Presentation Open Access
Purpose – Establish a "journal" for the aircraft design community. --- Approach – Aircraft design is too small as a topic for a journal. Use a continuous Special Issue i.e. only a subset of a journal. Follow the Open Access publishing model that can life already on a low number of papers annually. --- Findings – The well established publisher MDPI published already one Special Issue "Aircraft Design" in "Aerospcae" (ISSN 2226-4310) and was willing to follow the approach. The journal has a CiteScore (2019) of 2.6 from Scopus and is part of the Emerging Sources Citation Index - Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics). --- Tradition – The tradition of the journal Aircraft Design at Elsevier (ISSN: 1369-8869) which was published from 1998 to 2001 with Prof. Egbert Torenbeek and Prof. Dr. Jan Roskam as Editors is continued. --- Limitations – Article Processing Charges (APC) have to be paid. A large discount is available for authors from EWADE/SCAD and READ. Further discounts are granted based on reviews. --- Originality and Value – This is the only "journal" fully dedicated to aircraft design.