For a long time, China Scientific Data (Chinese-English Network Edition) has been an Open Access journal. The published papers follow the CC BY 4.0 Protocol (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License). At the same time, we provide free storage services for the associated data of the papers. Readers can browse and download the papers and the associated data freely. Since its beginning of publication from 2015, we recognize the importance of data sharing and has adopted ever since the policy of free for all and free of all fees. This allows the scientific community and the general public to gain unlimited, free and immediate access to scholarly articles and data, and to reuse the content freely.
However, in consideration of the cost incurred by reviewing and publication of the paper and the data, also to make sure the journal has a better future by providing continuous and good services for authors and readers, we hereby announce a charge paper processing fee for submission starting from August 1st, 2019. To publish in China Scientific Data, authors are required to pay an article processing charge (APC) of 3000 RMB per article. For authors who do not have appropriate funding, special arrangements can be made in accordance with the scientific value of the paper and the associated data.
We are committed to providing the best value for the authors and the scientific community. We hope the new arrangement will enable us to make better services for researchers, our readers and the general public as well.
Editorial Department of China Scientific Data (Chinese-English Online Edition)
July 8th, 2019