Author Appeal Policy

The appeal will be considered by the EIC and other relevant editors. The journal’s response to the appeal will be final. Even if the journal agrees to reconsider the manuscript, acceptance is not
guaranteed, and the reconsideration process may involve previous or new reviewers or editors and
substantive revision.

It is very rare that editorial decisions are overturned. However, authors who believe that their manuscript was rejected due to a misunderstanding or mistake may email the editorial office to explain why they believe the decision to be in error. Appeals must include substantive new information with direct
bearing on the decision (eg, a well-reasoned argument providing compelling evidence that a key
critique raised in the rejection letter relied on incorrect or outdated information). A difference of
opinion as to the interest, novelty, or suitability of the manuscript for the journal is not sufficient reason for an appeal.