Open Access Policy

Journal of Sichuan University (Medical Science Edition) is an open access journal, which implies that all its content is free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.

Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author as long as they cite the source.

Journal of Sichuan University (Medical Science Edition) 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.

The full text of the journal is accessible at its official website. Upon official publication, all articles of the journal are made immediately and permanently accessible for users to read and download free of charge.


Users’ Rights


Authors retain their copyright – authors will not be forced to sign any copyright transfer agreements. This means that the author has full control over the work (they retains the right to reuse, distribute, republish, etc.).

Individuals accessing Journal of Sichuan University (Medical Science Edition) content may view, reproduce, or store copies of such content provided that it is used only for personal, non-commercial use. Any use of such content in whole or in part must include the bibliographic citation, including author attribution, date, article title, journal title, and URL.

Additionally, users may carry out text and data mining of the journal content for non-commercial purposes without the need for formal permission.

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.
ISSN 1672-173X (Online)
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