Introduction to Vital Review Procedures:
Preliminary Review: The Editorial Office will process the manuscript within 1 month after receiving it. In the process of preliminary review, manuscripts with insufficient originality, potential academic misconduct, serious scientific or technical flaws, lack of valuable information, or outside the journal’s scope will be rejected before proceeding for formal peer review.
Peer Review Process: After the manuscript passes the preliminary review, the Editorial Office will select suitable experts to conduct a double-blind peer review on the manuscript. In the process of peer review, the manuscript would be sent to 2 expert reviewers.
If there are differences in the review opinions (acceptance/rejection/modification) of the two expert reviewers, the manuscript will be sent to the Editor-in-Chief or other editorial board members for further review, and the final review comments will be determined and forwarded to the corresponding author.
Review Time: The preliminary review time for manuscripts is about 7 days, and the time of peer review process is generally about 1 month. The whole review process of manuscripts generally does not exceed 3 months. If authors do not receive the acceptance notification from the journal in 3 months after submission, they have the right to submit their articles to other journals.
Manuscripts from Editors or Editorial Board Members: For manuscripts submitted by the editorial board members or editors of this journal, they must follow all the review and editing procedures of the journal. Peer review will be conducted independently of the relevant editorial board members, editors and their research teams. All editorial board members and editors of this journal are not allowed to participate in the review, editing and employment decisions of the manuscripts written by themselves, their families or colleagues.