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  • General Policies and Procedures

Authors submit their manuscripts electronically via emails to the Corresponding Editor. Each manuscript is reviewed by internal reviewers for relevancy to the individual journal, and notified to the authors in the abstract review form for further action.

If any issues, the Corresponding Editor will contact the Editor in Chief (or an appropriate Editor), who will decide whether the manuscript should be transferred to another journal published by us, editorially rejected owing to scope, or retained for review by the journal to which it was submitted. If retained, the manuscript is assigned to an editor, who in turn chooses one or more editorial board members or reviewers to review it.

On receipt of the invitation to review,

  • Please read the editor's e-mail, which includes the article abstract, to determine whether the subject is within your area of expertise and whether you can complete the review in the stated time period.
  • Accept or decline the invitation to review.

If you decline the invitation to review:

  • Indicate why you are declining.
  • If possible, please suggest a colleague who may be able to review the manuscript. If appropriate, the editor will send an invitation to review to that individual. You may not “transfer” your invitation to review the manuscript to a colleague.

If you accept the invitation to review, you will have access to the complete manuscript and should immediately:

  • See whether there is any conflict of interest and whether you can judge the article impartially
  • See through the relevant portions of the manuscript and verify that it fits within the scope of the journal.

If you have either a time problem or a conflict of interest, contact the editor for instructions regarding extending your deadline or canceling the review assignment as appropriate. If your examination reveals that the manuscript does not fit within the scope of the journal, indicate that in the review form.

The manuscript provided to you for review is a privileged document. Please protect it from any form of exploitation.

The Review

Positive, impartial, but critical attitude toward the manuscript under review is appreciated.

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