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Florida Tech College of Aeronautics Launches Academic Publication

International Journal of Aviation Sciences Designed to Foster Discussion

 MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology’s distinguished College of Aeronautics has launched a biannual scientific publication designed to foster an exchange of ideas about a particular topic while also presenting more traditional research content.

International Journal of Aviation Sciences is online only and free to authors and readers. The first issue, published March 1, can be found at www.ijas.us. The format distinguishes IJAS from other academic journals: Each issue will have a target article and four “commentaries” from readers, as well as a response from the author. There will also be three additional research articles.

The target article in the inaugural edition is, “A Taxonomy of Applied Research Categories as an Aid to Research Pertaining to Aviation” by David Trafimow of New Mexico State University.

IJAS will accept both basic and applied research on a variety of topics, including aviation psychology, aviation human factors, airport design and management, aeronautical engineering, aviation sustainability and training. It will use a double-blind peer-review process where the identity of reviewers and authors are not revealed to each other.

There are not many journals in aviation, and fewer yet that are open to coverage of the depth and breadth of the field, from space to UAVs, noted Stephen Rice, the journal’s editor in chief and an associate professor in the College of Aeronautics.

International Journal of Aviation Sciences fills an important niche in aviation,” Rice said. “We look forward to presenting important research and critical ideas that will challenge our peers and strengthen our field of study.”

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