Journal for Czech Aerospace Research,

Development and Innovations

Guide for authors

1. Journal Description 

Czech Aerospace Proceedings publishes original scientific and technical articles. Each article is reviewed by two referees. Authors are invited to submit papers on new advances in aeronautical and space applications.


2. Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

The Czech AeroSpace Proceedings (CAP) is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against publication malpractice. It is based, in large part, on the guidelines and standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
To read the complete Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement for the Czech Aerospace Proceedings follow the link …PDF


3. Copyright and Royalty

By submission of Article for publishing Author gives copyright to publisher. Subscribers may reproduce tables of contents or prepare lists of articles including abstracts for internal circulation within their institutions. Permission of the Publisher is required for resale or distribution outside the institution and for all other derivative works, including compilations and translations.

Publication of an Article in the Journal is free of charge. The Author pays no fee to the publisher and vice versa. The Author will be provided with 3 copies of the Journal (which includes his/her Article) for free.


4. Submission and Corrections

Submission of Articles to this journal and other communication proceeds solely by email. The Author shall arrange that his submited Article is reviewed by 2 referees - see Chapter 4. Without Referee's Report is not possible to accept the Article for publication.

Editor gives the author an option to make corrections when typographical setting are finished. It is not necessary to use special correction marks but corrections must be clear and legible.


5. Refereeing

Each Article must be reviewed by two independent referees. The author is invited to select suitable referees from the List of Authorized Referees (maintain by Editorial Board). If no referee is suitable (through specialization), the author can select expert out of the List and submit his/her CV to Editor in Chief for approval and addition to the List. Selected referee must be expert in given area and must not be from author´s organization. The Referee is a honourable function.

Articles are reviewed by filling out a special form – Referee´s Report, which is available at request adressed to Editor in Chief or downloadable from this webpage. The referee is supposed to return the reviewed article along with the completed form to the Editor in Chief.




6. Language and Article structure

6.1. Language

Please write your text in English. To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the 'spell-check' and 'grammar-check' functions of your wordprocessor.

6.2. Article structure

  • Title
    Concise and informative. Avoid abbreviations and formulas where possible.
  • Abstract in English
    A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone.
  • Abstract in Czech
    Subject must be in line with Abstract in English.
  • Keywords
  • Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords. Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.
  • Author‘s photo, names and affiliations
    Present the authors' face, name and affiliation (where the actual work was done).
  • Introduction
    State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background or a summary of the results.
  • Major Part of Article
    For example: Theory, calculations, experimental work, results, data coparision, foundation for further work etc.
  • Conclusions
    The main conclusions of the Article is presented in a short Conclusions section, which may be presented separately, so it must be able to stand alone.
  • Acknowledgement
    List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.). This section is also meant for identification who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article.
  • References
    This section is meant for placement of references to a journal publications, references to a books, references to a chapter in a book and references in analogical publications.

6.3. Other requirements

Subdivision - numbered sections
Divide your article into numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc.

Figure captions
Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.

Abbreviations that are not standard must be defined in the text where is abbreviation use for the first time.  

Equations and formulas should be written by Equation Editor / Manager not in lines.


7. Formatting

Text must be submited in WORD format (*.doc or *.docx). Minimum formatting is required. Figures and photos should not be inserted into WORD (unless they have been created directly in WORD). Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original work. Only use the following fonts: Arial, Courier, Times, Symbol. Standard length of an article ranges from two to fifteen normal pages, one normal page being 60 letters including gaps times 30 lines i.e. 1,800 characters per page.

Figures and Photographs
Each figure and photo must be submited as separate files. Accepted format is TIFF, BMP, PNG, PCX, GIF, EPS and JPEG. All at least resolution of 300 dpi.

Table must be submited in WORD (*.doc or *.docx) or EXCEL (*.xls or *.xlsx) format.

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