This journal is a peer reviewed, open access journal. Authors of accepted articles will be charged a publication fee as follows: US$400 for Original Articles & Review Articles; US$200 for Short Communications and Research Letters. Please be noted, starting from 1 December 2018, the publication fee will be adjusted to the following: US$500 for original articles & review articles; US$300 for short communications and research letters. No publication fee will be charged for perspectives, correspondences, and letters to the editor. Authors will also be charged US$84 per illustration, figure or table that is in color.
Starting from August 1, 2019, the publication fee will be 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
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