AIAA Transitions Technical Journals to Online-Only Format Written 4 January 2019

CONTACT: John Blacksten

Reflecting Shift in Readership and Purchasing Patterns

January 4, 2019 – Reston, Va. –The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will be publishing all of its technical journals in an online-only format beginning in January 2019.

The shift away from print reflects changes in purchasing and readership patterns and will allow AIAA Publications to leverage the benefits of investing fully in electronic archiving and delivery of journal content, including providing a host of tools and features that support authors and readers using AIAA’s electronic library, Aerospace Research Central (ARC),

All of AIAA’s technical journals will continue to publish original research papers of the highest quality, spanning the spectrum of aerospace science and technology and reporting on the most important aerospace advances. Articles are published in ARC as soon as they are available.

AIAA Journal transitioned away from print to online-only in 2017, joining the Journal of Aerospace Information Systems and the Journal of Air Transportation, and in December 2018 the remaining five journals in the AIAA family, Journal of AircraftJournal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics; Journal of Propulsion and Power; Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets; and Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, produced their final print issues.

“For more than 50 years, AIAA has been committed to being the premier provider of information on aerospace technology, engineering, and science,” said John Daily, Chair of the AIAA Publications Committee. “The transition to online-only delivery for our journals enhances our ability to maintain that status. We are confident that the significant investments being made to the journals program, from submission to production to delivery and discoverability, are on the right path and consistent with the mission of AIAA Publications to disseminate and archive the very best aerospace literature.”

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