Choose your journal
Selecting the right journal to submit your article to is the first step in the submission process. Visit the journal list to select the right journal for your article. Read through the aims and scope of each journal, these can be found on the journals’ homepages, to ensure your research is in line with the journal scope. You will also find information on the journal’s peer review process, where the journal is indexed and the editorial board on each journal homepage.
How do I prepare my journal article?
Articles submitted to EDP Sciences journals must align with the journal’s aims and scopes and be correctly prepared. Authors must also consider the following:
- The article must be original and not submitted or already published elsewhere.
- The list of authors should represent the authors’ contributions to the paper.
- The information contained in the article should reflect and fit with the ethical requirements and policies adopted by the journal.
Plagiarism is common in academic research and authors can sometimes submit "plagiarised" articles without realising it. Many universities provide information on how to avoid plagiarism in academic writing, please check these resources before submitting your article to avoid submitting a plagiarised article.
Does my article fit the instructions given for authors?
Each journal has different mandatory elements that authors must comply with. The mandatory elements of a submitted article are normally requested by organisations such as the CSE, COPE, DOAJ, ICMJE, however they could also be set by the Editor-in-Chief, peer reviewers or the publisher.
For further instructions for each journal, please visit the journal homepage. You must ensure your submitted article complies with these requirements, as a failure to do so will result in your article being rejected.
The publication process
After the submission of the manuscript via an article submission and peer reviewing website, or in some cases by email, the article undergoes peer reviewing by independent peer reviewers. Depending on the reviewers' recommendations and the Editor-in-Chief's decisions, authors will either be informed that the article has been accepted, rejected or requires modifications prior to the article being accepted for publication in the journal.
Once accepted by the journal, the article is prepared for publication by the expert production team at EDP Sciences. During this process, the author receives the proofs for approval and signs the copyright transfer, or the license to publish in the case of an open access publication.
The next step is the online publication of the article. As soon as the article is published online, it is citable through its DOI, whether or not it is included in an issue or published in the eFirst section of a journal.
Information about publication charges can be found here.