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 7-8 months.

The waiting time has increased over the last 18 months due to the virus-induced influx of papers to the journal.

By the end of August 2021, all articles accepted up to 15 December 2020 were in the editing process or published online. For those following this date, the increase has only been 10 days in the past month, but this is because there were several articles accepted in early December 2020.