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).
All manuscript should begin with a title page which includes a short but informative title in no more than 50 letters, the names, affiliations (department, institute, city, zip code, country) and contact information (phone and email) of each author, as well as their contributions to the study. Information about funding, ethical approval, trail registry, data accessibility, whether published in any journal, or presented at a meeting in part or on the whole, whether has ever been presented on a preprint platform, should be stated in this section. The corresponding electronic copies of supporting documents need to be uploaded to the system before completing the submission. For more information, please refer to the submission guideline.
Chin Med Sci J strives to improve the transparent and accurate reporting in medical researches. Authors are encouraged to use the EQUATOR Reporting Guidelines when prepare manuscript, and we strongly recommend authors to check with the checklist according your study type before submitting to improve the quality of the manuscript.
· For randomized trials, please refer to CONSORT
· For observational studies, STROBE
· System review and meta-analyses, please follow PRISMA flow diagram and checklist, MOOSE checklist
· For Diagnostic study, STARD flow diagram and checklist
· For case report，please use CARE guidelines.
If you are not sure which reporting guideline and checklist are applicable to your research, please refer to the diagraph of EQUATOR Reporting Guideline Decision Tree . For more details about the research type and reporting guidelines, please visit the EQUATOR website.
Abstract and key words
Original articles should include a structured abstract not less than 250 words. It should comprise sections of objectives, methods, results, and conclusions. Fore other types of article, e.g. review and case report, a non-structured abstract around 150 words is required. Authors should provide a list of 3-5 key words to assist indexing of the article. Please refer to Index Medicus for acceptable key words. Additionally, we ask authors to prepare a bibliographical description of the article in Chinese and submit it along with the full text of manuscript, which include title, author’s names, affiliations, abstract and key words in Chinese. Once published, the article will fulfill the bilingual key words searching and abstract reading by Chinese database users.
For original articles, the text should include the following sections:
Introduction: Clearly state the purpose and, where applicable, a brief and relevant background of the study, thus allow readers to understand the context and evaluate the results of 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 methodology in this section should include sufficient information to fulfill repeatability by other researchers.
Results: The results of the study should be well organized and presented clearly and concisely. It is not necessary to narrate data displayed in tables and figures. Implications of the result should be put in the section of Discussion.
Discussion: Provide interpretation of the results of the current study in relation to previously published work. Emphasize innovation and importance of the study, followed by conclusion. Limitations of the current study that may bear on the interpretation of the results should be addressed. It is not recommended to repeat details listed in the results section or reiterate the introduction, and review the field in depth.
References: References should be numbered consecutively in order of citations in the main text. For citing an article of a journal, the volume, issue, page and doi are essential information. Please use abbreviate name of a journal according to the journal name listed by PubMed. Authors are suggested to read How to reference page for the citing formats of the common literature sources.
Tables and figures
Tables and figures should be supplied in the manuscript as an appendix section following the reference section, and cited in the main text and numbered in order of their presentation. Figures, including graphs, flow charts, diagrams, photographs, and radiographs, should be in high resolution (minimum 300 dpi) at TIFF, JPG, or PNG format and zipped into a single file, submit separately at the initial submission. Each component image of a composite figure need to meet the minimum resolution requirement and submitted individually at submission. Graphs, charts, illustrations, as well as titles, legends may be re-created and edited when necessary to reach standard of publication.
Radiographic, micrographic, gel images should preserve scientific integrity. Only brightness, contrast, or color adjustments applied uniformly to an entire image are permissible, selectively highlight, misrepresent, obscure, or eliminate specific elements in the original figure are not accepted.
Units of measurement
In tables, figures, and throughout the text, the International System of Units should be adopted as the standard. For instance, data should be presented in metric units, temperature in degrees Celsius, blood pressure in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg), etc.
Abbreviations and acronyms
Use only standard abbreviations. Do not use abbreviations in the title or abstract, and limit their uses in the text. Expand all abbreviations at first mention in the text unless it is a standard unit of measurement.