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Review and appeals process

For every submission that falls within the scope of The Computer Journal, handling editors normally select two to three independent experts in the subject of the article who act as referees and advise the handling editor on whether the article should be accepted or rejected for publication in the journal.

We ask our referees to take into account the content of the article, its quality and presentation when reaching their recommendations. As a result we may ask you to revise your article in the light of the referees' comments. If the referees give conflicting advice, there are two possible options:

• one or two additional referees are invited to review the article;
• the handling editor acts as adjudicator, with the final decision being the responsibility of the editor-in-chief.

Authors who have genuine cause to believe that the wrong decision has been reached in not accepting their paper for publication have the right to appeal to the editorial board. Such appeals will be considered on procedural and/ or scientific grounds. For more information, please contact the editorial office.