6 days to first decision for all manuscripts
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152 days from submission to acceptance
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5.984 - 2-year Impact Factor
6.581 - 5-year Impact Factor
1.820 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
1.623 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
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