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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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2022 Speed
3 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
45 days submission to accept (Median)

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780 Altmetric mentions 

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