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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.

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This journal is indexed by

    • Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
    • Scopus
    • CNKI
    • EBSCO Discovery Service
    • EBSCO TOC Premier
    • ERIC System Database
    • ERIH PLUS
    • Google Scholar
    • OCLC
    • ProQuest Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Database
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    • ProQuest Central
    • ProQuest Earth Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database
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    • ProQuest Materials Science & Engineering Database
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    • ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    57 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    54 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    162 days from submission to acceptance
    30 days from acceptance to publication

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