Altair – College Journal
“Altair (Alpha Aquilae, Alpha Aql, α Aquilae, α Aql, Atair) is the brightest star in the constellation Aquila and the twelfth brightest star in the night sky. It is an A-type main sequence star with an apparent visual magnitude of 0.77 and is one of the vertices of the Summer Triangle; the other two are Deneb and Vega” [Wikipedia]
ALTAIR is the official journal of the International College of Interdisciplinary Sciences. The journal articles are to be submitted no later than 15 May and 15 November. The process is by Peer Review. “Scholarly peer review (also known as refereeing) is the process of subjecting an author’s scholarly work, research, or ideas to the scrutiny of others who are experts in the same field, before a paper describing this work is published in a journal. The work may be accepted, considered acceptable with revisions, or rejected. Peer review requires a community of experts in a given (and often narrowly defined) field, who are qualified and able to perform impartial review. Impartial review, especially of work in less narrowly defined or inter-disciplinary fields, may be difficult to accomplish; and the significance (good or bad) of an idea may never be widely appreciated among its contemporaries.” [Wikipedia].
New issues of the Journal will appear on-line for all members of the College as well as certain member of the academic community. The Journal is available to the public as a download for $4.00 an issue. The Journal is published in June and December. All articles submitted for the aforementioned publishing date must be submitted no later than 15 days before publication. The Editors are not responsible for delays in publication. The new Journal is a peer-review publication.
The publication accepts relevant subject material for consideration which is reviewed and evaluated by the Journal’s Editors and the Review Board. Areas covered by the Journal include, but are not limited to:
- Various aspects of social and physical sciences;
- Future Studies;
- DNA research;
- Anthropology research; and
- Educational Studies (practical and theoretical).
- White Papers;
- Feature Pieces;
- Small pieces of 1,500 words or less;
- Reviews and review articles;
- Themed issues; and
- Letters to the Editor.
Potential writers for the Journal should use the Harvard Reference Format (ONLY) and (note standard footnoting). The articles should be fresh, insightful and envision new and innovative aspects of Future Studies, Education, Social Science or Physical Sciences (emphasis is placed on physics, chemistry, biology and social psychology). The language used in the paper should be clear and provide positive approaches to the aforementioned topics. The publication welcomes unsolicited manuscripts, reviews and comments.
Articles should be 15-20 single-spaced, typewritten pages. The length of the manuscript should not exceed 20 pages (excluding notes, references, appendices, tables, figures, charts, etc.). The paper must be written in English in text processor Microsoft Word, using font Times New Roman (size 11), in Latin alphabet, single spacing. Margins should be 1 1/2 inches top, bottom, left and right. Please DO NOT add page numbers. Excessively long manuscripts may be returned. Each article should include short single spaced Abstract and Key Word sections in 10 font. Papers should be single spaced. Articles are to be submitted by electronic submission. Submissions are acknowledged within 48 hours but the evaluation process usually takes 1-2 weeks. Tables submitted with articles must be submitted in a separate file. All questions pertaining to formatting should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief. The author/authors names should NOT appear in the paper. Rather a separate title page should be included. Papers are key marked and blind submitted to peer reviewers.
- Editor-in-Chief – Dr. Carl Edwin Lindgren
- Managing Editor – Dr. D. Edward Goff
- Managing Editor – Sergei Oudman (MA (Hons)
- Managing Editor –
- Associate Editor – Dr. LaWanna L. Blount
- Assistant Editor –
- Senior Illustrator – Pere Lluís León Celma
- Dr. Levan Z. Urushadze – Senior Research Fellow of the Georgian National Museum – Curator of the Museum of the Soviet Occupation (Tbilisi) and Jennifer Ekland