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Advances in Aerospace Science and Technology (AAST)

AAST: Using the Template File

Template and Styles Explained

The AAST Journal provides authors with a Template for writing the journal paper. The template is available from the AAST page Authors' Guidelines. The template provides the expected visual appearance of the paper and the explanations about how to edit the text.

Three word processing programs are supported:

It is of primary importance to understand the logic and hierarchy of the styles defined for Word and LibreOffice. The authors should carefully build on this logic of the styles. Authors should refrain as much as possible from ad hoc modifications of the text as a one off solution, but should rather edit the text by using the pre-defined styles. When authors find it necessary during writing to modify styles or to define own new styles, they should base it on the logic of the given styles. Uncoordinated one-off changes of styles can easily end up in a chaotic document structure. It can later be impossible to correct the text appearance from such a file or to work with it at all.


item In the new AAST Template the underlying logic and hierarchy of the styles has been designed new almost from scratch. Read:

SCHOLZ, Dieter, 2014. AAST: Template, Style, PDF-File. Memorandum. Scientific Research Publishing, 2014-03-24. Available from: http://AAST.ProfScholz.de.

*.pdf AAST_M_Template_Style_PDF-file_2014-03-22.pdf PIN     Upload:  2014-03-24,     Size:   2.3M

*.xls Template_Style_Hierarchy_2014-03-22.xls (Table 1 from the Memorandum)     Upload:  2014-03-22,     Size:   22K


More File Downloads

AAST's Guidelines Page provides the template in the file format *.docx. This is the native format of Word 2007. This template can also be used together with alternative word processing programs if minor errors are accepted and subsequently corrected. It is, however, easier to work with the correct file in the first place.

item Word 2007 version compatible with Word 2003 (including equation set in Equation Editor, Hyperlinks to graphics, ...)

*.docx AAST-template2014-03-24_compatibleWithWord2003.docx     Upload:  2014-04-22,     Size:   921K

item Word 2003 version (including equation set in Equation Editor, Hyperlinks to graphics, ...)

*.doc AAST-template2014-03-24.doc     Upload:  2014-04-22,     Size:   1.0M


When publishing Open Access, it makes much sense to use Open Software . In Open Access (OA) there is the distingtion between Gratis OA and Libre OA:
  • Gratis OA is free OA with "free as in beer",
  • Libre OA is free OA with "free as in speech".
SCIPR provides Libre OA, because its articles are free of most usage restrictions due to CC BY or CC BY-NC. For this reason, LibreOffice goes along well with Libre Open Access.

item For use with LibreOffice 4.1.5 a template file of type *.doc is used for compatability with SCIRP typesetting (instead of the native *.odt):

*.doc AAST-template2014-03-24_LibreOffice.doc     Upload:  2014-03-25,     Size:   1.0M

item Unfortunately LibreOffice 4.1.5 is not capable of storing some things in the file of type *.doc. These are equations in LibreOffice Math, Hyperlinks to graphics, ... So it may also make sense to store in OpenOffice' native format *.odt:

*.odt AAST-template2014-03-24_LibreOffice.odt     Upload:  2014-03-25,     Size:   791K

item PDF generated from the LibreOffice file. Check which "AAST Rules for PDF Generation" are implemented. Compare with the Memorandum from above!

*.pdf AAST-template2014-03-24_LibreOffice.pdf PIN     Upload:  2014-09-29,     Size:   1.2M


LAST UPDATE:  2014-06-29
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