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Steps for Submitting Manuscripts
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Last updated October 22, 2017

 

 

Steps for Submitting Manuscripts

 

Step 1: Create an account for correspondence. Please open the F6Publishing page (https://www.f6publishing.com/Forms/Main/Login.aspx), click the ‘Corresponding Author Register’, and provide the Personal Information and Institution Related Information for the corresponding author. 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 the corresponding author receives the user name and password, 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 * 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 by the ethics committee. The ethics document(s) required for manuscript types and the methods of uploading documents are described as follows:

1 The ethics document(s) required for different manuscript types

Manuscript Type

Name(s) of ethics documents required

Sample

Editorial, Review, Frontier, Diagnostic advances, Therapeutic advances, Field of Vision, Minireview, Letter to the Editor, Evidence-Based Medicine, Systematic review, Meta-Analysis, Scientometrics

Conflict-of-Interest Disclosure Form

Please download the fillable ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest (PDF), fill in it, 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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Basic study

(1) 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) 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.

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(3) Conflict-of-Interest Disclosure Form

Please download the fillable ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest (PDF), fill in it, 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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Case Control study, Observational study, Retrospective Cohort study, Retrospective study, Clinical Practice study

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

Please upload the PDF version of the Informed Consent form signed by all subjects and investigators of the study.

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(3)  Conflict-of-Interest Disclosure Form

Please download the fillable ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest (PDF), fill in it, 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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Clinical Trials study, Prospective study, Randomized Controlled trial, Randomized Clinical trial

(1) 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) 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.

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

Please upload the PDF version of the Informed Consent form signed by all subjects and investigators of the study.

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(4) Conflict-of-Interest Disclosure Form

Please download the fillable ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest (PDF), fill in it, 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

Case report

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

Please upload the PDF version of the Informed Consent form signed by all subjects and investigators of the study.

Download

(2) Conflict-of-Interest Disclosure Form

Please download the fillable ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest (PDF), fill in it, 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 Ethics policies/statements

For information on manuscript type and related ethics documents, 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 encountered technical problems when uploading the manuscript, please contact the F6Publishing team via 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 complying with the publishing ethics.

 

BPG is committed to supporting CrossRef, the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), and the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM), 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 Committee on Publication Ethics (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 management of highly influential experts, editorial board members, invited manuscripts, publishing fee, and production fee.