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Statement of ethics and responsibilities of authors submitting to CJA

Submission of papers

Authors are encouraged to submit their manuscripts via online submission at However if you have problems with the online submission, please contact editorial office at or read EES guide for submission .
Once the manuscript is in process, the author should not submit it to other journals in the meantime, otherwise it will be directly rejected by the Editorial Office. Moreover, if one manuscript is found to be published in two journals, the publication of this manuscript will be cancelled and the first author will be prohibited from submitting any manuscript to CJA in two years.

Initial submission

CJA conducts blind review. Before submission, an author needs to prepare
1) a main document: a manuscript without author information or foundation item,
2)Title page(including the relevant statement of copyright transfer, recommendation of reviewers, etc). The form should contain details of the author’s true name, signature, position, affiliation, detailed address, telephone number, E-mail, foundation item, award and so on(Chinese authors please click here) .

Revised manuscript submission:
Authors should attach “revised manuscript” above the title of the manuscript.
When uploading, authors only have to upload the revised manuscript.
Meanwhile, authors have to fill in the response to review comments in the corresponding column. If the response includes figures, tables, equations, etc., authors could attach .doc document.

Format of papers

Authors could download CJA  template here or read the following instructions.
1. Basic Format
On each page the paper content (not including the header) should fit within a rectangle of 160 mm×245 mm in two columns(please send us the paper in single colum too), centered in Microsoft word document. The body text should be single-spaced in 10-point Times New Roman font. Begin each paragraph with an equal indentation of two typing spaces. E.g.,

  The algebraic method is used to generate three-dimensional boundary-fitted grids for a wing. The height of the first grid next to the body is controlled, and the grids near to the body are normalized.
2. Paper Structure
The content of paper contains title, author, affiliation, abstract, keywords, footnote, normal/body text (including introduction, body and conclusion), acknowledgement (not essential), appendix (not essential) as well as reference.
Titles and subtitles should be marked to show the levels with the first letter capitalized, for example, 1. Computation Scheme, 1.1. Governing equation. The fourth and sub-fourth level subtitles (e.g., 2.1.2 ) can be marked with (1), (2), (3), and further level, (a), (b),(c)…
3. Physical Quantity, Numerical Value and Unit
Physical quantity, numerical value and unit should follow the national standard and international conventions. International system of units (SI) is preferred.
4. Formula and Equation
Equations should be centered and ordered with Arabic numerals (in parentheses, lined up on the right margins). E.g., 
Use the abbreviation such as Eq.(1) to cite the equation in the body text. If the equation is more than one line, put the Arabic numeral in the last line.
If the equation is long, leave the operation symbol in the former line and start a new one in vertical alignment with the left side of “=”. Whether to use punctuation marks behind the equation is determined by different disciplinary features. E.g., 
5. Figure and Table
All the figures and tables should be cited in the body text in order. Put them close to where they are cited(first the citation, then the tables or figures).
The format and accuracy of figures should meet the requirement of printing. In the coordinate system, the origin of coordinate is identified as O, and the name of coordinates is composed of physical quantity and its unit seprated by “/”, such as “p/MPa”. The gage mark should be inward. The first word of coordinate axis title should be initial in capital.
Put the figures double-spaced from the text and number them such as “Fig.1”. The title should be centered below the figure. The first letters of title, notes in and outside the figure as well as words in the figure should be capitalized. In the figure, the format of words should accord with that in the body text (variables should be in italics). E.g.,


Fig. 6  Comparison of computational efficiency between
            different solution algorithms for flow field.

Tables should be double-spaced from the text, in three-line format and ordered in Arabic numerals such as “Table 2”. The title should be centered above the table. The header is composed of physical quantity and its unit seprated by “/”, such as “p/MPa”. The footer is below the table with its left in alignment with the left side of the table. If the table is long, indicate the new page with “Continued” in the left top side of the table, such as “Table 2 (Continued)”. E.g.,
Table 1 CPU time ratio of each term

6. Conclusion
Conclusion should be summarized in points without tedious description of background, method, etc.
7. Acknowledgement
Acknowledgement is put in front of appendix.
8. Appendix 
Appendix is put behind biography unless otherwise specified. If there are more than one, order them with capitalized letters. If there are equations, order them with letters and numbers, such as “(A1)” and “(A2)”.
9. Reference
Number the items with Arabic numerals according to the order they firstly appear in the text. The journal full name should be included in the reference. Accepted but unpublished materials should be indicated with “in press”. The reference format and citation examples are shown as follows. Note the use of punctuation marks and try to make each reference item complete in information.

[1] Matthews F L, Rawlings R D. Composite materials engineering and science. 2nd ed. New York: Chapman and Hall, 1994: 52-60.

[2] Soutis C, Fleck N A. Static compression failure of carbon fibre T800/924C composite plate with single hole. Journal of Composite Materials 1990; 24(5): 536-538.

(Literature in conference proceedings)
[3] Bassler H J, Eifler D. Characterisation of plasticity induced martensite formation during fatigue of austenitic steel. In: Rie K T, Portella P D. Low-cycle Fatigue and Elasto-plastic Behaviour of Materials. Amsterdam: Elsevier Sci Ltd, 1998: 235-240.
[4]   Prairie R R, Zimmer W J. Statistical modeling for particle impact noise detection testing. IEEE Proceedings Annual Reliablity and Maintainability Symposium. 1991; 536-540.

[5] Chadrasear R, Tiwari S N. Thermochemical nonequilibrium and radiative interactions in supersonic hydrogen-air combustion. AIAA-1992-0340, 1992.

(Degree Paper)
[6]  Barbante P F. Accurate and efficient modeling of high-temperature nonequilibrium air flows. PhD thesis, von arman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, 2001.

(Internet resource)
[7]  Aha D, Murphy P. UCI repository of machine learning databases. <>. Irvine, CA: University of California, Department of Information and Computer Science, 1994.

(Patent literature)
[8]  Khalifa H E, Glauser M N. Low-mixing nozzle for personal ventilation. US Provisional Patent Application No.60/826,929, 2006.

Notes: If the literature is written in Chinese, translate it into English, and add “[in Chinese]” behind the item. Other formats are the same as those of English ones. E.g.,
[1] Dong Y L, He Y, Wang g H, et al. Generalized least squares registration algorithm with earth-centered earth-fixed (ECEF) co-ordinate system. Acta Aeronautica et Astronautica Sinica 2006; 27(3): 463-467. [in Chinese]
10. Biography
Biography is put at the end of the paper. In principle, the corresponding author’s biography is essential and others are not. E.g.,

11. Title, Author name(s), Affiliation, Abstract and Keywords in Chinese
For the convenience of searching by domestic databases, paper title, author name(s), affiliation, abstract and keywords in Chinese should be provided at the end of the paper. There are no restrictions on this part, which is only used as a reference for domestic database indexing and is not to be published.
Note that the content should be in accordance with that of the English version.

LU Zhiliang  received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from Nanjing Aeronautical Institute in 1984 and 1987 respectively, and then became a teacher there. His main research interests are ….


John SMITH  is a Ph.D. student at school of automation, Beihang University. He received his B.S. degree from Wuhan University in 2008. His area of research includes…


Alice S.L. ZINOBER  is a professor and Ph.D. supervisor at college of mechanical engineering, Cambridge University, Cambridge, U.K. She received the Ph.D. degree from the same university in 1970. Her current research interests are…



All the manuscripts will be reviewed initially by the Editorial Office. Manuscripts of low quality, of poor English writing or with tedious quotations will be directly returned by the Editorial Office without peer review.
 Then, the manuscript will be reviewed critically by at least two independent and anonymous referees chosen by the editor. This procedure will be followed even if the manuscript is the result of solicitation or encouragement by the editors. The final decision on publication is made by the Editor-in-Chief upon recommendation of an Associate Editor. The acceptance of the manuscript will be notified by the Editorial Office and review comments will be provided for those rejected ones.


For the accepted manuscript, authors have to download “CJA publication form” and "Variable explanation form" , and upload it through the online submission system.
Each published paper is charged $ 400 for tracing and plate making. Please consider this cost when submitting the manuscripts. Privileges of the above expenses will be offered to those manuscripts highly appraised by referees. Five offprints and one journal will be supplied for free to the corresponding author after publication.
Statement of ethics and responsibilities of authors submitting to CJA

1. A paper should reflect the latest developments of the aerospace discipline, with emphasis on academic novelty and thoughtfulness, as well as practicability.
2. A paper should contain sufficient detail and reference to public sources of information such that the author’s peers could repeat the work.
3. Once the manuscript is in process, the author should not submit it to other journals in the meantime, otherwise it will be directly rejected by the Editorial Office. Moreover, if one manuscript is found to be published in two journals, the publication of this manuscript will be cancelled and the first author will be prohibited from submitting any manuscript to CJA in two years.
4. An author should cite influential publications which determine the nature of the reported work and will guide the reader quickly to the earlier work that is essential for understanding the present investigation.
5. An author should ensure that the paper is free of plagiarism, i.e., that it does not appropriate the composition or ideas of another and claim them as original work of the present author(s).
6. Only persons who have significantly contributed to the research and paper presentation should be listed as authors. The corresponding author attests to the fact that any others named as authors have seen the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. Deceased persons who meet the criterion for co-authorship should be included, with a footnote reporting date of death.

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