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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    2.572 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.900 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
    3.7 - CiteScore

    Speed
    44 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    111 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    Usage
    543,870 downloads (2021)
    140 Altmetric mentions (2021)

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