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played by referees in maintaining the standing of the journals is a crucial
one. It is our intention to apply the acceptance criteria stringently and to
act promptly and resolutely in making decisions to accept or reject
manuscripts. The active and conscientious involvement of you as a referee
is central to the success of the journals.
reviewing a paper we appeal to you to write an incisive and well-justified
report. We strongly encourage referees to submit their comments via our online submission
following the link provided in the editor's e-mail.