Calls for papers


International Journal of Aviation Management
International Journal of Aviation Management


Special Issue on: "Airports as Engines of Community Economic Development"

Guest Editor:
Jon C. Tomlinson, University of Northwestern Ohio, USA

In today’s global industrial environment it has been said that a sound economic development plan is the “lifeblood” of a community. In addition to existing infrastructure and required talent, a community’s amenities rank near the top of a would-be company’s wish list. Whether used for business travel, air cargo or even personal leisure, local airports should be viewed in their proper place as important engines of community economic development.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Economic development (i.e. job growth, business retention, expanded incomes and tax base)
  • Strategic planning and management (i.e. asset management, facility development, forecasting and planning)
  • Financial issues (i.e. general funding, grant writing, relocation incentives)
  • Competitive advantage (i.e. accessibility, efficiency, productivity, sustainability)
  • Legal and regulatory issues (i.e. FAA, EASA and other regulatory agencies)
  • Professional development and educational opportunities

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 31 January, 2016

Notification to authors: 31 March, 2016

Final versions due by: 31 May, 2016