Manuscripts submitted to our journal are primarily assessed for publication by an editor. If the editor considers them suitable for publication, they are sent for peer-review to at least two independent reviewers. The whole peer-review process is double-blind, i.e. the identity of the authors remains hidden to the reviewers and vice versa. Papers that have been reviewed are subsequently assessed by the editor who decides whether they get accepted, returned for rework or rejected. The editor’s decision is final.
Upon accepting an article, the editorial office will aspire to publish it as soon as possible. Prior to publication, the corresponding author will receive the article in PDF form for the final revision of the text, tables, charts, and pictures. Substantial changes are only possible with the editor’s approval.