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Submission guidelines

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.

  2. Ready to submit

    To give your manuscript the best chance of publication, follow these policies and formatting guidelines.

  3. Submit and promote

    After acceptance, we provide support so your article gains maximum impact in the scientific community and beyond.

    Please note that manuscript can only be submitted by an author of the manuscript and may not be submitted by a third party. 

Submit manuscript

Please note: After completing all the steps in Editorial Manager, checks on how the APC of the article will be paid are taking place, which might take between 24 and 48 hours. You won’t be able to make any changes to your manuscript during this period. After completing this step, your manuscript will be checked for technical compliance which will require some additional time as well. 

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    80 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    66 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    184 days from submission to acceptance
    41 days from acceptance to publication

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