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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission (or any of its parts) has not been previously published, nor is it under consideration for publication by any other journal.
  • The submission is in PDF format. Files in other formats (LaTeX, .md, .odt, .docx, or .rtf) can be submitted upon acceptance for publication.
  • By submitting your manuscript, you agree to copy-edit the manuscript according to the requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, in case it is accepted for publication.
  • By submitting a manuscript, you agree to have the document scanned for plagiarism.
  • The submitted manuscript has been anonymized* to enable double-blind review and does not contain any explicit clues indicating the identity of the authors. *Please also check the "properties" of your file.
  • Please indicate in the "Comments for the Editor" box whether you are submitting your manuscript as a contribution to a Special Issue or as a stand-alone article.
  • PhiMiSci aims at double-blind peer review. Please leave a note in the "Comments for the Editor" box if your manuscript has been uploaded on a preprint server.

Author Guidelines

For accepted papers: formatting guidelines after acceptance.

For new submissions:

PhiMiSci does not have a word limit and accepts submissions in different lengths and formats (including theoretical articles, reviews, and commentaries). If you are aiming at a specific format, this should be reflected in the title and abstract.  While we expect a majority of submissions to be between 4,000 and 10,000 words, we do allow for exceptions as long as the length of an article is justified by its content. If your submission exceeds 12,000 words (excluding references), please contact the editors-in-chief before submitting. Please note that we do not consider manuscripts exceeding 20,000 words for publication. 

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PhiMiSci uses double-blind peer review. Please note that PhiMiSci does not allow for more than two rounds of review, with very few exceptions. This means that if you are asked to submit a revised version of your manuscript, this will likely be your only chance to address the reviewers’ concerns. You may receive additional comments and requests for changes from the editors at a later point.

Please indicate in the "Comments for the Editor" box whether you are submitting your manuscript as a contribution to a Special Issue or as a stand-alone article.

When you upload the revised version of your manuscript, please upload a separate file in which you respond to each point raised by the reviewers and explain how you have modified the manuscript. Failure to upload a point-by-point response to reviewers in a separate file may result in your manuscript being rejected.

Please also note that failure to address any editorial comments and requests may lead to the rejection of your manuscript. If your manuscript is accepted for publication, you will be asked to format your manuscript in accordance with our formatting guidelines and guidelines for references. Manuscripts that do not comply with these guidelines will not be published and may be rejected (even if they were initially accepted).

Please note that the editors-in-chief reserve the right to veto the publication of an article even if all reviewers have recommended publication.

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