Please read the instructions for authors for details on how to prepare your manuscript before submitting.
Your submitted paper must describe original unpublished work, not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
All submitted manuscripts will undergo peer-review. Each manuscript is allocated to two reviewers from a constantly updated database. Reviewers receive manuscripts with blind title pages to ensure an unbiased review.
Reviewers are asked to provide detailed constructive criticism for transmission to the authors within 2 weeks of agreeing to review a paper. All efforts are taken to provide fair and thorough reviews as speedily as possible.
Having appraised the reviewers' reports, the Editors will make a final decision on each manuscript.
- Minor revision required
- Major revision required
- Reject and allow resubmission
When revisions are requested, all points raised by the reviewers must be answered by the authors on a separate sheet, returned with their revised manuscript. However, if the authors disagree with specific reviewers' recommendations, authors are free to explain their reasoning when resubmitting their paper.
Authors should also be aware that manuscripts may be returned without external review when the Paper Editor deems that the paper is of insufficient general interest for the broad readership of the relevant journal, or that the scientific quality is such that it is unlikely to receive favourable reviews.