Manuscripts submitted to the journal go through the double-blind peer review process: after the initial assessment of its suitability for the journal by the editors, the manuscript is anonymously reviewed by two independent readers. The readers evaluate the manuscript in terms of its originality, its meeting of the scholarly standards, its contribution to the respective field of research, and its overall quality. On the basis of the reviewers’ recommendations the editorial board decides whether the manuscript will be accepted for publication or rejected. The editors can also ask the author to make changes to the manuscript as suggested by the reviewers. The peer-review process usually takes about 4–6 weeks.