Happy Holidays! Let your cheer and work shine!
The opportunity for potential publication is contigent on submission date, peer review completion, and authors making necessary revisions in a timely fashion if requested by the Editor. Submission and acceptance is the first stage for publication; manuscripts then are moved into actual publication. To ensure your accepted piece will be ready for the actual publication date is at the hands of the authors. So take this holiday break and use your holiday cheer to submit any papers you finished this last semester (college students) or any work you have set aside.