JOAS has very different workflows compared to existing aerospace journals. We designed these new workflows to promote open reviewing, sharing, and reviewer recognition. The main differences are:

  1. Once a manuscript passes the initial check
    • An leading editor is assigned
    • Optionally, we can also publish the submission as preprint
      • The preprint allows reviews from a broader research community.
      • We encourage authors to invite other researchers to join the discussion
      • Community reviews are equally important as reviews from invited reviewers
  2. Reviews are invited by the editors
  3. All our reviews will be open reviews
    • Authors and invited reviewers' identities are both known
    • Our platform provide fully transparent discussions during the review
  4. The final reviews and responses will be published as a separate articles by the editors
    • This will makes the review report also citable
    • Reviewers will also benefit from this new research output (i.e. reviewers are authors of this report)