INSTRUCTIONS TO SUBMIT A REVISED MANUSCRIPT: When revising your manuscript, please show corrections by using track changes or highlighting them in yellow color. Be sure to respond to all reviewer comments including also a letter including your point by point comments .

You should upload two files:

1) Revised manuscript file with changes highlighted or in yellow colour. Use a short file name, such as revised (the file extension should be added automatically), for your new manuscript file.

2) File containing point by point responses to reviewers.

The files must be uploaded in the “Revisions” section of the website. Please, enclosed also the Journal Editor in the Discussion/Comunication.



- Accept after minor modification: The paper is in principle accepted after revision based on the reviewer’s comments. Authors have 15 days to revise and resubmit. If all points have been sufficiently addressed by the authors, the paper may be accepted.

- Reconsider after Major Revisions: The acceptance of the manuscript would depend on the revisions. The author needs to provide a point by point response or provide a rebuttal if some of the reviewer’s comments cannot be revised. Usually, only one round of major revisions is allowed. Authors will be asked to resubmit the revised paper within 30 days and the revised version will be returned to the reviewer for further comments.