Peer Review Process
The manuscripts submitted to the journal undergo an initial screening process by the editors to ensure the adherence to journal guidelines. Manuscripts that fail to meet the guidelines are returned to the authors without scientific evaluation. The manuscripts that comply with the guidelines are checked for plagiarism using iThenticate and ethics considerations by the editors. Following this, the manuscripts undergo a double-blind peer-review process which takes less than four weeks and involves at least two referees who have expertise in the manuscript's subject matter.
Based on the reviewers' feedback, the editors prepare a decision letter, which is sent to the corresponding author. The letter contains a recommendation to accept the manuscript with major or minor revisions, or to reject it without further consideration. For minor revisions, authors are given two weeks to submit the revised manuscript with highlighted changes and a table of corrections. For major revisions, authors have four weeks to submit the revised manuscript. The revised manuscript is then re-evaluated by the same reviewers before a final decision is made by the editors.
After your article is accepted, it will undergo typesetting in Production. After the typesetting is completed, you will receive an email asking you to confirm your affiliation and select the publishing model for your article. You will also need to arrange the rights and payment of any publication costs that may be associated. Once this is done, your article will be processed and you will be sent the proofs.