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  • An automated message confirming receipt is sent upon submission.
  • Submissions undergo initial assessment to determine if they warrant peer review or should be declined as being out of scope or lacking priority considering the current rate of rejection (70-80%).
  • All submissions, revisions, or responses are promptly notified to the concerned authors, reviewers, or editors via e-mail. Every author can check the status and the results of the review on the submission system.
  • Upon external review, editors may recommend the manuscript for acceptance, revision, or rejection.
  • Authors must incorporate revisions according to feedback from both editors and peer reviewers, addressing any raised concerns.
  • The manuscripts will undergo additional review by statistical editors if needed.
  • The manuscript can be rejected at any stage, as editors reserve the right to reject a submission even after multiple rounds of revisions.
  • The final decision and order of publication is the duty of the Editor-in-Chief.
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  • If a manuscript is accepted for publication, the Editor-in-Chief will send a letter of acceptance to all author(s) by e-mail.
  • Any manuscript that does not adhere to author’s instructions are subject to revision and supplementation, and will be withheld from publication.
  • Addition or exclusion of any author requires decision from the Editor-in-Chief after submitting a written request signed duly by all authors.
  • To ensure a fast publication process of the article, we kindly ask authors to provide us with their proof corrections within two days. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. Please check carefully before replying, as inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility.
  • Any errors discovered in the articles after publication should be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief in writing to be inserted in erratum.
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