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Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

Heritage Science operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous.
The benefit of single-blind peer review is that it is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 2.6
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 2.9
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.431
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.522

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 5
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 105

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 1,194,912
    Altmetric mentions: 904

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