Open access journal

This journal is a peer reviewed, fully open access journal owned by Southwest Petroleum University. Southwest Petroleum University retains copyright of the overall compiled journal and the compiled issues. The article is universally and freely accessible via the internet in perpetuity, in an easily readable format immediately after publication.

To provide open access, this journal has an open access fee (also known as an Article Processing Charge, APC) which needs to be paid by the authors or on their behalf e.g. by their research funder or institution. The open access publication fee for this journal is USD 500, plus taxes. All APCs for articles submitted to the journal before the 31 December 2024 will be fully waived. Southwest Petroleum University will pay to make the article open access.

Peer review under the responsibility of Editorial Office of Petroleum.

User Rights
All articles published open access will be immediately free for everyone to read, download, copy, and distribute. Permitted third party reuse is defined by your choice of one of the following user licenses/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

Open Access Publication Fee
As an open access journal with no subscription charges, a fee is payable by the author or research funder to cover the costs associated with publication. This ensures the article will be immediately free to access by everyone. The open access publication fee for this journal is 0.

Author Rights
For open access publishing, this journal uses a copyright transfer agreement. Authors will transfer copyright to Southwest Petroleum University on behalf of KeAi Communications Co. Ltd., but will have the right to reuse the article on the terms of their selected end user license, as well as certain scholarly usage rights. For more information about copyright please find the details on

Publishing Schedule
The journal is published quarterly per year.

Contact Details
Editorial Office of Petroleum
Guangchuan Liang
Phone: +86-28 83035158
Address: No.8, Xindu Avenue, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

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