Manuscripts submitted to
Chin Med Sci J must be original and has not been published eisewhere either in print or
electronically, nor has been submitted for publication elsewhere. We do not
consider articles that have been published in language other than English, except
commissioned second publication, or of which author had claimed an acceptable reason for
republish in English. Authors should declare the manuscript is original and
whether any part of their manuscript has been published elsewhere or not.
An author of an article
should substantially participate in scientific processes such as conception and study design, data collection, analyses, or interpretation;
drafting or revising the article critically for important intellectual content;
final approval of the article for submission and publication. Each author takes
responsibility and accountability for the publication of the study. All authors
must have agreed to the submission and sign on the Authorship and Contribution Statement. Any change to the author list after submission needs a writen approval of all authors. Contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship are suggested to be acknowledged at the end of the article.
Conflict of interest declaration
Each author should disclose potential conflicts of interest in the past 36 months, including
funding, employment, and personal financial interests relevant to the subject
of their manuscript, etc. Authors who do not have relevant conflicts of
interests should declare no such conflicting interests as well.
Compliance to biomedical ethics
As studies that involve
human should be compliant with the biomedical principles, we require
manuscripts of biomedical study to provide document of approval from the
institutional review board / committee. Clinical trials that have been registered
on appropriate online registry will have priority during editorial processing
and publication. Studies using experimental animals should follow the
institutional and / or national guidelines for animal treatment, which need to be
declared in the manuscript. For case report, a written informed consent to the
publication from the reported patient or his /her guardian is required.
Anti-plagiarism and appropriate use of images
All manuscripts will go
through crosscheck for anti-plagiarism. The similarity rate of a manuscript
should be kept appropriately low (usually <10% for original article). In
case that prominent text plagiarism was detected, the manuscript will be
rejected without peer review. Authors are responsible to preserve minimum
adjustment for images in order to ensure readers not be misled when
interpreting the image.