Call for Papers for Journal of Miniaturized Air and Space Systems (J-MASS)

The IEEE Journal of Miniaturized Air and Space Systems (J-MASS) is a new technical journal devoted to covering the rapidly evolving field of small air and space systems such as drones and small satellites. These platforms offer new, low-cost ways to accomplish a wide range of sensing functions for applications ranging from agriculture to land use and ocean surveys.

Papers are sought that address innovative approaches to solving problems related to the development and use of miniaturized platforms such as drones and CubeSats.  The scope includes both the sensors (across the electromagnetic spectrum) and platform systems (propulsion, navigation, power, communication, etc.).  Papers may include theory, application, and operation of small platforms along with the design and development of both platforms and sensor systems.  Papers covering educational activities in developing small platforms or their sensors are also encouraged. 

Manuscripts should be submitted to ( and should be original work within this scope. Manuscripts submitted to this journal, must not have been published before, and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Further information is available as Instructions for Authors at the same URL for manuscript preparation, submission, and tracking. Official launch date: 2019, but may start earlier with sufficient papers.

IEEE Copyright Form:

Since the policy of the IEEE is to own the copyright to the technical contributions that it publishes, an electronic Copyright Form must be submitted at the time of manuscript submission.

Guide to Estimating Number of Article Pages:

Approximately three double-spaced (12-point font, 26 lines per page) typewritten pages will make one article page. Approximately six single-column figures having a 1:1 aspect ratio will fit on one page.

Overlength Fees:

Up to seven (7) pages are published for no charge; articles that exceed the 7-page limit are charged an over-length page charge.

About the Journal:

The J-MASS sponsorship consortium includes IEEE Systems Council, IEEE Sensors Council, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society, and IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society.

For more information, please contact: John Schmalzel,

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