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Annual journal metrics
54 days to first decision for all manuscripts
96 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
217 days from submission to acceptance
16 days from acceptance to publication
2.655 - 2-year Impact Factor
3.297 - 5-year Impact Factor
1.445 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
1.098 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
9,572,539 downloads (2021)
Social media impact
5912 Altmetric mentions
Transparency and Openness
TOP Factor Score - 8
The following summary describes the peer review process for this journal:
Identity transparency: Single anonymized
Reviewer interacts with: Editor
Review information published: Review reports. Reviewer Identities reviewer opt in. Author/reviewer communication