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An Introduction to Journal of Xi'an Jiaotong University (Medical Sciences)

  Journal of Xi'an Jiaotong University (Medical Sciences), an important medical academic journal in China, which is from the great city of Xi'an, the hometown of Qin terracotta warriors and horses, starts publish in 1937, ISSN 1671-8259, CN 61-1399/R, A4 cover, bimonthly. This journal is supervised by Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China and edited by the Editorial Board of Journal of Xi'an Jiaotong University(Medical Sciences),distributed worldwide.
  Journal of Xi'an Jiaotong University(Medical Sciences) is abstracted and/or indexed in: Chemical Abstracts(America), EMBase/Excerpta Medica(Netherlands), Abstract Journal(Russia), Chinese Science and Technology Paper and Citation Database(China), China National Knowledge Infrastructure(China),CAJ(China), CBMdisc(China), CMCC system of Medical Library of People's Liberation Army(China), Chinese Medical Abstracts(China),etc.. This journal is the key journal of natural scientific publications in China. Since 1996, Journal of Xi'an Jiaotong University (Medical Sciences) has been granted “Award of Outstanding Scientific Journal of Chinese Academy of Sciences” for 3 times, “Award of Outstanding Scientific Journal” in Shaanxi Province for 5 times, “Award of Outstanding Journal with Social and Economical Benefits”(from Ministry of Science and Technology, PRC) in 2001 and “Award of Excellent Edit Scientific Journal of Chinese Academy of Sciences” in 2004.
  Wide western regions of China with many nationalities and population are resourceful in medicine. Based on the abundant strength of medical science research in Xi'an Jiaotong University, Journal of Xi'an Jiaotong University (Medical Sciences) mainly reported the new progress on the study of endemic disease (Keshan disease and Kashin-Bek syndrome), genetic polymorphism of Chinese population, traditional Chinese medicine and Chinese crude drug, neurophysiology, oncology and angiocardiopathy. The function of this journal is as a window of Chinese medical research, especially western of China. The purpose of this journal is to report the new findings and new techniques in preclinical medicine and clinical study as soon as possible. Most of articles in this journal are high quality and their works are supported by the National or Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China. Sometime, this journal also selected some good articles from abroad (see copies of these articles in attachment). Columns of this journal are experts review, special subject investigation, original research, investigation reports, clinical reports and research notes. Its target readership includes teachers, master’s degree and doctor’s degree candidates of medical colleges and universities, specialized personnel at medical research institutes, as well as clinicians.
  Professor Yan Jianqun, vice-principal of Xi'an Jiaotong University, the leader of the 65 members Editorial Committee of Journal of Xi'an Jiaotong University (Medical Sciences), who studied in Sweden and America for years, is very famous for his achievements in special sense physiology. Some famous researchers, such as Professor Ba Denian(academician, China), Professor Han Qide(academician, China),Professor Liu Depei (academician, China) and Professor Chen Chen (senior scientist, Australia), Professor Du Xiaojun (senior scientist, Australia) and Professor Zheng Qingyin (research scientist, America) are very important in the list of the Editorial Committee of this journal and make this committee to be high level and international. These committee members are responsible for the academic quality of articles in this journal.
  In order to keep and increase the quality of this journal, under the help from the members in Editorial Committee, we have founded an experts group to control the quality of articles in many aspects especially in academic. Each contribution in anonymous is sent to at least two related professors who are especially familiar with the subjects in the article after first trial in our editorial office. Editors will judge the level or the value of that article under the help from these professors. Each member in this group is very serious and responsible. Editors are very professional with impersonal and impartial attitude to each author.
  We insist in increasing the quality of selected articles, editing and printing. In the purpose to be an international journal , we not only select domestic articles, but also invite foreign experts to write high quality articles. We strictly edit each article according to national and international standard in journal publishing. A detailed English abstract is required in each article so as to be easily read by foreign experts and researchers. There is an English catalogue and copyright page in each journal and all journals are printed with international standard art paper gloss 105gsm.
  As the rapid progress in medical research field, intercommunion among international journals has been more and more important. Medical researchers in China want to learn the advanced techniques from other countries, while internatinal medical experts eager to know the development of Chinese medical research. The funtions of Journal of Xi'an Jiaotong University (Medical Sciences) is as the windows of Chinese medical sciences and technology, serving as the means for international academic exchange. Index of Medicine (IM) is a very important medical data bank in the world and has a great contribution to the medical study worldwide. Journal of Xi'an Jiaotong University (Medical Sciences) wants to be a member journal of IM so as to be a bridge of Chinese and international medical study and through sending free journal to IM introduce the current condition of Chinese medical research to the wrold in the first time.