Peer Review Policy​

Quest: The History of Spaceflight (Quest) seeks to publish outstanding, original contributions to research in the history of spaceflight. Manuscript submissions should not be published or under review elsewhere. The editorial team prescreens all articles for suitability to the journal’s mission and soundness of scholarship. Submissions accepted for review are sent to peer reviewer(s) selected by the editor in chief/editorial team.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Authors, editors, and reviewers shall carry out their respective roles in a manner consistent with best practice in publication ethics; this includes awareness of and compliance with best practices specific to their discipline.

      • Authors are expected to adhere to best practice in publication ethics, including issues related to attribution of authorship, plagiarism, disclosure of competing interests, and compliance with any applicable federal, state, local, or institutional policies on research ethics.
      • Reviewers and editors shall treat manuscripts fairly and confidentially and declare any competing interests.

If you have any concerns about potential misconduct, please email Quest’s Editor in Chief or Publisher. Concerned readers should contact us directly via one of the listed email addresses or our mailing address.

Other Policies​

Advertisements 

Quest accepts paid advertisement, but limits ads to ones relevant to the journal’s subject matter. The publisher reviews and approves all advertisements. Any online ads are fixed, (i.e., are not linked to reader behavior or other sites browsed).  Purchasing advertisement space shall not impact any other publication contents decisions, including article selection.

Preservation and Access 

Should publication of Quest cease, The Space 3.0 Foundation will continue to maintain the physical archive of Quest issues, making it available to researchers upon request, and continue the digitization effort.