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 ahead of data analyses are unacceptable. Manuscripts with more than three co-authors are also unacceptable. Sole-authorship and submissions rejected by Nature or Science magazines for 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.

Submissions must contain hard proof of the proposed fundamental shift. Such evidence may include demonstrations of new laws or disproofs of currently accepted ones, derivations of fundamental equations, discoveries of new compounds or principles, development of new medication drugs, etc.  In short, this journal is about 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, editors and referees remain anonymous to the public as well as 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 but rather 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 Georgetown University and its library in 2013, the Society began monitoring outlets that want to list this journal for compliance with our standards and policies.

 


 

 

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