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. Find out more about this article type here.

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Aims and scope

Scientific Phone Apps and Mobile Devices is a peer-reviewed open access journal published under the SpringerOpen brand. The first specialized journal in this field, it publishes high quality scientific reports of research and science oriented mobile apps and peripheral mobile devices such as add-on sensors or modifications. It provides an avenue for academic recognition, and serves as a resource for the broader scientific community to learn about the development of such research tools.

The journal accepts full research articles, application notes, reviews, editorials, and correspondences related to the development of research or educational apps in all disciplines. It also includes add-on peripherals (such as additional sensors or connectivity) related to mobile devices, and modifications. 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.

Interview with Editor-in-Chief Samuel Ken-En Gan

We've asked Dr. Gan a few questions about the impact of open access research in Asia and his expectations for the development of the scientific phone apps field of research. Read more here.

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