Publication Ethics

Journal of Sichuan University (Medical Edition) is member of CrossCheck, an initiative to help editors verify the originality of submitted manuscripts. As part of this process, a selection of submitted manuscripts are scanned and compared with the CrossCheck database. Journal of Sichuan University (Medical Edition) supports the ethical principles set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), available on its website.

The items in the list below are considered unethical and misconduct behavior. Authors are strongly suggested to be very well informed about them and avoid them under all circumstances.

  • Plagiarism
  • Duplication
  • Fraud Authorship/Denied Authorship
  • Research/Data Fabrication
  • Salami Slicing/Salami Publication
  • Breaching of Copyrights
  • Prevailing Conflict of Interest

The above list is non-exhaustive. For more information you may consult resources like the one below:

Wager E & Kleinert S (2011)  Responsible research publication: international standards for authors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010. Chapter 50 in: Mayer T & Steneck N (eds) Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment. Imperial College Press / World Scientific Publishing, Singapore (pp 309-16). (ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7)

Graf, C., Wager, E., Bowman, A., Fiack, S., Scott‐Lichter, D., & Robinson, A. (2007). Best practice guidelines on publication ethics: a publisher's perspective. International journal of clinical practice, 61(s152), 1-26.

Luther, F. (2008). Publication ethics and scientific misconduct: the role of authors, Journal of Orthodontics, 35(1), 1-4.

WAME Publication Ethics Committee. (2017). Recommendations on publication ethics policies for medical journals. Available at: Accessed on, 3.

Plagiarism Detection

All articles submitted to the journal are processed with a plagiarism software to detect unethical and misconduct behavior listed above. To prevent plagiarism, we offer plagiarism screening free of charge.

About Journal
Journal of Sichuan University (Medical Edition) is a comprehensive medical academic journal sponsored by Sichuan University, a high school directly under the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. The purpose of this journal is to reflect the medical and health scientific research achievements of Sichuan University and domestic medical scientific research achievements and academic level, to carry out domestic and foreign academic exchanges, and to promote the development of medical and health services.
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