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The Journal of Air Traffic Control is ATCA’s flagship publication. This magazine is a critical resource to all professionals involved in air traffic management (ATM) and airspace integration. as well as other aviation disciplines, such as ATC specialists, frontline managers, engineers, pilots, researchers, and members of the academic community. It’s devoted to developments within our industry, and features articles ranging from:

  • Current issues involving operations
  • Innovative concepts and applications of technology    
  • Public policy debates affecting aviation    
  • Commentary by noted aviation experts and policy makers     
  • Human interest stories related to the industry
  • Reviews of books and videos of interest to the aviation community  

The Journal of Air Traffic Control is an exclusive member benefit. Members receive it in the mail and have access to the password-protected online version. Click here to access the current issue of the Journal and Journal archives.

To order your subscription to the Journal, please visit our portal. Alternatively, you may contact Membership Manager, Glenn Cudaback for a Journal subscription or a full membership.




The editor of The Journal of Air Traffic Control welcomes article inquiries and submissions for consideration. Please submit them to the Editor in Chief, Mat Garretson.

Article length is flexible, but should range from 2,000 – 5,500 words and address subjects of interest to the air traffic community. Letters to the editor, book reviews, and short commentaries will also be considered.

Please submit articles as Microsoft Word files as email attachments. Submissions should include separate files for artwork (photos, graphs, charts, etc.). Please do not embed images within the article document itself. All images should be a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and 1MB in file size.

The Journal of Air Traffic Control follows Chicago style. For complete references, please consult The Chicago Manual of Style. However, please embrace the oxford comma in your submission.

Articles will be considered for publication throughout the calendar year. If accepted, the Editor will determine the Journal issue in which the article will appear and notify you as such. Every author will have one opportunity to proof their article.


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