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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

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 3.7
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 4.6
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 0.960
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.048

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 8
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 76

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 435,217
    Altmetric mentions: 154