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Usually, the peer review process takes about 3-4 months. Principally four different responses are possible: 1. accepted for publishing, 2. revisions required, 3. resubmit for review, and 4. rejected. The authors are informed of the decision and its reasons. If revisions are recommended, the revised version will be reevaluated by at least one of the reviewers.
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