JBIS – submission guidance

We are always keen to receive technical papers relating to reviews, research, technology, engineering, and other related aspects of astronautics and space exploration, including law and medicine. The Journal is run under the editorship of Roger Longstaff.

Summary guidance

Texts should be:

  • As concise as the content allows – typically 5,000 – 6,000 words.  Shorter papers (Technical Notes) will also be considered, longer papers will only be considered in exceptional circumstances – for example, in the case of a major subject review.
  • Source references should be inserted in the text in square brackets – [1] – and then listed at the end of the paper.
  • Illustration references should be cited in numerical order in the text; those not cited in the text risk omission.
  • Captions must be labelled with their Fig. number and should be as short as possible.

Illustrations should be:

  • Colour or mono, but should be as close to print resolution (300 dpi) as possible.  Poor quality illustrations may comprise the acceptance of a paper for publication.  Images embedded in Word documents may be acceptable, but JBIS reserves the right to request separate higher resolution image files from the author prior to publication.
  • Responsibility for copyright clearance of images rest entirely with the author.

Submission of papers:

  • Papers for consideration should be sent by email to jbis@bis-space.com as both a Word document and as a PDF file (in order to check for font anomalies), together with any separate image files.
  • If a paper is accepted for publication, the author will be asked to sign a Licence to Publish form.
  • Authors will be able to select a Gold or Green Open Access choice, those choosing Gold should complete the form and then pay the fee.  It is possible to convert previously Green papers to Gold.
  • Authors will receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which their paper appears.

The full guidance can be viewed here.