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Edited By: Dr. Boris Pervan

Impact Factor: 0.979

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 8/30 (Engineering Aerospace); 22/28 (Remote Sensing); 48/82 (Telecommunications)

Online ISSN: 2161-4296



Author Guidelines


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Please click here for NAVIGATION's Aims & Scope.

Address editorial questions to:
Dr. Boris Pervan
Editor of NAVIGATION
Illinois Institute of Technology
10 West 32 St. Chicago, IL 60616
Email: pervan@iit.edu

Quality of Manuscripts

NAVIGATION publishes original, high-quality manuscripts that fit the aims and scope of the journal and that satisfy the following requirements:

  • Has not been previously published in open literature, is not currently submitted for publication elsewhere, and that the author(s) has not assigned or transferred copyright.
  • Reflects clear thought through chosen, specific words composed in direct, responsible and active syntax.
  • Conforms to the style and format of the journal.

Types of Manuscripts

NAVIGATION publishes the following types of manuscripts:

Type Description Length
Regular Papers Regular papers describe new, advanced research or results representing an original contribution to the field of navigation. The work should be described and argued relative to relevant prior art in the field and should present the material in a clear and well-supported manner. Typically less than 10,000 words
Short Papers Short papers describe an original contribution to the field of navigation, but with narrower scope than a regular paper. Typically these papers concisely address one or two technical issues of relevance to readers of the journal. Up to approximately 2,500 words
Review Papers Review papers contribute to knowledge by consolidating, explaining, and performing a meta-analysis of research from multiple existing sources. Papers should include a thorough review of the literature, a tutorial element to make the work accessible for newcomers and some form of knowledge integration, such as a performance comparison or taxonomy exercise. Authors would normally have a track record in the area. Authors are encouraged to discuss their proposal with the editor before starting work. Approximately 8,000-12,000 words

Submission

All manuscripts should be submitted through the online manuscript handling system accessible through the Internet at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/navigation. The online manuscript handling system has explicit instructions on format and other matters that should be followed. This Journal has a completely digital submission, review, and production process. We therefore ask for production- quality files at initial submission and in any case at the submission of your revised article. This will speed the production and distribution of your work across a variety of print and electronic platforms. Manuscripts that do not meet the guidelines will be returned for additional revision. This will, of course delay review and, in the event that the work is accepted, would delay publication. So please pay careful attention at the time of submission; your cooperation is appreciated

Manuscript Preparation

STYLE: All manuscripts should be submitted through the online manuscript handling system accessible through the Internet at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/navigation. The online manuscript handling system has explicit instructions on format and other matters that should be followed. This Journal has a completely digital submission, review, and production process. We therefore ask for production-quality files at initial submission and in any case at the submission of your revised article. This will speed the production and distribution of your work across a variety of print and electronic platforms. Manuscripts that do not meet the guidelines will be returned for additional revision. This will, of course delay review and, in the event that the work is accepted, would delay publication. So please pay careful attention at the time of submission; your cooperation is appreciated.

TEXT: Accepted manuscripts must be submitted in one or more of the formats listed; Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, LaTex and RTF. Manuscripts should be typewritten with double spacing and wide margins on one side of 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper and paginated consecutively at the bottom of each page.

  • Abstract: A brief abstract, no more than 150 words, stating the principal points and conclusions of the paper should be included
  • Equations: Equations require special typographical consideration, and additional space and margin areas should be allowed. The main text of the paper should contain only equations essential to the work. Detailed mathematical derivations should be placed in an appendix. Scalar variables and parameters in equations should be expressed using Latin or Greek characters, and should be italicized. Vector and matrix variables and parameters may be expressed in either italics or boldface at the author’s discretion. Numerals (1, 2, etc.) shall not be italicized or boldfaced. Functions (e.g., sin, cos, max, trace, etc.) shall not be italicized or boldfaced.
  • Footnotes and Section Numbers: Footnotes should be avoided. At the author’s discretion section numbers may be used, but they are not required.
  • Company Name: Use of your company's name should be minimized, and it cannot be contained in the paper's title, section captions, and figure titles; company names in the abstract are acceptable only if there is a compelling reason.
  • Acronyms: Acronyms should be spelled out on their first use, followed by the acronym in parentheses.

TABLES: Tables should be able to be edited directly within an appropriate document editor (e.g,. Word, LaTeX) and submitted as individual DOC or RTF files. Tables should not be pasted as images. Tables are given Arabic numbers in order of appearance and must be keyed to the text.

FIGURES: Figures should be numbered and embedded within the text. Papers should generally contain no more than 15 figures. Color figures will remain in color in the online version of the Journal, at no cost. Authors must be sure color figures do not influence the interpretation of the figure, or affect the caption when printed in black and white. For example, please use symbols (or different line styles) in addition to color in your figures to ensure that meaning is understood in both the color and black and white versions. Please click here for a sample of a successful figure. Please click here for a sample of a successful figure.

TITLE PAGE: This page should contain a brief but informative title, the names and complete institutional affiliations of all authors and the name and address to be used for editorial correspondence and reprint requests. The corresponding author's telephone, fax and e-mail address should also be included. A short running title and sources of grant, contract and other major financial support should be placed at the bottom of the title page.

KEY WORDS: At the bottom of the title page, include 3-5 words or short phrases that capture the subject matter of the manuscript for use in the annual Subject Index. Do not repeat words already used in the title.

REFERENCES: References should be numbered consecutively in the text with numbers in brackets, and appear in the format shown below:

Higgins, M. and Harrell, D. M., “Integrated Navigation for Deep Ocean
Positioning," NAVIGATION, Vol. 35, No. 1, Spring 1988, pp. 7-9.

Please note the following points:

  • Only initials of authors' first and middle names are given. If there is more than one initial, there should be a space between them.
  • All titles of articles should be within quotation marks. Titles of journals, conference proceedings and books should be italicized.
  • Spell out all names of journals, proceedings, universities and names of companies.
  • Inclusive page numbers should be given for referenced journal articles.

ABBREVIATIONS: Authors are asked to follow the attached list of sample abbreviations for physical units to the extent possible. Click here for a list of sample abbreviations.

English Editing

Papers must be in English. Oxford English Dictionary or American spelling is acceptable, provided usage is consistent within the manuscript.

Manuscripts that are written in English that is ambiguous or incomprehensible, in the opinion of the Editor, will be returned to the authors with a request to resubmit once the language issues have been improved. This policy does not imply that all papers must be written in "perfect" English, whatever that may mean. Rather, the criterion will require that the intended meaning of the authors must be clearly understandable, i.e., not obscured by language problems, by referees who have agreed to review the paper.

Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English. A list of independent suppliers of editing services can be found at http://wileyeditingservices.com/en/english-language-editing/

A list of editorial services specifically to support Japanese authors can be found here: http://www.wiley.co.jp/journals/editcontribute.html All services are paid for and arranged by the author, and use of one of these services does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication.

COPYRIGHT: If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement

If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp

For authors choosing OnlineOpen

If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

  • Creative Commons Attribution License OAA
  • Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA
  • Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services at http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html.

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.

Publication

REPRINTS: Reprints may be ordered from Wiley Blackwell. A PDF file of each published paper can be sent to the paper's corresponding author following publication. Free access to the final PDF offprint of your article will be available via author services. Please sign up for author services if you would like to access your article PDF offprint upon publication of your paper, and enjoy the many other benefits the service offers. Visit
http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/ to sign up for author services.

PRODUCTION QUESTIONS: Please E-mail Production Editor Teresa Bermundo, tbermundo@wiley.com

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