Author testimonials

The Royal Society offers consistently high standards of care to its authors. This page contains comments from just a few of our authors about their experience of publishing with us.

What authors say about publishing in our journals

"The entire refereeing process went smoothly. If we did have any questions, the staff of Philosophical Transactions A was extremely helpful in dealing with them. It was a very good experience."

SP Klevansky, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Heidelberg University, Germany

"Editing a Philosophical Transactions B issue was well worth the effort - the staff members were helpful, professional and efficient and our issue has had real impact on the field."

Professor Tecumseh Fitch, Department of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna, Austria

"Publishing our Perspective with Proceedings B was by far the best experience I've had with a major journal in the past few decades. We received tough reviews, which allowed us to greatly improve the paper, and this was followed up with very prompt publication and excellent access across the Royal Society website."

Professor Paul Ehrlich, Center for Conservation Biology, Stanford University, USA

"The entire review and production process for Proceedings A has been handled with remarkable professionalism and efficiency. As the editor of an ISI journal, I can appreciate the enormous organizational effort and discipline hidden behind this procedure."

Alexander M Puzrin, Professor and Chair of Geotechnical Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

"We were truly pleased to publish our article in Open Biology. The entire process, from submission to publication, was very smooth and fast (just 2 months), while the editorial staff was extremely helpful, professional and efficient. This exciting journal will undoubtedly become one of the key journals in the field and we would be more than happy to publish in Open Biology in the future."

Professor George P Patrinos, University of Patras Department of Pharmacy, Patras, Greece

"I found each step in the submission and publishing process to be expertly and efficiently handled. The referees were clearly experts in the field  and our revised manuscript was dealt with promptly. I certainly hope to publish more of our work in Royal Society Open Science."

Malcolm Walkinshaw, Centre for Translational and Chemical Biology, University of Edinburgh, UK

"We chose the open access option for our article in Biology Letters because we think it makes a big difference to the impact of the article. The open access option is fabulous! Moreover, the service we received was flawless."

Dr Lucia Regolin, Department of General Psychology, University of Padova, Italy

"Spectacular.  On behalf of the other Guest Editor I would like to thank you for the no-nonsense management of this special issue."

Marco Viceconti, Executive Director, INSIGNEO Institute for in silico Medicine, the University of Sheffield, UK

"I have had a very good experiences with Interface. I am proud that I have published some of my best research with you."

Professor Ross King, Director of Research, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, UK