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HindSight is a magazine on human and organisational performance in air traffic management (ATM) produced by EUROCONTROL. The purpose of HindSight magazine is to help staff at all levels in ATM to improve performance at individual, group and organisational levels. This is done by blending perspectives from frontline staff, ATM/aviation specialists (operations, safety, quality, etc), management, regulators, other industries, and academics. While HindSight traditionally had an operational safety focus, this scope has expanded to consider performance more generally, with a particular focus on improving everyday work and performance as a whole.

The magazine has a wide readership. The primary readership is front-line ATM staff, but the magazine is read by many in aviation, and beyond. In the last few issues, there have been ‘views from elsewhere’ articles and interviews from healthcare, rail, firefighting, nuclear power, shipping, and web operations and engineering.

The writers are a blend of front-line staff academics (including world-leading professors), safety and quality specialists, legal specialists, human and organisational performance specialists, psychologists, managers, and others concerned with human and organisational performance, as relevant to ATM.

Many articles first published in HindSight are referenced from within SKYbrary. In 2009, Tzvetomir Blajev, then the Editor-in-Chief, accepted the Flight Safety Foundation Cecil Brownlow Publication Award on behalf of HindSight magazine.

The current Editor-in-Chief (since 2017) is Dr Steven Shorrock. The Editor-in-Chief is assisted by an editorial team within and outside EUROCONTROL (with front-line ATM/aviation experience), who also act as peer reviewers, and a graphic designer.

If you are interested in submitting an article for HindSight, please contact the Editor in Chief. hindsight.editor@gmail.com

Guidance for Authors

If you are writing an article for HindSight, click here for an article template and guidance notes.

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The thirty second edition, titled "The new reality", was published in July 2021.
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The thirty first edition, titled "Learning from everyday work", was published in December 2020.
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A special supplement to the thirty first edition, titled "Learning through COVID-19", was published in December 2020.
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The thirtieth edition, titled "Wellbeing", was published in April 2020.
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The twenty ninth edition, titled "Goal conflicts and trade-offs", was published in October 2019.

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The twenty eighth edition, titled "Changing to adapt and adapting to change", was published in February 2019.
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The twenty seventh edition, titled "Competency and Expertise", was published in August 2018.
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The twenty sixth edition, titled "Safety at the Interfaces: Collaboration at Work", was published in December 2017.
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The twenty fifth edition, titled "Work-as-Imagined & Work-as-Done", was published in June 2017.
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The twenty fourth edition, titled "Preventing Runway Collisions", was published in December 2016.

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The twenty third edition, titled "Situational Awareness", was published in June 2016.
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The twenty second edition, titled "Safety Nets", was published in December 2015.
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The twenty first edition, titled "Workload", was published in June 2015.
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The twentieth edition, titled "Automation", was published in December 2014.
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The nineteenth edition, titled "Runway Safety", was published in July 2014.

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The eighteenth edition, titled "Justice & Safety", was published in December 2013.
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The seventeenth edition, titled "Safety versus Cost", was published Summer 2013.
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The sixteenth edition, titled "Understanding (modern) aircraft performance", was published in December 2012.
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The fifteenth edition, titled "Emergency and unusual situations in the air", was published in May 2012.
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The fourteenth edition, titled "Training for Safety", was published in December 2011.

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The thirteenth edition, titled "Fatigue", was published in May 2011.
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The twelfth edition, titled "Runway Excursion", was published in December 2010.
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The eleventh edition, titled "Airspace Infringement - again?!", was published in July 2010.
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The tenth edition, titled "Level Bust or... Altitude Deviation ?", was published in December 2009.
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The ninth edition, titled "Are You responsible for safety?", was published in June 2009.

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The eighth edition, titled "Production Pressure", was published in January 2009.
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The seventh edition, titled "Weather", was published in June 2008.
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The sixth edition, titled "Collision Avoidance", was published in January 2008.
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The fifth edition, titled "Workload", was published in June 2007.
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The fourth edition, titled "Conflict Detection", was published in January 2007.

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The third edition, titled "Airspace Infringement", was published in June 2006.
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The second edition, titled "Communication", was published in January 2006.
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The first edition, titled "Hindsight is a Wonderful Thing", was published in January 2005.