Aerospace (ISSN 2226-4310) - An Open Access Journal
with Special Issue
Usually special issues of a journal are introduced for "hot topics" and are titled as such.
The idea is here, to use the subset "Special Issue" of the journal "Aerospace" at MDPI
for a specialized scientific domain - Aircraft Design.
The current special issue (SI-5/2023) has a closing date of 31 December 2023.
aircraft, design, OAD, configuration, requirements, payload, range, certification, safety, constraints, objectives, synthesis, optimization,
aerodynamics, drag, high-lift, structure, mass, performance, stability, control, aeroelasticity, engine, systems,
operating costs, DOC, passenger, cabin, ticket, price, environment, profit, asset,
wing, fuselage, tail, undercarriage, landing gear, engine, systems.
Paper Type and Content:
In addition to original research articles also review papers, letters or communications, technical reports,
and extended version of conference papers are accepted. An interest exists also in aircraft design education.
Papers will be visible
at the journal "Aerospace" and also alongside the Special Issue "Aircraft Design" as soon as they are ready.
The journal "Aerospace" is covered by many
databases and archives including
Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics)
Rapid Publication: Manuscripts at the journal "Aerospace" are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 23 days after submission;
acceptance to publication is undertaken in 4 days.
Once accepted, the manuscripts undergo professional copy-editing, proofreading by the authors, final corrections,
and publication on the www.mdpi.com website.
Following the successful initial Special Issue
Aircraft Design (SI-1/2017)
and the relaunch with
Aircraft Design (SI-2/2020),
Aircraft Design (SI-3/2021),
Aircraft Design (SI-4/2022),
this is already the fifth SI in sequence named
Aircraft Design (SI-5/2023).
The Special Issues "Aircraft Design" continue the tradition of the Journal
Aircraft Design (ISSN: 1369-8869),
which Prof. Egbert Torenbeek had started together with Prof. Dr. Jan Roskam as Editors at Elsevier in 1998.
The subscription-based publishing model proved inadequate to serve the rather small aircraft design community.
For this reason, the Elsevier title had to be discontinued in 2002. This pitfall is avoided with the
Open Access publishing model used by MDPI for all its journals including this Special Issue.
Prof. em. Egbert Torenbeek served as Honorary Guest Editor for this Special Issue "Aircraft Design" from 2020 to 2022.
Article Processing Charges (APC) are given here. Reductions may be possible.
Reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to an additional discount on the APC of their next publication.
This means APC can be reduced to a bearable amount, which is usually acceptable to the author's institution.
EDITORIAL: Publishing in "Aircraft Design" with a Continuous Open Access Special Issue
Linking to the Special Issues Aircraft Design at MDPI
The presentation style of the Special Issue can be controlled by adding ?view=compact or ?view=abstract to the link.
If nothing is added the default view is used for presentation.
Special Issues "Aircraft Design" – Annual Editions – All Papers of that Year
Continuous Open Access Special Issue "Aircraft Design": Number 3/2021
PDF available also at:
Repo LU Hannover,
Continuous Open Access Special Issue "Aircraft Design": Number 2/2020
PDF available also at:
Repo LU Hannover,
Promoting the Special Issues "Aircraft Design" at Conferences
SCHOLZ, Dieter, 2020. The Continuous Special Issue "Aircraft Design" of the Open Access Journal "Aerospace" at MDPI.
Presentation at the 15th European Workshop on Aircraft Design Education (EWADE/READ 2020), Rzeszów, Poland / Online, 21.-22.10.2020.
SCHOLZ, Dieter, 2019. Special Issue "Aircraft Design" of the Open Access Journal "Aerospace" at MDPI.
Poster presented at the German Aerospace Congress 2019, Darmstadt, Germany, 30.09.-02.10.2019.