Submission Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to the authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.



  1. Read the Aims & Scope to gain an overview and assess if your manuscript is suitable for this journal;
  2. Use the Microsoft Word Template to prepare your manuscript;
  3. Make sure that issues about publication ethics, research ethics, copyright, authorship, figure formats, data and references format have been appropriately considered;
  4. Ensure that all authors have approved the content of the submitted manuscript.
  5. Ensure that the submission has neither been previously published, nor it was submitted previously to another journal for consideration (otherwise an explanation should be provided to the Editor in Comments).
  6. Ensure that the text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.


Manuscript Submission Overview

Types of Publications

Full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. The Journal of Sichuan University (Medical Science Edition) requires that authors publish all experimental controls and make full datasets available where possible.

Manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Sichuan University (Medical Science Edition) should neither be published previously nor be under consideration for publication in another journal. The main article types are listed below and a comprehensive list of article types can be found here. Each article should have no more than 6 authors.

  • General articles [not exceeding 4000 words, 6 display items (tables and figures)] discuss current trends in research in a field that would be of interest to readers outside the field. These include interdisciplinary topics, science policy and science administration, some aspects of the application of science and technology to human needs or the impact of science and technology on society/ecosystems/life. The articles should include an abstract, introductory paragraph, brief subheads at appropriate places, illustrations that will help a general reader, and references.
  • Research articles are original research manuscripts. They should report scientifically sound experiments and provide a substantial amount of new information. The structure should include an Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion sections, with a suggested minimum word count of 5000-8000 words The article should cite the most recent and relevant references in the field.
  • Review articles (not exceeding 6000 words, cited references to be limited to about 100 in number) are expected to survey and discuss current developments in a field. They should be well focused and organized, and avoid a general ‘textbook’ style.
  • Research communications (2000 words) contain important new findings that are novel and of fairly broad interest. They should include a brief abstract and an introductory paragraph. Text should NOT be broken up under subheads.
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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