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Submission guidelines

Our 3-step submission process

  1. Before you submit

    Before you submit, we recommend familiarizing yourself with the following.

  2. Ready to submit

    To give your manuscript the best chance of publication, follow these editorial 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.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    4.8 - 2-year Impact Factor
    4.6 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.760 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.070 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    13 days - submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    122 days - submission to acceptance (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    678,364 downloads
    409 Altmetric mentions