Open Exploration is an academic publisher of open access, peer-reviewed online journals, registered in New York, USA (business address is located in Xi'an China). Invested by Wanleibio (a well-developed Chinese company), Open Exploration is operated by an independent team of professionals and has no common business with Wanleibio. With the support of expert editors, authors and reviewers, Open Exploration produces trusted content, spreads significant works and facilitates open exchange of insight and information in scientific fields.
To facilitate scientific and technological advance by disseminating high-quality content rapidly, widely and freely.
To attract high quality submissions and relieve the financial burden for researchers, Open Exploration currently provides authors with a free publication service and all journals are wholly financed by Open Exploration. There is no charge for submission, processing, and/or publication for authors.
As a member of CrossRef, Open Exploration utilizes Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) in bibliographic data to facilitate unique and persistent identification of published materials. Journal article citations contain reference links to source material located on the World Wide Web, where appropriate.
Publons allows researchers to gain recognition for their peer review contributions.
Portico is a community-supported preservation archive that safeguards access to e-journals, e-books, and digital collections. All published articles will be archived on the Portico platform to ensure long-term digital preservation.
Open Exploration uses iThenticate to screen submitted content for originality before publication. iThenticate checks submissions against millions of published research papers, and billions of pieces of web content. Concerns raised by analysis using the software will be addressed in follow-up investigations in line with COPE guidelines.
Crossmark is a multi-publisher initiative from Crossref which provides a standard way for readers to locate the current version of a piece of content. By applying the Crossmark logo, Open Exploration is committing to maintaining the content it publishes, and to alerting readers to changes if and when they occur.
As a member of ORCID, Open Exploration uses a persistent identifier (ORCID iD), that distinguishes researchers through a mechanism for linking their research results, so as to solve the problem of systematic researcher name confusion in academic literature, and can improve the process of scientific discovery and increase the efficiency of funding and cooperation.
STM is committed to ensuring that the great discoveries of our time are communicated with pinpoint accuracy, clarity and integrity. As a member of STM, Open Exploration works with it to advance research worldwide.
OASPA is the international community for open access publishing, working to encourage and enable open access as the predominant model of communication for scholarly outputs. As a member of OASPA, Open Exploration is committed to working with it as well as all members to develop and disseminate solutions that advance open access and ensure a diverse, vibrant, and healthy open access community.
Open Exploration endorses and applies the standards and recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), to ensure the rigorousness of review and publication process. The Editorial Policies apply to all Open Exploration journals.
Open Exploration provides an immediate open access to all published content. All Open Exploration articles are published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY) license to further facilitate open access and academic exchange among researchers. See Open Access.
Peer Review Policy
All Open Exploration journals adopt a single-blind peer review model. All accepted articles (except for some Editorials released by the Editors) have undergone a rigorous and thorough review process to evaluate their novelty, originality, scientific content and academic integrity, etc. See Peer Review Policy.
Each journal provides detailed Author Instructions to aid authors in preparing their submissions. These Instructions are provided on each individual journal’s website.
Detailed information of Editorial Process, including a flowchart, is provided on each individual journal’s website.
Peer Review Guidelines
Requirements and Guidelines for Reviewer are provided on each individual journal’s website.