Guide for Authors
Aims and scope
The scope of Aeolian Research includes the following topics:
? Fundamental Aeolian processes, including sand and dust entrainment, transport and deposition of sediment
? Modeling and field studies of Aeolian processes
? Instrumentation/measurement in the field and lab
? Practical applications including environmental impacts and erosion control
? Aeolian landforms, geomorphology and paleoenvironments
? Dust-atmosphere/cloud interactions.
The journal will publish regular articles, review articles, letters and special issues. We also encourage the submission of replication studies.
Benefits to authors
We also provide many author benefits, such as free PDFs, a liberal copyright policy, special discounts on Elsevier publications and much more. Please click here for more information on our author services.
Please see our Guide for Authors for information on article submission. If you require any further information or help, please visit our Support Center
This journal welcomes contributions that support and advance the UN's sustainable development goals
Your Paper Your Way
We now differentiate between the requirements for new and revised submissions. You may choose to submit your manuscript as a single Word or PDF file to be used in the refereeing process. Only when your paper is at the revision stage, will you be requested to put your paper in to a 'correct format' for acceptance and provide the items required for the publication of your article.
To find out more, please visit the Preparation section below.
Types of paper
The majority of the articles published in the journal are original Full Length Articles, which should report new and original research of high quality that meet the criteria of being of broad international interest, significant and novel. Authors must warrant that the material has not been previously published and declare any related manuscripts that are submitted or in press. The length should be commensurate with the significance of the work and is usually not more than 10000 words.
Review Articles provide a comprehensive and novel assessment of an issue or significant region in Aeolian research and should be of interest to a wide readership. A Review Article should provide a balanced, integrated and critical summary of previous work, possibly supported by some new findings, and should evaluate potential controversial issues. Illustrations should where possible integrate existing data into new comprehensive figures rather than duplicating published work. Length should not normally exceed 25000 words. Potential authors are encouraged to consult informally with one of the Editors before preparing a Review Article.
Short Communications are essentially compact versions of Full Length Articles, and should still report new and original research of high quality that meet the criteria of being of broad international interest, significant and novel. They may be processed more rapidly than research papers; in order to facilitate this goal they should be no more than 5000 words in length and contain no more than 10 figures.
The Letter section of Aeolian Research is intended to provide rapid publication of immediate results. The criteria for acceptance of a Letter is that it presents exciting and significant new results, for which the interpretation is clear, and which will have an important impact on the international Aeolian research community. Authors must warrant that the material has not been previously published and explain how the Letter meets the criteria in terms of a new result, its significance and its impact. A letter is not normally more than 2000 words (including abstract and references) and 3 figures.
It is possible to submit a Comment that comments on a recently published Aeolian Research paper. Such a Discussion must be brief and directed only towards the main issue(s) that are being questioned in the original paper. It is not a vehicle for extensive review or for publishing the author's new findings, and should typically be no more than 3000 words. The original author(s) will be invited to write a Reply to Comment which must likewise be brief and directed only at the issues in question.