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Editorial Policies and Peer Review Process

Editorial Policies
Author contributions
  The authors are those who have made significant and substantial contributions to the manuscript, including conception, design, execution and interpretation of the findings being published, and drafting and revising the article. Those who have made other contributions to the work, such as laboratory supporting work, should be listed in the Acknowledgements. The guidelines in ICMJE clearly define the authorship. For change of authors after submitting, the COPE guidelines should be followed. The corresponding author should contact the journal for any change of authors.
  Study subjects
  Animal experiments involving vertebrates or higher invertebrates should comply with all relevant institutional and national animal welfare laws, guidelines and policies, this should indicate in the Methods section of the manuscripts.
  For any clinical study with human participants, informed consent must have been obtained from each participant, this should indicate in the Methods section of the manuscripts. All clinical studies should comply with the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki.
  Corrections and retractions
  If serious error or scientific misconduct occurs, the article will be retracted during any stage of publishing. If the paper with error has been published, and the error is minor without affecting the overall results and conclusions of the study, a correction statement will be published in the next available issue.
  If errors were found in a published article, which affect scientific meaning of the report, the journal will publish Correction in print and online. The journal will take responsibility if errors were caused by the publishing staff during the editing and publishing process. If errors were caused by the authors, a correction will be published with the authors paying the respective publishing charge. Corrections will be published in the journal in the next earliest possible issue on numbered pages, the issue TOC should contain the Correction title, in the text, the changes being made   should be clearly and fully described.
  If serious error or scientific misconduct occurs, the article will be retracted during any stage of publishing, and post publication. If fraudulent behavior is suspected, a further investigation may be triggered, authors’ employers or governing bodies may be contacted for the investigation.
  Disclaimer
  The statements and opinions contained in this journal are solely those of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the editors or the publisher. The Editor-in-Chief and the Publisher disclaim responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas or products referred to in the articles.
  Editorial Decision
  The single most important criterion for acceptance is the originality of the work. However, a decision to accept a manuscript is not based solely on the scientific validity of its content. Other factors may affect decisions, such factors are, but not limited to, the extent and importance of new information in the paper compared with that in other papers being considered, the Journal’s need to represent a wide range of topics, and the overall suitability for the target journal.

Editorial and Peer Review Processes
  The peer-review process and editorial scrutiny are the main mechanisms for ensuring the quality of published articles. To this end, the submitted articles are rigorously peer-reviewed to ensure the high quality submissions are accepted and published; these published articles reflect the up-to-date research findings, with reliable and sound results, objective and unbiased discussion of the results. The journal’s editorial board is composed of research scientists and medical specialists with rich research and publication experiences.
  1) Manuscript submitted via the journal online submission system.
  2) Primary manuscript check by the editor against the check list, to check if components of manuscript are complete and conforming to the submission requirements, and cross-check if there is duplicate submission, plagiarism. If manuscript does not meet the submission requirements, then the manuscript will be returned to the authors for corrections and resubmission.
  3) If the manuscript meets the submission requirements, the editor will assign this manuscript to 2-3 external reviewers for peer-reviewing.The reviewers are choosed from the editorial board.
  4) If the article lacks sufficient quality or the topic is not well within the journal scope, the editor will reject the submission without further consideration.
  5) The peer-reviewers will send back the review comments with their recommendations as: accepted unchanged; minor revision; major revision; or rejected.
  6) Based on the reviewers’ comments and recommendations, editors will make editorial decision.
  7) The peer-review process is double blinded with the reviewers do not know whom the authors of the manuscript are, the authors do not know who the reviewers are.