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 sets up an academic platform for biomedical experts and scholars all over the world. Featuring 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 Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Key management team members:
- Min 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. 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.
OAE Publishing Inc. now owns eight academic journals:
Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation (Print ISSN: 2347-8659; Online ISSN: 2349-6142), established in June 2014, is a high-quality academic journal focusing on publishing epidemiologic investigations and consensus guidelines and standards in the Asia-Pacific region. The journal is now indexed by CAS, EBSCO, Eurasian Scientific Journal Index, Google Scholar, Hinari, JournalGuide, JournalTOCs, Root Indexing, CNKI, Wanfang Data, DRJI, Open J-Gate, and SHERPA/RoMEO, Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE), and ResearchBib.
Plastic and Aesthetic Research (Print ISSN: 2347-9264; Online ISSN: 2349-6150) has significantly influenced the field of cosmetic surgery since its first publication in June 2014. The journal is now indexed by EBSCO, Hinari, Eurasian Scientific Journal Index, Google Scholar, Root Indexing, JournalTOCs, JournalGuide, CNKI, Wanfang Data, DRJI, Open J-Gate, SHERPA/RoMEO, Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE) and ResearchBib.
Journal of Cancer Metastasis and Treatment (Print ISSN: 2394-4722; Online ISSN: 2454-2857), 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 CAS, EBSCO, Google Scholar, JournalTOCs, JournalGuide, Eurasian Scientific Journal Index, Root Indexing, CNKI, Wanfang Data, DRJI, Open J-Gate, SHERPA/RoMEO and ResearchBib.
Hepatoma Research (Print ISSN: 2394-5079; Online ISSN: 2454-2520), 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 CAS, EBSCO, Eurasian Scientific Journal Index, Google Scholar, JournalGuide, JournalTOCs, Root Indexing, CNKI, Wanfang Data, DRJI, Open J-Gate, SHERPA/RoMEO, and ResearchBib.
Journal of Unexplored Medical Data (Online ISSN: 2572-8180), established in September 2016, is devoted to reshaping medical research communication by publishing negative, unexpected or controversial results in the field of medical science.
Stomatological Disease and Science (Online ISSN: 2573-0002), established in March 2017, reports current researches on basic and clinical studies in the field of stomatological research. The journal aims to provide an open platform for the dentists, specialists, basic and clinical researchers, teachers, undergraduates and post-graduate students in all aspects of stomatological sciences to exchange information and share experience, thus promoting the development of clinical and basic science of the oral cavity.
Vessel Plus (Online ISSN: 2574-1209), established in March 2017, mainly focuses on the latest clinical and basic research on the prevention, treatment, prognosis, and mechanisms of disease of blood vessels. The journal is expected to provide an open academic platform for exchange of knowledge, ideas, and latest research among scholars worldwide to make a truly top-tier journal in this field.
Mini-invasive Surgery (Online ISSN: 2574-1225), established in March 2017, is committed to publish the latest research that focuses on all aspects of minimally invasive surgical procedures and interventions. The journal aims to promote the greater exchange and dissemination of ideas, findings, novel techniques, and the utilization of new instruments and materials among experts in this discipline around the world.
These eight 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, and accelerate 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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 that cooperate 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.
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 which are considered to infringe on any right or are defamatory must be removed from our site and any sites 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.
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.
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).
For all journals published by OAE, manuscripts will be published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License, which permits unrestricted use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, for any purpose, even commercially, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
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 that 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reprints are produced from the final PDF of the article.
If you need to download numerous copies of articles for academic purposes, please contact 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 email@example.com.
If you have any other questions about reprints and permissions, please contact us.
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For questions about a specific journal, please select one of the following:
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|Stomatological Disease and Sciencefirstname.lastname@example.org|
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