Copyright & Archive

  • Copyright and Archive


    1.     Open Access: Laboratory Animal and Comparative Medicine is an open access journal. Once published, all articles will be immediately and permanently available for readers to read and download free of charge. For details, please refer to “Open Access” page of this website.


    2.     Copyright Transfer: The journal is indexed by the Key Magazine of China Technology and many other databases in China and overseas. The authors are required to sign the Copyright Transfer Agreement and transfer the copyright of the article to the editorial office of the journal, which includes but is not limited to reproduction, issuing, translation, compilation, adaption, and online dissemination. The journal has right to license the rights above to a third party. If authors do not agree to database index, please make a statement when submitting your manuscript. Authors should download the Copyright Transfer Agreement at the "Template Download" and sign all their names by hand and submit the agreement before publishing. Please zip and return it to the editorial office together with the revised manuscript.


    3.     Archive: All articles have been digitally archived since the journal was founded in 1981. They can be searched and downloaded from the journal website. In order to ensure data security, all information has also been backed up in the editorial office. In addition, other relevant materials are also kept by the editorial office, such as supplementary information and forms provided by the authors. After publication, the full text of the article can be retrieved through databases as CNKI, Wanfang, Weipu, Chaoxing, China Laboratory Animal Information Network, etc.

    4.  Data Sharing: The authors are encouraged to publish or share their research data whenever appropriate. Data sharing is helpful for experiment repeating and data reuse. The data for sharing may include original data, observation records, experimental results, etc. The journal also encourages the sharing of software, code, models, algorithms, protocols, methods and other useful materials. The authors can upload the materials above to an accessible third-party repository and make a proper citation or add a link at the end of the article.

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