Introduction of OAE
OAE Publishing Inc. (OAE) is an online, open-access publisher specializing in biomedical peer-reviewed journals. With the goals of promoting academic exchange and knowledge sharing, OAE set up an academic platform for biomedical experts and scholars all over the world. Featuring with standard publication ethics, a rigorous peer review process, and rapid publication, OAE facilitates easier academic exchange without sacrificing quality. All OAE journals strictly comply with the uniform requirements for manuscripts proposed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. The reviewers, editorial board members, Associate Editors, and Editors-in-Chief of each journal are responsible for publication quality.
OAE provides open-access publication to offer easy and free access. All users are free to read, download, cite, print, and distribute published manuscripts. This model really facilitates global academic promotion and communication. Importantly, it reaches the widest possible audience and connects researchers to the newest ideas in their fields.
Creative Commons plays an important role in sharing knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world. The license unlocks the full potential of the Internet to drive a new era of development, growth, and productivity. All OAE journals adopt Creative Common Licenses. There are two kinds of licenses in OAE journals. The Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License allows others to remix, modify, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as the author is credited and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms. The Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License grants users the right to unrestricted dissemination and re-use of the work, with the one condition that proper attribution is given to authors.
Key management team members:
- Vincent Fan, Publishing Director, member of the European Association of Science Editors
- Kevin Liu, Deputy Publishing Director
- Alice Yu, Managing Editor, member of the European Association of Science Editors
- Elvis Li, Production Editor
- Koyoka Gao, IT Manager
- Candice Lei, Chief Financial Officer
- Sabrina Zhang, HR Director
Mr. Vincent Fan has been involved in academic publication for 15 years. He has considerable experience with open access publishing, team management, and internet operations.
Mr. Kevin Liu established the Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer (indexed in Medline) and Thoracic Cancer (IF = 0.799). He is knowledgeable about international journal publishing standards and processes and has rich journal publication experience.
Professor Chang-Tai Xu has been involved in academic publication and editing for more than 20 years. He established and/or assisted with the launches of more than 10 Chinese and English medical journals. He is experienced in academic publication, editing, and team management.
OAE Publishing Inc. now owns four academic journals:
Plastic and Aesthetic Research has significantly influenced the field of cosmetic surgery since its first publication in June 2014. The journal is now indexed by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), DRJI, EBSCO, Eurasian Scientific Journal Index, Google Scholar, Hinari, JournalGuide, JournalTOCs, Open J-Gate, Root Indexing, SHERPA/RoMEO and Wanfang Data.
Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation, established in June 2014, is a high-quality academic journal focused on publishing epidemiologic investigations and consensus guidelines and standards in the Asia-Pacific region. The journal is now indexed by CAS, DOAJ, DRJI, EBSCO, Eurasian Scientific Journal Index, Google Scholar, Hinari, JournalGuide, JournalTOCs, Open J-Gate, Root Indexing, SHERPA/RoMEO and Wanfang Data.
Hepatoma Research, established in April 2015, focuses on liver cancer research in the Asia-Pacific region. Geographical representation and discipline specialty are its primary features. The journal is now indexed by DRJI, EBSCO, Eurasian Scientific Journal Index, Google Scholar, JournalGuide, JournalTOCs, Open J-Gate, Root Indexing, SHERPA/RoMEO and Wanfang Data.
Journal of Cancer Metastasis and Treatment, established in April 2015, is devoted to providing in-depth knowledge related to the treatment of cancer metastasis. It aims to provide experts and scholars all over the world with the latest research findings about cancer treatment. Its distinguishing features are its broad coverage and unique content. The journal is now indexed by the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) database, DRJI, EBSCO, Eurasian Scientific Journal Index, Google Scholar, JournalGuide, JournalTOCs, Open J-Gate, Root Indexing, SHERPA/RoMEO and Wanfang Data.
These four biomedical journals are published under the management of OAE Publishing Inc. and all rights are reserved by OAE Publishing Inc.
OAE strives to promote meaningful academic exchange by offering a broad platform to disseminate the latest biochemical research findings and encourage communication between scientists and medical professionals.
- Provide a top-ranking academic communication platform that promotes worldwide scientific innovation
- Provide an open publishing platform for scientific researchers, and cooperate with them to found additional, respected technical journals
- Establish new journals with a high academic level and rapid publication rate.
- Provide readers with cutting-edge scientific articles and the latest news, accelerating scientific research communication to support science innovation
Specialization, Focus, Learning, Innovation, Excellence, Responsibility, Loyalty, Integrity, Cooperation, Comprehensiveness, Sharing
From March 1, 2017, manuscripts submitted to Plastic and Aesthetic Research, Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation, Journal of Cancer Metastasis and Treatment, Hepatoma Research are required to pay an Article Processing Charge. Charging details can be found on separate journal page.
1. For authors
Open access: Our platform provides data resource publication, which makes research and online commentary available ahead of formal publication.
Rapid publication: The publication process is optimized, and it is possible to reach a final decision for acceptance within 13 working days. (See peer-review process for details).
High-quality: All journals of OAE adhere to a highly rigorous single-blinded peer-review process and publishing Ethics (see Publishing Ethics, Editorial Policy, ICMJE's Recommendations, and COPE guidelines for details).
Global promotion: Our managing editors are responsible for comprehensively analyzing the articles and promoting them and the research teams in social media, at international conferences, and within academic associations.
Personalized service: We provide personalized service for the authors’ requirements through in-depth communication and thorough assessment.
2. For readers
Reports on special issues: OAE provides intensive reviews of frontier research areas.
Free and easy access：All articles on the OAE website are free to read and download.
3. For editors (Editors-in-chief)
Efficient plagiarism check: OAE offers Crosscheck accounts to check for and avoid plagiarism and guarantee article quality.
Professional publishing support: OAE provides regular professional training for the editors-in-chief (EICs) regarding professional publishing policies, management of Editorial Board Members, and division of responsibilities. We will also inform the EICs of new policies and ideas, thus ensuring that they are familiar with the latest publishing trends of international journals. In addition, OAE provides guidance for OAE platform use, publishing standards, paper solicitation, encouragement of citations, and promotion strategies.
Multiple experience exchange: OAE holds regular seminars focused on the start-up journal experience to facilitate communication and experience sharing among editors.
4. For reviewers
Rigorous peer-review: Reviewers are well-informed about novel research developments in related areas during the review process.
Reviewers’ awards: We will appraise and elect the most outstanding reviewers every year. These individuals who provide review comments will receive a certification for “Best Reviewer of the Year Award.”
5. For partners and academic associations
Professional publishing support service: OAE provides professional publishing support service to guarantee long-term development. We offer professional training and support for the journals, including OAE platform use guidance, publishing standards, paper solicitation guidelines, encouragement of citation, promotion strategies, and other useful information.
Professional platform service: OAE provides a high-quality network, platform, and maintenance system (using global GPRS to hasten the review process) and will work to rapidly solve problems associated with use of the website and system. In addition, OAE continuously upgrades its system to enhance the experience of authors and reviewers.
Promotion service: OAE uses banners on websites, social media, databases, and for relevant academic conferences to promote journals. In addition, OAE also helps journals apply for professional databases to acquire more display platforms.
6. For databases
Multi-format: To facilitate uploading, OAE supports multiple file formats (e.g., XML, PDF, HTML, etc.).
Featured subject orientations: OAE focuses on advanced clinical and basic research. Each journal is characterized by its unique features, such as focusing on generalizability but considering regional differences. These journals are therefore worthy of indexing by relevant databases.
Editors are responsible for everything they publish and should process submitted manuscripts in a timely manner. As a part of peer review, Editors should ensure a fair and appropriate process and should not disclose any manuscript information including content, current status in the review processes, reviewers’ comments, and final acceptance/rejection decisions. Editors should adopt editorial policies and critically assess the ethical conduct of human and animal studies. Editors have a duty to act if they suspect misconduct. The decisions of Editors should be fair, unbiased, and independent from commercial consideration. Editors should have appropriate policies in place for handling editorial conflicts of interest. Detailed information is available in the International standards for Editors .
Reviewers should only agree to review manuscripts within their own research fields and finish the review in a timely fashion. Reviewers should declare all potential conflicting interests before they accept the review. During the review process, Reviewers should be fair, objective, and constructive and should respect the confidentiality of the process. The Reviewer’s comments should be professional as they could contribute to editorial decisions. Reviewers must not use information in the manuscript they are reviewing to further their own interests before its publication. More detailed information is available in the COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers .
Authors should ensure that the work they submitted is original and has not been published elsewhere. For manuscripts involving animal or human research, authors must ensure that their experiments have been conducted in an ethical and responsible manner in compliance with all relevant legislation. The study methods should be clearly and unambiguously explained, and the results must be accurately described. Fabrication, falsification, or inappropriate data manipulation is unacceptable. The authorship of the manuscript should accurately reflect individuals’ contributions to the work, and all conflicts of interest should be disclosed. For detailed information, please see the International standards for Authors.
OAE is committed to ensuring that advertising or other commercial revenue does not impact or influence editorial decisions. We also work hard to conform to ethical and publication standards to maintain professional and academic integrity.
Human studies (involving human subjects, material, or data) must have been performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki and approved by an appropriate ethics committee. Submitted manuscripts must state the detailed information (name of the ethics committee, reference number). If the study is judged exempt from ethics approval, this information (name of the ethics committee that granted the exemption, reason for the exemption) should also be included in the manuscript. Further documentation on ethics should also be prepared, as editors may request more detailed information. Manuscripts may be rejected if there are suspected ethical problems.
Experimental research on animals should have been approved by appropriate ethics committees and must comply with institutional, national, or international guidelines. Manuscripts must include a statement describing compliance with relevant guidelines and the detailed information (name of the ethics committee, reference number). If the study is judged exempt from ethics approval, this information (name of the ethics committee that granted the exemption, reason for the exemption) should also be included in the manuscript.
For all research involving human subjects or manuscripts that include any information (details, images, or videos) that could identify individual participants, informed consent should be obtained from the participants (or their parent or guardian for children under 18 and dementia patients). A statement describing the consent process should be included in the manuscript.
All OAE journals employ a highly rigorous peer-review process to evaluate manuscript scientific accuracy, novelty, and significance. All submitted manuscripts are initially reviewed by a journal editor to determine if the manuscript meets the general criteria of the journal, such as the originality of the materials, clarity of the writing, appropriateness of the methods, and reasonableness of the conclusion. Using these basic criteria, the editors assess a paper’s eligibility for publication. If the manuscripts meet these criteria, they will be sent to experts in related fields for peer review. OAE system adopts a single-blind peer review process, which means that the reviewer identities are kept confidential, but author identities are known to reviewers. A manuscript under review is not revealed to anyone other than peer reviewers and editorial staff. Peer reviewers are required to maintain confidentiality about the manuscripts they review and must not divulge any information about a specific manuscript or its content to any third party without prior permission from the journal editors. Information from submitted manuscripts may be systematically collected and analyzed to improve the quality of the editorial or peer review process. Identifying information remains confidential. Final decisions regarding manuscript publication are made by the Editor-In-Chief.
Authorship credit should be solely based on substantial contributions to each of the following three components:
- Study concept and design or data acquisition, analysis or interpretation
- Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content
- Final approval of the version to be published
Participation solely in funding acquisition or data collection does not justify authorship. General supervision of the research group is not sufficient for authorship. Each contributor should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the manuscript content. The order of naming the contributors should be based on their relative contributions toward executing the study and writing the manuscript. Once submitted, the order cannot be changed without written consent of all the contributors. The journal prescribes a maximum number of authors for manuscripts depending upon the type of manuscript, its scope, and the number of institutions involved (vide infra). The authors should provide a justification if the number of authors exceeds the limits.
OAE takes seriously all allegations of potential misconduct to ensure high-quality scientific publications. OAE strives to prevent and pursue any suspected misconduct. For example, OAE is a member of CrossCheck’s plagiarism detection initiative and uses plagiarism detection software. We also follow the COPE’s Code of Conduct flowcharts. If a study is suspected to have ethical problems, Editors may reject a manuscript and inform third parties, for example, author(s), institution(s), and/or ethics committee(s).
Suspected misconducts are as follows:
- Redundant (duplicate) publication
- Ethical problems
- A reviewer has appropriated an author’s idea or data
- Data fabrication
- Authorship changes
No Prior Publication
Articles shall not be published previously or simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. Figures or tables that have been published elsewhere must be identified and permission of the copyright holder must be provided for journals cooperated with OAE.
The embargoed copies of an accepted article may be distributed to the press prior to publication. The timing and length of an embargo period is variable depending on production schedules.
Conflict of Interest Policies
When submitting manuscripts, all authors are required to declare whether there is a conflict of interest. Authors also need to complete the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest.
Reviewers will be asked whether they have conﬂicts of interest that could complicate their review before accepting a manuscript. They will not be assigned a manuscript if there is any conﬂict of interest.
Editors should recuse themselves from editorial decisions if they have conflicts of interest or relationships that pose potential conflicts related to articles under consideration. Other staff members who participate in editorial decisions must provide editors with a current description of their financial interests or other conflicts (as they might relate to editorial judgments) and recuse themselves from any decisions for which a conflict of interest exists. Editorial staff must not use information obtained through working with manuscripts for private gain. Editors should publish regular disclosure statements about potential conflicts of interests related to the commitments of journal staff. Guest editors should follow these same procedures.
Copyright and License
All articles published in OAE are under the protection of US copyrights. Authors need to complete a copyright form to transfer the copyright to OAE journals.
For Plastic and Aesthetic Research, Hepatoma Research, Journal of Cancer Metastasis and Treatment, Journal of Unexplored Medical Data and Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation, manuscripts will be published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License, which allows others to remix, modify, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as the author is credited and the new creations are licensed under identical terms.
For Vessel Plus, Translational Genetics and Genomics, Stomatological Disease and Science, and Mini-invasive Surgery, manuscripts will be published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License, which grants users the right to unrestricted dissemination and re-use of the work, with only the one condition that proper attribution is given to authors.
OAE Publishing Inc. is committed to the permanent availability and preservation of scholarly research to ensure accessibility. We entered an agreement with Portico in 2017 to ensure that the OAE publications are preserved and available for future scholars, researchers and students. OAE journals are now archived in Portico.
Articles published in OAE journals are not allowed to be changed according to the following policies.
Corrections and Retractions
It is OAE’s practice to publish a correction or retraction note with a prominent link instead of replacing the original article. The article therefore remains in the public domain, but the subsequent correction or retraction will be widely indexed.
Articles published in OAE journals will be preserved and remain available for access. Those articles considered to infringe on any right or are defamatory must be removed from our site and any site where we have deposited them.
OAE reserves the rights to decline any type of advertising that is damaging to the brand of OAE or is inappropriate for the OAE website. OAE will ensure that all advertisements on the website be verifiable and not deceptive or misleading. All advertisements in OAE publications are independent of editorial decisions. Editorial content is not compromised by commercial or financial interests or by any specific arrangements with advertising clients or sponsors. OAE will not publish advertisements for products proven to be seriously harmful to health.
Constructive and professional comments to articles in OAE journals are welcome once they are published online. Comments that meet the requirements can be submitted to the journal’s Editorial Office and will be published in article form.
Comments which may be refused are as follows:
-Are irrelevant to the article
-Contain URLs for the use of advertising
-Identified as repetition of comments posted on other domains
-Not written in English
-Poorly written or incomprehensible
Comments accepted by each OAE journal will be protected from copyright infringement. More details can be obtained by contacting the Editorial Office of each journal or contacting us directly.
OAE is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust with respect to the privacy of your personal information. The following privacy policies detail how we collect, use, and share your personal information.
Website Usage Tracking.
While on our website, your visits to individual pages will be tracked and recorded in web server log files, but no personal identifiable information will be saved. The log files will be used by OAE for statistical purposes; to identify and analyze usage trends; and to improve website structure, content, and presentation. The log files will not be released to other organizations.
User Accounts, Registration, and Personalized Services.
OAE may offer personalized services. To make use of such voluntary, personalized services, you must register a user account with the website. During registration, we will collect personal information including but not limited to, your name, valid e-mail address, affiliation, academic degree, position within your institution/organization, and research interests, and some of the information is required to properly set up the account. OAE will not sell, give, or make this personal information available in any other way to any third-party organizations without your explicit consent. OAE may use this information internally for targeted marketing purposes.
OAE may occasionally contact you by e-mail to draw your attention to content that might be of interest (e.g., new services, products, or publications). You will have the chance to opt out from receiving such e-mails by contacting OAE customer service.
Applied Safety Measures.
All data we collect on our website is protected against unauthorized access by third parties. Personal information is saved on our servers, which are located in a secured US data center and placed behind a firewall.
OAE offers reprint services, which are available for those requiring professional quality reproductions of articles.
Open Access Articles
All articles on the OAE website are free to read, download, and reprint (including PDF and HTML versions), which means articles are accessible without any restrictions and subject only to proper attribution (citing in an academic context and not for commercial purposes).
For journals such as Plastic and Aesthetic Research, Hepatoma Research, the Journal of Cancer Metastasis and Treatment, the Journal of Unexplored Medical Data,and Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation, manuscripts will be published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License, which allows others to remix, improve, and build upon the work non-commercially, provided the authors are credited and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.
For journals such as Vessel Plus, Translational Genetics and Genomics, Stomatological Disease and Science, and Mini-invasive Surgery, manuscripts will be published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License, which grants users the right to unrestricted dissemination and re-use of the work with the one proviso that proper attribution is given to authors.
We provide a convenient way for users to make printed copies of articles. As a courtesy, however, anyone wishing to reproduce large quantities of an open-access article (200+) should inform the copyright holder, and we additionally suggest a contribution in support of open-access publications.
Figures and Tables
Reproduction of figures or tables from any article is permitted free of charge and without formal written permission from the publisher or the copyright holder, provided the figure/table is original. OAE should be identified as the original publisher, and proper attribution of authorship and the correct citation details should be acknowledged. If you have any questions about the reproduction of figures or tables, please contact us via email@example.com.
Reprints are produced from the final PDF of the article.
If you need to download numerous copies of articles for academic purposes, pleasecontact us. We will provide professional PDF versions of articles or electronic versions of journals on the OAE website free of charge.
Academic and Commercial reprints
Reprints of articles on the OAE website are free for readers who are using them for academic purposes. The only requirement for users is to cite the original source of the article.
OAE asks those who wish to reproduce articles for commercial purposes to pay our commercial rates. The income received will help sponsor researchers who lack funds to carry out meaningful scientific research.Details about commercial charges can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any other questions about reprints and permissions, please contact us.
For any assistance or questions, please contact via the following email addresses.
For questions about a specific journal, please select one of the following:
|Plastic and Aesthetic Researchemail@example.com|
|Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Journal of Cancer Metastasis and Treatmentemail@example.com|
|Journal of Unexplored Medical Datafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Translational Genetics and Genomicsemail@example.com|
|Stomatological Disease and Sciencefirstname.lastname@example.org|
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