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Our 3-step submission process

  1. Before you submit

    Now you’ve identified a journal to submit to, there are a few things you should be familiar with before you submit.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    3.6 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.391 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.906 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    32 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    172 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage
    2,203,959 downloads
    14,282 Altmetric mentions

Peer-review Terminology

The following summary describes the peer review process for this journal:

Identity transparency: Single anonymized

Reviewer interacts with: Editor

Review information published: Review reports. Reviewer Identities reviewer opt in. Author/reviewer communication

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