This journal is a peer reviewed, open access journal.
Peer review under the responsibility of the Hainan Medical College.
All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read, download, copy and distribute.
Permitted third party reuse is defined by the following user license:
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/.
Note: If you need to comply with your funding body policy, you can apply for the CC BY license after your manuscript is accepted for publication.
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 is 480 USD.
Note: All mentioned open access publication fees are excluding taxes.
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.
For open access publishing, this journal uses an exclusive licensing agreement. Authors will transfer copyright to the Hainan Medical College, but will have the right to share their article in the same way permitted to third parties under the relevant user license, as well as certain scholarly usage rights.
This journal is published bimonthly.
Elsevier supports responsible sharing
Find out how you can share your research published in Elsevier journals.