Open access journal

This journal is a peer reviewed, open access journal.
Peer review under the responsibility of the Beijing Institute of Genomics, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Genetics Society of China.

Access Rights
All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read, download, copy and distribute.

User Rights
Permitted third party reuse is defined by the following user license:

Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)::
Allows users to copy, to create extracts, abstracts and new works from the Article, to alter and revise the Article and to make commercial use of the Article (including reuse and/or resale of the Article by commercial entities), provided the user gives appropriate credit (with a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI), provides a link to the license, indicates if changes were made and the licensor is not represented as endorsing the use made of the work. The full details of the license are available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND):
Allows users to copy and distribute the Article, provided this is not done for commercial purposes and further does not permit distribution of the Article if it is changed or edited in any way, and provided the user gives appropriate credit (with a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI), provides a link to the license, and that the licensor is not represented as endorsing the use made of the work. The full details of the license are available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/.

Please note the CC BY is the default license for the journal. CC BY-NC-ND is only granted if necessary.

Open Access Publication Fee
As an open access journal with no subscription charges, authors or research funders must pay a fee to cover the costs associated with publication. This ensures your article will be immediately and permanently free to access by everyone.
The open access publication fee for this journal USD 50 per published page, color print will be charged extra USD 100 per page for international submissions while CNY 200 per print page and extra CNY 800 per color print page will be charged for submissions from China.
Note: All mentioned open access publication fees are excluding taxes.

Funding Body Agreements
Elsevier has established agreements with funding bodies, including Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK. This ensures authors can comply with funding body open access policies and may also be reimbursed for their publication fees by their funding body.

Author Rights
For open access publishing, this journal uses an exclusive licensing agreement. Authors will retain copyright but license exclusive rights in their article to the Beijing Institute of Genomics, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Genetics Society of China. Authors have the right to share their article in the same ways permitted to third parties under the relevant user license, as well as certain scholarly usage rights.

Publishing Schedule
This journal is published bimonthly.

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