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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/Forms/Main/Login.aspx) 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: All authors’ ORCID numbers 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. Co-first authors and co-corresponding authors are not allowed. 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. First, for all manuscripts involving human studies and/or animal experiments, author(s) must submit the related formal ethics documents that were reviewed and approved by their local ethical review committee. This is mandatory and is one of the determining factors for whether or not the manuscript will be sent for peer review. If human and animal studies received waiver of the approval requirement from the ethics committee, the author(s) must provide an official statement to this effect generated by the ethics committee. The ethics and relevant document(s) required for the different manuscript types and the methods for uploading these documents are described below:

 

 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, Diagnostic Advances, Therapeutic Advances, Field of Vision, Minireview, Letter To the Editor, Correction, Retraction Note

(1 of 2) Conflict-of-Interest Disclosure Form

Please download the fillable ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest (PDF), fill it in, and then upload the completed PDF version to the system.

Note: The Corresponding Author is responsible for filling out a Conflict-of-Interest Disclosure Form.

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(2 of 2) Copyright License Agreement

Please upload the PDF version of the Copyright License Agreement Form that has been signed by all authors.

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Basic Study

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

Please upload the PDF version of the Institutional Review Board’s official approval to the system.

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(2 of 6) Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Approval Form or Document

Please upload the PDF version of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee’s official approval to the system.

Download

(3 of 6) Conflict-of-Interest Disclosure Form

Please download the fillable ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest (PDF), fill it in, and then upload the completed PDF version to the system.

Note: The Corresponding Author is responsible for filling out a Conflict-of-Interest Disclosure Form.

Download

(4 of 6) Copyright License Agreement

Please upload the PDF version of the Copyright License Agreement Form that has been signed by all authors.

Download

(5 of 6) Biostatistics Review Certificate

Please upload the PDF version of a statement affirming that the statistical review of the study was performed by a biomedical statistician to the system.

Download

(6 of 6) The ARRIVE Guidelines

In order to improve the quality of Basic Study manuscripts, authors should:

1) Download ‘The ARRIVE Guidelines’ before the peer review process;

2) Complete the ARRIVE checklist to ensure that the manuscript meets the requirements of The ARRIVE Guidelines;

3) State on the title page of the manuscript that the ARRIVE Guidelines have been adopted;

4) And, upload the PDF version of the completed ARRIVE checklist to the system.

Download(English)

Download(Chinese)

Retrospective Study, Clinical Practice Study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Please upload the PDF version of the Institutional Review Board’s official approval to the system.

Download

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

Please upload the PDF version of the Informed Consent Form that has been signed by all subjects and investigators of the study.

Download

(3 of 5) Conflict-of-Interest Disclosure Form

Please download the fillable ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest (PDF), fill it in, and then upload the completed PDF version to the system.

Note: The Corresponding Author is responsible for filling out a Conflict-of-Interest Disclosure Form.

Download

(4 of 5) Copyright License Agreement

Please upload the PDF version of the Copyright License Agreement Form that has been signed by all authors.

Download

 

(5 of 5) Biostatistics Review Certificate

Please upload the PDF version of a statement affirming that the statistical review of the study was performed by a biomedical statistician to the system.

Download

 

 

 

Case Control Study, Observational Study, Retrospective Cohort Study

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

Please upload the PDF version of the Institutional Review Board’s official approval to the system.

Download

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

Please upload the PDF version of the Informed Consent Form that has been signed by all subjects and investigators of the study.

Download

(3 of 6) Conflict-of-Interest Disclosure Form

Please download the fillable ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest (PDF), fill it in, and then upload the completed PDF version to the system.

Note: The Corresponding Author is responsible for filling out a Conflict-of-Interest Disclosure Form.

Download

(4 of 6) Copyright License Agreement

Please upload the PDF version of the Copyright License Agreement Form that has been signed by all authors.

Download

 

 

(5 of 6) Biostatistics Review Certificate

Please upload the PDF version of a statement affirming that the statistical review of the study was performed by a biomedical statistician to the system.

Download

(6 of 6) STROBE Statement

In order to improve the quality of Case Control study, Observational study and Retrospective Cohort study manuscripts, authors should:

1) Download the ‘STROBE Statement—checklist of items that should be included in reports of observational studies’ before the peer review process;

2) Complete the checklist to ensure that the manuscript meets the requirements of the STROBE Statement;

3) State on the title page of the manuscript that the guidelines of the STROBE Statement have been adopted;

4) And, upload the PDF version of the completed checklist to the system.

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

(1 of 7) Institutional Review Board Approval Form or Document

Please upload the PDF version of the Institutional Review Board’s official approval to the system.

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(2 of 7) Clinical Trial Registration Statement

Please upload the PDF version of the document providing the registration identification number and the URL for the trial's registry.

Download

(3 of 7) Signed Informed Consent Form(s) or Document(s)

Please upload the PDF version of the Informed Consent Form that has been signed by all subjects and investigators of the study.

Download

(4 of 7) Conflict-of-Interest Disclosure Form

Please download the fillable ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest (PDF), fill it in, and then upload the completed PDF version to the system.

Note: The Corresponding Author is responsible for filling out a Conflict-of-Interest Disclosure Form.

Download

(5 of 7) Copyright License Agreement

Please upload the PDF version of the Copyright License Agreement Form that has been signed by all authors.

Download

 

(6 of 7) Biostatistics Review Certificate

Please upload the PDF version of a statement affirming that the statistical review of the study was performed by a biomedical statistician to the system.

Download

(7 of 7) CONSORT 2010 Statement

In order to improve the quality of Clinical Trials study, Prospective study, Randomized Controlled trial and Randomized Clinical trial manuscripts, authors should:

1) Download the ‘CONSORT 2010 checklist of information to include when reporting a randomised trial before the peer review process;

2) Complete the checklist to ensure that the manuscript meets the requirements of the CONSORT 2010 Statement;

3) State on the title page ofthe manuscript that the guidelines of the CONSORT 2010 Statement have been adopted;

4) And, upload the PDF version of the completed checklist to the system.

Download

 

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

 

 

 

(1 of 4) Conflict-of-Interest Disclosure Form

Please download the fillable ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest (PDF), fill it in, and then upload the completed PDF version to the system.

Note: The Corresponding Author is responsible for filling out a Conflict-of-Interest Disclosure Form.

Download

(2 of 4) Copyright License Agreement

Please upload the PDF version of the Copyright License Agreement Form that has been signed by all authors.

Download

(3 of 4) Biostatistics Review Certificate

Please upload the PDF version of a statement affirming that the statistical review of the study was performed by a biomedical statistician to the system.

Download

(4 of 4) PRISMA 2009 Checklist

In order to improve the quality of Systematic review and Meta-Analysis manuscripts, authors should:

1) Download the ‘PRISMA 2009 Checklist before the peer review process;

2) Complete the checklist to ensure that the manuscript meets the requirements of the PRISMA 2009 Statement;

3) State on the title page of the manuscript that the guidelines of the PRISMA 2009 Statement have been adopted;

4) And, upload the PDF version of the completed checklist to the system.

Download

Case Report

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

Please upload the PDF version of the Informed Consent Form that has been signed by all subjects and investigators of the study.

Download

(2 of 4) Conflict-of-Interest Disclosure Form

Please download the fillable ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest (PDF), fill it in, and then upload the completed PDF version to the system.

Note: The Corresponding Author is responsible for filling out a Conflict-of-Interest Disclosure Form.

Download

(3 of 4) Copyright License Agreement

Please upload the PDF version of the Copyright License Agreement Form that has been signed by all authors.

Download

(4 of 4) CARE Checklist (2013)

In order to improve the quality of Case report manuscripts, authors should:

1) Download the ‘CARE Checklist (2013) of information to include when writing a case report before the peer review process;

2) Complete the checklist to ensure that the manuscript meets the requirements of the CARE Checklist (2013);

3) State on the title page of the manuscript that the guidelines of the CARE Checklist (2013) have been adopted;

4) And, upload the PDF version of the completed checklist to the system.

Download

 

2 Ethics policies/statements

For information on the ethics and relevant documents related to each manuscript type, please visit: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/287.

 

3 Language editing for manuscripts submitted by non-native speakers of English

If the authors are non-native speakers of English, then the non-native speakers of English editing certificate must be submitted. For guidelines on non-native speakers of English editing certificate, please visit: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/gerinfo/240.

 

4 Methods of uploading documents

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 file uploading will be initiated by clicking the 'Submit' button (right screen). All tables and images (figures) MUST be EMBEDDED in the manuscript file; there is not a separate submission step for the tables and figures.

 

Note: After the manuscript and related documents are uploaded, 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.

 

About the BPG

The Baishideng Publishing Group (BPG), founded on January 15, 1993, is a professional publisher of medical journals that is dedicated to discovering and disseminating knowledge under the precondition of compliance with the publishing ethics.

BPG is committed to supporting CrossRef, the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM), and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and is a member of all these associations.

BPG currently publishes 43 clinical medical journals, covering a wide range of topics, including internal medicine, pediatrics, neurology, psychiatry, dermatology, medical imaging, clinical laboratory diagnostics, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology, oncology, sports medicine, anesthesiology, and emergency medicine.

 

BPG follows the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and Publishers developed by the COPE, implements the policy of single-blind peer review and online open access publishing for all journals, and releases the manuscript-related documents of peer-review report, authors’ answering reviewers, institutional ethics approval document(s), and CrossCheck detection report along with the manuscript upon publication.

 

Many journals published by the BPG are indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, Journal Citation Reports, Index Medicus, MEDLINE, PubMed, PubMed Central, and Scopus.

 

All BPG journals process manuscripts using the self-developed F6Publishing system, which is a modern publishing system that integrates the functions of online peer review, manuscript production, manuscript release, and the management of highly influential experts, editorial board members, invited manuscripts, publishing fee, and production fee.