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List those that have made significant contribution to the reported study as co-authors, and for others who have participated in certain aspects to be listed or acknowledged as contributors in their study. The corresponding author has to ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper, and agree to its submission for publication.
Article Processing Charge (APC)
Like most other gold open-access journals, USP journals maintains our high quality of service through an 'author-pay' model. The scientific community and the general public have, for free, unlimited and immediate access to all content published in our journals as soon as it is published on the Internet. As such, manuscripts that are accepted for publication following peer review may incur a article processing charge (APC). Payment of this charge allows Universe Scientific Publishing to offset peer review management, journal production and online hosting and archiving. In addition, overall publication charges also will be used to provide fee waivers for authors from lesser developed countries (see below).
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The exact value of article processing charges for each journal is given in the table below. The APC covers editorial services and production of an article. Upon acceptance for publication a processing fee will be payable. Owing to fluctuations in foreign exchange rates fees may occasionally be subject to change without notice.
|USP Journals||Article Processing Charge|
|Nature · Science · Human||$ 800|
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Nature · Science · Human ISSN: 2251-2594, aiming at the reality of the rise of China, the editorial department of the journal has decided that since 2018, the journal will focus on introducing China's academic achievements to the world and strive to pass the efforts of the year 3-5, Built a professional Chinese academic achievements in English database for international search,
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All papers submitted to Journal of Nature · Science · Human are subjected to a stringent peer review process. This is to uphold the high quality of papers published in NSH and ensure that the reporting of research work is truthful and accurate.
Upon submission, the article is reviewed by NSH in-house editors to assess its suitability for the journal based on the editorial policy and procedural guidelines.
The Editor-in-Chief (EIC) carefully evaluates each manuscript to determine if its topic and content are suitable for consideration.
The accepted manuscripts are then assigned by the EIC to the associate editors according to their respective areas of expertise.
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If EIC suggests major revisions, authors are given a maximum of 90 days to revise and resubmit the article.
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Decisions made on appeals by the EIC are final and no further considerations will be made.
Open Access Policy
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About 50,000 years ago on the Indonesian island of Flores, all the large animals disappeared at once. The losses included dwarf elephants, carnivorous birds – and a species of diminutive hominin known as the “hobbit”, or Homofloresiensis.
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