Q: What does "decision in process" mean?

Detailed Question -

Hi everyone, I had submitted my manuscript on 17th July and on the same day the status "With Editor" appeared. It remained the same till 11th August after which the status changed to "Decision in process". Does that mean that the manuscript will be rejected?

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Dear Author,

Thank you for your question. The “Decision in process” status comes into the picture when the final decision is to be taken by the chief editor/editor-in-chief of the journal. This status means that peer reviewers have finished their review and sent their reports to the chief editor/editor-in-chief, but the final decision has not yet been issued.