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After acceptance, an article will be processed for production and publication. Authors will receive a copyright transfer form and will be asked to transfer the article copyright to the publisher during the proofreading process. A digital object identifier (DOI) will be assigned to all articles that are scheduled for publication in an issue. Additional information about the editorial workflow is available under the “Editorial Process” on the navigation menu.