Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Chinese Journal of Clinicians(ISSN 1674-0785) is an open accessed,peer reviewed scholarly journal, established in 2007, monthly publishes original research articles, technical advances and study protocols in any area of medical science or clinical practice online and on DVD-ROM.

The major task of CJC is to rapidly report the most recent developments in the research by the clinicians. CJC accepts papers on the following aspects: anesthesiology, cardiology, complementary medicine, critical care, dermatology, emergency medicine, endocrinology, ethics, gastroenterology, genetics, geriatrics, gynecology, health services research, hematology, imaging, immunology, infectious diseases, informatics, medical education, musculoskeletal disorders, nephrology, neurology, nuclear medicine, nursing, obstetrics, oncology, ophthalmology, oral health, otolaryngology, palliative care, pathology, pediatrics, pharmacology, physiology, primary care, psychiatry, public health, respirology, research methodology, surgery and urology.

The columns in the issues of CJC will include:

(1) Editorial: To introduce and comment on major advances and developments in the field;

(2) Frontier: To review representative achievements, comment on the state of current research, and propose directions for future research;

(3) Observation: To update the development of old and new questions, highlight unsolved problems, and provide strategies on how to solve the questions;

(4) Guidelines for Basic Research: To provide Guidelines for basic research;

(5) Guidelines for Clinical Practice: To provide guidelines for clinical diagnosis and treatment;

(6) Review: To review systemically progress and unresolved problems in the field, comment on the state of current research, and make suggestions for future work;

(7) Original Articles: To report innovative and original findings in cardiology;

(8) Brief Articles: To briefly report the novel and innovative findings in cardiology;

(9) Case Reports: To report a rare or typical case;


 

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case Reports

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Original Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Brief Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Guidelines Clinical Practice

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Guidelines Basic Science

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Research Frontier

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

   

Submitted manuscripts will be sent to peer reviewers, unless they are either out of scope or below threshold for the journal, or the presentation or written English is of an unacceptably low standard. They will generally be reviewed by two experts with the aim of reaching a first decision as soon as possible. In addition, advice on whether the article is of sufficient significance for publication in Chinese Journal of Clinicians will generally be obtained from a member of the Editorial Board or a researcher of equivalent standing. Reviewers are asked to declare any competing interests.

We ask all authors to provide the contact details (including email addresses) of at least four potential peer reviewers for their manuscript. These should be experts in their field of study, who will be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Any suggested peer reviewers should not have published with any of the authors of the manuscript within the past five years and should not be members of the same research institution, nor should they be on the Editorial Board of the journal unless they work precisely in that field. Suggested reviewers will be considered alongside potential reviewers identified by their publication record or recommended by Editorial Board members.

Reviewers are asked whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and whether it is of sufficient significance for publication in Chinese Journal of Clinicians. They are told that should the work be sound but of limited significance, the authors will be given the option of publication without further review. In cases where there is strong disagreement either among peer reviewers or between the authors and peer reviewers, advice is sought from a member of the journal's Editorial Board. The journal allows a maximum of two revisions of any manuscript. All appeals should be directed to the Medical Editor. The ultimate responsibility for editorial decisions lies with the Editor-in-Chief.

Once an article is accepted, it is published in Chinese Journal of Clinicians immediately as printing version. The paper will subsequently be published in both fully browseable web form, and as a formatted PDF; the article will then be available through Chemical Abstract,CNKI and Wanfang Data. Authors will be able to check the progress of their paper through the submission system at any time by logging into http:// global.clinicmed.net /, their personalized section of the site.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 


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