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■ Open Access Policy
Every peer-reviewed research article published in SPG journals is Open Access, which means:
1. The article is universally and freely accessible without any charge.
The article can be accessed by Internet without charge, and it will be deposited immediately to at least one of the well-known international open access repositories with convenient readable format when publishes. Nowadays the format tends to be XML with public DTD.
2. The article is permitted unrestricted use, reproduce or redistribute, provided the original work is properly cited.
SPG publishes open access journals online under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. All articles published in SPG will be permitted unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
An open access article in SPG journals is identified by the Creative Commons Attribution License.
■ How to Be an Editor in SPG
SPG welcomes any biologists from around the world who are committed to contribute his expertise in science to the community and any people who want to become an editor to join our team. To become a qualified editor, you have to start as a reviewer, and eventually with online and practical trainings become qualified as an editor.
1. Volunteer Reviewer
Register as a volunteer reviewer is the starting point for your editing career in SPG. Click here to register as a reviewer.
2. Invited Reviewer
SPG invites academic professionals worldwide to become our peer reviewers. These qualified individuals will automatically become our invited reviewers. Meanwhile, we will also select capable volunteer reviews as our invited reviews. Invited reviewer’s name will be listed on our website and the list will be reviewed annually.
3. Section Editor
The Section Editor is in charge of organizing, reviewing and editing the manuscript for a specific topic in a journal. The section editor position requires plenty of reviewing experiences and expertise in a professional field. In addition, the person should understand our SPG’s ideals and is familiar with our publishing policies. The section editors, including full time section editor and section editor at large, are invited or appointed by SPG.
4. Full Editor
Full Editor is responsible for organizing, reviewing and editing the manuscript for a designated journal. The position requires rich experience in journal publication with a deep understanding of SPG's ideals and familiarity with our publishing policies. The full editor should also have an immense background knowledge and expertise in a professional field. The full editor, also including full-time full editor and full editor at large, is invited or appointed by SPG.
We welcome you to join SPG, a publishing platform full of beliefs and ideals. It is our unswerving aim to make SPG the world's most outstanding publishing platform for academic journals in life science.
■Peer Review Policy
All journals published in SPG have been fully peer reviewed. For more detail about SPG peer review policy, please read SPG Peer Review section.
■Article Processing Charges Policy
In order to keep open access policy with no subscription charges, SPG defrays publication costs from article-processing charges. SPG's standard article processing charge is 1200 CAD per article.
For more details about SPG charge policy, please read Charge FAQ section.