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Peer review


  • Submission:
    • we will let you know within 24 hours of submission if a manuscript is suitable for peer review
  • Peer review: we aim for a first editorial decision within 3 weeks of manuscript submission
    • the in-house Editor liaises with Associate Editors, as required
    • Single-blind external peer review
    • At least 2 sets of comments from invited external peer reviewers
    • Editor/AE makes a decision and responds to authors.
  • Revised manuscript submitted (track changes plus response to peer review comments):
    • Editor liaises with Associate Editors and/or peer reviewers, as required
    • Final decision within 5 days of receipt of revised manuscript
    • Editor contacts authors with decision plus any other requirements before publication.