Open Access Journal



This journal is a peer reviewed, fully open access journal owned by Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences 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 publishing charge APC) which needs to be paid by the authors or on their behalf e.g. by their research funder or institution. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for this journal is USD 1000, plus VAT. To all papers submitted before the 31 December 2022, APC would be waived from authors. Publishing costs will be covered by Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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

User Rights
Permitted reuse is defined by the following user license:

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 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

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/.

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

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Publishing Schedule
This journal is published quarterly per year.

Contact Details
Dr. Rui (Ray) Liu
Editorial Office
Email: wbs@ihb.ac.cn
Phone: +86-27-68780502
Address: Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. 7 Donghu South Road, Wuhan 430072, China

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