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Solicited commentaries and editorials usually will be reviewed only by the editor and the associate editors; perspectives and brief reviews will also have one or more outside reviewers. All other manuscripts are subject to a uniform and rigorous review. After a manuscript is received, it is first evaluated by the editors. Manuscripts that are deemed to be inappropriate for the journal, and manuscripts of poor quality or with serious deficiencies, will be returned to the author(s) after this initial review by the editors. For manuscripts that pass this initial review, a list of possible expert reviewers is drawn up. Two (sometimes three) expert reviewers are selected, and PDF copies of the manuscript are sent to them electronically. The reviewers may be requested to send the editors a preliminary evaluation of the manuscript's importance and originality, of the quality of its presentation, and of the time required to review it. If both reviewers give a manuscript a low score, and the editors affirm that evaluation, the manuscript will not be reviewed further, but will be returned to the author(s) with an explanatory letter. Otherwise, the manuscript will be reviewed according to the standards of the journal. This procedure is intended to expedite decisions on manuscripts that are deemed unlikely to compete successfully for space in the journal, and to provide guidance to the authors of these manuscripts. Manuscripts that receive a complete review are carefully evaluated by the editors at the editorial meetings. Decisions are made at the discretion of the editor and associate editors, who are guided not only by their own judgment of, and the reviewers' advice on, the manuscript's scientific merit, novelty, and mechanistic insights, but also by its appropriateness to the Journal and by the number of articles currently under consideration or in press. If reviewers disagree strongly about the scientific merit of a manuscript, the editors may request the advice of an additional reviewer or an advisory editor.