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Journal Elba Aviation Institute
Current Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Initial Processing. All manuscripts are automatically logged into our tracking system when they are submitted online through Editorial Manager and processed for conformity to basic standards. Authors are able to track the decision process via Editorial Manager.

Initial Review. All manuscripts undergo internal review by the editor-in-chief, deputy editor, associate editors, and staff editors as appropriate.

Peer Review. Some manuscripts are selected after this initial review to be sent to external peer review. Reviewers are required (1) to keep the manuscript confidential; (2) to not to make copies of the manuscript or share its content with others without the permission of the editor-in-chief; and (3) to apprise the editor-in-chief of any conflicts or biases that might affect their ability to objectively assess the manuscript. The review process for all manuscripts is "partially masked"—that is, a reviewer's identity is not revealed to the author or to other reviewers of the same manuscript. However, each peer reviewer will receive a copy of the decision letter for the manuscript that she or he has reviewed.

Publication Decisions. Most decisions are made within 90 days of receipt of the manuscript. Authors are notified of decisions via email.

Revisions. Most manuscripts require revisions, minor or extensive, before they are accepted in full for publication. Authors receive instructions for revisions in manuscript decision letters, based on feedback from peer reviewers and staff editors.

Editing. All accepted manuscripts are substantively edited for content and overall presentation, not merely for grammar and correct style, so authors should be prepared for further revisions (sometimes extensive) during editing. These revisions reflect detailed critiques of presentation, completeness, clarity, and balance by the editor-in-chief, deputy editor, associate editor, and/or staff editor. The authors are responsible for the accuracy of the final, edited version, which the corresponding author approves on behalf of all authors, either after consulting with all co-authors or by obtaining their advance authority to approve the final version on their behalf. Once the final, approved version is typeset, the authors may not rewrite or revise content (except to correct errors in data or typesetting); therefore, it is essential that the corresponding author ensure the accuracy of the final, edited version before it is sent to the publishing house for final checking and typesetting.

Proofs. The corresponding author is responsible for proofreading the typeset materials carefully, and consequently all authors are wholly responsible for the accuracy of the final printed version based on that proof. The corresponding author may correct typographical errors and data errors but may not make discretionary or non-error-related changes to the proof.

Rejected manuscripts. When a submitted manuscript is not accepted for publication, the editorial office will retain an electronic copy of it. The editor-in-chief reserves the right, however, to discuss the manuscript and its disposition with the editor of another journal if either editor has a reasonable concern that duplicate publication, simultaneous submission, or other inappropriate actions have been taken.

Yes. JCivilAvia is made freely available online, we guarantee that no university library or individual reader will ever have to buy a subscription or buy access through pay-per-view fees to access the papers published in JCivilAvia. In order to cover the costs of providing and maintaining a publication infrastructure, managing and processing the papers through peer-review and the editorial procedure, the journal charges a publication fee which is normally covered by the author's institution or research funds. The publication fee is required to be paid upon acceptance of an article for publication. JCivilAvia may grant discounts on publication fees for authors of lower income countries, students or authors in financial difficulty.

Detailed payment instructions will be sent by e-mail once your paper is accepted. JCivilAvia submission system has a segment for payments and yu will be directed onto it.  Using this subsystem, you will be able to pay the fee by credit card or bank transfer. You can also contact editorial assistant for any problems.

Note: 
1. If you make the Wired Transfer payment, please make sure that your Paper ID (mentioned in the e-mail) is filled in the "attached statement", otherwise we cannot tell who has remitted the money. After the Wired Transfer payment, your local bank will return a receipt to you after the remittance. Do NOT discard it. 
2. If you make the Online Payment, please remember your order number or keep the screen capturing of payment if it is possible.

Please notify and send your payment voucher via email to the editorial assistant after your payment. The editorial assistant shall email you a confirmation letter after receiving the payment.

Reviewed papers usually receive careful scrutiny by 2-3 reviewers and additional assessment by the responsible associate editor, deputy editor, and editor-in-chief. Initial screening results in rejection of the majority of manuscripts within 2 weeks of submission. For those papers that are selected for review, the time to first decision is about 2-3 months. Overall time from submission to acceptance, which includes revisions by the authors, is about 4 months.

We will try to publish your paper as early as possible, but the time between acceptance and the creation of the full text version depends on how quickly you provide your final version. Normally, it will appear online around 1-3 weeks after all the publication procedures are completed.

JCivilAvia  has currently been cited and also been indexed by some other data bases. 

To establish whether you paper is suitable for JCivilAvia, simply click here to display the scope of the journal.

All papers must be submitted through our online submission system, in which paper status can easily be tracked. The new user should apply for a new group of Username & Password to submit.

You're suggested to format your manuscript according to our standard template. However, if you don't know how to do it, please just prepare your manuscript as required by the Guideline. You can find basic instructions in the column of Manuscript Preparation. Papers should be submitted to us through our Online Submission System in MS Word format(.doc).

Quality is the most important criteria for the acceptance of a paper. However, for the benefit of peer-reviewers and readers papers should be as concise as possible. On the other hand, there is no page limit in the printed forms of the journal.

Recommending guest reviewers can improve the review process and publication efficiency of your paper. However, if you don’t have any candidates, we will help you to find good reviewers.

You will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail as soon as you have uploaded the paper successfully. Your paper will then be checked and forwarded to the editors who will start the preliminary review. If there are any problems with your uploaded manuscript you will be contacted by the editors.

 Yes, a cover letter should be sent at your first submission and beside your revised paper.

A digital object identifier (DOI) is a unique alphanumeric string assigned by a registration agency (the International DOI Foundation) to identify content and provide a persistent link to its location on the Internet. The publisher assigns a DOI when your article is published and made available electronically.

All DOI numbers begin with a 10 and contain a prefix and a suffix separated by a slash. The prefix is a unique number of four or more digits assigned to organizations; the suffix is assigned by the publisher and was designed to be flexible with publisher identification standards.

We recommend that when DOIs are available, you include them for both print and electronic sources. The DOI is typically located on the first page of the electronic journal article, near the copyright notice. The DOI can also be found on the database landing page for the article.

Dear Authors, Reviewers and Readers

I am proud to announce that The Journal of Civil Aviation (JCivilAvia) has now been accessible on line for all the authors, reviewers and readers all around the world, expecting them to contribute their original unpublished research, scholarly essays, critical commentaries, and letters to the editor as well as the case reports which are free of charge.

JCivilAvia is a biannually published journal.  As a biannual journal, printed version will have no paper or page limit and authors will not have to keep waiting for a further issue.  I believe, the submission process of the journal will also be fast but rigorous.

On behalf of my associate editors and all other staff , I thank you for your contributions.

Editor-in-Chief