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Language

Manuscripts must be submitted in English. The editorial board encourages the submissions from all countries in the world.

Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript through our Online Submission System. Our online submission system guides you stepwise through the process of entering your article details and uploading your files. Regardless of the sources of the word-processing tool, only electronic WORD, PDF (.doc, .docx, .pdf) files can be submitted through our submission system. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, is sent by e-mail. There is no page limit. Only online submissions are accepted to facilitate rapid publication and minimize administrative costs. Submissions by anyone other than one of the authors will not be accepted. The submitting author is responsible for the paper during submission and peer review. If submission through the online submission system is impossible for some technical reason, the author can contact info@qingres.com for support.

Terms of Submission

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all co-authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronic form without the written consent of the copyright-holder. Further correspondence and proofs will be sent to the author(s) before publication unless otherwise indicated. It is a condition of submission of an article that the authors permit editing of the article for readability. All inquiries concerning the publication of accepted articles should be addressed to info@qingres.com.

Peer Review

All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal and are expected to meet standards of academic excellence. The suitable papers are then sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The peer-reviewers’ identities will remain anonymous to the authors. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final.

Units of Measurement

Units of measurement should be presented simply and concisely using System International (SI) units. There shall be a space between any digit and any unit or signal, for example, 500 mg, 50 %, 10 + 3, etc.

Measurements of length, height, weight, and volume should be reported in metric units (meter, kilogram, or liter) or their decimal multiples. Temperatures should be in degrees Celsius. Blood pressures should be in millimeters of mercury, unless other units are specifically required by the journal.

Editors may request that authors add alternative or non-SI units, since SI units are not universally used. Drug concentrations may be reported in either SI or mass units, but the alternative should be provided in parentheses where appropriate.

Title Page

The title page should include:

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Abstract

Please provide an abstract of 150 to 200 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.

Keywords

Please provide 4 or 5 keywords which are used for indexing purposes.

Text Format

Submit the manuscripts in the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf. Do not lock or protect your Microsoft Word documents.

LaTex manuscripts must be submitted as the PDF, containing your manuscript text, figure legends, tables, and references. Do not include figures in your PDF; they should be uploaded as separate files. If your submission is accepted, you will be asked to upload your LaTeX source file. If your manuscript .tex is separated into several .tex files, combine these into a single, cohesive .tex file before submission. Make sure to update your PDF file with the most recent version of your manuscript.

Manuscripts should be submitted in format WORD:

Materials and Methods

This part should contain sufficient detail so that all procedures can be repeated. It can be divided into subsections if several methods are described.

Results and Discussion

This section may each be divided by subheadings or may be combined.

Conclusion

This should clearly explain the main conclusions of the work highlighting its importance and relevance.

Acknowledgments

All acknowledgments (if any) should be included at the very end of the paper before the references and may include supporting grants, presentations, and so forth. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.

Conflict of Interests

There exists a competing interest when professional judgment concerning the validity of research is influenced by a secondary interest. We require that our authors reveal any possible conflict of interest in their manuscripts submitted.

If there is no conflict of interest, authors should state that “The author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest regarding the publication of this paper.”

References

Authors are responsible for ensuring that the information in each reference is complete and accurate. All references must be numbered consecutively and citations of references in text should be identified using numbers in square brackets (e.g., “as discussed by Smith [9]”; “as discussed elsewhere [9, 10]”). All references should be cited within the text; otherwise, these references will be automatically removed.

For more information, please see Guide for Authors.

The sample of the article for this journal is provided at the link.

Online Submission

Authors should submit their manuscripts online. Electronic submission will substantially reduce the editorial processing and reviewing time and shorten overall publication time. Please follow the hyperlink “Online Submission System” on the right side and upload all of your manuscript files following the Guide for Authors.

Authors should state that all authors have agreed to submit this manuscript to the journals in the event that a multi-author manuscript is submitted.

Information for Reviewers

Manuscripts submitted to our journals are reviewed by at least two reviewers. Reviewers are asked to evaluate the quality of the manuscript and provide a recommendation to the external editor on whether the manuscript can be accepted, requires revisions or should be rejected. Please note that one important aspect of the review process is to help the authors to improve their work, so please be objective, constructive, and helpful, making sure your critiques are substantiated with facts or with suggestions on possible improvements.

We ask the invited reviewers to accept or decline any invitations quickly based on the manuscript title and abstract, suggest the alternative reviewers if an invitation must be declined, and request an extension if more time is required to compose a report.

Benefits of Reviewers

The reviewing is an unseen and unrewarded assignment. For a valuable work of our reviewers, we offer the following as acknowledgment:

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Confidentiality and Anonymity

Be assured that your comments will remain anonymous. If the author chooses to revise the paper, you may be asked to re-review the manuscript at a future time to see if your concerns have been addressed. If you are recommending mandatory changes, please be clear as to what should be done to make the paper acceptable. More detailed information can be found in the Instructions for Reviewers.

Reviews of manuscripts submitted to the transactions are “blind” reviews, and the identity of every reviewer is carefully protected. Reviewers should be careful not to reveal their identity to the authors, either in their comments or in metadata for reports submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Since you accept the invitation to serve as a reviewer, you shall protect the copyright and confidentiality of the manuscript and shall not disclose the manuscript or any concerned material to anyone.

Please note that reviewers can access to all review reports for manuscripts they review via the online submission system after the final decision has been made.

Timely Review Reports

Qingres aims to provide an efficient and high quality publishing service to authors and to the scientific community. Reviewers are asked to assist by providing review reports in a timely manner. Please contact the Editorial Office if you require an extension to the review deadline.

Rating the Manuscript

The aspects of the manuscript to be rated should include originality/novelty, significance, quality of presentation, scientific soundness, Interest to the readers, Overall merit and English level.

Manuscripts submitted to Our journals should meet the requirements of publication ethics:

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Review Report

The reviewer should provide a review report, which contains:

A brief summary outlining the aim of the article and its main contributions; Broad comments highlighting areas of strength and weakness. These comments should be specific enough for authors to be able to respond; Specific comments referring to line numbers, tables or figures. Reviewers need not comment on formatting issues that do not obscure the meaning of the paper, as these will be addressed by editors.

Editors never edit reviewer comments intended for the authors. Reviewers are thus asked to make fair comments in English.

Confidential comments to the editors can be made in a dedicated box on the review form. For further guidance about writing a critical review, please refer to the How to Write A Critical Review.

Volunteer to be a Reviewer for our journals?

If your are interested in reviewing articles for this journal, please register your contact details, including your identifier, institutional affiliation, a short CV, and 5-6 key words in terms of your expertise with the contact email of the journal.

The benefits of registering with www.qingres.com:

As a registered user you can:

The managing editor of this journal will send you a notification once it is approved.

Review Process

Pre-check

It includes two steps.

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Once the submission is received, the journal Editorial Office will do the initial check to assess:

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Obviously poor manuscripts will be rejected immediately without any further review.

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An Academic Editor, including the Editor-in-Chief for regular submission, or the Guest Editor for special issue submissions or an editorial board member in case of a conflict of interest, will be invited to check whether the manuscript is interesting and of sufficient quality. If not, the manuscript will be rejected immediately before peer review.

Peer Review

We adopt a single-blind peer review process for most of our journals. It means that the identity of the reviewer is anonymous, but the authors’ names and affiliations are not hidden.

Each submitted article shall be subject to a strict peer-review process by at least two qualified reviewers. The reviewer comments are generally communicated to the authors within 30 days of submission. Authors should contact the Editorial Office if the delay has been longer.

Reviewers are selected based on their expertise in the research filed and all reviewers shall meet the following requirements:

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The journal Editorial Office shall assist the Academic Editors to handle all communications with reviewers, authors, and the external editors. Academic Editors can check the status of manuscripts, reviewer identity and reviewer comments at any time. Reviewers are expected to return their review comments within a given deadline, but extensions can be granted on request.

Editor Decision

When enough review reports are collected, the Academic Editor will make a decision based on reviewers’ suggestions. Decision choices include:

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Authors will be notified immediately once the decision has been made.

Revision

If revisions are needed, authors are usually requested to revise their manuscript based on reviewer comments and editor recommendations within a given deadline. The revised version will be sent to the Academic Editor for final decision directly when only minor revisions are recommended. Manuscript with major revisions will be normally sent back to some or all of the original reviewers for review again. In both cases, a cover letter with point-by-point responses to reviewers’ comments and a detailed explanation of how the manuscript has been revised should be submitted along with the revised version.

Ethics and Policies

Ethical standards exist to ensure high-quality scientific research and publications, public trust in scientific findings, and that people receive credit for their work. Qingres follows Core Practices Guidelines recommended by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Authors, editors, and reviewers are expected to be aware of, and comply with, best practices in research and publication ethics.

Research Involving Human Subjects

Ethics Approval

All experiments involving human subjects, including the harvesting of tissues, use of medical records and/or personal biological data, must comply with the Declaration of Helsinki and regulations established by the author’s government and research institution. An approval from the institution’s Review Board or an Ethics Committee should have been obtained before performing the research. A statement detailing the approval, including the name of Review Board or Ethics Committee, the project identification code, and the date of approval should be made available in the manuscript.

Informed Consent

Written informed consent for the research and its related publications must be obtained from participants (or their legal guardian in case of children) for all research involving human subjects. A statement to this effect should be contained in the manuscript.

Personal privacy should be protected and for manuscripts in which a research participant’s identity details, images or videos must be included for scientific purposes, written informed consent for the publication of these details must be obtained from that person (or parent or guardian if the person is incapable). The consent must be for publication of their details under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). In the manuscript a statement of the publication consent should be included.

Clinical Trials Registration

We strongly encourage authors to pre-register clinical trials and add the trial registration number and date of registration in the manuscript abstract. We recommend authors use registries listed on ICMJE website and WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform.

Research Involving Animals

All research involving vertebrates or any regulated invertebrates must have been approved by the author’s institution or by an appropriate ethics committee, and must have been performed in line with the applicable guidelines or standards. Approval must have been received prior to the beginning of the animal research. Details of the approval (including name of ethics committee, project identification code and date of approval) and animal welfare considerations must be included in the manuscript upon submission.

Where unregulated animals are used or ethics approval is not required by a specific institute or committee, authors should make this fact clear in submitted articles and should state reasons why ethical approval was not required. Editors reserve the right to reject any work that they believe has not been performed to a high ethical standard. We encourage authors to comply with ARRIVE (Animal Research: Reporting of In Vivo Experiments) guidelines when reporting of research using animals.

Research Involving Plants

Experimental research on plants (either cultivated or wild), including collection of plant material, must comply with institutional, national, or international guidelines. We encourage authors to comply with Convention on Biological Diversity and the Convention on the Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

Data Availability

We encourage authors to make raw data and materials (including but not limited to software, code, models, algorithms, protocols, methods) related to the submitted manuscript available to readers through publicly available registries or supplementary materials. Data uploaded to a register should be referenced in the manuscript. Authors should pay particular attention to patient confidentiality when sharing data.

Reporting Guidelines

We recommend authors refer to the reporting guidelines listed at EQUATOR Network when reporting health research, and check FAIRsharing Portal for prescriptive checklists for reporting biological and biomedical research, where applicable. If the manuscript contains statistical analysis, please refer to SAMPL guidelines. We will ask reviewers to check the statistical methods during peer review.

Conflicts of Interest

Authors are required to declare all conflicts of interest in relation to their work. All manuscripts submitted to Qingres journals should include a “Conflicts of Interest” section detailing conflicts of interest from all authors. Conflicts of Interest can be financial or non-financial, professional, or personal. It can arise in relationship to an institution, organization, or another person. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other fundings. Where authors have no conflicts of interest, the statement should read “The author(s) declare(s) that they have no conflicts of interest”. Editors and reviewers are also required to declare any conflicts of interest and may be excluded from the peer-review process if a conflict of interest exists.

Authorship Criteria

According to ICMJE Recommendations, authorship should be based on following criteria:

Acquisition of funding; general supervision of a research group or general administrative support; and writing assistance, technical editing, language editing, and proofreading alone, do not qualify for authorship. Those contributors should not be listed as authors but they should be acknowledged.

Authors’ contributions should be specified in the manuscript in “Author Contributions” Section. Changes to authorship cannot be made after a paper is accepted for publication.

Misconduct

All Qingres journals will follow the COPE guidelines outlining how to deal with cases of suspected misconduct. In cases of suspected research or publication misconduct, it may be necessary for the Editor to contact and share manuscripts with third parties, for example, author(s)’ institution(s) and ethics committee(s). Qingres may also seek advice from COPE and discuss anonymized cases in the COPE Forum. All researches involving humans (including human data and human material), animals and plants must have been carried out within an appropriate ethical framework. In cases of proven research misconduct involving published articles, or where the scientific integrity of the article is significantly undermined, articles may be retracted.

Plagiarism

All journals published by Qingres are committed to publishing only original material, i.e., material that has neither been published elsewhere, nor is under review elsewhere. Qingres as a participant of CrossCheck uses the iThenticate software to detect instances of overlapping and text recycling in submitted manuscripts. Manuscripts that are suspected to contain plagiarism will be dealt in line with COPE flowcharts.

Duplicate or Concurrent Submissions

Manuscripts found to have been previously published in peer-reviewed journals or to be under review elsewhere when submitted to Qingres journals, will be immediately returned to the authors. If authors have used text or data from their own previously published work, for example in a review article, this must be clearly indicated in the manuscript with written permissions obtained from the copyright owners.

Data Fabrication and Falsification

Data fabrication and falsification, including manipulation of images, are serious violations of scientific ethics. Manuscript suspected of containing fraudulent results will be immediately returned to the authors, with a description of the suspected fabrications. In the cases where extensive or systematic fabrication of data is suspected, additional actions may be taken according to the guidelines of COPE.

Authorship Disputes

It is authors’ responsibility to determine who is qualified as authorship based on ICMJE Recommendations. Any disputes for authorship should be solved among authors. Changes of authorship before paper acceptance should be submitted to editorial office detailing reasons for the changes, and in company with all authors’ signatures indicating that they agree with the changes. Authorship changes cannot be made after a paper is accepted.

Citation Manipulation

Manuscript should include only citations necessary to document their research and not include gratuitous citations aimed primarily at increasing the number of citations for their previously published papers or papers published in a specific journal.

Corrections and Retractions

Qingres publishes corrections, retractions, and expressions of concern as appropriate, and as quickly as possible. We follow the ICMJE and COPE guidelines where applicable.

A notice of correction will be issued to document and correct substantial errors that appear in online articles when these errors significantly affect the content or understanding of the work reported (e.g., error in data presentation or analysis). In these cases, Qingres will publish a correction that will be linked to the original article. Authors who wish to correct a published article are requested to send relevant details (full citation of the article, and description of the error) to each journal’s editorial office for consideration.

Errors serious enough to invalidate a paper’s results and conclusions may require retraction. Articles that are found to contain unethical behavior may also be retracted. Readers who suspect misconduct regarding published papers should contact journal editorial office with relevant details. In rare cases, if concern about the conduct or integrity of the work reported in a published paper is raised, an Expression of Concern may be published pending the outcomes of a formal investigation by author’s institution. Qingres will follow COPE guidelines in such cases.

Complaints and Appeals

Qingres follows COPE guidelines in dealing with complaints and appeals. Please contact each journal editorial office for such cases.

Peer Review

Qingres journals operate single-blinded peer-review process. All submissions will be initially assessed for compatibility with the aims and scope of the journals. Manuscripts judged to be suitable will be sent to at least two independent expert reviewers to assess scientific quality. The identities of the reviewers will remain anonymous to the authors. All published articles are expected to meet high academic standards.

Archiving

Qingres will deposit the articles that it publishes in Portico to guarantee long-term digital preservation.

Disclaimer

Responsibility for the content published by Qingres in any of its journals, including any opinions expressed therein, rests exclusively with the author(s) of such content. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Qingres (on its own behalf, and on behalf of its staff and members of its editorial board) disclaims responsibility for any and all injury and/or damage (whether financial or otherwise) to persons or property, resulting directly or indirectly from any ideas, methods, instructions or products (including errors in the same) referred to in the content of any of Qingres journals. Readers are encouraged to confirm the information contained herein with other sources.

Editorial Workflow

All submitted papers are subject to strict single-blind peer review process by at least two independent reviewers in the relevant filed of the particular paper, followed by a final acceptance/rejection decision by the Editor-in-Chief, or another Academic Editor approved by the Editor-in-Chief.

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A summary of the editorial process is given in the flow charts below.

Why Publish with Qingres

Rapid Publication

We endeavor to process the submitted papers as quickly as possible and have dedicated in-house editors to take care of the workflow of each and every submission. We support you by publishing your research quickly, efficiently and painlessly.

Rigorous Peer Review

All Qingres journals are currently using single-blind peer-review model. Papers pass pre-check will be evaluated by minimal two independent reviewers (except for Editorials), and the final decisions will be made by academic editors who are experts in specific field. The full process can be found in “Editorial Workflow” menu.

Open Science

At Qingres, we support Open Science which we believe will accelerate scientific progress towards solving our most persistent problems like diseases, energy crisis and environmental issues.

Open access

All papers published in Qingres journals are fully open access under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Open Data

We encourage authors to upload research data to a data repository on a specific discipline or a general repository and add links to the submitted papers. Research data refers to the results of observations or experimentation that validate research findings. To facilitate reproducibility and data reuse, Qingres also encourages you to share your software, code, models, algorithms, protocols, methods and other useful materials related to the research project.

Preregister and Preprint

We strongly recommend authors reporting clinical trials to pre-register in public trials registry and cite the registration in submission. Authors in other disciplines are also encouraged to try pre-registration to increase credibility, although it’s not mandatory.

Qingres supports the use of preprint servers to help accelerate science progress. Authors can submit papers that are previously uploaded to preprint servers to Qingres journals, provided that they are not under peer review elsewhere.

High Visibility

All Qingres content are freely available online which can increase visibility of the publications, and present them to a global audience. We will also actively promote your work through various channels, and accelerate its broad distribution and high impact globally.

Article-Level Metrics

We use article-level metrics to help authors and readers track the impact of each publication. You can track how many times the article has been accessed, downloaded and referenced. We also highlight articles with most impact on journal homepage. Article-level metrics are useful complement to the current journal-level metrics and can be more informative when evaluating individual research work.

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Copyright

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Open Access authors retain the copyrights of their papers, and all open access articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited. Authors grant Med One a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher. Authors also grant any third party the right to use the article freely as long as its integrity is maintained and its original authors, citation details and publisher are identified.

Where an author is prevented from being the copyright holder (for instance in the case of US government employees or those of Commonwealth governments), minor variations may be required.

Open Access

Open Access is a model that enables unlimited free access to the scholarly literature without any financial and technical barriers to the readers. It provides worldwide immediate access to the abstract and full-text of the published articles and unrestricted usage of data under creative commons attribution license. Qingres Strongly Supports Open Access.

Reviewers Acknowledgment

We gratefully acknowledge the following individuals who served as reviewers for the journal since 2016. Peer reviewers are key to advancing scholarship and contributing to the quality of scholarly journals. Their time, effort, expertise and advice in reviewing articles have been essential in ensuring the high-quality publications, and their help is greatly appreciated.

List of peer reviewers

Name, work unit, nationality.

Submit a Manuscript

Submission Process

A typical submission to our journal consists of the following stages:

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Production Process

A typical production process may be composed of the following stages (to be completed within 21 days):

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Special Issue Guidelines

Special Issues are an important part of the Journal. Special issues are collections of articles plus an introduction that together advance a novel debate, idea or field in psychiatry. They will deal with more focused topics, and will be organized by recognized experts in the field and consist of articles of the highest quality. Proposals for Special Issues are welcome at any time in the year, and should be submitted to special.info@qingres.com. Those interested in publishing a Special Issue are advised to consider the following guidelines:

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  • i) Deadline for submission (6 months from the initial Call-for-Papers);
  • ii) First round of review (3 months after submission deadline);
  • iii) Tentative publication date (3 months after the first round of review).

All proposals are subject to the approval by the journal following a discussion of the proposed Special Issue among the journal’s Editorial Board. If approved, a Call-for-Papers for the Special Issue will be issued and posted online.

All articles will be submitted to the journal by their authors via the Online Submission System. All articles are subject to individual peer review via our database of peer reviewers. Reviewers’ reports will be shared with guest editors, and editorial decisions will be made in collaboration between the journal’s editors and the guest editors.

Special Issues are also Open Access and are freely available online to all interested readers. Special Issues can be viewed and downloaded on the individual article level, but are also available in an edited volume format as a single PDF. They will also be available to be downloaded and printed for all readers interested in a print edition..

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