The International Symposium on Ballistics (ISB) has always encouraged the publication of a wide range of types of paper from work in progress at one end of the spectrum to papers of journal quality at the other. We have always encouraged new researchers to publish their work as part of their education.
At the Tarragona symposium Bo Janzon, the IBC Chair, surveyed the delegates about publishing some of the higher quality papers in a special edition of a recognised journal. The delegates supported his idea and he negotiated with the editor of the Journal of Applied Mechanics (JAM) for a special edition, containing about 25 papers, devoted to the ISB.
The first edition of this special edition was published at the Beijing symposium. Since this first edition the quality of the papers and their number submitted to JAM has increased significantly.
PEER REVIEW OF PAPERS FOR THE 27TH ISB
Authors for the 27th ISB wishing to have their papers peer reviewed and published in a scientific journal, must submit a full manuscript (maximum of 9000 words plus figures) as a 'research paper' to the Journal of Applied Mechanics (JAM) by 1st July 2012 at the latest.
The full manuscript should be submitted to JAM at:
Information for authors can be found at:
You must clearly indicate the status of the paper, preferably by beginning the abstract with "Paper for the 27th ISB". There will be a regular issue (most likely May 2013) dedicated to this Symposium, and we plan to be ready to publish it at the Symposium.
When submitting your manuscript as above you must also submit an abstract of your paper to the Symposium Organizer, EMI, as described at http://www.ballisticsymposium2013.org . You must indicate in your abstract that you have submitted a full manuscript to the JAM. Your abstract will be the only basis for paper selection for the symposium. Only papers accepted for presentation will be eligible for the special Journal issue.
Please ensure that the English of your manuscript is of good quality - papers in bad English will not be considered. Dr Clive Woodley , IBS Membership Committee Chairman (http://firstname.lastname@example.org), has, however, offered to coordinate assistance with correcting English grammar, sentence structure etc.
If the paper is accepted by JAM you must also submit a maximum 4-page extended abstract to the 27th Symposium Organizer by the 18th November 2012 at the latest. Papers not accepted may be abbreviated by the author and will have the option of being published in the Proceedings of the Symposium if submitted by the 18th November 2012.
Please submit your manuscript as soon as you can; you may wish to do so now! The schedule for reviews is quite short and the number of reviewers is limited. Early submission will therefore give you more time to revise your manuscript according to your reviewers' comments and allow earlier notification of its acceptance.
Questions can be sent to Professor Bo Janzon at http://email@example.com