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  Review Policy
 

Peer-review policy of Plasma Science and Technology

1. General

Types of papers suitable for publication in Plasma Science and Technology include original research papers, reviews, and letters. Papers in the field of nuclear fusion physics are mostly encouraged. Papers on the novel experimental and theoretical results, and the latest developments and achievements of interdisciplinary and application sciences in the fields related to Plasma Physics are welcomed.

2. Acceptance criteria

Plasma Science and Technology is committed to publish new physics. The work accepted for publication in Plasma Science and Technology should be original and valid, with enough physical insights, and interesting to researchers in the related research fields.

Manuscripts should be rejected by Plasma Science and Technology if any of the following reasons exists:

  •  Contents are not suitable for Plasma Science and Technology.
  •  Substantial errors exist.
  •  Manuscript lacks of physical insights.
  •  Most of the results have been published.
  • The academic quality is general or even poor.
  •  Manuscript is poor written in English.
  •  Some other reasons

3. Online manuscript review

We prefer referees to submit their review reports via our online system by following the link provided in the referee inviting email.

When substantial mathematical material is needed in the report, please prepare the report in a separate Word (.doc) or PDF (.pdf) file and upload the report on the Enter Comments page.

However, you may e-mail your report to pst@ipp.ac.cn if you have difficulty with the online review system. In the e-mail, please also provide manuscript number, authors, and title of the manuscript reviewed.

4. Peer-review policies

All manuscripts submitted to Plasma Science and Technology are pre-reviewed by editors. Those passing the pre-review will be sent to at least one referee for peer review, but usually two or more independent referees are selected by the editors.

To make sure that the authors have revised their manuscript according to the referees’ comments, sometimes we will send the revised manuscript to the referees for finial recommendation.

The editor-in-chief and the associate editors of Plasma Science and Technology will make the final decision according to the peer review reports and the authors’ revisions.

Please keep the manuscript sent to you for peer review and the associated data confidential, and do not distribute copies of the manuscript or results contained in it without the permission from the journal. Please feel free to show the manuscript to knowledgeable colleagues and consult them about your review. Suggestions for alternative referees are helpful to the editors and would be appreciated.

5. Timing

Plasma Science and Technology is committed to rapidly distribute the latest research results, we therefore ask referees to respond within 14 days. Our editorial system will automatically remind referees by e-mail near the deadline.

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