Aims and scope

Scientific Phone Apps and Mobile Devices is a peer-reviewed open access journal published under APD SKEG Pte Ltd. The first specialized journal in this field, it publishes high quality scientific reports on mobile apps and smartphone dependent devices such as add-on sensors or modifications. Allowing for not only academic recognition for the broader scientific community, it also brings awareness to the general public on the development of such tools.

The journal accepts full research articles, application notes, reviews, editorials, and correspondences related to the development of research or education apps in all disciplines. The apps or mobile add-on devices should aim at replacing bulky equipment or to enable certain features on smartphones, phablets or tablets. The focus would be on the functionality and convenience.

Application Notes

Applications Notes are brief descriptions of apps or devices and this article type is specially catered to commercialized apps and devices. An application note can be focused on the utility features of the apps and devices without giving away the source code, trade secrets or protected information. Non-commercial apps are also welcomed.

Benefits of Scientific Phone Apps and Mobile Devices?

Scientific Phone Apps and Mobile Devices's open access allows visibility of articles to a wide, global audience. We also have a fast rolling publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review. All articles are distributed in PDF form and published rapidly after acceptance and proof-reading. In the area of publication, we allow publication of large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, in an easily accessible and read form. For software packages, we allow the authors to display the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links.

Authors of articles published in Scientific Phone Apps and Mobile Devices retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work.

All articles are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers.

Article-processing charges

Running a journal is not without costs but given our interest in the field, we charge a nominal sum. Therefore, this journal levies an article-processing charge of SGD$800 for each article accepted for publication.

We can waive charges for authors of specific backgrounds, and these charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis.

Publication policy

We utilize peer-review to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess the manuscript for the originality, validity and significance.

With the exception of application notes, all manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts before the editors reach a decision.