Documents establishing a person's identity, or status, or attesting to some right, such as the right to drive a vehicle; as, the border guard asked for his papers.
Three types of papers (manuscripts) are considered for publication: full-length articles, brief communications of 1000 words or less, and letters to the editor. Letters and brief communications can generally be published sooner than full-length articles. All material submitted will be acknowledged on receipt and (except for letters) subject to peer review. Referee Referees are people that the editor asks to review papers. The referee usually has either interest or expertise in the subfield of the paper. Refereeing is voluntary, and referees are not paid for their reviews. Rejected Referees may reject a paper if they deem that it is not suitable for publication, even after major revisions. The editor may also reject a paper if he deems it unfit for publication. If a paper that was re-submitted for major revisions is again reviewed as needing major revisions, it is also rejected. Review status The status of a paper being reviewed. This can be either accepted, rejected, major revision, or minor revision. Each referee of a paper has their own individual status for it, hence, there may be inconsistency between referees as to the status of a paper.