The peer review is single blind (the identity of the reviewer is anonymous but the authors' name(s) and affiliation(s) will be on the paper). Submissions and reviews are managed directly by the Editors. The average time for the results of the first step of the review process is between 4 and 6 weeks. The average publication time for accepted papers is 8 months since the submission of the original manuscript. No publication fees have to be paid for publishing articles in ATS ordinary issues.
Please take the time to read and follow the instructions for authors included in ATS Instructions for Authors and Template (IAT) as best as possible, in order to endure that your paper is in agreement with the journal’s requirements.
Complete guidelines for preparing and submitting your manuscript to the journal are provided in IAT. Authors should use this document as a template for composing their papers.
Authors must sign the form titled Copyright Transfer Agreement before the article can be published.
The language of the paper should be English, and the electronic manuscript should be in Word format only, formatted for direct printing. Authors whose mother tongue is not English should have their papers copyedited before submission. Submission of a manuscript implies that the submitted work has not been previously published or is under consideration for publication elsewhere; authors must have an approval for publication from the authority of the institution to which they belong, or from the institution for which the work was carried out.
Figures and tables should be embedded in the text and not supplied separately.
A brief cover letter should be attached to the submitted manuscript, revealing the authors’ addresses, affiliations, positions and contacts (e-mail, fax number and telephone number). As a general guideline, papers should be limited to 7,500 words (maximum length) including the abstract, text, and references, or to 16 pages including figures and tables that should be embedded in the text as per the template described in the following guideline. An effort should be made to use the pages to the maximum extent, except for the first and last pages, and avoid large blank spaces.
Prior to publication, proofs will be sent to the corresponding author. Minor revisions should be resubmitted within a very short period of time.
The Ethical Statement is based on the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Instructions and Template for preparing the paper before submission to the ATS Journal are found here.
The Copyright Transfer Agreement is found here.
The Ethical Statement is found here.