Authors are required to submit their manuscripts online through the Manuscript Submission System .
Manuscripts are considered with the understanding that they have not been published previously in print or electronically in any language other than English, and are not under consideration by another publication or electronic media.
If a manuscript uses the same or similar data that have already been published or accepted for publication elsewhere in print or electronic format, the authors need to declare this situation when submitting, and a copy of orinal article must be provided at the time of manuscript submission. Any previously published figures and tables and any personal communications cited must be accompanied with written permission from the copyright owner. All authors of the manuscript must have agreed to the submission and are responsible for its contents.
Instructions for acceptable manuscript and figure formats at both the initial submission and revision stage, tips for creating efficient figures, and additional resources on editorial style are as follow.
Please make sure you have all the information required for the submitting. The detailed information you need are listed below:
● First Name and Lase Name of each author
● Affiliated institution of the authors
● Email address of each author
● Article Title (you could copy and paste from the paper)
● Abstract (you could copy and paste from the paper)
● Key words
● Fund resource name and its number.
● Manuscript in word and pdf format.
● Figures and images in a zip. or rar. file
All the submission should begin with a cover page, which includes the following information:
● Article title in no more than 50 letters
● Author information and affiliations (full name, phone and e-mail addresses of each author, their department, institutes, city, zip code, country)
● Corresponding author and contact details (office and cell phone number, e-mail address, postal address, zip code)
● A statement whether the material contained in the manuscript has been previously reported or published, and whether the article is being concurrently submitted elsewhere or not.
● Funding support (fund resource and the project number) if applicable.
● Whether the study has been approved by the institutional/local committee of ethics, whether the related informed consent has been received, or the study follows the regulations of experimental animals.
● A statement that all the authors agree to the content of the manuscript and the submission.
Chin Med Sci J complies with the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication (http://www.icmje.org).
Abstract and Key Words
Authors should provide a list of 3-5 key words to assist the indexers in cross-indexing the article. Refer to Index Medicus for acceptable key words. Original articles should include a structured abstract of no more than 250 words emphasizing new and important aspects of the study or observations. The abstract should convey the main point of the article and outline the results or conclusions. It should be divided by individual headings into paragraphs entitled: Objective, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Reviews and case reports need a 150-word non-structured abstract. An extra abstract in Chinese is suggested to submit along with the English abstract.
The text of original article should follow this outline:
Introduction: Clearly state the purpose and, where applicable, a brief and relevant background of the study, thus allowing the reader to understand and evaluate the results of the present study. The introduction should also provide the hypothesis that was addressed or the rationale for the present study.
Materials and Methods: Describe the subjects (including criteria for selection) and the equipment involved as well as the methods used. The sources of all equipment, drugs, chemicals, and experimental animals or cell lines must be identified. The Materials and Methods section should include sufficient technical information to allow the experiments to be repeated.
Results: Include the results of the experiments. Present the results clearly and concisely. Do not discuss their implications and do not repeat in detail all data presenting in tables and figures. Present the results in one of the following forms: text, table(s), or figure(s).
Discussion: Emphasize new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow from them. Provide an interpretation of the results in relation to previously published work and to the experimental system at hand. Point out methodological or other limitations that may bear on the interpretation of the results. Do not repeat details listed in the Results section or reiterate the introduction, and do not review the field in depth. When citing references, do not detail their findings.
Acknowledgments: Appended to the Discussion may be a brief Acknowledgment that lists all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship but who provided essential materials or substantive ideas and assistance, or the source of any financial support received for the study.
Note: Symbols, abbreviations, and acronyms should be defined at the first time they are used.
References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in text, tables, and legends by means of mini-size Arabic numerals. Please see the information page for how to reference.
Tables and Figures
Tables: Each table should be presented double-spaced and identified by a clear and concise title above the table. Data should be arranged clearly and enough information should be included to warrant table form, and tables with fewer data will be incorporated into the text by the copyeditor. Columns must be provided with headings and units. The headings should be sufficiently clear so that the meaning of the data is understandable without reference to the text. Footnotes can be used to clarify the data, explain abbreviations, and clarify statistical significance. For footnotes use the following symbols, in sequence: *, ?, ?, §, #,‖,**, ??, ??, etc.). Do not use internal horizontal or vertical rules.
Figures: Including graphs, flow charts, diagrams, photographs, and radiographs. Figures should be in high quality and minimally processed to factually represent the original data. All digitized images should have a minimum resolution of 300 dots per inch (dpi) and uploaded separately in format of TIF, JPG, or PNG. In the case of photomicrographs, staining method and magnification should be indicated. Information that can identify the patient should be removed.
Figure legends should provide enough information so that the figure is understandable by readers without frequent reference to the text. The figure title should be a brief descriptive phrase or sentence given at the first line of the legend. Any individually labeled figure parts or panels (A, B, etc.) should be specifically described by phases or sentences. Definitions of all symbols and abbreviations used in the figure should be included.
Units of measurement
In tables, figures, and throughout the text, data should be presented in metric units, temperature in degrees Celsius, blood pressure in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg), and the International System of Units (SI) should be adopted as standard.
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Use only standard abbreviations. Avoid abbreviations in the title. The full term for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text unless it is a standard unit of measurement. Place the abbreviation and acronym in parentheses at first use in the abstract or text.
Tracking your manuscript
Author may logon to the Author Center to check the proceeding statues of the manuscript, or contact the ditorial office to inquiry the status of manuscript or discuss any problem with us by phone or e-mail.
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