Access policy

All text from the Journal of the Virtual Explorer is freely accessible - we believe in the open availability of academic content.

However, without a subscription, you will be unable to view other aspects of our rich content including figures, simulations, and animations. Nor will you be able to download our content in PDF format.

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Review process

An article is accepted into the journal with the following review process:

  • Draft (author creates a paper on our system, not publicly visible)
  • Abstract only (paper looks interesting, it is assigned a volume and displayed publicly)
  • Dynamic review (paper is written and is now with the editors for feedback, only the abstract is public)
  • Public review (paper has been approved by the editors and is now visible publicly, minor changes may still be made)
  • Published (paper has been approved and is now final)