Peer review and publication process. All submitted manuscripts will be subject to open peer review usually by a member of the Editorial Board and/or external reviewers. Reviewer comments will be provided to authors with any recommendations for improvement before acceptance for publication, or if the article is rejected. DHM believes that a transparent review process is indicated in such a small specialty; reviewers are often able to identify the origin of manuscripts and, in the interests of fairness, the authors are, therefore, generally provided the names of their reviewers. The review process typically takes about eight weeks but can be longer. If additional reviews are needed, this will prolong the process. Papers are generally scheduled for publication in order of final acceptance. The Editor retains the right to delay or expedite publication in the interests of the Journal.
If the submission requires revision and resubmission before it can be accepted for publication (and the majority of papers do), then the revised files must be submitted by logging on again at http://www.manuscriptmanager.net/dhm with the same username and password created for the original submission, then the article can be resubmitted by clicking the resubmit link NOT the new submission link. Do NOT create a new account.
Proofs of articles to be published will be sent to corresponding authors in pdf format by email close to the time of publication. You will require Adobe Reader to access this, which may be downloaded from https://get.adobe.com/reader/. Authors are expected to read the proofs very carefully and inform the editorial office within the time specified of any minor corrections they require. Corrections should be listed in an email sent to the journal address