Typically, the manuscript will be reviewed within three months. If the referees' reports contradict one another or a report is unnecessarily delayed, a further expert opinion will be sought. All our referees sign a conflict-of-interest statement. Revised manuscripts are usually returned to the initial referees within one week. Referees may request more than one revision of a manuscript.
If comments/evaluation of both experts is satisfactory, the paper is submitted to the Editorial Board for possible acceptance. Otherwise, it is returned to the author(s) for modification as suggested by the expert(s).
The revised paper submitted by the author(s) is again sent to the same experts for final comments if required. Upon unavailability of the initial reviewer, that manuscript will be sent to another reviewer for comments
The final comments of the experts/reviewers are submitted to the Editorial Board for final decision.