Special Issues (2023)

Special Issues of the 13th EASN Conference


Further to the Conference Proceedings which will include all presented papers, a number of selected papers will be published in international journals following peer review. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Prospective authors will be required to warrant that the work is original and submitted for first publication in the respective scientific journal. All submitted manuscripts will be checked to avoid claims of plagiarism. In this context, overlaps with already published works, including the full-length papers for the EASN Conference proceedings, should typically not exceed 25%. The accurate percentage of acceptable overlap is set by the respective journals. 

Useful Information regarding the so-far confirmed international journal can be found below:

1. Aerospace - Open Access Journal

Aerospace - Open Access Journal

Aerospace is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal devoted to the publication of original papers, review articles, short notes and communications related to all fields of aerospace science, engineering and technology, disclosing theoretical, fundamental and applied results linked to potential applications that are related to research, design, manufacture, operations, control and maintenance of aircraft and spacecraft. 

  • Aerospace ISSN: 2226-4310
  • Aerospace is indexed: within Scopus (2023 CiteScore: 3.0), SCIE (Web of Science)Inspec, and many other databases. More information regarding AEROSPACE indexing can be found here
  • Impact Factor: 2.6 (2022), ranking 8/34 (Q1) in the JCR category of Aerospace Engineering; 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.6 (2022)

Useful Information & Submission Guidelines: 

Aerospace Journal is Open Access — free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions. The European Aeronautics Science Network (EASN) is affiliated with Aerospace, therefore prospective authors will receive a discount on the article processing charges, as following: 

  • discount of 30% for non-EASN members
  • discount of 50% for the EASN members (Join the EASN)

Special Issue: 13th EASN International Conference on Innovation in Aviation & Space for Opening New Horizons

Authors are able to submit directly their paper to the online registration platform of the Aerospace journal. Authors need to register to the editorial system if they are new users. The submission system is currently open and can be found here.

Submission deadline: 15.12.2023

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2. Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology (AEAT)

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

The Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology (AEAT) journal provides broad coverage of the materials and techniques employed in the aircraft and aerospace industry. Its international perspectives allow readers to keep up to date with current thinking and developments in critical areas such as coping with increasingly overcrowded airways, the development of new materials, recent breakthroughs in navigation technology - and more. Selected papers which will be presented during the upcoming 13th EASN International Conference will consist of a special issue under the title "Innovation in Aviation & Space for opening New Horizons".

  • AEAT ISSN: 0002-2667
  • AEAT is indexed: within Scopus (2021 CiteScore: 1.9) and many other databases. More information regarding AEAT indexing can be found here
  • Impact Factor: 1.080 (2020), 5-Year Impact Factor: 0.991 (2020)

Useful Information & Submission Guidelines: 

Prospective authors can directly submit their paper to the online submission platform of the AEAT journal. The special issue entitled: "Innovation in Aviation & Space for opening New Horizons" must be selected in the field "Please select the issue you are submitting to" of Step 6:"Details & Comments". Each article needs to be approximately 1.000 and 6.000 words long. This includes 280 words for each figure or table, as well as all text including references and appendices. Submitted articles must not have been previously published, nor should they be under consideration for publication anywhere else, while under review for this journal. 

Special Issue: Innovation in Aviation & Space for opening New Horizons

The submission system will open on 01.11.2023 and can be found here.

Submission deadline: 30.03.2024 

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3. Journal of Composites Science

Journal of Composites Science

Modeling and simulation (#M&S) in #aerospace have been widely used and increasingly improved over the years with the aims of supporting a more reliable design practice and to aid the products’ final qualification with respect to the authorities’ rules and guidelines. Scientists and engineers are constantly looking for a more digital qualification and certification exploring M&S advancements and high-fidelity approaches in several disciplines. Advanced M&S methods have demonstrated the ability to simulate highly complex composite systems’ behaviors, reducing the amount of physical testing. Such an approach requires the development of a credibility assurance framework (#CAF) to support risk-informed applications of advanced M&S. This is a crucial research and innovation stream to make viable the #M&S advanced methods for practical applications in aerospace composite. In addition, the current #aerospace innovation topics are devoted to the development of greener aircraft and new space systems. Modeling and Simulation in Aerospace Composites" Special. The novel M&S methods are required to take into account technical issues never considered before such as onboard cryogenic #H2 tanks for greener aircraft and new type of ceramic composite for the thermal protections of spacecraft.

We are pleased to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue with your original and beyond state-of-the-art studies, methods, techniques, results and V&V experiences in aeronautical and space composite to improve the M&S methods from theoretical, numerical and practical point of views, with the aim of supporting the worldwide aerospace communities in making the whole development pathway of composite aircraft and spacecraft more reliable and more affordable.

Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

Structures strength and buckling;
Aeronautical virtual certification;
Credibility assurance framework;
Aeroelasticity and dynamics;
Numerical formulations;
Noise detection and reduction;
Impact loads (e.g., bird strike and space debris);
Hot structures and protection systems for re-entry spacecraft;
Multi-disciplinary optimization;
Electromagnetic compatibility;
Lighting protection;
Stealth capabilities;
Low-weight structures.

Useful Information & Submission Guidelines: 

Prospective authors can directly submit their paper to the online submission platform of the Composites Science journal. Manuscripts submitted should neither be published previously nor be under consideration for publication in another journal. The work should report scientifically sound experiments and provide a substantial amount of new information. The article should include the most recent and relevant references in the field. The structure should include an Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusions (optional) sections, with a suggested minimum word count of 4000 words.

Special Issue: Modeling and Simulation in Aerospace Composites

Guest Editors: Luigi Di Palma, Marika Belardo, Alessandro De Luca


  • Discount of 50% for the EASN speakers
  • A special price is available to all papers submitted by Italian colleagues, by the end of 2023.


The submission system is currently open and can be found here.

Submission deadline: 15.02.2024 

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