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What is Open Access?

Every peer-reviewed research article appearing in this journal will be published open access. This means that the article is universally and freely accessible via the internet in perpetuity, in an easily readable format immediately after publication. The journal does not charge for submission, processing or publication of manuscripts. The Chinese Association for Blood Sciences will pay to make the article open access.

How will readers know articles are open access?
All open access articles will be marked with an icon bearing "Open Access" on the full-text and PDF formats of the published work, and information on the type of creative commons license will be available on all article formats and listed in the article metadata.

Who retains copyright of the open access articles?

Authors retain copyright of their content. Open access articles will be freely available to read, download and share from the time of publication. Blood Science provides authors the choice of applying any of the Creative Commons 4.0 licenses defined below, to be determined after acceptance. For more information: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/.

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs: CC BY-NC-ND This license is the most restrictive of the six main licenses, only allowing others to download your works and share it with others as long as they credit you, but they can't change the work in any way or use it commercially.

Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work noncommercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.

Attribution-NonCommercial: CC BY-NC This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work noncommercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be noncommercial, they don't have to license their derivative works on the same terms.

Attribution-NoDerivs: CC BY-ND This license allows for redistribution, commercial and noncommercial, of your work as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you.

Attribution-ShareAlike: CC BY-SA This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use.

Attribution: CC-BY This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered.

If I publish in Blood Science does this make me compliant with my funding body requirements?
Blood Science's services and policies ensure that authors can fully comply with the public access requirements of major funding bodies worldwide.

How do I subscribe to Blood Science?
Blood Science is an open access journal, so there is no subscription.

Does Blood Science have an impact factor? Is Blood Science indexed in PubMed Central or PubMed?
As a brand-new journal, Blood Science does not yet have an Impact Factor and is not yet included in PubMed Central or PubMed. As soon as the required application criteria are met, the journal will apply for indexing in these databases. When accepted, indexing will occur retroactively. Similarly, when application criteria are met, Blood Science ​will apply for an Impact Factor.​