The review process
Once a submission is received by the editors, the review process begins. Authors will be informed of the outcome of the in-house screening no longer than four weeks after submission. We are unfortunately unable to provide a definitive time frame for the subsequent process, as it differentiates per reviewer. However, authors can expect to be informed of the outcome of the peer review within eight weeks.
Depending on the peer review, the manuscript will either be:
- ACCEPTED: no revisions needed.
- MAJOR/MINOR REVISION NEEDED: Send back for revision in order to be accepted for publication.
- REJECTED: the manuscript will not be published.
Manuscripts that are send back for revision continue to be under review. Revised versions are still subject to either an acceptance or rejection.
Once a manuscript is accepted it will undergo copy editing before it is published.