This check ensures that manuscripts are in scope for the journal and section they were submitted to.
AIRA uses an algorithm to scan the manuscript title, abstract, and body text. She checks this against our database of published articles. If the section is not within the 10 most relevant sections recommended by AIRA, it is highlighted as “out of scope”. These papers do not pass to review. If the section is within the 5-9 most relevant sections recommended by AIRA, it will be highlighted as ‘likely in scope’. Manuscripts in the 1-4 most relevant sections are considered in scope.
Please refer to this check as part of your review. If you believe the manuscript is out of scope for the section it was submitted to, you can contact the editorial office.