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Please note that:

  • it can take up to 20 days before a recommender decides to handle your preprint and therefore to send it out for peer-review.
  • the median time between submission and the recommender's decision based on the first round of peer-review is currently 44.5 days.
  • the evaluation of your preprint might take several rounds of review before the recommender take the final decision to reject or recommend your preprint.

Details about the evaluation & recommendation process can be found here


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