Skip to main content

Submission guidelines

Our 3-step submission process

  1. Before you submit

    Before you submit, we recommend familiarizing yourself with the following.

  2. Ready to submit

    To give your manuscript the best chance of publication, follow these editorial policies and formatting guidelines.

  3. Submit and promote

    After acceptance, we provide support so your article gains maximum impact in the scientific community and beyond.

Submit manuscript

Affiliated with

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    40 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    36 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    105 days from submission to acceptance
    10 days from acceptance to publication

    Citation impact
    4.578 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.746 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    1.053 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

    Usage 
    518,539 downloads
    15 Altmetric mentions

This journal is indexed by

    • SCOPUS
    • Science Citation Index Expanded 
    • Google Scholar
    • CNKI
    • DOAJ
    • EBSCO Discovery Service
    • EBSCO TOC Premier
    • OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
    • ProQuest Biological Science Database
    • ProQuest Materials Science & Engineering Database
    • ProQuest Natural Science Collection
    • ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
    • ProQuest Technology Collection
    • ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
    • ProQuest-ExLibris Summon