Focus and Scope
The journal Advances in Natural Science is a comprehensive academic journal, cosponsored by Canadian Research & Development Center of Sciences and Cultures. Its primary mission is to encourage communication of the novel and important research results in various fields of natural sciences.
1. Contributions published in Advances in Natural Science Frontiers: Comment on excitement and existing problems of core fields, and offer suggestions for the future research. The contributions are usually solicited by editor's invitation.
Articles: Originally report valuable findings in natural sciences (9000 words, with a 300-word abstract).
Progress: Introduce and comment on the substantial advance and its importance (3600 words).
Views & News: Introduce and comment on the research highlights published in Chinese Science Bulletin and other international journals and outstanding work awarded the national prizes (1800 words).
Review: Summarize the representative progress in core scientific disciplines, comment on the research status, and make suggestions for the future work (10,000 words, with a 600-word abstract).
2. Contributions are required of a concise, focused account of the findings and reliable essential data. They should be well organized and written clearly, avoiding exhaustive tables and figures. Authors are advised to use internationally agreed nomenclature, express all measurements in SI units, and quote all the relevant references.
3. The final decision to accept a contribution for publication will be made by the editorial committee of this journal. If the authors do not receive decision letter after two months, they can submit the contributions for publication elsewhere, except an agreement has been made in advance. Authors are usually informed timely if the contribution is not considered, but their manuscripts will not be returned, except for the photographic material asked to be sent back.
For citation format, we require parenthetical citations within the text rather than endnotes or footnotes. We accept the APA style.
4. Once the contribution is accepted, authors will be informed to provide the revised manuscript within 15 days. Authors of one accepted contribution will be presented two copy samples. We also sincerely welcome experts and scholars to cooperate with us as our editors. If you are interested, please complete the Editor Candidate Form and send it to us.
|Open Submissions||Indexed||Peer Reviewed|
|Open Submissions||Indexed||Peer Reviewed|
Peer Review Process
A. Purpose of Peer Review
Thank you for the effort and expertise that you contribute to reviewing, without which it would be impossible to maintain the high standards of peer-reviewed journals.
Peer review is a critical element of scholarly publication, and one of the major cornerstones of the scientific process. Peer Review serves two key functions:
1. Acts as a filter: Ensures research is properly verified before being published
2. Improves the quality of the research: rigorous review by other experts helps to hone key points and correct inadvertent errors
B. Types of peer review
There are, essentially, three varieties of peer review. Each type carries with it some clear advantages, as well as some disadvantages:
1. Single Blind Review
The names of the reviewers are hidden from the author. This is the traditional method of reviewing and is, by far, the most common type.
Reviewer anonymity allows for impartial decisions free from influence by the author.
Authors fear the risk that reviewers working in the same field may withhold submission of the review in order to delay publication, thereby giving the reviewer the opportunity to publish first.
Reviewers may use their anonymity as justification for being unnecessarily critical or harsh when commenting on the author’s work.
2. Double Blind Review
Both the reviewer and the author remain anonymous.
Author anonymity prevents any reviewer bias based on, for example, an author’s country of origin or previous controversial work.
Articles written by ‘prestigious’ or renowned authors are considered on the basis of the content of their papers, rather than on the author’s reputation.
It is uncertain whether a paper can ever truly be ‘blind’ – especially in specialty ‘niche’ areas. Reviewers can often identify the author through the paper’s style, subject matter or self-citation.
3. Open Review
Reviewer and author are known to each other.
Some scientists feel this is the best way to prevent malicious comments, stop plagiarism, prevent reviewers from drawing upon their own ‘agenda’ and encourage open, honest reviewing.
Others argue the opposite view. They see open review as a less honest process in which politeness or fear of retribution may cause a reviewer to withhold or tone down criticism. For example, junior reviewers may hesitate to criticize more esteemed authors for fear of damaging their prospects. Independent studies tend to support this.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...
Journals of CSCanada are indexed or included and archived by databases from the following famous companies or organizations:
The journal archived in Library and Archives Canada (http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/index-e.html )
The journal included in AMICUS
The journal indexed in American Chemical Society, ACS (http://www.cas.org/)
The journal indexed in ProQuest LIC. (http://www.proquest.com/ )
The journal indexed in Gale (http://www.gale.cengage.com/ )
The journal indexed in EBSCO Publishing (http://www.ebscohost.com/ )
The journal indexed in DOAJ(http://www.doaj.org/ )
The journal indexed in CNKI (http://www.cnki.com.cn/ )
The journal indexed in Ulrich’s (http://www.ulrichsweb.com/ )
The journal indexed in Google Scholar (http://scholar.google.com )
The journal included in PKP Open Archives Harvester (http://pkp.sfu.ca/ )
The journal indexed in Open Access (http://www.open-access.net/)
The journal included in Open J-gate (http://www.openj-gate.com )
The journal indexed in Journal TOCs (http://www.journaltocs.ac.uk/ )
The journal included in Ulrich's Periodicals Directory (http://www.ulrichsweb.com)
CSCanada Register Information
Anyone can get our register information in Quebec government’s website http://www.registreentreprises.gouv.qc.ca/en/consulter/rechercher/instructions_recherche.aspx
You can search the following items in the website by clicking“Find an enterprise” on the right of the above website.
2) Canadian Academy of Oriental and Occidental Culture
3) Canadian Research & Development Center of Sciences and Cultures
If you have difficulty in finding our information, please send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
ISSN Register Information
All CSCanada journals have two ISSNs (in electronic and in print).
You can visit issn.org to check any of our ISSNs.
All CSCanada ISSNs are legally registered with issn.org.
Anyone can find the following information relating to CSCanada and its publications in http://amicus.collectionscanada.gc.ca/electroniccollection-bin/Main/AdvSearch?coll=11&l=0&v=1
1. You can search CSCanada as the keyword to find our publications.
2. You can search any of our journals’ ISSN or E-ISSN as key word.
3. You can also search Canadian Research & Development Centerof Sciences, and Cultures and Canadian Academy of Oriental and Occidental Culture as key word.
If you have any difficulty in searching our journals or our organizations from the above website we provide, we suggest you directly visit the following related website to find the information you need.
Advances in Natural Science:
CSCanada provides open access to works we publish on the principle of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license. Under this license, we require publishing rights from authors to publish and disseminate their research articles, while authors retain ownership of the copyright in their works. This allows anyone to download, print, distribute, reuse, modify and copy the content without requesting extra permission from the authors or the publishers only if appropriate credits are given to the original authors and source.