Editorial procedure

Editorial procedure


Double-blind peer review
Journal follows a double-blind reviewing procedure. Authors are therefore requested to submit:
A blinded manuscript without any author names and affiliations in the text.
A separate title page, containing title, all author names, affiliations, and the contact information of the corresponding author.


Manuscript Submission
Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.


Permissions
Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to upload evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers as "supporting file”. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.


Online Submission
Please follow the hyperlink “Submit article” on the right and upload all of your manuscript files following the instructions given on the screen.
Please ensure you provide all relevant editable source files. Failing to submit these source files might cause unnecessary delays in the review and production process.


ORCID ID
This publication requires that all of the authors provide their ORCID ID before proceeding with submission to prevent author confusions


Reviewer Suggestion
Authors will be kindly asked to suggest 2 potential reviewers for their papers. These recommendations will help to ensure the journal’s high scientific level and support a quick review process, thus reducing the time from manuscript submission to publication. Please note that only reviewer suggestions from internationally respected institutions other than the corresponding author’s institution will be taken into consideration. In addition, the correspondence author should not have previously published any articles together with the suggested reviewers.