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Instructions for Authors

Introduction
    Chinese Journal of Pathophysiology (CJPP; ISSN 1000-4718, www.cjpp.net), the only academic journal of pathophysiology and the foremost journal of basic medicine in China, is the official journal of the Chinese Association of Pathophysiology (CAP) and is supervised by the Chinese Association for Science and Technology (CAST). The CJPP started publication in 1985 and has been a monthly journal since 1999. The CJPP is listed in Chemical Abstracts (CA), Chinese Science Citation Databases (CSCD), Chinese Journal Full-text Database (CJFD, CD & Web), China Biomedical Literature on disc (CBMdisc), the 100 Outstanding Academic Journals of China, etc.

Aims and scope
    Since pathophysiology serves as a bridge between basic medicine and clinical medicine, the CJPP publishes Original Research articles illuminating the basic mechanisms of diseases at all levels ranging from molecules to cells, organs and systems, including experimental and clinical investigations. Columns such as "Brief Research" (short reports of original studies), "Experimental Technique" (novel or improved techniques for basic medical studies) and "Review" (based primarily on authors’ own research of internationally important topics) are also provided. Original studies of significant scientific importance will be considered in expedited review and publication processes.

Submission declaration and copyright
    Authors should submit their manuscripts online via "Author Center" at: http://www.cjpp.net/journalx_blslen/authorLogOn.action?mag_Id=1. The work described in the submitted manuscripts, especially the data, must not be published or under active consideration for publication elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a lecture or an academic thesis), and the agreement of all authors to submit the manuscript to CJPP with the signatures of all authors is required. If the manuscript is accepted, a completed Copyright Transfer Agreement must be signed by the corresponding author. The Submission Declaration and Copyright Transfer Agreement must be faxed to the editorial office of CJPP (fax: 86-20-85222175) or sent as scanned E-versions attached with the manuscript.

Conflict of interest and funding
    Authors are responsible for disclosing financial and other conflicts of interest with other people or organizations that might bias their work. They should acknowledge in the manuscript all financial support for the work and other financial or personal connections to the work.

Ethics and consent
    When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2008. To ensure the privacy of participants, identifying information, such as names, initials or hospital numbers, should be omitted. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.

Manuscript preparation
    Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication" which can be found on the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) website (www.icmje.org). Manuscripts should be typewritten and double-spaced. All pages should be consecutively numbered beginning with the title page. Size 12 (point) Times Roman or Arial font is preferred, and the Symbol font can be used for special characters. Each article, including text, figures and tables, can be saved as a ".doc" or ".docx" file using a word processing program (usually Microsoft Word), or converted to ".pdf" format.
    Manuscripts should be organized in the following order: title page (containing article title, the full name of each author, affiliations and their addresses, contact information for the corresponding author, and financial support for the study), "ABSTRACT" (a structured abstract including "AIM", "METHODS", "RESULTS" and "CONCLUSION"), "KEY WORDS" (3~6 key words for indexing, using terms from the MeSH list at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/meshhome.html), introduction, "MATERIALS AND METHODS", "RESULTS", "DISCUSSION" (including the conclusion at the end), "ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS" (if necessary, to thank the contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship), "REFERENCES", figures and tables. For review articles, headings such as "AIM", "METHODS", "RESULTS" and "CONCLUSION" in the abstract, and "MATERIALS AND METHODS", "RESULTS" and "DISCUSSION" in the text are usually absent.
    References should be consecutively numbered in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text, and should be identified in the text, tables and legends by superscript Arabic numbers in square brackets. The first three authors followed by ", et al" should be used if there are more than three authors. Journal names should be abbreviated according to Construction of the National Library of Medicine Title Abbreviations (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/constructitle.html), List of Title Word Abbreviations (LTWA; http://www.issn.org/services/online-services/access-to-the-ltwa) and Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Standard Abbreviations & Acronyms
(http://www.cas.org/content/cas-standard-abbreviations). References must be restricted to directly relevant published articles or abstracts that have been accepted for publication, and must be verified by the authors against the original documents. In the reference list, journals [1] and books [2] should be in accordance with the following examples:
    [1] Stitt JT, Weins J, Wiss D, et al. Neurophysiology of fever[J]. Fed Proc, 1981, 40(10):2750-2755.
    [2] Weinstein L, Stitt JT, Mosse DL, et al. Host responses to infection[M]// Sodeman WA, Weinstein J, Kuang DL, et al. Pathophysiology of disease. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders, 1979:545-561.
    Figures and tables should be sequentially labeled in the order of their first citation in the text, and their legends should be made as self-explanatory as possible without reference to the text. Figures should be legible and high-quality, with a resolution of at least 300 dpi, and can be 8 cm (covering one column of the journal in print) or 16 cm (covering two columns) in width. For micrographs, a scale bar in the image or a magnification factor in the figure legend should be provided, and the type of staining, if used, should be indicated, such as "HE staining, ×200". Figures can be saved as TIFF or JPEG format and pasted in the text document. Do not save figure numbers, legends, or author names as part of the image. Three-line tables created as a "Table object" in a word processing program are preferred. Do not format tables as photographs. Give each table a short descriptive heading. Place explanatory matter in footnotes to the table, including any non-standard abbreviations. Authors should ensure that the data in the tables are consisted with those cited in the relevant places in the text.
    Data in statistical graphs and tables can be described using parameters such as the number of samples (n), mean, standard deviation (SD) or standard error of mean (SEM), confidence interval (CI), median, range, etc. Statistical inference methods should be mentioned, for example, t-test, analysis of variance (ANOVA), chi-square test, rank sum test, correlation, regression, etc. Statistical significance should be identified by superscripts of * (or #, †, ‡, §, …) in front of the probabilities (P), as presented in the following example: *P<0.05, **P<0.01 vs control. The computer software used should also be mentioned.
    Symbols for physical units should be restricted to the International System of Units (Système International d'Unités, SI units). Some usual medicine-specific units, such as "mmHg" for blood pressure, may also be used.

Peer-review policy
    All manuscripts received will be pre-reviewed by editors first, and only those with high relevance and suitability will be passed to peer review process, which will be conducted by at least two internationally known experts in the field. Our editor-in-chief will make the decision on whether the manuscript should be rejected, revised or accepted, mainly based on the comments of the reviewers.

Acceptance
    Manuscripts accepted for publication are copyedited and proofs in ".pdf" format can be downloaded from the website of "Author Center" for approval by the authors. Authors are responsible for all statements published in their work, including any changes made by the copy editor. Authors are encouraged to proofread all edited manuscripts carefully.

Contact
    Address: 601 Huangpu Avenue West, School of Medicine, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, China
    Tel: 86-20-85220269; Fax: 86-20-85222175.
    Website: http://www.cjpp.net; E-mail: obsbjb@jnu.edu.cn

 

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