Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Quanta is an open access academic journal publishing original research and review articles on foundations of quantum mechanics, mathematical physics and philosophy of science.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to Quanta are subject to meticulous quality control and peer-review evaluation before reaching a decision. The entire editorial workflow is performed using the online manuscript tracking system in the following steps:

  1. The submitted manuscript is checked in the editorial office whether it is suitable to go through the normal peer review process.
  2. The manuscript is sent to at least 3 editors for peer-review. The choice of editors depends on the subject of the manuscript, the areas of expertise of the editors, and their availability.
  3. Each editor will have 4 weeks to provide evaluation of the manuscript. The editor may recommend publication, request revision by specifying parts of the manuscript that need to be improved, or provide a written critique of why the manuscript should not be published.
  4. If the majority of the editorial evaluations recommend rejection, the manuscript will be rejected. If the majority of the editorial evaluations recommend publication, the manuscript may be accepted for publication if it is appropriately revised to address the negative criticism.
  5. The identities of the editors participating in the peer review will remain confidential if the manuscript is rejected. If the manuscript is accepted for publication, the names of those editors who recommended the publication of the manuscript will be listed in the published article.

 

Publication Frequency

Quanta is published annually as a single volume in which articles are populated immediately after they have been proofread by the authors.

 

Open Access Policy

Quanta is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access. Because science is about disseminating knowledge, making published research accessible to everyone is the mission of our journal!

 

Archiving

Authors are allowed to archive pre-prints, post-prints and the final published PDF version of their articles in any digital repository or personal website. However, we encourage the authors to use the final published PDF version rather than the unformatted manuscript.

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Complaint Policy

Complaints should be sent via e-mail to our support team at quanta@gmx.com. In your complaint letter please describe clearly the nature of the complaint and the circumstances, the name of the person who is the subject of the complaint, and/or the product or the services which are subject of the complaint. We will address promptly all complaints following the best practice in the ethics of scholarly publishing.

 

Membership

Quanta is a member of the following associations:

 

Publication Fees

There are no article processing charges or publication fees. Quanta promotes the platinum open access model of scholarly publishing in which authors do not have to carry the burden of publication expenses. The costs associated with scholarly publication are covered by the benevolence of our Editors through volunteer work to ensure the quality of published articles and by the Publisher to ensure the integrity of the online journal platform.