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Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    53 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    53 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    134 days from submission to acceptance
    36 days from acceptance to publication