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Aims and scope

Computational and applied mathematics along with data science play a vital role in contemporary society by driving innovation. This success can be attributed to revolutionary theoretical and algorithmic developments in machine learning, data driven modeling, differential equations, numerical analysis, scientific computing, control, optimization, and computing resources together with new tools to deal with uncertainty and randomness.

This journal encourages new research in these broad areas. In addition to research on algorithmic and analytical developments, the journal also encourages papers related to (but not limited to) broad applications in Signal and Image Processing, Computer Vision, Materials Science, Mathematical Biology and Bioengineering. As a result, the journal will be an excellent connecting bridge between mathematical research and real world applications. 

The journal accepts high-quality articles containing original research results and survey articles of exceptional merit.

Benefits of publishing with SpringerOpen

High visibility

Advances in Difference Equations's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. 

Speed of publication

Advances in Difference Equations offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF; the article will then be available through Advances in Difference Equations and SpringerOpen.

Flexibility

Online publication in Advances in Difference Equations gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).

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Open access

All articles published by the Advances in Difference Equations are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.

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If the corresponding author's institution participates in our open access membership program, some or all of the publication cost may be covered (more details available on the membership page). We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see our article-processing charge page.

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All articles published in Advances in Difference Equations are included in:

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Editorial policies

All manuscripts submitted to Advances in Difference Equations should adhere to SpringerOpen's editorial policies.

Once your article is accepted, it will be processed by production and published shortly afterwards. In some cases, articles may be held for a short period of time prior to publication. If you have any concerns or particular requirements please contact the Journal.

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Citing articles in Advances in Difference Equations

Articles in Advances in Difference Equations should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.

Article citations follow this format:

Authors: Title. Adv Diff Equ [year], [volume number]:[article number].

e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Adv Diff Equ 2009, 1:115.

refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.

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Authors who wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint should follow the procedure outlined in the BMC Editorial Policies.

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