Peer Review

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.

Our journal operates an Double blind review, where the reviewers don’t know the identity of authors (including affiliations), and vice versa.

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two or more experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

For regular quarterly issues

Submission to first decision: within 10 days
Submission to acceptance: approx. 62 days

For priority articles available Online First/ Article in Press the above period may be reduced.

Editorial Flowchart

All manuscripts and related correspondence with authors are kept by the Editorial Board for 5 years.