General Policies
PENSEE journal receives many more submissions than it can publish. Therefore, we ask peer-reviewers to keep in mind that every paper that is accepted means that another good paper must be rejected. To be published in PENSEE journal, a paper should meet four general criteria:

  • Provides strong evidence for its conclusions.
  • Novel (we do not consider meeting report abstracts and preprints on community servers to compromise novelty).
  • Of extreme importance to scientists in the specific field.
  • Ideally, interesting to researchers in other related disciplines.

In general, to be acceptable, a paper should represent an advance in understanding likely to influence thinking in the field. There should be a discernible reason why the work deserves the visibility of publication in PENSEE journal rather than the best of the specialist journals. Submitted papers must be in English and should not have been published elsewhere or being currently under consideration by any other journal. Authors should submit the electronic version of their papers in PDF via the journal web site.

Peer review policy
The practice of peer review is to ensure that only good research is published. It is an objective process at the heart of good scholarly publishing and is carried out by all reputable scholarly/academic journals. The journal uses single-blind system: the reviewers' identities remain anonymous to authors, while the reviewers can see authors' identities. Two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission.