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New Medicine is an international peer-reviewed general medical journal supervised by the Hubei Committee of Chinese Peasants and Workers Democratic Party, hosted by Wuhan University Zhongnan Hospital and the Hubei Committee of Chinese Peasants and Workers Democratic Party Medicine and Health Committee, and undertaken by the Center for Evidence-Based and Translational Medicine of Wuhan University. Its purpose is to report the latest research results of medicine, reflect the development trend of medical disciplines and the frontiers of medical development, and promote decision-making, practice, education and academic exchanges at home and abroad. This journal is a bimonthly with a large 16 format, published on the 25th of each bimonthly, and is publicly distributed at home and abroad. Issue number: CN 42-1220/R, ISSN 1004-5511, post code 38-339. The official website is  https://yxxz.whuznhmedj.com/.

1 Journal Column

The main columns of this journal include: Medical Humanities Healthy China, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Commentary, Position Article and Guideline, Education and Negative, Articles (Original Research, Secondary Research, Methodological Research), Practice and Communication, Times Figure, Letters from Readers, Scientific research news etc. Its fields cover health decision-making and management; clinical research and practice (including etiology, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, hazards, prognosis, prediction, health economics, etc.); medical education; patient safety and knowledge transfer; basic medicine (including in vitro experiments, Animal experiments, etc.); hospital management; medical interdisciplinary research, etc.

2 Manuscript requirements

2.1 Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be scientific, innovative and practical, with correct research design and statistical methods, reliable data, clear arguments, rigorous structure, clear hierarchy and proper detail. The writing format and content of the manuscript should follow the reporting specifications of different types of medical research (see the attached table), and refer to the relevant articles recently published in this journal.

The front of Chinese requires Song, and the English requires Times New Roman, the front size is 11 pt, 1.5 times line space (other requirements are required to be prepared as follows).

2.2 Title

The title should be concise and focused. The Chinese title generally does not exceed 20 Chinese characters, and the English title must be attached. The title should be written on the top of the document, with a front size of 12 pt in bold.

2.3 Author

The author's name is listed under the title, and the order of signatures should be determined at the time of submission, and cannot be changed during the editing and revision of the manuscript. If the author in the article belongs to a different unit, institute, department (office), the serial number 1, 2, 3, etc. should be added to the upper right corner of the name, and then the name, address, postal code and country name of each unit should be listed in detail.

Authors should meet the requirements of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE, http://www.icmje.org/). All signed authors should have the following four conditions at the same time: ① Make an important contribution to the research idea or design, or obtain, analyze, or interpret data for the research; ② Draft a research paper or modify the paper on important intellectual content; ③ Finalize the version to be published; ④ Agree to take responsibility for all aspects of the research work to ensure that any queries related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the paper are properly investigated and resolved. Those who do not meet all 4 criteria should be thanked at the end of the text. Participation in obtaining funds or general management of the research team should not be included as an author. At least one author must be responsible for each main conclusion in the article. Collectively signed articles must specify the main responsibility of the article; other contributors to the research can be included in the acknowledgment part. If there are foreign authors among the authors, they should obtain their consent and attach a letter of certification.

The contribution of each author to the article must be indicated when submitting the manuscript. The author should provide the most convenient contact method: telephone, e-mail, fax, correspondence address, etc. If there are more than one author, the corresponding author should be designated. The author should cooperate with the editorial department to review and publish the manuscript.

2.4 Abstract

Please attach an abstract in both Chinese and English, and the Chinese abstract is limited to 500 words. The English abstract should be controlled within 300 words. The English abstract should basically correspond to the Chinese abstract, and may be slightly expanded. The abstract should focus on describing the new and important content of the research or observation. For manuscripts suitable for writing structured abstracts (such as research, case report), the abstract should include four parts: purpose, methods, results, and conclusions. For manuscripts that are not suitable for writing structured abstracts, the abstracts can be written as indicative abstracts, reporting abstracts or reports-indicative abstracts. Except for the fact that it is impossible to adapt, the abstract should not contain figures, tables, chemical structure formulas, references, symbols and abbreviations that are not publicly known.

2.5 Keywords

Each manuscript should be indexed with 3-8 Chinese and English keywords. Please try to use the words listed in the latest Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) of the National Library of Medicine. If there is no corresponding vocabulary in the latest version of MeSH, the processing methods are as follows: ① You can use several directly related topic phrases; ② The most direct upper topic words can be selected according to the tree structure table; ③ If necessary, free words can be used And arranged at the end. The abbreviations in the keywords should be reduced to the full name by MeSH, such as "HBsAg" should be indexed as "hepatitis B surface antigen". Separate keywords with semicolons. The first word of English keywords should be capitalized.

2.6 List of each level of title in the text

The serial numbers of the first-level titles in the text use 1, 2, 3..., the front size is 12 pt in bold; the second-level titles in the text use 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, and the front size is 11 pt in bold; the rest is analogous. The serial number of each level must be in the top left grid, followed by a space after the title.

2.7 Chart

The chart should be a supplement to the text, not a repetition. The chart should have a figure title and a table title, and all non-public abbreviations and symbols used in the chart should be explained in the notes. The data table adopts the three-line table format, and auxiliary lines can be used when necessary. The image should be submitted in the original file in 300dpi tiff format.

2.8 Medical terms

Medical terms are subject to the Terminology Online published by the National Scientific and Technical Terms Review Committee (http://www.cnctst.cn/) in 1989. Those who have not yet reviewed and published are English-Chinese Medical Vocabulary compiled by People's Medical Publishing House. Minimize the use of acronyms in the text. When it must be used, the full name should be given at the first occurrence. At the same time, the Chinese abbreviation or the English full name and abbreviations are given in parentheses.

2.9 Unit

Please use the People's Republic of China Legal Measurement Unit promulgated by the State Council in February 1984, and express it with the unit symbol.

2.10 Number

Implement GB/T 15835-1995 Regulations on the Use of Numbers in Publications. The Gregorian calendar century, year, month, day, time of day, count and measurement all use Arab numbers. When there are more than 3 digits before or after the decimal point, each group of 3 digits will have a space of 1/4 Chinese characters. For example, "1,329.476,5" should be written as "1 329.476 5". However, ordinal numbers are not divided into sections with year, page number, unit number, instrument model, and standard number. For the range and deviation of the percentage, the percentage sign of the previous number cannot be omitted. For example, 5%~95% should not be written as 5~95%, and 50.2%±0.6% should not be written as 50.2±0.6%. Multiply the numerical value with the size unit, and write it in the following way: 4 cm×3cm×5cm, not 4×3×5cm3.

2.11 Statistical symbols

Written in accordance with the relevant regulations of GB 3358-82 Statistical Terms and Symbols, commonly used as follows: ① The arithmetic mean of the sample is in English lowercase m (the median is still M); ② The standard deviation is in English uppercase SD; ③ Standard error Use English lowercase s; ④ T test use English lowercase t; ⑤F test use English uppercase F; ⑥ Chi-square test use Greek lowercase χ2; ⑦ Correlation coefficient use English lowercase r; ⑧ Freedom use Greek lowercase v; ⑨ Probability English capital P (the specific test value should be given before the P value, such as t value, χ2 value, q value, etc.). The above symbols are in italics.

2.12 References

The citation of references should follow the principles of reasonableness, correctness, and sufficient. Avoid omission and blindly citing, and should grasp the relevance of reference citations, measure and scale, and encourage prioritized citation of published documents within the past 5 years.

The bibliographic description of this journal is in accordance with GB/T 7714-2015 Information and Document Bibliography Description Rules, the description format adopts sequential coding system, and the citations in the text are marked with Arabic numbers and square brackets according to the order of appearance. Try to avoid citing abstracts as references. When it is really necessary to quote a personal communication, write the name and time of the correspondent in parentheses and insert the corresponding place in the text. The reference list at the end of the article only needs to list the names of the first 3 authors. Use full names for Chinese author names and journal names, and abbreviations for foreign authors’ names and journal names in Index Medicus format. References must be verified by the author and the original text. Examples are as follows:

Journal article

Wang X, Li S, Liu T, et al. Laparoscopic pyelolithotomy compared to percutaneous nephrolithotomy as surgical management for large renal pelvic calculi: a meta-analysis[J]. J Urol, 2013, 190(3): 888-893. DOI: 10.1016/j.juro.2013.02.092.

Group author

Urology Professional Committee of Chinese Research Hospital Association, Urinary Health Promotion Branch of China Medical Care International Exchange Promotion Association, Evidence-based Medicine Branch of China Healthcare International Exchange Promotion Association, et al. Transurethral Plasma Bipolar Resection for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in China Treatment Guidelines (2018 Simplified Edition) [J]. Chinese Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine, 2018, 18(6): 543-546. DOI: 10.7507/1672-2531.201804068.


Straus SE, Richardson WS, Paul Glasziou, et al. Evidence-based Medicine: How to Practice and Teach EBM. 3rd Edition [M]. Churchill Livingstone: Edinburgh, 2005: 10-12.

Online resources

ICMJE. Clinical Trials Registration: Which trials registries are acceptable to the ICMJE? [EB/OL]. [cited 2017 Jun 5]. Available from http://www.icmje.org/about-icmje/faqs/clinical-trials-registration/.

2.13 Supplementary materials

The author can provide corresponding supporting or supplementary materials for the printed manuscript and publish it on the online version of this journal (https://yxxz.whuznhmedj.com/). The content of the supplementary materials includes texts, tables, pictures, videos or sound files that are directly related to the conclusions but cannot be published due to print layout restrictions. Authors should inform the editorial department as soon as possible during the processing of the manuscript of their intention to provide supplementary materials, describe the type and approximate size of the supplementary materials, and briefly explain the reasons for supplementing these materials. The printed version should also be included in the appropriate place (text, Chart) mentioned these supplementary materials.

The format for submitting supplementary materials is: ① Text: preferably Microsoft word file (docx format), or plain text or html format. ② Picture: Photoshop (psd), Tagged Image File Format (Tiff), Encapsulated Postscripts (EPS), Adobe Portable Document Format (pdf), Graphical Interchange Format (gif) or JPEG format. ③ Table: preferably a Microsoft Excel file or html table. ④ As long as the movie or sound file can be distributed through the network, the quality and size should be paid attention to. If you need to submit supplementary materials in other formats, please contact the editorial department.

2.14 Funding articles

Manuscripts funded by the Fund will be published in priority once they are accepted. If the topics involved in the manuscript are funded projects, they should be annotated at the bottom left of the title page, and a copy of the fund certificate should be attached. Examples are as follows:

National Key Research and Development Program Special Fund Project (2016YFC0106300), National Social Science Foundation Youth Project (14CXW036), National Natural Science Foundation Youth Project (81603496), National Health and Family Planning Commission Medical Service Management Guidance Center Commissioned Project (Health Administration Office Letter [2018] No.9).

2.15 Research registration

Randomized controlled trials need to provide the registration number and website on the WHO-approved primary registration platform or Clinicaltiral.gov (https://clinicaltrials.gov/). For details, please refer to:

Wu L, Tian GX, Wang XH, et al. Clinical trial registration and comparative analysis of registration platforms[J]. Chinese Journal of Evidence-Based Cardiovascular Medicine, 2017, 9(2): 129-134. DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.1674 -4055.2017.02.01.

3 Submit

From 2020, this journal will only accept submissions from the online submission system. Please enter the journal’s website  https://yxxz.whuznhmedj.com/ and submit manuscripts through the "Online Submission Check" interface. If you are a new user, please go through the "Author Registration" Interface registration. After submitting the manuscript, the author can know the handling of the manuscript by the editorial department at any time through the "Online Submission Check" interface.

Notes for submission

The matters needing attention for submission of this journal are as follows:

① The author should declare that the manuscript is free of infringement, no two submissions, no confidentiality, no signature dispute, etc.

② The author must be responsible for the authenticity of his article. If any falsification in an article is verified, the author's published article will be cancelled, and the author will be notified of the falsification in this journal and peer magazines, and the author will be disqualified from publishing any article in this journal for 2 years.

③ The author must retain the original data of the study before submitting the manuscript, that is, the data sheet included in the analysis, the source file of the statistical analysis software (such as the file with the suffix ".rm5" of the RevMan 5 software); the original data must be included after submission (Electronic and/or paper copy) Submit to the editorial department for review and inspection.

④ The author must carefully review the figures, tables and data in the submitted manuscript before submitting the manuscript, and make sure that the figures and tables are completely consistent with the description in the text.

⑤ The journal does not charge any form of publication fees, including review fees and page fees.

⑥ In addition, when submitting a manuscript, it should be indicated to the editorial department that all the contents of the submitted manuscript, including abstracts, figures, tables, etc., have not been published in other public publications. If the author wants to submit to another journal, please contact this journal in advance to withdraw the manuscript. Do not submit one manuscript twice. Once the manuscript is published in this journal, 2 volumes of the current issue will be sent as a gift. If you need to print a single copy, please inform the editorial department in advance. The published manuscripts will be included in the "China Academic Journals Network Publishing Database" (CNKI), "China Core Journals (Selection) Database" (Wanfang Data), "Chinese Science and Technology Journals Database" (Chongqing Weipu), The online version of New Medical and other databases based on the Internet.

⑦ Authors should carefully refer to similar papers published in our journal since 2020, and make sure that the relevant format of the paper (such as forest diagram, flow chart, paper writing format, etc.) and text reach the similar level of articles published by our journal.

Contact information

Address: Editorial Office of New Medicine, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, No.169 Donghu Road, Wuchang District, Wuhan, Hubei Province

Postal Code: 430071

Email: mc@jnewmed.com

Phone: 027-67813036

Fax: 027-67812817

Website:  https://yxxz.whuznhmedj.com/

Attached table (standards for common medical research reports):

1. Randomized controlled trial and its derivative design: CONSORT and its expansion board (http://www.consort-statement.org/);

2. Observational research and its derivative design: STROBE and its expansion board (http://www.strobe-statement.org);

3. Diagnostic/prognostic test and its derivative design: STARD and its expansion board (www.stard-statement.org/);

4. Case report: CARE (http://www.care-statement.org/);

5. System evaluation and Meta analysis: PRISMA and its expansion board (http://www.prisma-statement.org/);

6. Animal experiment: ARRIVE (http://www.nc3rs.org.uk/arrive-guidelines);

7. Clinical practice guidelines: RIGHT (http://www.right-statement.org/);

8. Research plan: SPRIT (http://www.spirit-statement.org/);

9. Other medical report specifications for different types of research can be reference on the QUEATOR website (http://www.equator-network.org/).