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The Congo Challenge Review (CCR) welcomes the submission of manuscripts in all areas of the economy. To ensure prompt processing of your manuscript, please follow the instructions in the RCC editorial guidelines.

Submission of a draft article to CBI assumes that it is original, unpublished content and is not submitted for publication elsewhere. All draft articles should be submitted to the following e-mail address:

After submitting the manuscript, authors will receive an email from the editors assigning them a number. Some manuscripts are returned directly to the corresponding author after a brief review by the editor.

Authors are strongly encouraged to implement the CCR manuscript style requirements as soon as they receive a request for review. After an « accept with minor revisions » decision letter, the CCR writing style should be applied.

Decision categories

It is the policy of CCR to minimise the time an author has to obtain a final decision on his/her manuscript, with emphasis on the rejection time and the publication time. The duration is very rarely longer than three months. The CCR editor classifies his decisions on manuscripts into 4 categories:

1. The paper is accepted (without revision).

2. The paper is accepted (with minor revisions).

3. The paper is not acceptable, could be resubmitted after a thorough revision (a full re-evaluation will be done).

4. The paper is to be rejected outright.

Where, after initial review, the submitted manuscript is unlikely to be published in the CCR, the publisher may decide to reject the paper without consulting the referees.

Publication of an acceptable manuscript subject to major revision is expected but not guaranteed, provided that the authors revise them to the satisfaction of the publisher as soon as possible. Authors must format the manuscript in accordance with the editorial requirements of the CCR for the next stage.

A manuscript that is accepted for publication without revision may, however, be subject to small changes, often editorial and stylistic.

Upon acceptance of an article, the author(s) will be asked to transfer the copyright of the article to the publisher.

Submission of a revised manuscript

Following the philosophy of CCR, the first revision is critical, in that second round submissions are usually either rejected or accepted. In the revised version of their new submission, authors should include a « Response to Referee Comments » letter that highlights the main elements of the revised manuscript and points out, where appropriate, major changes not requested by the editor and referee in the previous round. The cover letter is also the appropriate place for authors to express their concerns about the nature of the referee’s report.