Open Access

  • Open Access

    This journal is a peer reviewed, subsidized open access journal where Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences pays the OA fee. Authors do not have to pay any open access publication fee.
    Peer review under the responsibility of Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

    Access Rights
    All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read, download, copy and distribute.

    User Rights
    Permitted third party reuse is defined by the following user license:

    Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND):
    Allows users to copy and distribute the Article, provided this is not done for commercial purposes and further does not permit distribution of the Article if it is changed or edited in any way, and provided the user gives appropriate credit (with a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI), provides a link to the license, and that the licensor is not represented as endorsing the use made of the work. The full details of the license are available at

    Author Rights
    For open access publishing this journal uses an exclusive licensing agreement. Authors will transfer copyright to Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, but will have the right to share their article in the same way permitted to third parties under the relevant user license, as well as certain scholarly usage rights.

    Publishing Schedule
    This journal is published quarterly; March, June, September, December.

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