Editorial Policy

The journal welcomes manuscript submissions that are within the aims and scope of the journal. Manuscripts may be submitted free of any submission charges through the online submission platform. Submitted manuscripts are initially verified by the editors. Manuscripts that pass the initial verification are sent to external expert reviewers for full evaluation.

Editors have complete responsibility and authority to accept or reject a manuscript. This decision must be based on the review reports that evaluate the article’s relevance to journal’s aims and scope, originality, importance, and excellence of the content. Editors should guarantee the confidentiality of the submitted work, the anonymity of the reviewers, the execution of the double-blind peer-review process. Editors should have no conflict of interest with respect to the manuscript. If one of the authors is an editor of the journal, other non-author editors must be assigned to manage the editorial process to ensure that the editorial decision is unbiased. In cases where errors are discovered, appropriate correction or retraction procedures should be followed.

Depending on the review reports and number of revisions, submission to publication is expected to be completed within 5-8 months.