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Publication Review and Process
- Author uploads submission for peer-review, including suggested Reviewers.
- Editor-in-Chief runs plagiarism check and preliminary review for appropriateness for journal.
- If English is not the author’s first language, a Copy Editor may be assigned to assist with revising before Reviewers are assigned.
- IRB and international regulatory review must be completed, if applicable.
- If these criteria are met, Editor-in-Chief shares with Senior Editorial Board.
- Senior Editorial Board assigns two peer Reviewers. These Reviewers can include members of the Editorial Board or Associate Editors, but not necessarily those suggested by the author.
- Once assigned, Reviewers have 21 days to return the completed Journal Review Form to the Senior Editorial Board.
- Editors involved in the publication process should provide a decision to the Editor-in-Chief of a submission’s acceptance or rejection within 5 days of receiving Journal Review Forms.
- Editor-in-Chief will have 30 days from initial receipt of submission to notify author(s) of a decision.
- If the content of the submission is deemed substantial enough but requires a revision, once Reviewer feedback has been addressed, a resubmission may be accepted for review again. (Return to Step 1.)