Distribution and management of expert knowledge, and the communication of advances in research and technology, is essential for any industry wishing to achieve sustainability and profitability.

A central pillar of IATEO’s strategy in ensuring knowledge transparency industry-wide is our biennial online publication, Aeronautica, a downloadable resource available to all members.

Aeronautica is an online, peer-reviewed, industry journal capturing the latest research undertaken by undergraduates, postgraduates and academic staff, recent industry training and education developments, and expert commentary on matters of importance to industry stakeholders.

Aeronautica explores subjects of relevance to the aviation professional including:

• Emerging and contemporary issues affecting aviation safety.
• Research on aviation related matters affecting efficiency, sustainability and safety.
• Analysis of current aviation safety research affecting all areas of aviation transportation activity.


Editorial Team
Managing Editor
Dr Paul Bates, Griffith University, Australia

Deputy Managing Editor
Tarryn Kille, Griffith University, Australia

International Editorial Board
Dr Suzanne Kearns, University of Western Ontario, Canada

Assoc Prof Patrick Murray, Griffith University, Australia

Prof. Dr. Andreas Wald, European Business School (EBS) Paris, France

Dr John Wensveen, Radixx International, United States

Professor Gennadiy Yun, National Aviation University, Ukraine

Prof. Dr. Yvonne Ziegler, University of Applied Sciences, Frankfurt, Germany


Focus and Scope
Aeronautica is the seminal publication of the International Academy of Aeronautics. It focuses on research undertaken by undergraduate, postgraduate students and academic staff of degree conferring institutions within the Academy and other research and informative articles as determined by the managing editor.

Section Policies

  Open Submissions      Indexed      Peer Reviewed

  Open Submissions      Indexed      Peer Reviewed

Student Research Showcase
  Open Submissions      Indexed      Peer Reviewed

The Student Research Showcase exhibits the real-word applications, critical insights, and creative and intellectual activities of student researchers. While the papers in this section have met the graduation requirements of the the applicable institution (which may include the expert review of academics and industry professionals), these papers have not been subject to the double blind peer review process of Aeronautica.

Peer Review Process

All contributions to Aeronautica will be double blind peer-reviewed by members of the editorial board.

Authors must submit items directly to the Deputy Managing Editor to be considered for inclusion in Aeronautica.

Publication Frequency

Aeronautica is published twice a year with occasional special issues published on an ad-hoc basis.

Online Submissions

Registration and login are required to submit items online and to check the status of current submissions. Please visit Aeronautica to login.

Author Guidelines

To submit an article to Aeronautica please contact the Deputy Managing Editor directly. Contributions should be between 2000 and 10000 words and submitted in Word or PDF format. Articles should emphasise aviation research, practice or theory with a special emphasis on cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Topics may include:
• cultural influences in crew resource management,
• emerging safety issues in older generation aircraft.

Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to review their submission’s compliance with all of the following items. 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 Microsoft Word or PDF document file format.
3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
4. The text is
o single-spaced;
o uses a 12-point font;
o employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses);
o and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Australia License.

Privacy Statement

IATEO stores and uses personal information only for the purposes of administering this service. The information collected will not be disclosed to third parties without your consent, except to meet government, legal or other regulatory authority requirements.

Publishing System

Aeronautica uses Open Journal Systems, which is open source journal management and publishing software developed, supported, and freely distributed by the Public Knowledge Project under the GNU General Public License.

Aeronautica Contact Details

Mailing Address
School of Aviation,
Griffith University,
170 Kessels Road, Nathan, QLD, 4111
Principal Contact
Tarryn Kille
Deputy Managing Editor
School of Aviation
Griffith University,
170 Kessels Road, Nathan, QLD, 4111
Support Contact
Research Content Team