2.2 Delivery Instructions

  • The article must be saved in the .doc format – Microsoft Word 97 or higher;
  • The article is preferably written in American English. All articles will eventually be published in American English;
  • The text must be delivered ‘flat’, which means using one font, one size, no bold text, no underlining, and no special characters apart from the ASCII codes. This also means that accentuation of words, sentences or parts thereof by using italic, underlining or any other way is not allowed;
  • In case you want to use subdivisions in your test, we kindly ask you to use up to a maximum of three levels of subdivision: for instance, section 1, section 2, section 2.1 and 2.1.1. In the final layout, the section numbers will be replaced by two typographical differences in the headings of the sections. Your sections should be numbered in the final text that you deliver. However, please make sure that you do not refer to individual sections (for example: as mentioned in section 1.2.3. ) in the text, as the section numbers will be removed during lay-out;
  • In case of a bullet list, please use dashes (-).
  • Other distinction marks are not allowed as are indents in the margins.
  • Please use footnotes or endnotes, if any, only with regard to the content: for instance, when mentioning an unusual definition. Notes are not used to refer to sources.
  • Use of the header and footer function of word processing programs is not allowed.
  • With regard to illustrations, we mean: photos, trademarks, tables, graphs and other graphical pictures.
  • Illustrations can only be used when copyright issues are cleared or approved by the owner(s) of the illustrations. Aerlines Magazine is a voluntary, non-profit organization. Therefore, Aerlines Magazine has no budget for using copyrighted illustrations. Aerlines does not accept responsibility for paying any copyright charges.
  • Please deliver your illustrations in separate files. Do not include them in your text. When referring to the respective illustration in your text, a simple ‘figure x’ will do, with x being the respective number of the illustration (i.e. figure 5).
  • We can only accept illustrations in the following formats: JPG, GIF, TIFF, BMP and PPT.
  • Illustrations must have a resolution of at least 300 dpi (dots per inch).
  • The list of quoted literature will be presented alphabetically. Only the first initial of the author is mentioned. No more than three authors should be mentioned. After the third author something extra will be added. Publisher will not be mentioned.
  • Please include a short (30 words) biography of yourself (as the author) at the end of the article.

Please do not exceed the following limits with regard to maximum amount of words per article (including words used in tables):
• 1 page article (e.g. book review, column): maximum 660 words.
• 2 page article: maximum 1,400 words.
• 3 page article: maximum 2,250 words.
• 4 page article: maximum 3,200 words.

A standard article is, at the most, 2-4 pages at the most, but please keep the abovementioned limits in mind. You are advised to contact the editor that was assigned to you and come to an agreement with him/her about the length of your article, before you start writing.

The text and its accompanying illustrations are preferably delivered by email to info@aerlines.nl. Editors are advised to follow the instructions and directions of the person of contact within the Aerlines Editorial team that was assigned to them.

1.3 Copyrights

Publication of an article in Aerlines Magazine means that all copyrights to the article will be transferred to Aerlines Magazine (Aerlines Magazine Foundation). Certain exceptions can be made for guest authors. One exception, for example, is when the guest author is not informed about the automatic transfer of copyrights.

2.4 Publication of Article

The final decision to publish an article, and in which issue, lies with the editorial team. The publishing process allows for the author to revise his article after the first assessment, but, in case the article needs major adjustments, the editorial team cannot guarantee publication in the upcoming issue. Authors will always be notified in which issue their article will be published.

1.2 Selection Criteria for Articles

Aerlines Magazine has the following selection criteria:
• Articles already published in other magazines will not be published in Aerlines Magazine, unless:
o Aerlines Magazine is given permission (in writing) to publish the article;
o The article must have an added value, and it must be of interest to Aerlines Magazine’s target audience;
o The article would not have been accessible Aerlines Magazine’s target audience.
• Articles should somehow lead to new knowledge or to a new point of view;
• Conclusions should be based on scientific, valid arguments, and must be supported by facts;
• Articles that, in one way or another, the editorial team finds as threatening, damaging, or insulting to individuals and/or organizations will not be published.

2.6 Tips for Writing the Article

Please verify the correct spelling of companies, technical terms and acronyms: for example, ‘easyJet’ (not EasyJet or Easy Jet) and ‘oneworld’ (not OneWorld, or Oneworld).

Please use abbreviations only after the full name has been mentioned in its entirety, followed by the abbreviation in brackets. For example, “ .. Fly-By-Wire (FBW) ..”. Everyday words are not abbreviated, so please use ‘etcetera’ instead of ‘etc’ and ‘per cent’ instead of ‘%’.

Please check if an organization has its own ‘official’ English translation. The ‘national’ name or abbreviation can be mentioned in brackets after its first instance: for example, ‘Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (Luchtverkeersleiding Nederland – LVNL)’.

2.5 Changes to the Article

Aerlines Magazine reserves the right to add minor changes to the article should the author not have sufficiently followed the guidelines. Minor changes may include, but are not limited to, changing the title, adding a leader paragraph, adding a figure or table to the article, and grammatical changes. This will most likely happen if articles fall in category 1 (see 4.2), otherwise the author will be contacted to revise the article himself.

1.4 Features in Aerlines Magazine

Aerlines Magazine has several regular features, though the following list is by no means an exhaustive one:

  • Popular scientific articles
  • The majority of articles published in Aerlines Magazine are the popular scientific articles based on the author’s own research.
  • Book reviews
  • Aerlines Magazine publishes one preferably two book reviews in each issue. Guest authors are welcome to send in their book reviews. Aerlines Magazine’s book reviews are intended to serve as a first orientation for prospective and potential readers.
  • Guest reviewers are advised to contact the book review coordinator on the editorial team before submitting a review or before reading a book for review. This will prevent parallel reviewing. Aerlines Magazines welcomes reviews of books that have not already been reviewed in the past, and of books whose topic has not yet been part of the Aerlines range of topics.
  • Company profile (Airport or Airline of the world)
  • Every issue will highlight either an airport or an airline. The aim of the article is not just to compile a list of facts on the featured airport or airline, but to take an interesting perspective as well, such as discussing recent developments.
  • Reports of conventions, expositions, exhibitions, seminars, etc
  • Anyone who will visit or has visited a convention, expo, exhibition or seminar on aviation and wishes to write a report about it is welcome to do so. However, since the period of time between the end of the event and publication of the report should preferably as short as possible, the editorial team must be notified well in advance if such a report is in the pipeline in order to accommodate for the report. This also means that the editorial team will be stricter regarding any agreements made for publication of such a report.
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