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Last updated July 7, 2016

 

International committee of medical journal editors compliance

Authors are required to prepare and revise their manuscripts in compliance with the recommendations by the international committee of medical journal editors for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals.

The World Series journal-specific Instructions to Authors can be found at: http://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/gerinfo/204

The general and article type-specific Formatting Instructions can be found at:

1 Editorial. Editorial board members are invited to make comments on an important topic in their field, regarding its current research status and future directions that will promote development of this discipline. The detailed writing requirements of Editorial can be found at: http://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/214

 

2 Frontier. Highly influential scientists are invited to write frontier article select a highly cited, cutting-edge original paper of his/her own and summarize the major findings, the problems that have been resolved and remain to be resolved, and the future research directions in order to help readers understand his/her important academic point of view and perspectives on the directions of research in their field. The detailed writing requirements of Frontier can be found at: http://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/282

 

3 Diagnostic Advances. Highly influential scientists are invited to write about the most up-to-date, high-quality diagnostic advances in their field in order to improve the diagnostic skills of readers in topics covering the spectrum of general clinical diagnosis, differential diagnosis, pathological diagnosis, laboratory diagnosis, imaging diagnosis, endoscopic diagnosis, biotechnological diagnosis, functional diagnosis, and physical diagnosis. The detailed writing requirements of Diagnostic Advances can be found at: http://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/197

 

4 Therapeutic Advances. Highly influential scientists are invited to write therapeutic advances article high-quality summaries and perspectives on the most up-to-date therapeutic advances in their field in order to help improve the therapeutic skills of readers in topics covering the spectrum of medication therapy, psychotherapy, physical therapy, replacement therapy, interventional therapy, minimally invasive therapy, endoscopic therapy, transplantation therapy, and surgical therapy. The detailed writing requirements of Therapeutic Advances can be found at: http://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/213

 

5 Field of Vision. Highly influential scientists are invited to write field of vision commentaries on recent perspectives of seminal articles, on hot topic articles, or the latest articles in the research field in order to keep readers at the forefront of research and increase the impact of their clinical research. Seminal (classic) articles are papers that are included in the Web of Knowledge and which have received a large number of citations (ranking in the top 1%) after being published for more than 3 years, reflecting the article’s quality and impact on the field. Hot topic articles are papers that are included in the Web of Knowledge and have received a large number of citations after being published for no more than 2 years, reflecting their representation of cutting-edge trends in scientific research. Latest articles are the most recently published high-quality papers that are included in PubMed and which reflect the latest trends in their research field. In general, these commentary type articles will focus on the status quo of the overall research in the field, highlighting the most important research topics, the problems that have now been resolved and remain to be resolved, and the future research directions that may maximize the practical impact on a field. The basic information for the article that is the subject of these types of commentaries will be clearly stated at the beginning of the new article and will include author names, article title, journal name, year, volume, and inclusive page numbers. The detailed writing requirements of Field of Vision can be found at: http://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/281

 

6 Minireview. Highly influential scientists are invited to write minireview article on recent advances and trends in molecular biology, genomics, and related cutting-edge technologies to provide readers with the latest knowledge and to help improve their diagnostic and therapeutic skills. The detailed writing requirements of Minireview can be found at: http://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/192

 

7 Review. Highly influential scientists are invited to write review article will focus on the status quo of the overall research in the field, highlighting the most important research topics, the problems that have now been resolved and remain to be resolved, and the future research directions that may maximize the practical impact on a field. The detailed writing requirements of Review can be found at: http://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/280

 

8 Topic Highlight. Highly influential scientists are invited to write a series of topic highlight article. We identify these experts from the pool of authors with highly-cited publications; specifically, these are authors whose numbers of citations represent the top 1% over the past 10 years. Such a high number of citations can directly reflect the quality of the authored paper and the academic influence of the author. Commenting on and discussing a series of hot topic articles (7-10 articles) will help improve the diagnostic and therapeutic skills of readers. The detailed writing requirements of Topic Highlight can be found at: http://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/186

 

9 Basic Study. These basic study articles are submitted by any author and are written as basic studies of novel and innovative findings in medical basic research. The detailed writing requirements of Basic Study can be found at: http://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/279

 

10 Case Control Study. These case control study articles are submitted by any author and are structured as the identification of person/s with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease followed by a description of the relationship of an attribute of the disease and its examination by comparative analysis of diseased vs non-diseased persons, with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group. The detailed writing requirements of Case Control Study can be found at: http://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/195

 

11 Clinical Trials Study. These clinical trials study articles are submitted by any author and describe a pre-planned study of the safety, efficacy, or optimum dosage schedule (if appropriate) of one or more diagnostic, therapeutic or prophylactic technique(s), device(s) or drug(s) selected according to predetermined criteria of eligibility and observed for predefined evidence of favorable and/or unfavorable effects. The detailed writing requirements of Clinical Trials Study can be found at: http://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/196

 

12 Observational Study. These observational study articles are submitted by any author and describe a clinical study in which participants may receive diagnostic, therapeutic or other types of interventions, but the investigator does not assign participants to receive specific interventions (as in an interventional study). The detailed writing requirements of Observational Study can be found at: http://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/200

 

13 Prospective Study. These prospective study articles are submitted by any author and describe an observational study of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence and/or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group. The detailed writing requirements of Prospective Study can be found at: http://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/201

 

14 Randomized Clinical Trial. These randomized clinical trial articles are submitted by any author and describe a clinical trial in which the participants are assigned by chance to separate groups for comparison of different treatments; neither the researchers nor the participants can choose which group any individual is ultimately assigned to. Using chance to assign people to groups means that the groups will be similar and that the treatments they receive can be compared objectively. At the time of the trial, it is not known which treatment is best. Finally, study participation in a randomized trial is completely at the discretion of the patient. The detailed writing requirements of Randomized Clinical Trial can be found at: http://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/202

 

15 Randomized Controlled Trial. These articles are submitted by any author and describe a clinical trial that involves at least one test treatment and one control treatment, concurrent enrollment and follow-up of the test- and control-treated groups, and in which the treatments to be administered are selected/assigned by a random process, such as the use of a random-numbers table. The detailed writing requirements of Randomized Controlled Trial can be found at:  http://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/209

 

16 Retrospective Cohort Study. These retrospective cohort study articles are submitted by any author and describe a research study in which the medical records of groups of individuals who are alike in many ways but differ in a certain characteristic (for example, female nurses who smoke and those who do not smoke) are compared for a particular outcome (such as gastric cancer). The detailed writing requirements of Retrospective Cohort Study can be found at: http://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/210

 

17 Retrospective Study. These retrospective study articles are submitted by any author and describe a study to test etiologic hypotheses by which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature of the Retrospective Study is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons. The detailed writing requirements of Retrospective Study can be found at: http://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/211

 

18 Evidence-Based Medicine. These evidence-based medicine articles are submitted by any author and describe an approach of practicing medicine with the goal to evaluate and improve patient care. These articles require the judicious integration of the best research evidence with patient values to help guide decisions in medical care and aim to help physicians in making proper diagnoses, devising the best testing strategies, choosing the best treatments and/or methods of disease prevention, and developing guidelines for large groups of patients with the same disease. The detailed writing requirements of Evidence-Based Medicine can be found at: http://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/198

 

19 Systematic Review. These systematic review articles are submitted by any author and summarize the recent and comprehensive published material on a particular subject, without bias. The degree of comprehensiveness may vary (from broad to narrow) according to the time range of material scrutinized, but the Systematic Reviews that are most often desired for publication focus on the current literature. The textual material examined for Systematic Reviews may be equally broad or narrow and can encompass, for medicine-related topics specifically, clinical material as well as experimental research or case reports. State-of-the-art reviews tend to address more current matters. The Systematic Reviews must be distinguishable from a HISTORICAL ARTICLE on the same subject, but a review of the historical literature is also within the scope of this publication type. The detailed writing requirements of Systematic Review can be found at: http://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/203

 

20 Meta-Analysis. These meta-analysis articles are submitted by any author and are composed of a systematic review, mixed treatment comparison, meta-regression, and overview of reviews, and provide a summary of a given quantitative effect (e.g., the effectiveness and safety of clinical treatments determined by combining data from two or more randomized controlled trials, thereby providing more precise and externally valid estimates than those that would be obtained from each individual dataset if analyzed separately from the others). The detailed writing requirements of Meta-Analysis can be found at: http://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/278

 

21 Scientometrics. These scientometrics articles are submitted by any author and describe a study that measures and analyzes science research. In practice, scientometrics is often carried out using bibliometrics (a measurement of the impact of (scientific) publications). The detailed writing requirements of Scientometrics can be found at: http://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/212

 

22 Case Report. These case report articles are submitted by any author and report a rare or typical case or case series. The detailed writing requirements of Case Report can be found at: http://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/187

 

23 Letter to the Editor. These letter to the editor articles are submitted by any author and either discuss and make reply to topics published in the BPG publishes 42 journals or introduce and comment on a controversial issue of general interest. The detailed writing requirements of Letter to the Editor can be found at: http://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/277