The Aeronautical Journal

The Aeronautical Journal is the world’s oldest aeronautics journal currently in production and has for over a century been the UK's leading scientific and technical aeronautical journal.

Drawing upon the traditions, experience and expertise of the Royal Aeronautical Society, The Journal continues to publish the highest quality research papers covering all forms of flight vehicles; from gliders to fighters, rockets to airliners, airships to UAVs and rotorcraft to satellites making valuable contributions to our understanding of key areas of Aerospace Engineering.

Now in collaboration with Cambridge University Press, the Journal provides a forum for authors from the UK and overseas, from academia, research establishments and industry, and acts as a respected platform for presenting work and research to an international audience. Each paper has been thoroughly refereed by a renowned international team of associate editors and reviewers, all of whom are esteemed experts in their field. book reviews on academic books focussing on Aeronautical Engineering and its related areas are also published in The Aeronautical Journal.

Download your free copy of the RaeS 150th anniversary issue of The Aeronautical Journal.

Aeronautical Journal papers from the last 70 years are now available to view and download.


Authors can submit their manuscripts directly to us via our Editorial Manager site housing our user-friendly online manuscript processing system. Click here to submit. Authors can find our useful set of instructions for authors here to assist them in preparing their manuscript for submission.


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Professor Holger Babinsky FRAeS
University of Cambridge, UK 

Editorial Board Chairman
Professor Mike Graham CEng FRAeS
Imperial College, London

Deputy Editorial Board Chairman
Professor Chris Atkin CEng FRAeS
City University, London

Production Editor
Wayne J Davis

Production Officer
Annabel Hallam

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