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Policies

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Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering has general rules about the formatting of articles upon both initial and final submission. See Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.

It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.

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Rights for Authors and Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal-use exceptions described below.

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Attribution and Personal Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering, requires credit to Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering as place of first publication. Authors are free to post the final PDF of their articles on their personal or institutional or organizational websites on condition that the article is not offered for sale or any fee is charged. Because JATE is an open access journal and relies on usage statistics to justify its continued funding, linking to the article on jateonline.org rather than re-posting the PDF is strongly encouraged. Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author or at the university or college employing the author is also permitted.

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JATE Multiple Author Policy

(Adapted from Morgan, 1984)

An author is a person who has used professional skills to make a significant contribution to a published article and who can take public responsibility for its content.

A significant contribution is a contribution without which the article would have been seriously compromised in scope or quality. A significant contribution to a research project may be made by an author in one or more of the following research phases:

  1. Conceptualization and design,
  2. Execution,
  3. Analysis, or
  4. Write-up.

Types of work that are specifically excluded from this definition are as follows:

  1. Referring subjects to researchers,
  2. Performing routine laboratory work, data entry, or analysis,
  3. Any nonprofessional work, and
  4. Proofreading or correction of the format or style of the article.

Unjustified multiple authorship dilutes the value of authorship, reduces the credibility of the study and can violate the essential principle that science can advance only through the work of those who understand what they are saying.

Reference: Morgan, P. P. (1984). How many authors can dance on the head of an article? Canadian Medical Association Journal, 130, 842.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering website and/or software agree not to misuse the Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering service or software in any way.

The failure of Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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Ethical Standards and Misconduct Policy

JATE follows Purdue Unviersity Press's ethical standards and misconduct policy for journals, found here.

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