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In addition to invited commentaries, all readers of the journal are cordially invited to provide well-founded expert comments on articles already published. Discussions can extend over several issues.

Commentators should focus on the main points of the article under discussion and, if necessary, substantiate their criticism with references. In doing so, objectivity must always be aspired to. Ad hominemor other polemical or irrelevant statements are deleted from the commentary without consultation. The same applies to statements that have no direct relation to central topics raised in the article to be commented on. The author of the article under discussion may respond to comments, as may commentators. Commentators receive complimentary copies of all published issues containing contributions to a respective discussion thread.

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