Peer review will be handled by our in-house team of professional editors in close consultation with an Associate Editor, an Editorial Board member, or the Editor-in-Chief. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the ultimate decision.
Manuscripts that are in principle inappropriate for the journal due to lack of sufficient novelty or general interest will be returned to the authors as rapidly as possible. If a manuscript is sent out for in-depth peer review, the journal aims to return reviewers’ comments to authors within a month or so. We will strive for a constructive and fair peer-review process. To provide the best possible service to our authors, when the situation is appropriate we may choose to grant the authors an opportunity to make a tentative response to the reviews before a formal editorial decision is made (e.g., in the case of conflicting comments by the referees).