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Review process

This journal uses a single-anonymised model of peer review. The author does not know the identity of the reviewers, but the reviewers know the identity of the author. 


Introductory resources for peer reviewers can be found on Cambridge Core here.


Guidance on ethical peer review can be found on Cambridge Core here.

Review process

Manuscripts submitted to J DOHaD including those for supplements will be reviewed by at least two external reviewers and evaluated by an Associate Editor. Authors are requested to suggest up to 4 reviewers who are especially qualified to referee the work and would not have a conflict of interest. Please provide the names, email addresses, fax numbers and mailing addresses of the suggested reviewers. If authors would prefer that a particular reviewer(s) not evaluate the paper, they may indicate this request with appropriate justification, which will be treated confidentially. Suggestions and requests regarding reviewers will be considered by the Editor without obligation to accept them.

Authors should note that manuscripts may be returned after initial review by the Editors if the paper is deemed unlikely to be reviewed favourably. This rapid rejection process enables the author to submit promptly for publication elsewhere.

Every effort will be made to provide the author with a review within 6 weeks of receipt of the manuscript. If the Editor requests that revisions be made to a manuscript before publication, a maximum of 3 months shall be allowed for preparation of the revision, except in unusual circumstances.