Each manuscript is reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief and sent to the Senior Managing Editor who assigns two peer reviewers.
The requested time period for review is two weeks. Please remember that our reviewers are volunteers so the process may take longer than the requested two weeks for review.
Reviewers’ comments, suggestions, and recommendations on publication are summarized by the Senior Managing Editor and shared with the authors.
One of four possible decisions is made: 1) accept for publication (pending copyediting), 2) accept provisionally pending minor revision by authors, 3) revise by authors and 4) re-review by peers, or reject.
If a manuscript is accepted for publication, authors will be asked to respond to the following:
Once confirmed the manuscript is sent to the copyeditor for editing. Issues discovered at this stage may necessitate action by the authors or in the case of plagiarism or subpar scholarship; manuscripts may still be rejected at this stage. The copyeditor returns the manuscript to the Senior Managing Editor who will add the journal citation and the author bios. The manuscript is then returned to the lead author for a final review prior to publication. The Senior Managing Editor completes the edition line-up form and submits the manuscripts to the Editor-in-Chief and the Chief Senior Editor prior to publication.
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