Editorial & Publishing Policies

Aim and Scope

Journal of Extracellular Vesicles is the official journal of the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles. It provides a much-needed forum for the exchange of data, ideas and information from all areas pertaining to the chemistry, biology and/or applications of extracellular vesicles, including microvesicles, exosomes, ectosomes, apoptotic bodies and other extracellular vesicles. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Cellular and molecular mechanisms relating to the production of extracellular vesicles
  • Molecular mechanisms of extracellular vesicles
  • Cellular mechanisms including membrane traffic, protein sorting related to vesicle releases
  • Utilization of extracellular vesicles as biomarkers
  • Technological advances in isolation, quantification and characterization of the vesicles
  • Extracellular vesicles and diseases
  • Role of extracellular vesicles in biology
  • Signal transduction, uptake and propagation of extracellular vesicles
  • Structural biology of extracellular vesicles
  • Stem cell biology and extracellular vesicles
  • Informational databases as resources, including large sets of data on genomics, lipidomics, proteomics, high-throughput screening data, and beyond
  • Utilization of extracellular vesicles for pharmacological, immunological or genetic therapies

Types of articles
Journal of Extracellular Vesicles welcomes Original research papers, Review articles, Short communications, Technical notes, Hypotheses, Position papers, PhD summaries, and Letters to the Editor. Supplementary material in the form of large datasets, protocols, videos etc. is encouraged.

All papers are published online immediately after they have been accepted and proofs finalized. Thematic clusters of articles (special issues) and Supplements are published occasionally and are collated into online collections published at one and the same time. Abstracts from The Society’s annual meetings are also published in the journal.

 

Section Policies

Editorials

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Invited Editorials

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Review Articles

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Invited Review Articles

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Original Research Articles

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Invited Original Research Articles

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Short Communications

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Letter to the Editors

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Technical Reports

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Debate Pieces

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Hypotheses

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Position Papers

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Meeting Reports

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Resource Articles

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Papers submitted to Journal of Extracellular Vesicles are subject to rigorous peer review.

All articles go through a preliminary review by the Chief Editor. Articles that are felt to be appropriate for full review are then assigned to a Section Editor who carries through the entire peer review process up to acceptance or rejection of the paper. All papers are reviewed by at least two independent referees.

Manuscripts are sent out for review electronically, and all correspondence takes place via e-mail.

Journal of Extracellular Vesicles has a 'single blind' review process: The referees’ identity remains unknown to the authors although it is up to the referee if he/she wants to contact the author at a later stage and reveal his/her identity.

Peer reviewers are asked to give their opinion on a number of issues pertinent to the scientific and formal aspects of a paper, and to judge the papers on grounds of originality and urgency. All relevant information will be forwarded to the author(s).

Peer reviewers will have six possible options, for each article:

  1. Accept manuscript (i.e. no need for any revision)
  2. Accept after revision (i.e. accepted if the author makes the requested revisions)
  3. Revise and resubmit (i.e. accepted or rejected after revisions have been made - paper will be sent out for another peer review round)
  4. Submit elsewhere (i.e. if the manuscript is better suited for another journal)
  5. Reject manuscript (i.e. if the manuscript is substandard)
  6. See comments (i.e. if the reviewer cannot choose from any of the above)

In addition, papers may be rejected directly by the Chief Editor if judged to be out of scope or if scientifically or formally sub-standard.

When asking for revisions, reviewers have two possible goals: to ask authors to tighten their arguments based on existing data or to identify areas where more data are needed. Even formal revision may be required if the language or style is sub-standard. To facilitate rapid publication, authors are given a maximum of 2 months for revision. After 2 months, revised manuscripts will be considered new submissions.

 

Publication Frequency

All articles published in Journal of Extracellular Vesicles are posted online immediately as they are ready for publication, i.e. after final proofreading. The journal does not collate numbered issues published regularly, only in volumes per year, but all articles will be assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier) whereby they become searchable and citable without delay.

 

Open Access Policy

Journal of Extracellular Vesicles is published  Open Access under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 Unported license. Authors retain the non-commercial copyright to their work, with the commercial copyright being exercised primarily in relation to the production of commercial reprints and publications. For more information see copyright section.

Articles are published immediately upon the final corrections of the master proof having been made. All articles are assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier). 

Journal of Extracellular Vesicles is accessible via the journal’s website at www.JournalofExtracellularVesicles.net as well as via international search engines such as Google and Google Scholar.

OAI metadata harvesting for this journal can be reached via the following link:

http://www.journalofextracellularvesicles.net/index.php/jev/oai

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

In addition, all files will be archived with CLOCKSS and Portico.

 

Author Self-Archiving

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post any version of their manuscript to personal or institutional websites, in repositories and similar, prior to and after publication (while providing the bibliographic details of that publication).