such as a URL for online works.

Rohsenow W, Hartnett JP, Cho YI (1998) Handbook of heat transfer. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Organization as author: [ALSG] Advanced Life Support Group (2001) Acute medical emergencies: the practical approach. London (England): BMJ Books.

Author(s) plus editor(s) or translator(s): Luzikov VN (1985) Mitochondrial biogenesis and breakdown. Galkin AV, translator; Roodyn DB, editor. New York: Consultants Bureau.

Chapter or other part of a book, same author(s): Gawande A (2010) The checklist manifesto: how to get things right. New York: Metropolitan Books. Chapter 3, The end of the master builder; p. 48-71.

Chapter or other part of a book, different authors: Rapley R (2010) Recombinant DNA and genetic analysis. In: Wilson K, Walker J, editors. Principles and techniques of biochemistry and molecular biology. 7th ed. New York: Cambridge University Press. p. 195-262.

Dissertations and Theses: Oliveira ALL (2010) Contribuição metodológica para investigar fenômenos de superfície em tribossistemas protéticos articulares de quadril (PhD thesis). São Paulo: Universidade de São Paulo. In portuguese.

Patents: Blanco EE, Meade JC, Richards WD, inventors; Ophthalmic Ventures, assignee. 1990 Nov 13. Surgical stapling system. United States patent US 4,969,591.

Websites and other online formats: References to websites and other online formats follow the same general principles as for printed references, with the addition of a date of update/revision (if available) along with an access date and a URL: Title of the homepage. Date of publication. Edition. Place of publication: publisher; [date updated; date accessed]. Notes.

If no date of publication can be determined, use a copyright date (if available), preceded by “c”. Include the URL in the notes:  APSnet: plant pathology online. c1994-2005. St Paul (MN): American Phytopathological Association; [accessed 2005 Jun 20].

Forthcoming or unpublished material: Farley T, Galves A, Dickinson LM, Perez MJ. Forthcoming 2005 Jul. Stress, coping, and health: a comparison of Mexican immigrants, Mexican-Americans, and non-Hispanic whites. J Immigr Health.

Paper or poster presented at meeting:  Unpublished presentations are cited as follows: Antani S, Long LR, Thoma GR, Lee DJ (2003) Anatomical shape representation in spine x-ray images. Paper presented at: VIIP 2003. Proceedings of the 3rd IASTED International Conference on Visualization, Imaging and Image Processing; Benalmadena, Spain.

 Tables: Tables should be numbered in order of appearance in the text, using Arabic numerals. Each table should have a title and an explanatory legend, if necessary. All tables must be referenced and mentioned in the text as “Table” and succinctly described in the text. Under no circumstances should a table repeat data that are presented in an illustration. Statistical measures of variation (i.e. standard deviation or standard error) should be identified, and decimal places in tabular data should be restricted to those with mathematical and statistical significance.

 Figures: All illustrations, line graphs, charts, schemes, photographs, and graphs should be referred as “Figure” and submitted with good definition (JPEG files of at least 300 dpi resolution and 12 cm wide); otherwise, authors will be requested to withdrawn from the text. Number the figures consecutively using Arabic numerals in order of appearance. References should be made in the text to each figure using the abbreviated form “Fig.”, except if they are mentioned in the beginning of the sentences. Captions should be descriptive and allow the examination of the figures, without reference to text. You are welcome to paste images into Microsoft® Word documents, but you must send the images as separate JPEG files as well, when required.

 Equations: Type them on individual lines, in 12-pt. Times New Roman, with symbols in italic, and identifying them by Arabic numerals enclosed in parenthesis. References should be made in the text to each equation using the abbreviated form “Eq.”, except in the beginning of the sentences, where the form “Equation” should be used.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice or Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Instructions to authors.
  4. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Reviewhave been followed.
  5. You must submit also highlights, about 3 short sentences (maximum of 100 characters) with core results of the paper for promotion purposes.
  6. You must include a statement describing the contribution of every author. The statement should not exceed 300 characters. Example of statement follows: "Authors A and B conceived the idea and co-wrote the main text, authors A; C and D performed the experiments and author D prepared the figures. All authors discussed the results and commented on the manuscript.

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