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Steps for Submitting Manuscripts
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Last updated October 22, 2018

 

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. 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.

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.

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

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.

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Basic study

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

Please upload the primary version (PDF) of the Institutional Review Board’s official approval, prepared in the official language of the authors’ country to the system; for example, authors from China should upload the Chinese version of the document, authors from Italy should upload the Italian version of the document, authors from Germany should upload the Deutsch version of the document, and authors from the United States and the United Kingdom should upload the English version of the document, etc. For guidelines on Institutional Review Board approval, please visit: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/287.

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(2 of 7) Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Approval Form or Document

Please upload the primary version (PDF) of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee’s official approval in the official language of the authors’ country to the system; for example, authors from China should upload the Chinese version of the document, authors from Italy should upload the Italian version of the document, authors from Germany should upload the Deutsch version of the document, and authors from the United States and the United Kingdom should upload the English version of the document, etc. For guidelines on Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee approval, please visit: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/287.

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(3 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.

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(4 of 7) 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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(5 of 7) 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.

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(6 of 7Biostatistics Review Certificate

Please upload to the system the PDF version of a statement affirming that the statistical review of the study was performed by a biomedical statistician. For guidelines on biostatistics review, please visit: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/287.

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(7 of 7) Non-Native Speakers of English Editing Certificate

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.

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Retrospective study, Clinical Practice study

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

Please upload the primary version (PDF) of the Institutional Review Board’s official approval in the official language of the authors’ country to the system; for example, authors from China should upload the Chinese version of the document, authors from Italy should upload the Italian version of the document, authors from Germany should upload the Deutsch version of the document, and authors from the United States and the United Kingdom should upload the English version of the document, etc. For guidelines on Institutional Review Board approval, please visit: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/287.

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

Please upload the primary version (PDF) of the Informed Consent Form that has been signed by all subjects and investigators of the study, prepared in the official language of the authors’ country to the system; for example, authors from China should upload the Chinese version of the document, authors from Italy should upload the Italian version of the document, authors from Germany should upload the Deutsch version of the document, and authors from the United States and the United Kingdom should upload the English version of the document, etc. https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/287.

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(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 6Biostatistics 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. For guidelines on biostatistics review, please visit: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/287.

Download

 

 

 

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

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.

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Case Control study, Observational study, Retrospective Cohort study

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

Please upload the primary version (PDF) of the Institutional Review Board’s official approval in the official language of the authors’ country to the system; for example, authors from China should upload the Chinese version of the document, authors from Italy should upload the Italian version of the document, authors from Germany should upload the Deutsch version of the document, and authors from the United States and the United Kingdom should upload the English version of the document, etc. For guidelines on Institutional Review Board approval, please visit: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/287.

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

Please upload the primary version (PDF) of the Informed Consent Form that has been signed by all subjects and investigators of the study, prepared in the official language of the authors’ country to the system; for example, authors from China should upload the Chinese version of the document, authors from Italy should upload the Italian version of the document, authors from Germany should upload the Deutsch version of the document, and authors from the United States and the United Kingdom should upload the English version of the document, etc. For guidelines on informed consent, please visit: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/287.

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(3 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.

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(4 of 7) 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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(5 of 7) 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.

Download

(6 of 7Biostatistics 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. For guidelines on biostatistics review, please visit: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/287.

Download

(7 of 7) Non-Native Speakers of English Editing Certificate

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.

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Clinical Trials study, Prospective study, Randomized Controlled trial, Randomized Clinical trial

(1 of 8) Institutional Review Board Approval Form or Document

Please upload the primary version (PDF) of the Institutional Review Board’s official approval in official language of the authors’ country to the system; for example, authors from China should upload the Chinese version of the document, authors from Italy should upload the Italian version of the document, authors from Germany should upload the Deutsch version of the document, and authors from the United States and the United Kingdom should upload the English version of the document, etc. For guidelines on Institutional Review Board approval, please visit: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/287.

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(2 of 8) 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. For guidelines on clinical trial registration, please visit: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/287.

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(3 of 8) Signed Informed Consent Form(s) or Document(s)

Please upload the primary version (PDF) of the Informed Consent Form that has been signed by all subjects and investigators of the study, prepared in the official language of the authors’ country to the system; for example, authors from China should upload the Chinese version of the document, authors from Italy should upload the Italian version of the document, authors from Germany should upload the Deutsch version of the document, and authors from the United States and the United Kingdom should upload the English version of the document, etc. For guidelines on informed consent, please visit: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/287.

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(4 of 8) 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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(5 of 8) 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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(6 of 8) 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 of the 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.

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(7 of 8Biostatistics 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. For guidelines on biostatistics review, please visit: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/287.

Download

(8 of 8) Non-Native Speakers of English Editing Certificate

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.

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

(1 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.

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(2 of 5) 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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(3 of 5) 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.

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(4 of 5Biostatistics 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. For guidelines on biostatistics review, please visit: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/287.

Download

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

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.

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Case report

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

Please upload the primary version (PDF) of the Informed Consent Form (Surgical procedures or other) that has been signed by the patients in the study, prepared in the official language of the authors’ country to the system; for example, authors from China should upload the Chinese version of the document, authors from Italy should upload the Italian version of the document, authors from Germany should upload the Deutsch version of the document, and authors from the United States and the United Kingdom should upload the English version of the document, etc. For guidelines on informed consent, please visit: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/287.

Download

(2 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

(3 of 5) 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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(4 of 5) CARE Checklist – 2016: Information for writing a case report

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

1) Download the ‘CARE Checklist – 2016: Information for 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 – 2016: Information for writing a case report;

3) State on the title page of the manuscript that the guidelines of the “CARE Checklist – 2016: Information for writing a case report” have been adopted;

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

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

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.

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