Guidelines for authors
All submissions and refereeing are handled by the JCAP Editorial Office at SISSA Medialab Srl. To submit a paper to JCAP, please connect to the editorial web site.
A submission to JCAP must be the original work of the author(s) and it should be substantial and significant in content. Papers submitted to JCAP must not have been published in other refereed journals, or be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except as an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review or thesis). Publication must have been approved by all co-authors (if any).
Papers must address one or more of the subject areas of JCAP. The criteria for acceptance are scientific quality, originality, relevance and comprehension. Length should be appropriate to the information presented. Editors are asked to apply a strict quality filter in selecting papers for publication. Editors and referees operate anonymously, but they can reveal their identity to the author if they so wish. In the event of major disagreements among Editors, or between an Editor and an author, the Advisory Board will be consulted in order to resolve the dispute.
The Advisory and Editorial Boards jointly review JCAP's scientific policy and ensure the scientific quality of accepted papers. Editors are in charge of assigning referees to each submitted paper and for making the final publication decision. There are many Editors in order to provide comprehensive coverage across JCAP's topic areas.