The appeal procedure allows authors to respond to the editorial decisions on their manuscript at any stage.
To appeal, the authors can send a rebuttal letter addressed to the editor dealing with their manuscript at firstname.lastname@example.org. The letter should explain the reason for the appeal and provide clear point-by-point detailed explanations why the authors disagree with the decision.
The editor will evaluate the appeal and, if it is granted, further assessment of the manuscript may be carried out by an external reviewer. The editor will then decide on the manuscript and this will be a final decision.
An appeal will be considered at the discretion of Thieme and will be handled on a case-by-case basis.