European Academy Journal

 

Journal title:

European Academy Journal

The journal of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA)

 

Mission statement

The European Academy Journal is aligned to the goals of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA). Like the Academy itself, this journal is dedicated to innovative research, interdisciplinary and transnational collaboration as well as the exchange and dissemination of knowledge. In alignment with the goals of the Academy the European Academy Journal intends to analyze societal challenges, contribute to a culture of collaboration, and strengthen and foster the role of European scientific communities.

We particularly welcome submissions of interdisciplinary nature. An important criterion in assessing submissions is their understandability across disciplinary boundaries. This criterion of understandability deliberately challenges the current trend of scientific writing on shorthand jargon condensed code.

An important focus of the journal is on topics of high relevance to Europe and the European ideals. While open to submissions from across the globe and striving for the widest topical diversity, the EASA also sees the European Academy Journal as an important platform for exchange among European scientists.

The European Academy Journal accepts submissions from EASA members and non-members alike. For EASA members the journal also serves as a forum to publish the transdisciplinary work arising from collaborations within the academy.

Instructions for authors

Required for submission

Submissions need to have a Scientific Abstract, accessible mostly to scientists in the same field, as well as a Transdisciplinary Abstract, which communicates the broader context of the submission, as well as the main findings and their implications across disciplinary boundaries.

Authors are requested to select one member of the editorial board, who they feel is topic-wise particularly fitting to edit their submission.

Furthermore authors are requested to select three members of the EASA who may serve as reviewers of their submission.

Authors may suggest additional reviewers (outside the academy).

Types of submissions (Research/Vision&Opinion/Review/Colloquium/Roadmap/Historical Context)

Research

Research articles in the European Academy Journal describe advances in a specific scientific field, which are also of relevance to other disciplines, or open up an existing field of research to another discipline.

Vision and Opinion

In this category submissions are expected offering a unique personal perspective on a relevant research topic or an outline of anticipated future developments of a field.

Review

The European Academy Journal devotes limited space to review articles. Submissions in this category are expected to summarize a research field such that it becomes accessible to a broader audience and, in particular, to scientists from other disciplines.

Colloquium

The European Academy Journal serves as an outlet of articles stemming from workshops and colloquia of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. These articles are published in the Colloquium category of the journal.

Roadmap

Roadmaps are frequently requested in the context of European programs and global research activities. They are an excellent guide to future developments in the sciences and arts in Europe. However, they are often written for internal use and remain unpublished. With this submission category we offer the opportunity to make such roadmaps available to the public.

Historical context

Members of our academy have been and are great scholars, who in many cases have participated in scientific developments of high historical value. Submissions in this category benefit from this important resource by collecting 'witness testimonials' describing important scientific developments from a historical perspective and in relation to current understanding. Non-members, who wish to participate to this category, are encouraged to contact the Editor-in-Chief.

Reviewing process

Guidelines for reviewers

In addition to adherence to common scientific standards, reviewers should assess the interdisciplinarity of the submission, as well as the understandability across disciplinary boundaries. If necessary, reviewers should request that the authors revise their manuscript according to these criteria.

Transparency

Editors and reviewers are invested in creating a constructive dialog with the authors. The editors have the right to stop a reviewing process, when they see that the iterative dialog between reviewers and authors is not converging. The editors have the right to refuse peer review in cases where the process is likely not to lead to acceptance of the submission, either because the submission is not fulfilling the journal's expectations regarding quality or aims of published articles. In all these cases authors receive a statement explaining this decision.

Internal discussion points:

  • Reviewer comments and author responses will be published as supplementary information (if not opt out by the reviewers).
  • Reviewers can opt to be mentioned by name in these supplements and in the final publications (otherwise "Reviewed by anonymous reviewers" or "Reviewed by members of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts").
  • Handling editor is listed as "Edited by ..." in the final publication.