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Steps for Submitting Manuscripts
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Steps for Submitting Manuscripts

 

Step 1: Create an account for correspondence. Please open the F6Publishing page (https://www.f6publishing.com) and click ‘Corresponding Author Register’ to provide the corresponding author’s Personal Information and Institution-Related Information. When the complete information has been typed in, please click the Submit button, and the system will automatically send you a user name and password via e-mail.

Note: The corresponding author’s ORCID number will need to be submitted when creating an account for correspondence. To obtain an ORCID number, please visit: https://orcid.org/.

Step 2: Login to F6Publishing. After receipt of the user name and password for the corresponding author, please login to F6Publishing by clicking ‘Author Login’. After login, click ‘Start New Submission’ and find the Manuscript General Information zone, in which the corresponding author should fill in the information for the fields of Journal, Manuscript Title, Country of Manuscript Source, Manuscript Source, Invited Manuscript ID, Funding Agency and Grant Number, Manuscript Scope, Specialty, Manuscript Type, Abstract, Keywords, Core Tip, and Cover Letter. After information in all fields is completed, click either ‘Save & Continue’ or ‘Skip & Continue’. If you want to modify the information at this step, please click ‘Go Back’.

Note: In the F6Publishing system, the * denotes Required Fields.

Step 3: All author list. The corresponding author submits the information for all authors in an order based on their contributions to the manuscript. Personal Information and Institution-Related Information should be submitted for each author. The corresponding author should ensure that all information provided for the Institution-Related Information and Correspondence To fields is correct.

Note: Please check the box in front of ‘Is Corresponding Author’ to confirm and formally attest to the corresponding author status for the person providing the information.

Step 4: Upload manuscript and relevant files. The full manuscript, including main text, table(s), and figure(s) should be uploaded at one time. Please embed the main text, table(s), and figure(s) in a single manuscript file (Word or PDF) and remove all editing tracks and notes. While there are no writing or formatting restrictions for the first submission of the manuscript, it is recommended that the authors write a high-quality academic article according to the Guidelines for Authors before submitting, as shown in: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/gerinfo/204.

Please click the radio button (left screen) for the file type you will upload. Then, select the corresponding file(s) you will upload by clicking the 'Browse' button (right screen) and choosing the file from your computer system. The file(s) you have selected for uploading will appear in the 'Uploaded Files' box. The full manuscript, including main text, table(s), and figure(s) should be uploaded at one time. Please embed the main text, table(s), and figure(s) in a single manuscript file (Word or PDF) and remove all editing tracks and notes.

After the manuscript and related documents are uploaded, click the ‘Continue’ button to preview the submitted information and documents, and then click the ‘Submit’ button to submit all documents. Once the documents are submitted, no further changes are allowed.

After the submission, all authors will receive an e-mail notification of receipt of the manuscript. If authors have not received the manuscript receipt or if they encountered technical problems when uploading the manuscript, please contact the F6Publishing team via the Help Desk (https://www.f6publishing.com/Helpdesk) or by sending an e-mail to submission@wjgnet.com.

In addition, the ethics and relevant document(s) required for the different manuscript types are described below:

Table 1 Ethics and relevant document(s) required for the different manuscript types

Manuscript type

Name(s) of ethics and relevant documents required

Sample

Editorial, Review, Frontier, Field of Vision, Minireview, Letter to The Editor, Correction, Retraction Note

(1 of 1) Non-Native Speakers of English Editing Certificate

It is strongly recommended that non-native English-speaking authors improve the language quality of their manuscript before submitting, as this feature is closely related to peer review and first-decision making for the manuscript. Please use language editing services provided by our recognized high-quality biomedical editing companies, as shown in: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/gerinfo/240.

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Basic Study

(1 of 5) Institutional Review Board Approval Form or Document

It is recommended that the authors upload this important document required for research involving humans/animals. The document is closely related to peer review and first-decision making for the manuscript.

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(2 of 5) Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Approval Form or Document

It is recommended that the authors upload this important document required for research involving animals. The document is closely related to peer review and first-decision making for the manuscript.

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(3 of 5) The ARRIVE Guidelines

It is recommended that the authors upload this important document related to manuscript writing of basic research using animals. The document is closely related to peer review and first-decision making for the manuscript.

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(4 of 5) Biostatistics Review Certificate

It is recommended that the authors upload this important document required for studies using biostatistics, which is closely related to peer review and first-decision making for the manuscript.

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(5 of 5) Non-Native Speakers of English Editing Certificate

It is recommended that non-native English-speaking authors improve the language quality of their manuscript before submitting, as this feature is closely related to peer review and first-decision making for the manuscript. Please use language editing services provided by our recognized high-quality biomedical editing companies, as shown in: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/gerinfo/240.

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Retrospective Study, Clinical Practice Study

(1 of 4) Institutional Review Board Approval Form or Document

It is recommended that the authors upload this important document required for research involving humans/animals. The document is closely related to peer review and first-decision making for the manuscript.

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(2 of 4) Signed Informed Consent Form(s) or Document(s)

It is recommended that the authors upload this important document required for research involving humans. The document is closely related to peer review and first-decision making for the manuscript.

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(3 of 4) Biostatistics Review Certificate

It is recommended that the authors upload this important document required for studies using biostatistics, which is closely related to peer review and first-decision making for the manuscript.

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(4 of 4) Non-Native Speakers of English Editing Certificate

It is recommended that non-native English-speaking authors improve the language quality of their manuscript before submitting, as this feature is closely related to peer review and first-decision making for the manuscript. Please use language editing services provided by our recognized high-quality biomedical editing companies, as shown in: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/gerinfo/240.

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Case Control Study, Observational Study, Retrospective Cohort Study

 

(1 of 5) Institutional Review Board Approval Form or Document

It is recommended that the authors upload this important document required for research involving humans/animals. The document is closely related to peer review and first-decision making for the manuscript.

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(2 of 5) Signed Informed Consent Form(s) or Document(s)

It is recommended that the authors upload this important document required for research involving humans. The document is closely related to peer review and first-decision making for the manuscript.

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(3 of 5) STROBE Statement

It is recommended that the authors upload this important document related to manuscript writing of observational/case control/retrospective cohort studies. The document is closely related to peer review and first-decision making for the manuscript.

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(4 of 5) Biostatistics Review Certificate

It is recommended that the authors upload this important document required for studies using biostatistics, which is closely related to peer review and first-decision making for the manuscript.

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(5 of 5) Non-Native Speakers of English Editing Certificate

It is recommended that non-native English-speaking authors improve the language quality of their manuscript before submitting, as this feature is closely related to peer review and first-decision making for the manuscript. Please use language editing services provided by our recognized high-quality biomedical editing companies, as shown in: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/gerinfo/240.

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Clinical Trials Study, Prospective Study, Randomized Controlled Trial, Randomized Clinical Trial

 

(1 of 6) Institutional Review Board Approval Form or Document

It is recommended that the authors upload this important document required for research involving humans/animals. The document is closely related to peer review and first-decision making for the manuscript.

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(2 of 6) Clinical Trial Registration Statement

It is recommended that the authors upload this important document required for any clinical research study that prospectively assigns human participants or groups of humans to one or more health-related interventions to evaluate the effects on health outcomes. The document is closely related to peer review and first-decision making for the manuscript.

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(3 of 6) Signed Informed Consent Form(s) or Document(s)

It is recommended that the authors upload this important document required for research involving humans. The document is closely related to peer review and first-decision making for the manuscript.

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(4 of 6) CONSORT 2010 Statement

It is recommended that the authors upload this important document related to manuscript writing of clinical trial, randomized controlled trial, and randomized clinical trial research, and prospective studies. The document is closely related to peer review and first-decision making for the manuscript.

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(5 of 6) Biostatistics Review Certificate

It is recommended that the authors upload this important document required for studies using biostatistics, which is closely related to peer review and first-decision making for the manuscript.

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(6 of 6) Non-Native Speakers of English Editing Certificate

It is recommended that non-native English-speaking authors improve the language quality of their manuscript before submitting, as this feature is closely related to peer review and first-decision making for the manuscript. Please use language editing services provided by our recognized high-quality biomedical editing companies, as shown in: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/gerinfo/240.

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Evidence-Based Medicine, Scientometrics, Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis

 

(1 of 3) PRISMA 2009 Checklist

It is recommended that the authors upload this important document related to manuscript writing of systematic review, meta-analysis, and scientometrics research. The document is closely related to peer review and first-decision making for the manuscript.

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(2 of 3) Biostatistics Review Certificate

It is recommended that the authors upload this important document required for studies using biostatistics, which is closely related to peer review and first-decision making for the manuscript.

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(3 of 3) Non-Native Speakers of English Editing Certificate

It is recommended that non-native English-speaking authors improve the language quality of their manuscript before submitting, as this feature is closely related to peer review and first-decision making for the manuscript. Please use language editing services provided by our recognized high-quality biomedical editing companies, as shown in: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/gerinfo/240.

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Case Report

(1 of 3) Signed Consent for Treatment Form(s) or Document(s)

It is recommended that the authors upload this important document related to case report studies. The document is closely related to peer review and first-decision making for the manuscript.

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(2 of 3) CARE Checklist – 2016: Information for writing a case report

It is recommended that the authors upload this important document related to case report writing. The document is closely related to peer review and first-decision making for the manuscript.

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(3 of 3) Non-Native Speakers of English Editing Certificate

It is recommended that non-native English-speaking authors improve the language quality of their manuscript before submitting, as this feature is closely related to peer review and first-decision making for the manuscript. Please use language editing services provided by our recognized high-quality biomedical editing companies, as shown in: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/gerinfo/240.

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