Peer Review Process

Upon receipt of a submission to a peer-reviewed section, the editors will determine its appropriateness for the journal. Suitable manuscripts will be sent out for single blind external review. When the reviews are received, the editor will decide the status of the manuscript: accept (acceptance contingent on any necessary minor revisions and corrections, proper formatting, publication quality illustrations, and completeness); revisions required (editorial reconsideration contingent on mandatory additions and re-writing); resubmit for review (reconsideration subject to additional peer review and contingent on substantial additions, re-writing, or re-organization); or decline submission. Manuscripts receiving revisions required and resubmit for review decisions may subsequently be sent for additional rounds of external review or declined if criticisms are not adequately addressed. Final decisions concerning publication are made by the editors.