Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of the European Royal Society (JERSY) publishes fundamental challenges (to paradigms) in biology, chemistry, geology and physics. Theories conceived without or prior to data analysis are unacceptable. Manuscripts with more than three co-authors are also unacceptable. Sole-authorship and submissions previously rejected by Nature or Science magazines for obviously political reasons, such as going through refereeing process but getting rejected without a scientific explanation, are particularly welcome. Brief historical overviews of fundamental scientific theories and paradigms are also welcome.

Submitted articles must contain solid evidence in favor of the proposed fundamental shift. Such evidence may include: demonstration of new laws or disproof of the currently accepted ones, derivation of fundamental equations, discovery of new compounds or principles, development of new medication drugs, etc.  In brief, this journal is about classical merit alone. There are no fees to submit or to publish.

 

Section Policies

Paradigm

Editors
  • Anonymous per policy
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Biology

Editors
  • Anonymous per policy
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Chemistry

Editors
  • Anonymous per policy
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Geology

Editors
  • Anonymous per policy
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Physics

Editors
  • Anonymous per policy
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Letters to Editor

Editors
  • Anonymous per policy
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All submissions are peer-reviewed. To ensure full-blind peer-review, names of editors and referees are kept anonymous to the public and to each other. Authors are guaranteed confidentiality and privacy. Editors and referees must not belong to any formal or informal groups of editors. Names of referees are published in the subsequent volume in alphabetical order, except withheld ones. JERSY will not be submitted to arbitrary rating schemes so it will never have any "impact factors" as those by definition prevent paradigm shifts. The current rejection rate should not be discouraging - rather it should motivate you to submit your best work.

 

Publication Frequency

Instantly (online).

Annually (print).

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate (free) open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

We encourage research librarians to join other libraries and list this journal among their library's electronic journal holdings. This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system and permits libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration only if the libraries strictly abide by the journal's policies and standards.

After a rather unpleasant experience with the Georgetown University and its library in 2013, the Society has decided to implement constant monitoring (of outlets which list or wish to list this journal) for compliance with the journal's policies and standards.

 


 

 

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