This journal operates a single blind peer review process. When manuscripts have been submitted successfully, the corresponding author will receive an acknowledgment informing him or her the successful submission of the manuscript. The manuscript will be checked for plagiarism using CrossCheck. After that the manuscript will be sent for external expert review. All contributions are typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Chief Editor or Executive Chief Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles.