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  • 2022 Citation Impact
    4.8 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.633 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.967 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    23 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    119 days submission to accept (Median)

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