We continually strive to improve the peer review of manuscripts submitted to the
Journal, with the goal of providing rapid, thorough, and fair feedback to authors.
However, the realities of modern academic life challenge our meeting this objective. It is often necessary to send many invitations to find reviewers for a paper, as the most appropriate reviewers are unavailable. Reviews are frequently discordant, such that editors are forced to balance differing opinions about a manuscript.
Despite these challenges, we have a renewed commitment to treating every manuscript fairly, and have an appeal process for authors who are not satisfied with an editorial decision.