What does PNAS direct submission mean?

What does PNAS direct submission mean?

The standard mode of submitting manuscripts to PNAS is Direct Submission; manuscripts may be submitted directly to PNAS—authors do not need to first obtain an NAS member’s agreement to serve as an editor. For a Direct Submission, the PNAS Editorial Board identifies an appropriate NAS member to serve as the editor.

Who can submit to PNAS?

PNAS authors, editors, and reviewers come from around the globe. Submissions are welcomed from all researchers. Authors do not need to have a connection to an NAS member to publish in PNAS. More than 75% of published articles are submitted di- rectly to PNAS, not as Contributed articles by NAS members.

How long does it take to publish in PNAS?

PNAS has rapid turn times. The average time to first decision is 21 days; articles may be published as soon as 4 weeks after acceptance. PNAS supports open access.

How hard is it to publish in PNAS?

Its impact factor is less than that of Science but nonetheless it is highly competitive. Publishing in PNAS is not an easy job even if you think your work is good enough. In general Science publishes strikingly novel work while Nature usually publishes extensive work.

Does it cost to publish in PNAS?

Publication Fees Regular research articles: $1,380 per article up to 6 pages, with no additional fees for color figures or SI. Any fraction of a page over 6 and up to 9 will cost an additional $375 per page, and any fraction of a page over 9 and up to 12 will cost an additional $500 per page.

Is PNAS double blind?

Cumulative distribution function of number of bids for single- and double-blind reviewers. We allocate exactly two double-blind reviewers and two single-blind reviewers to each paper, from a total pool of 974 double-blind and 983 single-blind reviewers.

How prestigious is PNAS?

PNAS is the second most cited scientific journal, with more than 1.9 million cumulative citations from 2008 to 2018. In the mass media, PNAS has been described variously as “prestigious”, “sedate”, “renowned”, and “high impact”. Since January 2019, PNAS is online-only, although print issues are available on-demand.

How long does review at PNAS take?

On average, a full review takes just 45 days, and most articles publish within 6 months of submission.

How many figures are allowed in PNAS?

Letters to the Editor provide brief comments that allow readers to constructively address a difference of opinion with authors of a PNAS article. Letters are limited to 500 words, 2 graphical elements (figures or tables), and 10 references.

Is single blind or double-blind better?

The double blind study is more important in a clinical trial because it prevents the researcher from influencing the outcome of the experiment. Double-blind studies improve on experiments that compare the response of people taking a drug (or other treatment) to those who do not.

Do you need to be a member of NAS to submit a PNAS article?

Direct Submission. The standard mode of transmitting manu- scripts is Direct Submission. Direct Submissions account for more than 75% of articles published in PNAS and do not need to be sponsored by an NAS member.

Who are the editorial board members of PNAS?

The PNAS Editorial Board is made up of NAS members who are active scientists and experts in their fields. On submission, your paper is assigned to an Editorial Board member in one of the 31 NAS disciplines.

How many manuscripts can you submit to PNAS per year?

Direct Submissions: Most PNAS articles are Direct Submissions. Contributed Submissions: NAS members may contribute two research manuscripts annually within their area of expertise in which they had a direct, significant role in the design and execution of the work.

How can I resubmit a paper to PNAS?

Resubmissions may be allowed upon request from the editorial board. Appeals must be made in writing and sent to [email protected]. PNAS may consider author appeals of decisions on rejected papers; however, appeals on the basis of novelty or general interest are unlikely to be granted.