Open Access

This journal is a peer reviewed, fully open access journal owned by Tongji University and Tongji University Press. Tongji University and Tongji University Press retains copyright of the overall compiled journal and the compiled issues. The OA fee (also known as an article publishing charge APC) will be paid by Tongji University and Tongji University Press, Authors do not have to pay any open access publication fee.

Peer review under the responsibility of Tongji University.

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(s):

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

Author Rights
For open access publishing, this journal uses an exclusive licensing agreement. Authors will transfer copyright to Tongji University and Tongji University Press, 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 bimonthly per year.

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  1. Publishing open access with Elsevier
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Contact Details:
Ms. Jane Chen
Phone: +86-21-65981494
Address: Rome B612, Tumu Building, 1239 Siping Road, Shanghai, China

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