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  • Citation Impact
    3.6 -2-year Impact Factor(2022)
    3.9 -5-year Impact Factor(2022)
    1.815 -SNIP(Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.744 -SJR(SCImago Journal Rank)

    72 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
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