Open access journal

This journal is a peer reviewed, open access journal.

Starting from August 1, 2019, the publication fee has been adjusted to the following: US$1,000 for original articles and review articles; US$500 for short communications and research letters. No publication fee will be charged for perspectives, correspondences, and letters to the editor.

In the event that a manuscript is accepted, the corresponding author will be instructed by the Editorial Office on how to transmit their payment to the Journal. The accepted article will be processed to the next stage only upon receipt of payment.

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-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/.

Author Rights
For open access publishing, this journal uses an exclusive licensing agreement. Authors will transfer copyright to Association for Dental Sciences of the Republic of China ("the Association"), 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.

Publishing Schedule
This journal is published four times a year in March, June, September and December by Elsevier.

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