All materials submitted are initially screened by the Editors to determine if they are suitable for the publication. Suitable materials proceed to the next step. If materials are determined unsuitable, they will be sent back to the author. This process should take approximately 4 weeks.
For the main review, two reviewers are selected from the Editorial Board and external reviewers. This process maintains a double blind review in which the author(s) and the reviewers remain anonymous to each other. The reviewers’ decisions include: 1) accept as it is, 2) revise and resubmit, and 3) reject. The authors are informed of the decision within 12 weeks after submission. In case of delay, the Editors contact the authors, and explain the reason and the expected schedule.