• About OAE

    Brief Introduction

    OAE Publishing Inc. is an international scholarly publisher dedicated to serving the needs of global academic communities. Invested by MESA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT INC. and established in Los Angeles, USA, OAE now operates from three offices, one in Los Angeles, USA, and other two in Beijing and Xi'an, China.

    OAE Members

    Key management team members:

    Publishing credentials

    Mr. Min 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.

    Mission

    We commit ourselves to building a leading academic platform for scholars all over the world to promote scientific exchanges and research innovations worldwide. 

    Values

    Professionalism, dedication, cooperation, sharing, innovation, excellence

    Development Concept

    In highlighting professionalism and rigor in scholarly publishing, we strictly follow the editorial regulations and ethics policies recommended by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), etc. We also take misconduct of publication seriously and handle breaches of publishing ethics with a zero tolerance attitude.

    Business Model

    We adopt Gold Open Access publishing model and distribute content under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which means the published content can be freely shared and cited with proper attribution. To ensure smooth editorial process and operation of the publishing platform, authors submitting to some journals are required to pay Article Processing Charges after manuscripts are officially accepted for publication. More details of publication fees are available at Publication Fees.

    Journals

    So far, we have published ten peer-reviewed open access journals in the, which are proficiently supported by a strong team of more than 500 globally eminent scientists from well-known universities and research institutes, including Canadian Academician of Royal Academy of Sciences, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, etc.

    Our publications

    Cancer Drug Resistance
    Hepatoma Research
    Journal of Cancer Metastasis and Treatment
    Journal of Translational Genetics and Genomics
    Journal of Unexplored Medical Data
    Plastic and Aesthetic Research
    Mini-invasive Surgery
    Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation
    Stomatological Disease and Science
    Vessel Plus

  • Open Access Policy

    1. What is Open Access?

    Open Access refers to online research outputs that are free of all restrictions on access and free of many restrictions on use.

    There are two routes to open access:

    Gold Open Access

    Gold Open Access makes the final version of an article freely and permanently accessible for everyone, immediately after publication. Copyright for the article is retained by the authors and most of the permission barriers are removed. Most gold open access articles are supported by Article Processing Charges (APCs), rather than through subscriptions. APCs may be paid by the author, the author's institution, or a funding agency.

    Green Open Access

    Green Open Access, known as self-archiving, is the practice of placing a version of an author's manuscript into a repository, making it freely accessible for everyone. The version that can be deposited into a repository is selected at the discretion of the funder or publisher. Unlike Gold Open Access, the copyright for these articles usually sits with the publisher of, or the society affiliated with, the title and there are restrictions as to how the work can be reused.

    2. OAE Open Access Policy

    OAE supports Gold Open Access, and encourages fundings to be made available to support authors.

    All articles that are published through Gold Open Access are subject to rigorous peer review, professional editing and production services and will be freely accessible to all on website.

    3. What are Benefits of Open Access?

    • Authors retain copyright of their works through a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY). Readers can copy, distribute and use the attributed research free of charge as long as the authors are properly acknowledged and cited.
    • The online-only availability of our open access journals facilitates fast publication. Accepted manuscripts are typically published online more rapidly in open access journals than in traditional, subscription-based and printed journals.
    • As work is available to all as soon as it is published, research that builds on the paper can be carried out and published quicker. This is especially important in fast moving or time sensitive fields (e.g. current epidemics).
    • As articles are freely and permanently available online, they have a broader reach and higher citation than subscription content.
    • Open Access helps the public without institutional subscriptions access the latest research.
    • Content published under a CC-BY can be archived anywhere, allowing authors to easily comply with international funders' requirements.
  • Why choose OAE

    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 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 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.

  • Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

    It is essential that all parties involved in the act of publishing (the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, and the publisher) agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior. Our publication ethics and publication malpractice statement is based primarily on the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers, published by the Committee on Publication Ethics. A selection of key points is provided below, but you should always refer to the two documents listed above for the details.

    Duties of Editors

    Fair play

    Editors evaluate a submitted manuscript exclusively on the basis of its academic merit (including, but not limited to, its importance, originality, study’s validity and clarity) and its relevance to the journal’s scope, without regard to the author’s race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, citizenship, religious belief, political philosophy, or institutional affiliation. Decisions to edit and publish are not determined by the policies of governments or any other agencies outside of the journal itself. The Editor-in-Chief has full authority over the entire editorial content of the journal and the timing of the publication of that content.

    Confidentiality

    Editors and editorial staff will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

    Disclosure and conflicts of interest

    Editors and editorial board members will not use unpublished information disclosed in a submitted manuscript for their own research purposes without the author’s explicit written consent. Privileged information or ideas obtained by editors as a result of handling the manuscript will be kept confidential and not used for their personal advantage. Editors will recuse themselves from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships/connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers; instead, they will ask another member of the editorial board to handle the manuscript.

    Publication decisions

    Editors should ensure that all submitted manuscripts being considered for publication undergo peer-review by at least two reviewers who are expert in the field. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for deciding which of the manuscripts submitted to the journal will be published, based on the validation of the work in question, its importance to researchers and readers, the reviewers’ comments, and such legal requirements as are currently in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The Editor-in-Chief may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

    Procedures for dealing with unethical behavior

    Unethical behavior may be identified and brought to the attention of the editor and publisher at any time, by anyone. Whoever informs the editor or publisher of such conduct should provide sufficient information and evidence in order for an investigation to be initiated. All allegations should be taken seriously and treated in the same way until a successful decision or conclusion is reached. Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication.
    The editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher. Such measures will generally include contacting the author of the manuscript or paper and giving due consideration to the complaint or claims made, but may also include further communications to the relevant institutions and research bodies, depending on the seriousness of the misconduct.
    Minor misconduct might be dealt with without the need to consult more widely. In any event, the author should be given the opportunity to respond to any allegations.
    Serious misconduct might require the application of one or more of the following measures:

    • Informing or educating the author or reviewer where there appears to be a misunderstanding or misapplication of acceptable standards.
    • Publication of a formal notice detailing the misconduct.
    • A formal letter to the head of the author's or reviewer's department or funding agency.
    • Formal retraction or withdrawal of a publication from the journal, whilst also informing the head of the author’s or reviewer's department.
    • Imposition of a formal embargo on contributions from an individual for a defined period.

    If, on investigation, the ethical concern is well-founded, a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other note as appropriate, will be published in the journal.

    Duties of Reviewers

    Contribution to editorial decisions

    Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication. Authors who wish to contribute to publications have an obligation to do a fair share of reviewing.

    Promptness

    Any invited referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should immediately notify the editors and decline the invitation to review so that alternative reviewers can be contacted.

    Confidentiality

    All manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the Editor-in-Chief.

    Standards of objectivity

    Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

    Acknowledgement of sources

    Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statements containing observations or arguments that have been reported in previous publications should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also notify the editors of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.

    Disclosure and conflicts of interest

    Any invited referee who has conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the manuscript and the work described therein should immediately notify the editors to declare their conflicts of interest and decline the invitation to review so that alternative reviewers can be contacted.
    Unpublished material disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the explicit written consent of the authors. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and must not be used for the reviewer’s personal advantage. This applies also to invited reviewers who decline the review invitation.

    Duties of Authors

    Reporting standards

    Authors of papers should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

    Data access and retention

    Authors may be asked to provide raw data (where relevant) in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable. They should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication, provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and legal rights concerning proprietary data do not preclude their release.

    Originality and plagiarism

    Authors should ensure that they have written and submitted work that is entirely original, and if they have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been cited appropriately. Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the work reported in the manuscript should also be cited. Plagiarism takes many forms, including (but not limited to): "passing off" another's paper as the author's own; copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's paper without attribution; and claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

    Multiple, duplicate, redundant or concurrent publication

    Papers describing essentially the same research should not be published in more than one journal or primary publication. Hence authors should not submit for consideration a manuscript that has already been published in another journal. Submission of a manuscript concurrently to more than one journal is unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
    The publication of some kinds of articles (such as clinical guidelines or translations) in more than one journal is sometimes justifiable, provided that certain conditions are met. The authors and editors of the journals concerned must agree to the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation of the primary document. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication.

    Acknowledgement of sources

    Authors should ensure that they have properly acknowledged the work of others, and should also cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately (from conversations, correspondence, or discussions with third parties, for example) must not be used or reported without the explicit written permission from the source. Authors should not use information obtained in the course of providing confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, unless they have obtained the explicit written permission of the authors of the work involved in these services.

    Authorship of the manuscript

    Only those who meet the following criteria for authorship should be listed as authors in the manuscript as they must be able to take public responsibility for the content. A listed author should have: (i) made significant contributions to the conception, design, execution, data acquisition, or analysis/interpretation of the study; and (ii) drafted the manuscript or revised it critically for important intellectual content; and (iii) seen and approved the final version of the paper and agreed to its submission for publication. All persons who have made substantial contributions to the work reported in the manuscript (such as technical help, writing and editing assistance, or general support) but who do not meet the criteria for authorship must not be listed as an author, but should be acknowledged in the "Acknowledgements" section after their written permission to be named has been obtained. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors (according to the above definition) and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the author list, and should verify that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript and agreed to its submission for publication.

    Disclosure and conflicts of interest

    All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed as influencing the results of their research or their discussion of the results. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest possible stage. Readers should be informed about who has funded the author’s research and whether the funders played any role in the research or its publication.

    Hazards and human or animal subjects

    If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the authors must clearly identify these in the manuscript. If the work involves the use of animals or human participants, the authors should ensure that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee has approved them; the manuscript should contain a statement to this effect. Authors should also include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experiments using human participants. The privacy rights of human participants must always be observed.

    Fundamental errors in published works

    When an author discovers significant errors or inaccuracies in the author’s own published work, it is the author’s obligation to notify promptly the journal’s editors or publisher and cooperate with authors to either correct the paper in the form of an erratum or to retract the paper. If the editors or publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error or inaccuracy, then it is the author’s obligation to promptly correct or retract the paper or provide evidence to the journal editors of the correctness of the paper.

    Duties of the Publisher

    Handling of unethical publishing behavior

    In cases of alleged or proven scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication, or plagiarism, the publisher, in close collaboration with the editors, will take all appropriate measures to clarify the situation and to amend the article in question. This includes the prompt publication of an erratum, clarification, or, in the most severe case, the retraction of the affected work. The publisher, together with the editors, shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, and under no circumstances shall encourage such misconduct or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.

    Access to journal content

    OAE Publishing Inc. is committed to the permanent availability and preservation of scholarly research to ensure accessibility. We have entered an agreement with Portico to ensure that OAE publications are preserved and available for future scholars, researchers and students.

  • Our Policies

    Editorial policies

    Ethics

    Human studies

    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, the 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.

    Animal Studies

    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, the reason for the exemption) should also be included in the manuscript.

    Consent

    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.

    Peer review

    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

    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.

    Misconduct Policy

    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:

    • Plagiarism
    • 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 that cooperate with OAE.

    Embargo Policy

    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

    Authors

    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.

    Peer reviewers

    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

    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.

    Article Permanency

    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.

    Advertising Policy

    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.

    Comments Policy

    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.

    Privacy Policy

    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.

    Linked Websites

    OAE may link to other websites not controlled by OAE. Please take note that OAE is not responsible for others' privacy practices or services or content changes to the privacy policy. We may alter our privacy policy, and any changes will be posted on this page with an updated revision date.

  • OAE Crossmark Policy

    Crossmark is a multi-publisher initiative from Crossref to provide a standard way for readers to locate the current version of a piece of content. By applying the Crossmark logo, OAE is committing to maintaining the content it publishes and to alerting readers to changes if and when they occur.

    Clicking on the Crossmark logo will inform the reader of the current status of a document and may also provide additional publication record information about the document.

    The OAE content that will have the Crossmark logo is restricted to current and future journal content and is limited to specific publication types.

    Correction and Retraction Policies

    OAE is committed to uphold the integrity of the literature and publishes Errata, Expressions of Concerns or Retraction Notices dependent on the situation and in accordance with the COPE Retraction Guidelines.
    More information on OAE's guidelines can be found here: Our Policies.
    Information on COPE Retraction Guidelines can be found here: Retraction Guidelines.

  • Publication Fees

    All manuscripts submitted to OAE journals are assumed to be submitted under Open Access publishing model, under which authors are required to pay Article Processing Charges (APCs) when their manuscripts are accepted for publication. There is no submission charge, or additional charges based on color, length, figures, or other elements.

    The publication fees vary by journal. Please see details as follows:

    1. Article Processing Charge Discount and Waiver Policies

    The following discounts and waivers will be given if the manuscript falls into one of following categories.

    1) Corresponding authors are based in countries defined by the World Bank as Low-income economies can apply for a 100% APC waiver.

    2) Corresponding authors are based in countries defined by the World Bank as Lower-middle-income economies can apply for a 50% discount of the standard publication fees.

    3) Editorial Board Members of OAE journals are allowed TWO free publications annually. Subsequent submissions from Editorial Board Members are published at 50% discount of the standard publication fees.

    4) Reviewers of OAE journals can have 50% discount of the standard publication fees.

    5) The following articles are free to publish (no APC is payable):

    • Editorials
    • Invited reviews
    • Perspectives
    • Retractions and expressions of editorial concern

    6) Additionally, we will also consider individual full or partial waiver requests on a case-by-case basis in situations where there is a lack of funds.

    2. How to Request an Article Processing Charge Discount or Waiver?

    1) Before submitting your manuscript online, you could contact specific journal's Managing Editor with the following information:

    • Your name and institution with full address details
    • Reason for applying for a waiver or discount
    • Title of your paper
    • Places of residence of all authors.

    2) Please note that your request of a discount or waiver won't influence the outcome of your submission. Your paper will go through standard peer review as usual.

    3. When is the Article Processing Charge Payable?

    After any discounts or waivers are taken into account, charges are payable once the manuscript has been accepted for publishing.

    4. How Do I Pay?

    Once a manuscript is accepted for publication, the corresponding author will be notified to confirm the invoice information and complete the payment. The corresponding author or his institution or employer need to arrange payment unless a waiver has been granted. We advise prompt payment as we are unable to publish accepted articles until payment has been received.

    Payment can be made by any of the following methods:

    • Bank transfer
    • PayPal

    5. What Does the Article Processing Charge Cover?

    OAE journals levy APCs mainly go forward defraying the costs of:

    • 1) Setting up the website and online submission & peer review system.
    • 2) Typesetting and other aspects of production.
    • 3) Third party (including CrossRef, CrossCheck, etc.) payment.
    • 4) Office & administration expense and staff salaries.
    • 5) Payment for promotion activities such as attending, collaborating or organizing relative conferences.

    6. Refund Policy

    We do not offer refunds for open access once articles have been published.

  • Contact Us

    For any assistance or questions, please contact via the following email addresses.

    Locations:


    Los Angeles Office

    245 E Main Street ste115, Alhambra, CA 91801, USA

    Tel: +1 323 9987086


    Beijing Office

    Suite 601, Tower A, TYG Center, C2 North Road, East 3rd Ring Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100027, China

    Tel: +86 (0)10 8418 5560


    Xi’an Office

    Suite 1705, Plaza B, Green SOHO Alliance, No. 1 Jinye Road, Gaoxin District, Xi’an 710065, Shaanxi, China

    Tel: +86 (0)29 6868 6779

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