Open access journal

This journal is a peer reviewed, open access journal.

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/.

Open Access Publication Fee

Starting from 1 September 2017, authors of accepted articles will be charged a publication fee of US$1,000 (US$800 for members of the Formosan Medical Association). Authors will also be charged US$84 per illustration, figure or table that is in color. For manuscripts that require extensive English editing, authors will be charged for the correction of English grammar at US$30/page. Please note, for non-solicited review articles including practice guidelines and consensus report, if the paper length (words count or reference numbers) exceeds the limitation as stated in the Types of Article section, the publication fee will be US$2,000 (US$1,600 for members of the Formosan Medical Association) per accepted paper.

Author Rights
For open access publishing, this journal uses an exclusive licensing agreement.Authors will transfer copyright to Formosan Medical Association ("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 monthly by Elsevier.

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