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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
    11.7 - 2-year Impact Factor
    9.3 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.969 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.891 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    25 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    66 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    444,057 downloads
    134 Altmetric mentions