Manuscripts are initially assessed by an editor. If the editor decides to send out a manuscript for review, the Journal applies a double-blind process usually involving at least two referees. Neither author nor reviewers know the identity of each other.
To appeal an editorial decision, contact the Editor and specify the reason for your appeal. Your appeal will be reviewed by the Editor together with another member of the editorial team who was not involved in the review of the manuscript. The final decision regarding your appeal will rest with the Editor.