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Our 3-step submission process

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    Before you submit, we recommend familiarizing yourself with the following.

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    To give your manuscript the best chance of publication, follow these editorial policies and formatting guidelines.

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    After acceptance, we provide support so your article gains maximum impact in the scientific community and beyond.

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Abstracted and Indexed in

Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
EI Compendex
SCOPUS
TD Net Discovery Service
ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
Portico
OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
Naver
Google Scholar
EBSCO Discovery Service
Dimensions
DOAJ
CNPIEC
CNKI
CLOCKSS

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    11.2 - 2-year Impact Factor
    11.3 - 5-year Impact Factor
    9.751 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)

    2022 Speed
    13 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    120 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    124,786 downloads
    35 Altmetric mentions