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Submission guidelines

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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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    67 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    67 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    141 days from submission to acceptance
    29 days from acceptance to publication

    Usage 
    140,375 downloads
    979 Altmetric mentions

Abstract and indexing coverage
CNKI
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DOAJ
EBSCO Academic Search
EBSCO Discovery Service
EBSCO STM Source
EBSCO TOC Premier
Google Scholar
Inspec
OCLC
ProQuest - Summon
Scopus

Institutional membership

Visit the membership page to check if your institution is a member and learn how you could save on article-processing charges (APCs).

Funding your APC

​​​​​​​Open access funding and policy support by SpringerOpen​​

​​​​We offer a free open access support service to make it easier for you to discover and apply for article-processing charge (APC) funding. Learn more here


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