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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

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    10.8 - 2-year Impact Factor
    7.8 - 5-year Impact Factor
    2.674 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    2.587 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    6 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    133 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    2,434,476 downloads
    14,418 Altmetric mentions