Notes for Contributors

JATS publishes the following categories of papers written in scholarly English: a) Full Research Papers, b) Conference Reports, c) Book Reviews, d) Industry Perspectives. Papers should be submitted electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in MS-Word format ONLY using British spelling, single-column, 1.5 line spacing, Tahoma letters, font size 11. Section headings (and sub-headings) should be numbered and written in capital letters. Upon acceptance of a paper and before its publication, the corresponding author will be asked to sign the Transfer of Copyright form on behalf of all identified authors.

Full Research Papers should contain original research not previously published elsewhere. They should normally be between 4,000 and 7,000 words although shorter or lengthier articles could be considered for publication if they are of merit. The first page of the papers should contain the title and the authors' affiliations, contact details and brief vitae (of about 50 words). Regarding the following pages, papers should generally have the following structure: a) title, abstract (of about 150 words) and six keywords, b) introduction, c) literature review, d) theoretical and/or empirical contribution, e) summary and conclusions, f) acknowledgements, g) references and h) appendices. Tables, figures and illustrations should be included within the text (not at the end), bear a title and be numbered consecutively. Regarding the referencing style, standard academic format should be consistently followed. Examples are given below:

  • Airbus (2003), Global Market Forecasts 2003-2022, Toulouse: Airbus.
  • Fragoudaki, A., Keramianakis, M. and Jancovich, S. (2005) The Greek PSO Experience. 4th International Forum on Air Transport in Remoter Regions. Stockholm, May 24-26.
  • Forsyth P. (2002a), 'Privatization and Regulation of Australian and New Zealand Airports', Journal of Air Transport Management, 8, 19-28.
  • Papatheodorou, A. (2008) The Impact of Civil Aviation Regimes on Leisure Market. In Graham, A., Papatheodorou, A. and Forsyth, P. (ed) Aviation and Tourism: Implications for Leisure Travel, Aldershot: Ashgate, 49-57.
  • Skycontrol (2007) easyJet welcomes European Commission's decision to limit PSO abuse in Italy. 23rd April. Available from: http://www.skycontrol.net/airlines/easyjet-welcomes-european-commissions-decision-to-limit-pso-abuse-in-italy/ (accessed on 22/08/2008).

Industry Perspectives are usually shorter than full research papers and should provide a practitioner's point of view on contemporary developments in the air transport industry. Contributors should explicitly specify whether their views are espoused by their organization or not.

Conference Reports should be between 1,000 and 1,500 words. They should provide factual information (e.g. conference venue, details of the conference organizers), present the various programme sessions and summarize the key research findings.

Book Reviews should be between 1,000 and 1,500 words. They should provide factual information (e.g. book publisher, number of pages and ISBN, price on the publisher's website) and critically discuss the contents of a book mainly in terms of its strengths and weaknesses.