Peer-Review Process

The Bulletin receives manuscripts in English that should be proofread by a native English-speaking when necessary. 

The paper can be accepted within 2 months of submission and published online in the Bulletin. Based on the Bulletin guidelines and the advice and comments from the members of the editorial board as well as the referees, the paper may either be considered accepted with revisions, or rejected.

After receiving comments from the referees, authors are required to return the revised manuscript along with a detailed letter responding to the comments made by the referees.

Authors should respond to all referees’ suggestions; if they disagree with any suggestions they should justify the reasons for not accepting them. The Chief Editor may again contact referees for final or additional comments.

Manuscripts will be considered as accepted only after the revised version has been approved. Authors will receive an acceptance notification for the revised manuscript by email. Once a manuscript has been accepted, it should be sent in word-processing format (not PDF), with separate figure files. Manuscripts needing revision should be corrected and resubmitted within 15 days.