Principles of Publication

Both Exploration Geophysics and Preview adhere to the principles of publications ethics outlined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and as such we would like to inform you that we will shortly be updating our Author Services Site with the attached peer review appeals and complaints policy. 

The aim of this policy is to enable genuine appeals to be considered and discourage repeated or unfounded appeals. It also provides greater transparency into how appeals and complaints arehandled across all Taylor & Francis journals. This is line with the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing identified by COPE, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME).

This overarching appeals and complaints policy focuses on information which is common to all Taylor & Francis journals across a diverse range of subjects. We understand the specifics of a journal’s appeals procedure will vary from journal to journal. Authors can contact either Exploration Geophysics or Preview editors for more specific information where needed. 

Benefits of this policy to ASEG journals are:

  • Demonstrates both journals maintain international ethical standards for publication and meets the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing.
  • Provides the framework to help reinforce ASEG Journal individual appeals procedure, by giving clear guidance to authors on what a valid appeal letter should include in order for it to be considered and outlining what outcomes an author can expect from their appeal.
  • Offers assistance to editors in minimising longer than necessary correspondence with authors, since the policy clearly states that editors will consider one appeal per article and all decisions on appeals are final.