It may be useful to comment on the role of conference papers and journal articles. Given the rapid commercial development, it is expected that conference papers will foster open discussion of this new technology. Conference papers and discussion play an important role in building the ecosystem of emerging ideas. However, not all conference papers are written with the intent of reporting archival results. Authors should anticipate a higher standard for publishing a journal article, including a careful literature review and comparison to competing or conflicting results or ideas. Reported benefits of electric propulsion (in terms of fuel savings, flight operations, etc.) need substantial evidence before they can be placed in an archival publication. Model results without any experimental validation should include details of uncertainty analysis, and/or clearly articulate how model assumptions may affect projected results.

Papers on electric aircraft presented at the EATS event may be submitted for publication in AIAA and IEEE journals. Information on these journals are listed below.

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AIAA’s Journal of Propulsion and Power
JPP-logo-transparentThis Journal is devoted to the advancement of the science and technology of aerospace propulsion and power through the dissemination of original archival papers contributing to advancements in airbreathing, electric, and advanced propulsion; solid and liquid rockets; fuels and propellants; power generation and conversion for aerospace vehicles; and the application of aerospace science and technology to terrestrial energy devices and systems. It is intended to provide readers of the Journal, with primary interests in propulsion and power, access to papers spanning the range from research through development to applications. Papers in these disciplines and the sciences of combustion, fluid mechanics, and solid mechanics as directly related to propulsion and power are solicited.

AIAA’s Journal of Aircraft
JA-logo-transparentThis journal is devoted to the advancement of the applied science and technology of airborne flight through the dissemination of original archival papers describing significant advances in aircraft, the operation of aircraft, and applications of aircraft technology to other fields. The journal publishes qualified papers on aircraft systems, air transportation, air traffic management, and multidisciplinary design optimization of aircraft, flight mechanics, flight and ground testing, applied computational fluid dynamics, flight safety, weather and noise hazards, human factors, airport design, airline operations, application of computers to aircraft including artificial intelligence/expert systems, production methods, engineering economic analyses, affordability, reliability, maintainability, and logistics support, integration of propulsion and control systems into aircraft design and operations, aircraft aerodynamics (including unsteady aerodynamics), structural design/dynamics , aeroelasticity, and aeroacoustics. It publishes papers on general aviation, military and civilian aircraft, UAV, STOL and V/STOL, subsonic, supersonic, transonic, and hypersonic aircraft. Papers are sought which comprehensively survey results of recent technical work with emphasis on aircraft technology application.

AIAA’s Journal of Air Transportation
JAT-logo-transparentThis journal is devoted to the dissemination of original archival papers describing new developments in air traffic management and aviation operations of all flight vehicles, including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and space vehicles, operating in the global airspace system. The scope of the journal includes theory, applications, technologies, operations, economics, and policy. Among the subjects addressed are: collision avoidance, separation assurance, traffic flow management, route and terminal airspace operations, airport surface operations, air-ground collaboration for traffic management, trajectory based operations, avionics, aviation weather, flight operations, standards, procedures, training, and certification, aviation policy, airline economics, and cost/benefit analyses of aviation systems. Also included are aviation-specific aspects of some broader subjects: communications, navigation, and surveillance (CNS), operations research, systems engineering and complexity, system safety and resilience, human factors, decision support tools, human-machine interaction, and automation/autonomy. Papers are sought which report on quantitative studies, results of original research, and innovative applications.

IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification
IEEE-Power-Electronics-Society-logo-transparentThe IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification is focused on components, sub-systems, systems, standards, and grid interface technologies related to power and energy conversion, propulsion, and actuation for all types of electrified vehicles including on-road, off-road, off-highway, and rail vehicles, airplanes, and ships.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs); plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs); electric vehicles (EVs); range-extended EVs; hybrid and electric powertrains; vehicular power electronics, electric machines, and motor drives; propulsion systems; electronic control units; charging stations; on-board and off-board chargers, fast chargers, and opportunity chargers; inductive charging; dynamic charging in roadways; vehicle-to-grid (V2G), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), and vehicle-to-home (V2H) interfaces; grid interface technologies; utility issues related to plug-in vehicles and other grid-interactive transportation; vehicle-to-grid communication and control; vehicle connectivity modules; energy storage systems; batteries for mobile transport; battery management systems; mass transit/public transportation electrification; electrification of heavy-duty and off-road vehicles; electrified defense vehicles; electrification of trains and rail vehicles; electrification of sea, undersea, air, and space vehicles; applications of fuel cells in transportation; emissions and environmental impacts of transportation electrification; standards; and source-to-wheel (STW) energy and supply-chain analysis.

This journal is currently accepting papers for a special issue focused on electrified aircraft propulsion.

IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion
IEEE-PES-Power-and-Energy-Society-logo-transparentThe IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion publishes both research and application-oriented articles dealing with the development, design, operation, modeling, analysis, diagnostics and control of electrical equipment used to convert any kind of energy (such as mechanical, chemical and solar) into electrical energy and vice versa. Any electric power generating apparatus based on fossil, renewable, nuclear or unconventional sources and used for either centralized or distributed generation systems is of interest for the journal. The scope also includes any kind of equipment used to convert electric into mechanical power, such as electric drives, machinery and actuators. Electrical energy storage and electrical energy production from storage are covered. Power electronics and control should not be the primary research contribution of the papers. They are of interest only when they are part of the energy conversion process being described, such as power electronics converters treated as a part of electric drives, or grid interfaces for electric power generation or electric energy storage devices.

IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
IEEE-Power-Electronics-Society-transparentThe IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics covers all issues of widespread or generic interest to engineers who work in the field of power electronics. The journal editors will enforce standards and a review policy equivalent to the IEEE Transactions, and only papers of high technical quality will be accepted. Papers which treat new and novel device, circuit or system issues which are of generic interest to power electronics engineers are published. Papers which are not within the scope of this journal will be forwarded to the appropriate IEEE Journal or Transactions editors. Examples of papers which would be more appropriately published in other Journals or Transactions include: 1) Papers describing semiconductor or electron device physics. These papers would be more appropriate for the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices. 2) Papers describing applications in specific areas: e.g., industry, instrumentation, utility power systems, aerospace, industrial electronics, etc. These papers would be more appropriate for the Transactions of the Society which is concerned with these applications. 3) Papers describing magnetic materials and magnetic device physics. These papers would be more appropriate for the IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. 4) Papers on machine theory. These papers would be more appropriate for the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. While original papers of significant technical content will comprise the major portion of the journal, tutorial papers and papers of historical value are also reviewed for publication.

IEEE Electrification Magazine
IEEE-Electrification-Magazine-logo-transparentIEEE Electrification Magazine is a quarterly magazine dedicated to disseminating information on all matters related to electrification in vehicles, ships, trains, planes and spacecraft, and off-grid applications including microgrids. Off-grid applications include small scale electricity supply in areas away from high voltage power networks. Microgrids include networks that provide secure power supply in both grid-connected and stand-alone modes. Feature articles in the magazine focus on advanced concepts, technologies, and practices associated with all aspects of electrification in the transportation and off-grid sectors from a technical perspective in synergy with nontechnical issues such as business, environmental, and social concerns.

IEEE Access (Open Access only)
IEEE-Access-logo-transparentContinuously presenting the results of original research or development across all of IEEE’s fields of interest, IEEE Access provides authors with a high-quality open access journal with a rapid yet rigorous peer-review process of 4 to 6 weeks.


Aerospace America
aerosapce-america-logo-transparentKnowledge inspires. Knowledge empowers. In that spirit, AIAA’s membership magazine informs you about the critical technology and policy issues through intelligent and highly visual journalism.

IEEE-Power-Electronics-Magazine-logo-transparentIEEE Power Electronics Magazine
IEEE Power Electronics Magazine is a quarterly magazine bringing leading-edge practical power solutions and the latest technology information to its readers, helping them reach the forefront of their engineering careers. Besides publishing peer-reviewed cutting-edge applications oriented articles solicited research labs, power supply manufacturers, and semiconductor vendors, the magazine also publishes application design features contributed by practicing engineers in the industry.

IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine
ieee-aerospace-and-electronic-systems-logo-transparentIEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine is a monthly magazine that publishes articles concerned with the various aspects of systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments as well as news and information of interest to IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society members.

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