Waiting for publication

Waiting times. Intending authors should be aware that an accepted article does not immediately go to online publication.

Every article published undergoes a detailed editing by the Journal. This means that there is a delay between acceptance and online publication. There is then a further delay to hard-copy publication.

The current wait from article acceptance to editing by the journal and online publication is about 8-9 months.

The waiting time has increased over the last 24 months due to the virus-induced influx of papers to the journal and because of delays in the publisher’s production system.

By the end of November 2021, all articles accepted before April 5, 2021 were in the editing process, awaiting production or published online.