The Journal uses internal editorial experts or external reviewers to carefully review all submissions. Some manuscripts were rejected before external review. For these manuscripts, decision-making is usually quick. For the remaining manuscripts editors will select two or more experts from the expert database of the Journal for external review. We use single-blind peer review (reviewers are anonymous, while authors’ identities are known to reviewers). After receiving review comments, the editor-in chief makes a decision to accept or reject the manuscript, or asks the author to make revisions based on the review comments. Authors may suggest that specific individuals be or not be involved as reviewers, but the final decision of acceptance or rejection rests with the editorial board.
The followings manuscripts will be given priority in processing and publication: manuscripts on subjects funded by the National Natural Science Foundation, or the Provincial or Ministry science foundations; experimental research involving important innovations; prospective clinical research conducted jointly by multiple centers; and clinical case studies with long-term follow-up visits.
All manuscripts must be peer reviewed before they are accepted for publication to ensure that all published manuscripts provide valuable and scientific knowledge.