Open access journal

This journal is a peer reviewed, fully open access journal owned by Chongqing Medical University. To provide open access, the journal has an open access fee (also known as article publishing charge, APC) paid by the authors or on their behalf (e.g. by their research funders or institution), either in the US dollar (USD $) or the Chinese currency RMB yen (RMB Y). The Article Processing Charge (APC) for the accepted manuscripts submitted on and after January 1, 2023 is as below, excluding tax.

Article type Research Paper* Rapid Communication Review paper (unsolicited) Others
APC per article (USD $) $2,500 $1,000 $1,250 0
APC per article (RMB Y) Y16,250 Y6,500 Y8,125 0
* Including the “Emerging Technologies and Resources“ article.

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

User rights
A CC user license manages the reuse of the article. For articles accepted before and on March 15, 2023, permitted third party reuse is defined by CC BY-NC-ND. For articles accepted after March 15, 2023, CC BY license will be used and the following user license defines permitted third party reuse:

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

Author rights
For open access publishing, this journal uses an exclusive licensing agreement. Authors will -retain copyright alongside scholarly usage rights, and KeAi Communications Co., Ltd. will be granted exclusive publishing and distribution rights.

Publishing schedule
This journal is published bimonthly (January, March, May, July, September and November).

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