Criteria for publication

VJSTE receives many more submissions than they can publish. The rejection rate of VJSTE is often more than 30% of the submissions. To be published in VJSTE, 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 VJSTE rather than the best of the specialist journals.