This journal is a peer reviewed, subsidized open access journal where the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation pays for the publishing costs incurred by the journal. Authors do not have to pay any Article Processing Charge or Open Access Publication Fee.
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This journal is published four times a year in March, June, September and December by Elsevier.
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