The Planetary Science Journal Policies and Guidelines

Manuscripts submitted for publication in The Planetary Science Journal (PSJ) must generally be prepared in the same way and must meet the same criteria as for all articles published in the AAS journals.  The following specific policies and guidelines govern the submission and review of PSJ manuscripts.

Dual Anonymous Review

The PSJ is dedicated to eliminating biases and allowing authors and reviewers to focus on the manuscript as written. We are therefore introducing dual anonymous peer review as the standard practice for all submissions to the journal. Both reviewers and authors will be anonymized by removing names, institution lists, and acknowledgment sections. Authors and reviewers can choose to sign their manuscript or review should they wish their identity to be known.

AASTeX provides a specific “anonymous” style for rendering a manuscript PDF that is anonymized, removing the author(s), affiliation(s), and acknowledgments. For Word (doc/x) submissions authors should simply leave the authors, affiliations, and acknowledgments out of the submitted manuscript file.

Two Reviewers

The PSJ will honor the legacy in Planetary Sciences of providing more feedback to authors by generally sending the manuscript to two reviewers.

Publication Charges

Publication charges for the Gold Open Access model for the PSJ are given at this page. Special pricing is available for the first 100 articles accepted for publication in the PSJ: half off our regular gold-open-access rates.

Copyright

All articles published in the PSJ are free to read and reuse under a CC-BY license.