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Guidelines for Authors

 

Contents

1 ABOUT THE BAISHIDENG

1.1 Journals List

1.2 Open-Access

1.3 Copyright

1.4 Article Processing Charge

1.5 Privacy Policy

1.6 Disclaimer Statement

1.7 Publisher

1.8 Help Desk

1.9 Website

1.10 Submit a Manuscript

2 PEER-REVIEW PROCESS

3 PUBLISHING PROCESS

4 GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION, SUBMISSION, AND MANUSCRIPT FORMAT

4.1 Editorial

4.2 Frontier

4.3 Guidelines

4.4 Field of Vision

4.5 Opinion Review

4.6 Expert Consensus

4.7 Evidence Review

4.8 Review

4.9 Minireview

4.10 Case Control Study

4.11 Retrospective Cohort Study

4.12 Retrospective Study

4.13 Clinical Trials Study

4.14 Observational Study

4.15 Prospective Study

4.16 Randomized Controlled Trial

4.17 Randomized Clinical Trial

4.18 Clinical and Translational Research

4.19 Basic Study

4.20 Evidence-Based Medicine

4.21 Systematic Review

4.22 Meta-Analysis

4.23 Scientometrics

4.24 Case Report

4.25 Letter to the Editor

4.26 Correction

4.27 Retraction Note

5 APPEALS AND COMPLAINTS

6 GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS TO REQUEST WITHDRAWAL OF A MANUSCRIPT

7 ONLINE SUBMISSIONS

8 BAISHIDENG HOMEPAGE, SUBMISSION SITE AND MANUSCRIPT TYPES


1 ABOUT THE BAISHIDENG

Baishideng Publishing Group (Baishideng) publishes 47 peer-reviewed, open-access journals covering a broad range of topics in clinical medicine, as well as several topics in biochemistry and molecular biology, relevant to human health today.

1.1 Journals List. Baishideng publishes the following 47 journals:

Artificial Intelligence in Cancer

Artificial Intelligence in Gastroenterology

Artificial Intelligence in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging

World Journal of Anesthesiology

World Journal of Biological Chemistry

World Journal of Cardiology

World Journal of Clinical Cases

World Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases

World Journal of Clinical Oncology

World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics

World Journal of Clinical Urology

World Journal of Critical Care Medicine

World Journal of Dermatology

World Journal of Diabetes

World Journal of Experimental Medicine

World Journal of Gastroenterology

World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology

World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology

World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics

World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

World Journal of Hematology

World Journal of Hepatology

World Journal of Hypertension

World Journal of Immunology

World Journal of Medical Genetics

World Journal of Meta-Analysis

World Journal of Methodology

World Journal of Nephrology

World Journal of Neurology

World Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

World Journal of Ophthalmology

World Journal of Orthopedics

World Journal of Otorhinolaryngology

World Journal of Pharmacology

World Journal of Psychiatry

World Journal of Radiology

World Journal of Respirology

World Journal of Rheumatology

World Journal of Stem Cells

World Journal of Stomatology

World Journal of Surgical Procedures

World Journal of Translational Medicine

World Journal of Transplantation

World Journal of Virology

Shijie Huaren Xiaohua Zazhi/World Chinese Journal of Digestology

1.2 Open-Access. All articles published by Baishideng are selected by an in-house editor and fully peer-reviewed by external reviewers. Baishideng applies the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon the published works non-commercially, and license the derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial. See: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

1.3 Copyright. Copyright belongs to the author(s) for all articles published by Baishideng. All rights are reserved.

1.4 Article Processing Charge. For detailed information, please visit: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/gerinfo/242

1.5 Privacy Policy. Baishideng is committed to the protection of your personal information. Baishideng’s privacy policy applies only to information collected by Baishideng through the www.wjgnet.com website. For details about the privacy policy, please visit: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/gerinfo/269

1.6 Disclaimer Statement. All articles published in journals owned by Baishideng represent the views and opinions of their authors, and not the views, opinions or policies of Baishideng, except where explicitly indicated otherwise.

1.7 Publisher. Baishideng Publishing Group Inc, 7041 Koll Center Parkway, Suite 160, Pleasanton, CA 94566, USA.

1.8 Help Desk. For details, please visit: https://www.f6publishing.com/helpdesk

1.9 Website. For details, please visit: https://www.wjgnet.com

1.10 Submit a Manuscript. For details, please visit the F6Publishing system at: https://www.f6publishing.com


2 PEER-REVIEW PROCESS

Upon submission of any manuscript for consideration for publication in a journal published by the Baishideng, the scientific editor first performs a search of the Web of Science, Google and/or PubMed databases to determine the topical relevance and timeliness of the manuscript’s content as well as to make an initial assessment of potential academic misconduct related to the general features of the study and/or topical content. The results of this initial review are either approval to enter into the peer-review process or rejection. The first step in the peer-review process involves delivery of the manuscript to 1 to 3 external reviewers with expertise in the paper’s topic and/or field. The reviewers are allotted a period of 7 to 14 d in which to thoughtfully assess the manuscript and return comments to the editorial office, at which time the editorial director conducts a decision-making meeting to assess the reviewers’ comments. Manuscripts that have received positive comments and meet the general publication requirements of Baishideng and any specific requirements of the particular journal are forwarded directly to the editor-in-chief, who provides signatory approval recommending that the manuscript is “To Be Accepted”. If the manuscript fails to meet the high-quality standard assessed by the peer-reviewers or does not meet the Baishideng and/or journal-specific criteria, it is rejected. All manuscripts recommended for acceptance must pass a final review by the editor-in-chief before they are officially accepted for publication and entered into the production phase.


3 PUBLISHING PROCESS

Step 1 Manuscript reception and registration

Step 2 Initial review by scientific editor

Step 3 Peer-review

Step 4 End of peer-review

Step 5 First decision

Step 6 To be accepted

Step 7 Revision by the author(s)

Step 8 Second decision

Step 9 Final review by the Editorial Borad (final quality control for academic content and language quality)

Step 10 To be accepted/revised/rejected

Step 11 Final acceptance and charging of publication fee

Step 12 Language editing

Step 13 Production

Step 14 Proofreading by Scientific Editor

Step 15 Proofreading by Deputy Editor

Step 16 Final review by Editor-in-Chief

Step 17 Release of online open-access papers in electronic form on the Baishideng website

Step 18 Delivery of high-quality PDF reprints to the author(s)

Step 19 End of the publication process

Step 20 Release of online papers on PubMed Central/Web of Science


4 GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION, SUBMISSION, AND MANUSCRIPT FORMAT

The following manuscript type will be published in the Baishideng series journals:

4.1 Editorial. Editorial Board Members/Peer Reviewers 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: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/214

4.2 Frontier. Highly influential scientists are invited to write a 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 for the Frontier article can be found at: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/216

4.3 Guidelines. Guidelines articles are submitted by any author and describe a guideline in medicine research. The detailed writing requirements for the Guidelines article can be found at: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/297

4.4 Field of Vision. Highly influential scientists are invited to write a Field of Vision commentary 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 the author’s 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 for the Field of Vision article can be found at: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/215

4.5 Opinion Review. Highly influential scientists are invited to write Opinion Review articles that 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 for the Opinion Review article can be found at: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/298

4.6 Expert Consensus. The detailed writing requirements for the Expert Consensus article can be found at: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/315

4.7 Evidence Review. The detailed writing requirements for the Evidence Review article can be found at: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/314

4.8 Review. Highly influential scientists are invited to write a Review article that 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 for the Review article can be found at: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/217

4.9 Minireview. Highly influential scientists are invited to write a 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 for the Minireview article can be found at: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/192

4.10 Case Control Study. The Case Control Study article can be submitted by any author and is 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 for the Case Control Study article can be found at: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/195

4.11 Retrospective Cohort Study. The Retrospective Cohort Study article can be submitted by any author and will 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 for the Retrospective Cohort Study article can be found at: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/210

4.12 Retrospective Study. The Retrospective Study article can be submitted by any author and will 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 for the Retrospective Study article can be found at: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/211

4.13 Clinical Trials Study. The Clinical Trials Study article can be submitted by any author and will 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 for the Clinical Trials Study article can be found at: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/196

4.14 Observational Study. The Observational Study article can be submitted by any author and will 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 for the Observational Study article can be found at: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/200

4.15 Prospective Study. The Prospective Study article can be submitted by any author and will 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 for the Prospective Study article can be found at: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/201

4.16 Randomized Controlled Trial. The Randomized Controlled Trial article can be submitted by any author and will 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 for the Randomized Controlled Trial article can be found at: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/209

4.17 Randomized Clinical Trial. The Randomized Clinical Trial article can be submitted by any author and will 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 for the Randomized Clinical Trial article can be found at: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/202

4.18 Clinical and Translational Research. The detailed writing requirements for the Clinical and Translational Research article can be found at: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/313

4.19 Basic Study. The Basic Study article can be submitted by any author and is written to describe and detail basic studies of novel and innovative findings in medical basic research. The detailed writing requirements for the Basic Study article can be found at: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/218

4.20 Evidence-Based Medicine. The Evidence-Based Medicine article can be submitted by any author and will 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 for the Evidence-Based Medicine article can be found at: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/198

4.21 Systematic Review. The Systematic Review article can be submitted by any author and will 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 Review article 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 for the Systematic Review article can be found at: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/203

4.22 Meta-Analysis. The Meta-Analysis article can be 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 for the Meta-Analysis article can be found at: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/278

4.23 Scientometrics. The Scientometrics article can be submitted by any author and will 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 for the Scientometrics article can be found at: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/212

4.24 Case Report. The Case Report article can be submitted by any author and will report a rare or typical case or case series. The detailed writing requirements for the Case Report article can be found at: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/187

4.25 Letter to the Editor. The Letter to the Editor article can be submitted by any author and will either discuss and make reply to topics published in any of the Baishideng -published journals or introduce and comment on a controversial issue of general interest. The detailed writing requirements for the Letter to the Editor article can be found at: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/219

4.26 Correction. The detailed writing requirements for the Correction article can be found at: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/295

4.27 Retraction Note. The detailed writing requirements for the Retraction Note article can be found at: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/296


5 APPEALS AND COMPLAINTS

Authors may appeal an editorial decision if they feel that the decision to reject was based on either a significant misunderstanding of a core aspect of the manuscript or concerns regarding the manuscript-handling process.

To raise an appeal about manuscript peer-review, first decision, manuscript revision, editing, and/or second decision, please contact the Science Editor Development Department Director, Jia-Ping Yan via email: j.p.yan@wjgnet.com.

To raise an appeal about manuscript production, including typesetting, and/or online releasing, please contact the Production Department Director, Xiang Li via email: x.li@wjgnet.com.

For either type of appeal, please quote your manuscript number ID and an explanation of your rationale for the appeal in your email.

To raise a complaint regarding editorial staff, publishing policies or processes, please contact the Baishideng Office via email at: office@baishideng.com in the first instance.

 

6 GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS TO REQUEST WITHDRAWAL OF A MANUSCRIPT

Although rare, during the manuscript publishing process and after the publication of manuscripts, some authors are faced with the need to request Baishideng to withdraw/ retraction their manuscript due to many reasons. In recognition of this weighty decision, Baishideng will carefully evaluate any author-initiated manuscript withdrawal/ retraction request based upon the principles of respecting and understanding the details provided with the request. If you are faced with this situation, we request that you and all co-authors conform to the guidelines: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/GerInfo/300.

 

7 ONLINE SUBMISSIONS

Since the Baishideng does not return or save any of the documents related to a rejected manuscript, the authors should retain one copy of the text, tables, photographs and illustrations. In addition, the editors are not responsible for loss or damage to photographs and illustrations that may have been sustained during mailing. Manuscripts should be submitted through the online submission platform, the F6Publishing system. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via e-mail at: editorialoffice@wjgnet.com or online at the Help Desk.

 

8 BAISHIDENG HOMEPAGE, SUBMISSION SITE AND MANUSCRIPT TYPES

8.1 F6Publishing: https://www.f6publishing.com. You are welcomed to submit your manuscript to the Baishideng series of journals via F6Publishing. Manuscript Types Accepted: Editorial, Frontier, Guidelines, Expert Consensus, Field of Vision, Minireview, Review, Opinion Review, Case Control Study, Clinical Trials Study, Observational Study, Prospective Study, Randomized Clinical Trial, Randomized Controlled Trial, Retrospective Cohort Study, Retrospective Study, Basic Study, Evidence-Based Medicine, Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis, Scientometrics, Case Report, Letter to the Editor, Correction, and Retraction Note.



8.2 Baishideng Series of Journals: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/journals.htm.



 

8.3 Guidelines for Authors: https://www.wjgnet.com/bpg/gerinfo/204.



 

8.4 Baishideng Official Website: https://www.wjgnet.com



 

8.5 RCA Home Page: https://referencecitationanalysis.com/