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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the scope of the journal Research?

Research will publish fundamental research in the life and physical sciences as well as important findings or issues in engineering and applied science. The journal will publish primary research, applied research, reviews, and editorials. For more information, visit the Mission and Scope page.

Who has access to Research content?

Research is an open access (OA) journal, which means that articles can be read by anyone, anywhere and at anytime.

Under what license option does Research publish content?

All Research content publishes under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). While the Science and Technology Review Publishing House holds an exclusive license to the content, the author(s) hold copyright and retain the right to publish.

What is Research’s digital archiving policy?

Research is archived in Portico, which provides permanent archiving for electronic scholarly journals, as well as via the LOCKSS initiative. Research operates a fully open access publishing model which allows open global access to its published content.

I am an author. How do I submit my work to Research?

Submitting a manuscript is easy. Instructions on how to submit your research for publication in Research can be found on the Information for Authors page. The journal’s submission system can be found here.

If your manuscript is on bioRxiv, you can also directly transfer it to our submission system.

Is there an Article Processing Charge (APC) for publishing in Research?

From 2018-2020, all APCs will be paid by the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST). Authors whose work is accepted for publication in Research before January 1, 2021 will therefore not be responsible for paying APCs.

What size or content limits exist for submissions to Research?

For word limits and other guidelines, visit the Information for Authors page.

What is the Science Partner Journal (SPJ) program, under which the journal Research publishes?

The Science Partner Journal (SPJ) program is run by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the nonprofit publisher of the Science family of journals. The SPJ program features high-quality, online-only open access publications produced in collaboration with international research institutions, foundations, funders and societies. For more information, visit the SPJ homepage.

What is Research’s ISSN?

Research’s online ISSN is 2639-5274.

Where is Research indexed?

PubMed Central (PMC)

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Chinese Science Citation Database (CSCD)

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