Project Pulse Journal

Publication Criteria


Criteria for Publication Decision


  1. Adherence to Submission Guidelines

   - Criteria: Manuscript must follow the specified format, length, and style as outlined in the submission guidelines.

   - Discretionary Element: The EIC can determine the extent to which deviations from guidelines are acceptable based on the uniqueness or value of the content.

  1. Relevance and Scope

   - Criteria: The subject matter must align with the scope and thematic focus of Project Pulse.

   - Discretionary Element: The EIC has the discretion to judge whether a manuscript offers a novel perspective or valuable insight into an area within the scope, even if it's a borderline case.

  1. Quality of Research

   - Criteria: Research must be well-conducted, with clear objectives, methodology, results, and conclusions.

   - Discretionary Element: The EIC can assess the potential impact or significance of the research in the field, even if not immediately apparent.

  1. Clarity and Coherence

   - Criteria: The manuscript should be clearly written, logically structured, and free from significant language issues.

   - Discretionary Element: Deciding the extent to which language and structural issues can be rectified through revisions while maintaining the integrity of the work.

  1. Ethical Compliance

   - Criteria: Research must adhere to ethical standards, including proper approvals and consent where applicable.

   - Discretionary Element: The EIC evaluates ethical considerations that may be subject to interpretation or are in a grey area.

  1. Originality and Contribution to the Field

   - Criteria: The manuscript must offer original insights, data, or perspectives, and contribute meaningfully to its field.

   - Discretionary Element: Assessing originality and contribution can inherently involve subjective judgment based on the EIC’s expertise and understanding of the field.

  1. Adherence to Field-Specific Standards

   - Criteria: Compliance with the accepted standards and practices of the relevant academic or research field.

   - Discretionary Element: The EIC’s interpretation of these standards can vary, especially in rapidly evolving fields.

Additional Guidelines for Editorial Discretion

- Documented Justifications: For any discretionary decision, especially rejections, the EIC shall provide a documented rationale, ideally referencing specific aspects of the criteria.

- Consistency in Decision-Making: Consistency in applying criteria and discretionary judgments shall be conducted to the maximum extent possible to avoid biases.

- Appeal Process Guideline: ROSEMET maintains a fair and transparent appeal process, allowing authors to contest publication decisions by submitting a detailed appeal within 30 days of the decision, ensuring their concerns are objectively reviewed and addressed by a dedicated appeal panel. This process provides a clear avenue for authors to challenge decisions, seeking clarification or reconsideration based on substantive issues related to their manuscript. Click here for additional information.