An author of a scientific article should substantially participate in the study, including contribute to the following four aspects: conception and design of experiments, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; approval of the final version to be published. All authors of the manuscript must have agreed to the submission, and take responsibility and accountability for the published work. Contribution of each listed author will be disclosed to facilitate transparent authorship decisions. Contributor who provides essential materials, substantive ideas, assistance, or the source of financial support, does not meet the criteria for the authorship. They are suggested to be acknowledged at the end of the text. Submitting signed agreement by acknowledged individuals is required to ensure all have agreed to be so listed.
Taking an authorship imply that all authors have approved the content of the submitted manuscript, are responsible for the truthfulness of presented data and designation of the author list; the paper presents original work that has not previously published elsewhere or not currently under consideration by another journal; notifying the journal if the article contains material that is the intellectual property or copyright of the one other than the author(s), and getting written authorization for copyright permission. Corresponding author is responsible for communicate with the journal and managing communication between co-authors.
Each author is subjected to provide a truthful and valid e-mail address at submission. No adding or removal author, and no change of the author sequence be allowed once manuscript has been accepted for publication.
Manuscripts submitted to the journal must be original work and has not been published elsewhere in any language, and is not under consideration for publication; the article does not disclose or make public any confidential information or infringe intellectual property rights of any natural or legal person. Authors are responsible to disclose information at submission if any material in their manuscript has been submitted to, or under consideration, or in-press elsewhere. A written authorization from copyright holder for any re-used material is required. Any scientific paper that violates the international or national standards for duplicate publishing and plagiarism will be rejected, or be officially retracted if published.
Conflicts of Interest
As a scientific peer-review journal, Chinese Medical Sciences Journal seeks to act in accordance with the higher ethical standards. We adopt Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Policy issued by the ICMJE to report the author conflict of interest so as to promote a fuller and clearer disclosure of potential author conflicts of interest. Each author should disclose potential conflicts of interest in the past 36 months prior to the submission, including funding, employment, and personal financial interests relevant to the subject of their manuscript. Authors who do not have relevant conflicts of interests should indicate no such interests as well. After submission is completed, a form of Disclure of Conflicts of Interest will be sent to each author. The corresponding author is expected to collect information of each author and report the overall conflict of interest in the article.
Care of humanity
For the manuscript involving human data, authors should reveal whether the study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board/Committee, or, is in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration if no formal ethics committee is available. All identifying information such as names, initials, or hospital numbers etc. should be removed in written descriptions or photographs. Authors are encouraged to register clinical trials before the study start. Upon request, corresponding author is responsible to submit copies of ethic approval and informed consents from patients or legal guardian of participants.
Care and use animals
When reporting experiments on animals, authors should follow institutional or national guidelines for animal treatment. Authors are recommended to comply with the International Association of Veterinary Editors’ Consensus Author Guidelines on Animal Ethics and Welfare to ensure the experiments or procedures have fully satisfied the standards for the care and use of animals.