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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. 

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    43 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    28 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    128 days from submission to acceptance
    24 days from acceptance to publication


    Citation Impact
    4.096 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.929 - 5-year Impact Factor

    Usage
    460,369 downloads
    204 Altmetric mentions

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