Aerotecnica Missili & Spazio is the journal of the Italian Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIDAA)

Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Aerotecnica Missili & Spazio is the journal of  the Italian Association of  Aeronautics and Astronautics, AIDAA,founded in 1920.

Aerotecnica Missili & Spazio aims at publishing contributions in the field of  aerospace sciences, technologies and systems. This includes disciplines in the area of  mechanical sciences like flight mechanics, aerodynamics, propulsion, aerothermochemistry, structures and materials, astrodynamics as well as other disciplines such as telecommunication, navigation, control, electronics, informatics and all aspects related to ground testing and operations when applied to the aerospace field.
Contributions regarding the aeronautical or space vehicle as an engineering system are particularly welcome. Also in covering the basic disciplines here above recalled, submitted manuscripts should always address the aerospace missions and systems rather than strictly specialized topics more appropriate to a discipline oriented journal. Paper dealing with overall exploitation and management of aerospace systems and on the impact of  scientific applications on system design and operation, as an example in the fields of  remote sensing, microgravity, geodesy, exploration and astrophysics, are encouraged too.


Section Policies


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AIDAA Conference Proceedings

This section aims to collect all the papers presented at the AIDAA National Conferences, which is held every 2 years in Italy.

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Peer Review Process

Aerotecnica Missili & Spazio welcomes scientific contributions that provide a clear novelty in their field and assesses the quality of  the papers by a strict peer review process under the supervision of  the editor supported by an international editorial board of experts.

Each paper submitted to Aerotecnica Missili & Spazio is initially evaluated by the editor or by a member of  the editorial board. If  the paper does not fit with the scope of Aerotecnica Missili & Spazio it will be immediately rejected. The first review of each paper is performed by a minimum of  two anonymous referees. Once both reviewers have replied, the editor will accept, reject or request a revision of  the manuscript based on the recommendations by the reviewers.

Revised and resubmitted papers will follow the same review process in case of major revisions, while in case of  minor revisions they can be evaluated directly by the editor or by a member of the editorial board, for a final decision.


Open Access Policy

Aerotecnica Missili & Spazio provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.