1. Initial Review: Upon receipt of the manuscript, the managing editor or other
area specialist will make an initial assessment of the article and ensure that all
required information for the submission process has been included. If any
information is missing, the reviewer will contact the author.
2. Full Review: After the initial review is completed, an electronic version of the
manuscript will be sent out to three reviewers. The authors will receive the
reviewer’s comments and have an opportunity to make corrections and
3. Final Review and Publication: After authors revise and resubmit, the
manuscript will undergo a final review prior to publication. The time from
submission to final review and publication may be as little as two-three
months to as long as a year. Publication dates are June 1 and December 1.
Authors will receive ten off-prints and a copy of the journal in which the
4. Rejection: This may occur during either the full review or after the final review
and publication. Authors will be notified as quickly as possible if their
manuscript is rejected so that they may seek publication elsewhere.