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Smart Science & Technology LLC

Smart Science & Technology (www.smartscitech.com) is a Houston publisher serving international science and technology communities with open access peer-reviewed journals covering frontier disciplines. All of the Journals published by Smart Science & Technology maintain the highest standards, with internationally-recognized editors and reviewers serving those journals. 

In addition, our excellent IT team developed a state-of-the-art anti-plagiarism software and system (Brand name: iPlagiarism; Website: www.iplagiarism.net) to serve global researchers, publishers, journals, and organizations. We are so proud and excited to announce that copyrights have been granted to iPlagiarism by United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and COPYRIGHT PROTECTION CENTER OF CHINA (CPCC) in 2016. 

Names and addresses of the owners of the publishing company.

Address: 7001 Corporate Drive #315, Houston, TX 77036 United States. 

The owner: Dr. Xinjie Tan.

File Number (The State of Texas): 801845704.

EIN: 46-3614284.

Location of corporate office.

7001 Corporate Drive #315, Houston, TX 77036 United States.

Principal Contact

Phone: 800-339-8538

Fax: 800-339-8538

Support Contact

Phone: 800-339-8538

Email: admin@smartscitech.com

Members of the management team and where they are based.

Xinjie TAN, M.D., Ph.D.. Manager, Houston, USA.

David WU, M.D., Ph.D.. Scientific Editor, Houston, USA.

Jeffery DAI, M.D., M.S.. Language Editor, Houston, USA.

Lucy LYOU, M.S.. Financial Manager, Houston, USA.

Mike HUNAG, Ph.D.. Medical Statistics Director, Houston, USA.

Henry HUANG, M.S.. IT Manager, Houston, USA.

Stanley WANG, Ph.D.. PDF/XML/HTML and Art Editor, Houston, USA. 

Publishing credentials, and Names and affiliations of individuals responsible for the scientific quality of publications.

Manager: Xinjie TAN, M.D., Ph.D.

Experience:

Research Assistant Professor, Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling, University of Houston.

Professor and Neurologist, the Second Hospital, Chongqing Medical University.

Editor-in-Chief: Receptors & Clinical Investigation (ISSN: 2330-0566), Stem Cell and Translational Investigation (ISSN: 2377-2557)

Journal Reviewer: GENE, International Journal of Biological Sciences,Journal of Cellular Physiology, Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry, FASEB Journal,Clinica Chimica Acta,Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology

Grant Reviewer: National Natural Science Foundation of China,Changjiang Scholar (Ministry of Education, China)

Grant P.I.: ERβ-selected agonist alleviates inflammation in multiple sclerosis model via regulation of MHC Ⅱ in microglia (NSFC, No. 81571167), Migration of neuronal precursors regulated by HIF-1α and SDF-1α/CXCR4 (NSFC, No.30800319)

Representative Publications:

Lifen Chen, Xi Liu, Tao Xu, Shu Ou, Shiyong Liu, Jinxian Yuan, Hao Huang, Lu Qin, Hui Yang, Xinjie Tan, Yangmei Chen. (2016) New Differentially Expressed Genes and Differential DNA Methylation underlying Refractory Epilepsy. Submitted.

Hao Zhou, Ye Liu, Xin-Jie Tan, Yu-Chuan Wang, Kai-Yu Liu, Yu-Xia Cui. (2015) Inhibitory effect of arsenic trioxide on neuronal migration in vitro and its potential molecular mechanism. Environ ToxicolPharmacol, 40:671-677.

Wu WF, Tan XJ, Dai YB, Krishnan V, Warner M, Gustafsson JÅ. (2013)Targeting estrogen receptor β in microglia and T cells to treat experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. Proc Natl AcadSci USA, 110:3543-3548.

Dai YB, Tan XJ, Wu WF, Warner M, Gustafsson JÅ. (2012) Liver X receptor β protects dopaminergic neurons in a mouse model of Parkinson disease. Proc Natl AcadSci USA, 109:13112-13117.

Tan XJ, Dai YB, Wu WF, Warner M, Gustafsson JÅ. (2012) Anxiety in liver X receptor β knockout female mice with loss of glutamic acid decarboxylase in ventromedial prefrontal cortex. Proc Natl AcadSci USA, 109:7493-7498.

Tan XJ, Dai YB, Wu WF, Kim HJ, Barros RP, Richardson TI, Yaden BC, Warner M, McKinzie DL, Krishnan V, Gustafsson JA. (2012) Reduction of dendritic spines and elevation of GABAergic signaling in the brains of mice treated with an estrogen receptor β ligand. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 109:1708-1712.

Tan Xinjie, et al. (2012) Analyses of regulation mechanisms and roles of the HIF-1α and SDF-1α/CXCR4 on astrocytes during hypoxia stress. Journal of Apoplexy and Nervous Diseases, 8:676-679.

Tan XJ, Fan XT, Kim HJ, Butler R, Webb P, Warner M, Gustafsson JA. (2010) Liver X receptor β and thyroid hormone receptor α in brain cortical layering. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 107, 12305-12310.

Scientific Editor: David WU, M.D., Ph.D.

Experience:

Scientist, Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling, University of Houston.

Neurologist, First Hospital affiliated to Chongqing Medical University.

Editor-in-Chief: Therapeutic Targets for Neurological Diseases (ISSN: 2376-0478)

Journal Editor: Journal of Parkinson's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease

Journal Reviewer: Neuroendocrinology, Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, The Clinical Respiratory Jorunal, Neural Regeneration Research, Neuroscience & Medicine

Representative Publications:

Yu Z, Tang L, Chen L, Li J, Wu W, Hu C. (2015) Role for HIF-1α and Downstream Pathways in Regulating Neuronal Injury after Intracerebral Hemorrhage in Diabetes. Cell PhysiolBiochem, 37:67-76.

Yu Z, Tang L, Chen L, Li J, Wu W, Hu C. (2015) Capillarisin Suppresses Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Inflammatory Mediators in BV2 Microglial Cells by Suppressing TLR4-Mediated NF-κB and MAPKs Signaling Pathway. Neurochem Res, 40:1095-101.

Candelaria NR, Addanki S, Zheng J, Nguyen-Vu T, Karaboga H, Dey P, Gabbi C, Vedin LL, Liu K, Wu W, Jonsson PK, Lin JZ, Su F, Bollu LR, Hodges SE, McElhany AL, Issazadeh MA, Fisher WE, Ittmann MM, Steffensen KR, Gustafsson JÅ, Lin CY. (2014) Antiproliferative effects and mechanisms of liver X receptor ligands in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma cells. PLoS One,9:e106289.

Dai YB, Wu WF, Huang B, Miao YF, Nadarshina S, Warner M, Gustafsson JÅ. (2015) Liver X receptors regulate cerebrospinal fluid production. Mol Psychiatry, doi:10.1038/mp.2015.133.

Zhang X, Huang S, Gao M, Liu J, Jia X, Han Q, Zheng S, Miao Y, Li S, Weng H, Xia X, Du S, Wu W, Gustafsson JÅ, Guan Y. (2014) Farnesoid X receptor (FXR) gene deficiency impairs urine concentration in mice. Proc Natl AcadSci U S A, 111:2277-2282.

Wu WF, Tan XJ*, Dai YB, Krishnan V, Warner M, Gustafsson JÅ. (2013)Targeting estrogen receptor β in microglia and T cells to treat experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. Proc Natl AcadSci USA, 110:3543-3548.

Yu Z, Tang L, Chen L, Li J, Wu W, Hu C.  (2013) Erythropoietin reduces brain injury after intracerebral hemorrhagic stroke in rats. Mol Med Rep, 8:1315-1322. 

Dai YB, Tan XJ, Wu WF, Warner M, Gustafsson JÅ. (2012) Liver X receptor β protects dopaminergic neurons in a mouse model of Parkinson disease. Proc Natl AcadSci USA, 109:13112-13117.

Tan XJ, Dai YB, Wu WF, Warner M, Gustafsson JÅ. (2012) Anxiety in liver X receptor β knockout female mice with loss of glutamic acid decarboxylase in ventromedial prefrontal cortex. Proc Natl AcadSci USA, 109:7493-7498.

Tan XJ, Dai YB, Wu WF, Kim HJ, Barros RP, Richardson TI, Yaden BC, Warner M, McKinzie DL, Krishnan V, Gustafsson JA. (2012) Reduction of dendritic spines and elevation of GABAergic signaling in the brains of mice treated with an estrogen receptor β ligand. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 109:1708-1712.

Language Editor: Jeffery DAI, M.D., M.S.

Experience:

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston.

Attending Surgeon, Department of Otolaryngology, Guizhou Provincial Hospital.

Journal Editor: International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Receptors & Clinical Investigation

Reviewer: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience,Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology,British Journal of Cancer,Clinical Respiratory Journal,International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Liver International, Frontiers in Clinical Medicine

Member: European Rhinologic Society,European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Representative Publications:

Dai YB, Miao YF, Wu WF, Li Y, D'Errico F, Su W, Burns AR, Huang B, Maneix L, Warner M, Gustafsson JÅ. Ablation of Liver X receptors α and β leads to spontaneous peripheral squamous cell lung cancer in mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2016 Jun 22. pii: 201607590. [Epub ahead of print] (IF: 9.423)

Dai YB, Wu WF, Huang B, Miao YF, Nadarshina S, Warner M, Gustafsson JÅ. Liver X Receptors regulate cerebrospinal fluid production. Mol Psychiatry. 2016; 21(6):844-56. (IF: 13.314)

Song Z, Zhang X, Zhang L, Xu F, Tao X, Zhang H, Lin X, Kang L, Xiang Y, Lai X, Zhang Q, Huang K, Dai Y, Yin Y, Cao J. Progranulin Plays a Central Role in Host Defense During Sepsis by Promoting Macrophage Recruitment. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 May 5. [Epub ahead of print] (IF: 13.118)

Ye H, Gong Z, Yang W, Dai Y#. Primary non-Hodgkin lymphoma of the sphenoid sinus with visual disturbance: A report of two cases. Oncol Lett. 2016; 11(6):4252-4254. (IF: 1.482) #corresponding author

Peng Y, Zhang L, Hu D, Dai Y, Wang S, Liao H, Xiong Y. Reduction of internal carotid artery intima-media thickness in patients with moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome after nasal surgery and uvulopalatopharyngoplasty. Acta Otolaryngol. 2016; 136(5):514-21. (IF: 1.127)

Li Y, Dai YB, Sun JY, Xiang Y, Yang J, Dai SY, Zhang X. Neuroglobin Attenuates Beta Amyloid-Induced Apoptosis Through Inhibiting Caspases Activity by Activating PI3K/Akt Signaling Pathway. J Mol Neurosci. 2016; 58(1):28-38. (IF: 2.352)

Ma ZX, Tan X, Shen Y, Ke X, Yang YC, He XB, Wang ZH, Dai YB, Hong SL, Hu GH. MicroRNA expression profile of mature dendritic cell in chronic rhinosinusitis. Inflamm Res. 2015; 64(11):885-93. (IF: 2.557)

Miao Y, Wu W, Dai Y, Maneix L, Huang B, Warner M, Gustafsson JÅ. Liver X receptor β controls thyroid hormone feedback in the brain and regulates browning of subcutaneous white adipose tissue. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2015; 112(45):14006-11. (IF: 9.423)

Tang ZY, Zhao JN, Zhong WJ, Luo YD, Wu W, Chen WJ, Dai YB. The Value of Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Treatment of Experimental Liver Cancer. Transl Oncol. 2015; 8(3):163-8. (IF: 3.077)

Ju Cao, Dongsheng Wang, Fang Xu, Yi Gong, Hong Wang, Zixin Song, Dageng Li, Hua Zhang, Dairong Li, Liping Zhang, Yun Xia, Huajian Xu,  Xaiofei Lai, Shihui Lin, Xuemei Zhang, Guosheng Ren, Yubing Dai, Yibing Yin. Activation of IL-27 signaling promotes development of postinfluenza pneumococcal pneumonia. EMBO Molecular Medicine. EMBO Mol Med. 2014; 6(1):120-40. (IF: 9.547)

Wu WF*, Tan XJ*, Dai YB*, Venkatesh Krishnan, Warner M, Gustafsson JÅ. Targeting estrogen receptor β in microglia and T cells to treat experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2013; 110(9): 3543-8. (IF: 9.423) *Co-first author.

Dai YB, Tan XJ, Wu WF, Warner M, Gustafsson JÅ. Liver X receptor β protects dopaminergic neurons in a mouse model of Parkinson disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2012; 109(32):13112-7. (IF: 9.423)

Tan XJ*, Dai YB*, Wu WF, Warner M, Gustafsson JÅ. Anxiety in Liver X Receptor β knockout female mice with normal dorsal raphe but with loss of Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase in ventromedial prefrontal cortex. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2012; 109(19):7493-8. (IF: 9.423) *Co-first author.

Tan XJ, Dai YB, Wu WF, Kim HJ, Barros RP, Richardson TI, Yaden BC, Warner M, McKinzie DL, Krishnan V, Gustafsson JÅ. Reduction of dendritic spines and elevation of GABAergic signaling in the brains of mice treated with an estrogen receptor β ligand. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2012; 109(5):1708-12. (IF: 9.423)

Financial Manager: Lucy LYOU, M.S.

Education: University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Medical Statistics Director: Mike HUANG, Ph.D.

Education: Tsinghua University

IT Manager: Henry HUANG, M.S.

Education: University of Houston and Guizhou University.

PDF/XML/HTML and Art Editor: Stanley WANG, Ph.D.

Education: the State University of New Jersey.

Editorial Policies

The structure of our editorial office of the Journal include managing editor, scientific editor, IT specialist, art editor, and language editor. The tasks performed in the editorial office include, but are not limited to:

Management of the peer review process.

Anti-Plagiarism screen of accepted manuscript.

Screen of image forgery.

Copyediting and proofreading manuscripts.

Daily job such as assisting with submissions and answering general questions.

Selecting Editors

Editors play key roles by controlling the academic direction and manuscript quality, in addition to oversee the journal's peer-review process. Usually, editors are selected by the journal’s editor-in-chief or suggested by existing editors. However, editors from internationally key research institutes may be considered and invited by the publisher in priority. Basically, the editors’ expertise should represent the journal’s scope and they should come from different continent or culture. 

Peer Review processes

Each journal has enlisted the members of an Editorial Board with broad expertise in many relevant research areas. The name and affiliation of each member must be displayed in the information page of editorial board. Generally peer review is completed within 4-8 weeks and the editor’s decision within 7-14 days of this.  

 

Peer-review Policy

General information

The following types of manuscripts are single-blind peer-reviewed: Research articles, Brief reports, Hypotheses, Reviews, Case reports. Editorials, Research highlights, Commentaries, and all forms of published correction may also be peer-reviewed at the discretion of the editors.

Selecting peer-reviewers

Reviewers are very important for maintaining the journal’s quality and reputation by pointing out the manuscript flaw, suspected plagiarism, inappropriate image manipulation, and ethical issues. Therefore, reviewer selection is critical to the publication process, and we take many factors into account, including expertise, reputation, specific recommendations. All reviewers must be selected by our editors which means we don’t accept the recommendation of reviewers from authors since it is the major concern of review manipulation or compromised review. Editors will email selected Reviewers the title and abstract of the manuscript, as well as a link for logging into the journal website to complete the review.

Review guidelines

The reviewer should accept manuscripts for review only in his/her areas of expertise, and try to complete the review job on time. If it can’t be completed by the deadline, the reviewer should immediately contact the editor.

The reviewer should provide a reliable and helpful assessment of the manuscript. It is necessary that the reviewer could point out the strengths and weaknesses of the research, provide suggestions for improvement, and raise ethical concerns.

The reviewer should also maintain confidentiality about his/her involving in the peer-review process of the manuscript.

The reviewer must not plagiarize the idea or data from the manuscript reviewed by him/her since this kind of scandal has already happened in other journals.

The reviewer should always disclose any conflicts of interest before acceptance of the review job, which include but not limited to that the reviewer had cooperation with the authors on research, grant application, and patent application.

Scientific quality of our publications

The reviewers, editorial board members, Editor-in-Chief, and Editorial advisory board of each journal are responsible for the quality of the publications in addition to using of anti-plagiarism software from iPlagiarism and crosscheck. More information can be found at Journal Policies and Author Guidelines of each journal.

Statement concerning Conflict of Interest

Each journal published by Smart Science & Technology LLC requires all authors to declare any conflict of interest that may be existed in their manuscripts. The Conflict of Interest includes but are not limited to the following contents:

Any source of financial support must be disclosed.

Anyone who is involved in the research and preparation of the submission but not qualified as a co-author must be disclosed.

Anyone or any company who is involved in the language editing of the manuscript should be disclosed.

Statement concerning Human and Animal Rights

When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (5). When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed. [International Committee of Medical Journal Editors ("Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals") February 2006].

Specifically, the informed consent must be obtained and should be clearly indicated in the manuscript.

In line with ICMJE guidelines, Smart Science & Technology LLC requires all clinical trials must be registered in certain clinical trial database. The trial registration number (TRN) and date of registration should be clearly indicated in the manuscript also.

Anti-Plagiarism policy

Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Smart Science & Technology LLC uses anti-plagiarism software from iPlagiarism and crosscheck. If plagiarism is identified, COPE guidelines on plagiarism will be followed. Editor may reject the manuscript, contact the author(s)’ institution or ethics committee, and financial supporters.

Corrections, Retractions, and Editorial Concern

Corrections 

A correction notice will be published online right after errors are found in published articles. The errors and correction will be clearly indicated. If the errors compromise the conclusions of a paper, retraction instead of correction will be considered.

Retractions

A retraction notice will be considered and published after cautious investigation in cases of any plagiarism, duplicate publication, inappropriate image manipulation, and unethical issue. The article will be replaced with a version watermarked with “Retraction” but the original text will remain accessible.

Editorial concern

We may consider to post a notice of Editorial concern if an article is under investigation with preliminary evidence of unreliable data, result, and conclusion.

Open Access Policy

Papers published by us are open-access immediately in order to freely distribute the knowledge and advance of science.

Copyright

Articles published by us are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License which allows users including authors of articles to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, in addition to remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially, as long as the author and original source are properly cited or credited.

Archiving

Commercial Archiving: Journals published by Smart Science & Technology utilizes the Bluehost to create distributed archiving systems to create permanent archives of the journals for purposes of preservation and restoration.

Author Self-Archiving: Authors of articles retain the copyright of their articles. Author can archive pre-print and publisher's version.

Archiving in specific literature repositories: If the journal (such as Receptors & Clinical Investigation) is indexed by SCOPUS and other digital literature repositories, full papers may be mandatory to be deposited to their database.

Non-Native Speakers of English

Regarding non-native speakers of English, we strongly encourage such authors to take at least one of the following steps:

Have your manuscript reviewed by a colleague whose native language is English.

Use one of the many English language editing services that are available, such as that offered by Nature Publishing Group Language Editing.

Please note that the use of Editing is at the author's own expense and in no way implies that the article will be selected for peer review or accepted by any journal. In addition, it is necessary for such authors to disclose that in the conflict of interest.

Advertising polices

No advertisements are accepted.

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