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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
86 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
60 days to first decision for all manuscripts
192 days from submission to acceptance
41 days from acceptance to publication

Citation Impact
2.696 - 2-year Impact Factor
1.578 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
1.637 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

Usage 
288,695 downloads
1282 Altmetric mentions

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