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Submission guidelines

Graphical abstract

A graphical abstract image must be uploaded during submission. This is a picture which will appear underneath the Abstract on the website. It should be relevant to the topic covered and serve to attract readers' attention to the article. The graphical abstract image may be one of the images included in the article or any other image the authors feel to be appropriate. Authors should ensure the graphical abstract image is original or they have the permission to reproduce the image if it's taken from previously published works not in the public domain. See Submission Guidelines for details.

Our 3-step submission process

  1. Before you submit

    Now you’ve identified a journal to submit to, there are a few things you should be familiar with before you submit.

  2. Ready to submit

    To give your manuscript the best chance of publication, follow these 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.

    Please note that manuscript can only be submitted by an author of the manuscript and may not be submitted by a third party. 

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  • 2022 Citation Impact
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    5.7 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.984 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.692 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    5 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
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