The journal's editorial board follows a strict double-blind policy of reviewing submissions.
The Executive Editors will identify a member of the board (perhaps one of themselves) as the designated editor for that contribution. Contributions will be read by three or four appropriate members of the board; if necessary, other qualified experts will be invited to read and comment on a submission. The designated editor will transmit feedback to the contributor through ScholarOne, and will at the same time pass on the collective editorial decision (whether acceptance; provisional acceptance subject to revision and resubmission; or rejection). A revised version should be returned to the designated editor, who will re-read and approve it, and forward it on to Production.
To appeal an editorial decision, contact the Editor and specify the reason for your appeal. Your appeal will be reviewed by the Editor. The final decision regarding your appeal will rest with this Editor.
Appeals should be based on rational arguments and should refer to a specific manuscript in question. New submissions take priority over appeals, so it may take a substantial period of time for the journal to reach a conclusion about your appeal.