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Aims and scope

The aim of the Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP) is to ensure fast and efficient online publication tools to the scientific community, while keeping that community in charge of every aspect of the peer-review and publication process in order to ensure the highest quality standards in the journal. 

Consequently, the Advisory and Editorial Boards, composed of distinguished, active scientists in the field, jointly establish with the Scientific Director the journal's scientific policy and ensure the scientific quality of accepted articles.

JHEP presently encompasses the following areas of theoretical and experimental physics:

  • Collider Physics
  • Underground and Large Array Physics
  • Quantum Field Theory
  • Gauge Field Theories
  • Symmetries
  • String and Brane Theory
  • General Relativity and Gravitation
  • Supersymmetry
  • Mathematical Methods of Physics
  • Mostly Solvable Models
  • Astroparticles
  • Statistical Field Theories
  • Mostly Weak Interactions
  • Mostly Strong Interactions
  • Quantum Field Theory (phenomenology)
  • Strings and Branes
  • Phenomenological Aspects of Supersymmetry
  • Mostly Strong Interactions (phenomenology) 

JHEP is organised as follows:
  • Scientific Director
  • Vice Director
  • Advisory Board
  • Editorial Board
  • Editorial Office

The Scientific Director is in charge of supervising the Editorial Board and monitoring the quality of the journal.

The members of the Advisory Board periodically review the journal and advise on its scientific policy. The Advisory Board is consulted by the Scientific Director in the event of a major disagreement between Authors and Editors.
The Editorial Board is JHEP's most important asset. Editors are in charge and take full responsibility for the peer-review of submissions. They can assess preprints themselves or send it to one or more referees and take the final decision on whether or not to publish them. JHEP has a large Editorial Board, in order to provide competent coverage for all the areas indicated by the keywords and thus avoid generic decisions or the inappropriate selection of referees.
The Editorial Office is in charge of supervising the functioning of the journal in collaboration with the Editorial Board. SISSA Medialab, where the Editorial Office is based, runs the software system that automates the editorial process.
The Editorial Office monitors the journal daily, provides assistance to authors, editors and referees, and takes action in close collaboration with the Scientific Director in the event of any problems or delay that may arise.