The Aeronautical Journal

We are pleased to announce that The Aeronautical Journal is now published in partnership with Cambridge University Press. 

This new era in the life of the 119 year old Aeronautical Journal begins with a special edition to celebrate the 150th anniversary of The Royal Aeronautical Society. The Journal invited notable people who have made significant contributions to the field of aerospace to submit articles to this special issue. Authors were free to choose their topic and were given a relatively free hand. We hope readers will agree that this has produced an interesting mix of articles and an exceptional issue.

The Aeronautical Journal
is the world’s longest continuously-produced aeronautics journal and has for over a century been the UK's leading scientific and technical aeronautical journal.  Published monthly, The Aeronautical Journal provides a forum for authors from the UK and overseas, academia, research establishments and industry, and acts as a platform for presenting work and research to an international audience. Each paper has been thoroughly refereed by a renowned international team of Associate Editors and reviewers, all of whom are respected experts in their field. Relevant book reviews are also published in The Aeronautical Journal.

Click here to download your free copy of The Aeronautical Journal.


All Aeronautical Journal papers published since March 2003 can be viewed and downloaded for free by subscribers here.
Soon all papers from The Journal's 119 year history will be available.

Authors can now submit their manuscripts directly to us here to consider for review and publication. The whole manuscript review process is now carried out via our user-friendly online manuscript processing system. Click here to submit.

Authors can find our useful set of instructions for authors here to assist them in preparing their manuscript for submission.





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The aims and scope of The Aeronautical Journal, including details on the Journal's Associate Editors.

Unlimited access to view and download all papers published in The Aeronautical Journal since March 2003 (and soon its whole 119 year history) is available during the period of your paid subscription which also entitles you to the paper copy of The Aeronautical Journal.

The Aeronautical Journal is now a fully Open Access publication
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If you would like further details about a subscription to The Aeronautical Journal, please send an email to:

For Society members:
For non-members:    Aeronautical Journal Online

The Journal is available to members at an 84% discount rate. 
Non-member annual subscription is:
£460 online only (reduced to £65 for members)
£525 print and online (reduced to £85 for members)

Non-member single issue cost is £50 (reduced to £7.40 for members)

Digital copies of current articles from The Aeronautical Journal going back
to 2002 as PDFs are available from the National Aerospace Library for £5.

Digital copies of older articles from The Aeronautical Journal can also be obtained from the National Aerospace Library: Non-member single article cost is £12 (reduced to £7.50 for members). Email: for more details

Click here to access online papers 

If you experience any problems or have any queries regarding access to the online library, then please contact:,

Professor Peter Bearman CEng FRAeS FREng
Imperial College

Production Editor
Wayne J Davis

Simon Luxmoore, Chief Executive
Royal Aeronautical Society
No.4 Hamilton Place, London W1J 7BQ, UK.

The Society reserves the right to refuse subscription requests.