l'aéronautique, le spatial, les choses de l'air et du vide, et leurs environnements au prise des SHS


Submission Requirements for Authors

Founded in 2016, the journal Nacelles. Past and Present of Aeronautics and Space is a bilingual French-English history journal published bi-annually by the Presses Universitaires du Midi. The Editorial Board accepts submissions of all articles is related to its research themes and that falls within its editorial policy. Contributors may submit their articles to the email address:

Goals and content

Peer-review process for research articles (Thematic Section and Varia)

Submissions shall be sent to the Editorial Assistant. They are then subjected to a double-blind review process, which means that both the reviewers’ and author’s identities are hidden from each other. First, one specialist selected by the Editorial Committee and one specialist recommended by the issue coordinators both evaluate the article in which all references to the author (or any elements likely to influence the evaluators) have been hidden, so that only scholarly criteria are taken into account: originality of the subject and relevance with the editorial policy, readability, quality of the logical development, etc. Second, anonymous completed evaluation forms are then sent to the authors in order for them to view the review results. Final, the Editorial Board makes final decisions on whether or not to publish the article. Four situations may occur:

  1. Acceptance of the original text without any modifications

  2. Acceptance of the original text with slight changes

  3. Acceptance of the original text with substantial modifications

  4. Refusal

In cases 2 and 3, after the author has received the evaluations, the article must be sent back to the journal and amended according to the remarks of the evaluations. The article may be accompanied by a right of reply, allowing the author to clarify certain points, to justify the arguments and to explain the corrections made. This right of reply is not intended to question the evaluations: on the contrary, it allows for an anonymous exchange with the evaluators.

Submission for the other sections in the journal (interviews, book reviews, news, source reviews, etc.) will be individually evaluated by the members of the Academic and Editorial Boards.

Manuscript preparation for all sections

General requirements

- In order to facilitate online editing on the platform, articles should be submitted in Word format (.doc or .docx), but the journal also accepts texts in Open office format (.odt) without style sheet or style editing.

- Font should be in normal type; no elements are to be underlined, bold or coloured. Italics are only used for foreign words, book titles or sources.

- The journal requires the use of Times New Roman (12-point font), with a line spacing of 1.50. Generally, every text will follow the typographic norms which are in use in France or in the United Kingdom.


Metadata (information about author, kind of document and contents) must be sent in a separate file. They will include in the following order:

- Author contact information (name and last name, status, academic affiliation, University and email address);

- Article title, and if necessary the subtitle (in English and French);

- Abstract of the article (150 words, in English and French);

- Keywords(in English and French, which will be found in an official index).


For articles in English, the review follows the guidelines of the Oxford Manual style (font size for footnotes Times new Roman 10), as summed up below. The number is superscripted and placed just after the punctuation mark.

- For book titles:

W. Easter, The Elusive Quest for Growth (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2002), 21.

P. Ashwin (ed.), Changing higher education: The Development of Learning and Teaching (London: Routledge, 2006).

- For book sections:

L. A. Crosby, “Building and Maintaining Quality in the Service Relationship”, in S. W. Brown et al. (eds.), Service Quality: Multidisciplinary and Multinational Perspectives (Lexington: Lexington Books, 1991), 185-240 at 199.

- For a journal article:

Author, “Article Title”, Periodical Title, volume/issue (year), page range.

- For electronic articles:

Treat as print journal but include the mention of [online database] or [online journal], web address and access date.

Author, “Article Title”, Periodical Title [online database], volume/issue (year), page range < ?direct=true&db=buh&an=12103682>, accessed 22 Aug. 2009.

- For a website or other electronic resources:

Author or editor name, “Title of article or section used”, Title of complete work, [type of medium], (date created, published or posted) <address of electronic source> pagination or online equivalent, date accessed.

If the very next reference is to a different page in the same source, use:

Ibid., page number.

To refer to a work cited in a previous footnote that is not immediately preceding, use:

Author surname, op. cit., page number in work cited.


The bibliography should be sorted alphabetically by the author’s surname in capital letters:


MURPHY, Peter E., et al., Tourism: A Community Approach, (New York: Routledge, 1985).

Illustrations (figures, graphs, tables, videos, pictures, etc.)

- The author must verify by himself that he has the legal right to publish this illustration. Several cases:

▪ The illustration is licensed under a Creative Commons license (this is usually the case if the image is found on Wikipedia, but this needs to be checked);

▪ The illustration is in the public domain, as its author has been deceased for more than seventy years (the mention "public domain", or a date, is readable at the source of the illustration);

▪ The author has written permission from the author of the illustration or his assignees (if the image is in a book for example, the author must contact the editor or the book author).

- They are transmitted in a distinct document from the article text and referenced in order to facilitate the import procedure on the platform.

- Each illustration must be accompanied by:

▪ a title (the one chosen by the author of the illustration, if it exists, otherwise a title given by the author of the article);

▪ a caption;

▪ a reference to the author of the illustration (if it is anonymous, this must be written at the source of the illustration), and/or the source (public or private archive collection, companies or organisations);

▪ a link to the source (mentioning the Creative Commons or public domain license) or a specific written authorization addressed to the Editorial Board (it will not be published).

- The title will be mentioned before the illustration, the caption will be placed after it, and authors’ credits under the caption.

- These illustrations must be highly related to the topic and will be indicated directly in the text itself, just after the appropriate paragraph, by using the following abbreviations: Insert Fig. 1; Table 1; Graph 1…

Other recommendations

- The text may contain up to three heading levels. They will be clearly indicated following the numbering model: 1., 1.1, 1.1.1 etc.

- Short quotations (less than two lines) are inserted directly in the text between quotes. “Quotation”.

- Long quotations are inserted as a block citation, without quotation marks, and a font-size of 10 points. Their left margin will be doubled and their right indented, justified text.

- At their first occurrence, acronyms will be written in full text and then spelled in parenthesis. Ex: International Economic Association (IEA)

- Years will be written as following: 1981, the 1970s, years 1820-30, eighteenth century. Percentages will not use the % sign, but will be written in full text (ex: 25 per cent). Use digits for numbers above 10 and for decimal numbers, except if the number begins the sentence: in that case use full letters. Use also letters for numbers lower than 10.

Ex: 5.2 million, €2,500, Twenty-five people work in this factory, 25 per cent.

- No non-breaking spaces before these punctuation marks: !, ?, ;, :, ”. No non-breaking space after or before the quotation mark: ”.

Information about the copyright

By accepting the publication of their articles, the authors assume to vest all publishing and distribution rights for their texts, abstracts included, to the HEPAS free of charge. This enables us to ensure full copyright protection for publishing and distributing the articles and making the journal available for the broadest readership.

The act of appropriating the literary composition of another author, or excerpts, ideas, or passages therefrom, and passing the material off as one's own creation is plagiarism. Courts recognize acts of plagiarism as violations of Copyright law, specifically as the theft of another person's Intellectual Property. In case of plagiarism, the plagiarist shall expose himself/herself to legal proceedings.

Berne Convention article 10 -1: “It shall be permissible to make quotations from a work which has already been lawfully made available to the public, provided that their making is compatible with fair practice, and their extent does not exceed that justified by the purpose, including quotations from newspaper articles and periodicals in the form of press summaries.”

For any other information about manuscript preparation, please contact the Editorial Board