Why your scientific paper was accepted?

As one of the executive editors of Solid Earth, one of my main duties is to keep up the journal’s reputation and a high quality of published articles. For a manuscript to be considered as a candidate for publication, it is necessary to fall within the scope of the journal. But, in my opinion, it also needs to show “new science”:¬†innovation in the methods or approaches, sound¬†results and conclusions interesting for a wide audience (which does not need to be simply formed by specialized scientists). Continue reading