NAVIGATION Author Resouce Center

How to Submit to NAVIGATION

Quality of Manuscripts

NAVIGATION publishes original, high-quality manuscripts that satisfy the following requirements:

  • Has not been previously published in open literature, is not currently submitted for publication elsewhere, and that the author(s) has not assigned or transferred copyright.
  • Reflects clear thought through chosen, specific words composed in direct, responsible and active syntax.
  • Conforms to the style and format of the journal.

Types of Manuscripts

NAVIGATION publishes the following types of manuscripts:




Regular Papers

Regular papers describe new, advanced research or results representing an original contribution to the field of navigation. The work should be described and argued relative to relevant prior art in the field and should present the material in a clear and well-supported manner.

Typically less than 10,000 words

Short Papers

Short papers describe an original contribution to the field of navigation, but with narrower scope than a regular paper. Typically, these papers concisely address one or two technical issues of relevance to readers of the journal.

Up to approximately 2,500 words

Review Papers

Review papers contribute to knowledge by consolidating, explaining, and performing a meta-analysis of research from multiple existing sources. Papers should include a thorough review of the literature, a tutorial element to make the work accessible for newcomers and some form of knowledge integration, such as a performance comparison or taxonomy exercise. Authors would normally have a track record in the area. Authors are encouraged to discuss their proposal with the editor before starting work.

Approximately 8,000-12,000 words



This journal has a completely digital submission, review, and production process. We therefore ask for production-quality files at initial submission and in any case at the submission of your revised article. This will speed the production and distribution of your work across a variety of print and electronic platforms. Manuscripts that do not meet the guidelines will be returned for additional revision. This will, of course, delay review and, in the event that the work is accepted, would delay publication. So please pay careful attention at the time of submission; your cooperation is appreciated.

A completed submission is confirmed by email and your paper will enter the editorial process. You can check the progress of your manuscript at any time by returning to the submission site. When a decision is made, revisions can be submitted online, with an opportunity to view and respond to all comments.

Submit a Manuscript

Manuscript Preparation

All articles must adhere to APA Style.

Download the Word template.

Download the LaTex template.

TEXT: It is preferable that a manuscript be submitted in the format of Acrobat PDF files; you will be contacted for the native files once the paper is accepted: Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, LaTex, and RTF. Manuscripts should be typewritten with double spacing and wide margins on one side of 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper and paginated consecutively at the bottom of each page.

TABLES: Tables should be able to be edited directly within an appropriate document editor (e.g., Word, LaTeX). Tables should not be pasted as images. Tables are given Arabic numbers in order of appearance and must be keyed to the text.

FIGURES: Figures should be numbered and embedded within the text. Papers should generally contain no more than 15 figures. Color figures will remain in color in the online version of the journal at no cost. Authors must be sure color figures do not influence the interpretation of the figure or affect the caption when printed in black and white. For example, please use symbols (or different line styles) in addition to color in your figures to ensure that meaning is understood in both the color and black and white versions.

TITLE PAGE: This page should contain a brief but informative title, the names and complete institutional affiliations of all authors and the name and address to be used for editorial correspondence and reprint requests. The corresponding author's telephone and e-mail address should also be included. A short running title and sources of grant, contract, and other major financial support should be placed at the bottom of the title page.

REFERENCES: References should follow the APA style detailed in Wiley Journals Style Manual. Check all references for completeness, including year, volume number, and pages for journal citations. Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) must appear with each reference (if available). DOIs are an attempt to provide stable, long-lasting links for online articles. To locate a DOI, look on the first page of the document where most usually appear. Finally, make sure that all references mentioned in the text are listed in the reference section and vice versa and that the spelling of author names and years are consistent.

English Editing

Papers must be in English. Oxford English Dictionary or American spelling is acceptable, provided usage is consistent within the manuscript.

Manuscripts that are written in English that is ambiguous or incomprehensible, in the opinion of the Editor, will be returned to the authors with a request to resubmit once the language issues have been improved. This policy does not imply that all papers must be written in "perfect" English, whatever that may mean. Rather, the criterion will require that the intended meaning of the authors must be clearly understandable, i.e., not obscured by language problems, by referees who have agreed to review the paper.

Address editorial questions to:

Dr. Richard B. Langley
University of New Brunswick

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