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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.

Submit your manuscript in Editorial Manager

2017 Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    45.5 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    37.9 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    122.4 days from submission to acceptance
    11.8 days from acceptance to publication


    Citation Impact
    3.039 - 2-year Impact Factor
    4.45 - 5-year Impact Factor

    Usage 
    273,356 downloads
    80 Altmetric mentions

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