One of the things that the Journal prides itself on is speedy service. At the moment our average time to first decision on manuscripts is around three weeks and we aim to avoid causing our submitting authors any long delays.
The Journal has a small editorial team and this year we all happen to be away on holiday at the same time. so from July 30th I’m afraid article processing will go into suspended animation for a few weeks. On behalf of the journal I apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.
Normal service will be resumed from August 19th.