Policy & Guide


    Submission Guide 

    Section 1 Publishing Scope

    Journal of Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology of Shandong University mainly publishes articles in the field of otolaryngology and ophthalmology, with columns such as original research articles, commentaries, literature reviews, reports of clinical experience, technologies and methods, pathological discussions, analyses of cases, etc. Readers include medical staffs specializing in otolaryngology and ophthalmology in hospitals of different levels, administrative staff in medical institutions, researchers, students, and teachers in medical colleges.

    Section 2: Requirement of Manuscript

    1. Title: The Chinese title shall be no more than 20 Chinese characters and the English title should be the same as the Chinese title in content. Non-public acronyms should be avoided

    2. Authors & Institutes: The names of authors are separated by commas. The Chinese name is written as follows: The family name precedes the given name without a space in between. For the English name, all letters of family name are in uppercase and the initial letter of given name is in uppercase. The rest in lowercase. There should be a space between the family name and the given name and no hyphen in multi-syllable name. The institutes shall be placed below the authors’ names. For authors from different institutes, different Arabic numbers should be added on the upper right corner of their names, and the same number should be added before the corresponding institute. Institutes information includes 4 items: institute title, province, city and post code.

    3. Abstract: The abstract should be structural, including four parts as Objective, Methods, Results and Conclusion, 300-500 Chinese characters in length. The English abstract should be the same as the Chinese abstract in content.

    4. Key words: Generally, articles should have 3~8 key words which are separated by semicolons. Chinese and English keywords should correspond to each other. Please try to use words listed in the latest version of Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) by the US National Medical Library. For the Chinese translation, please refer to the Chinese Thesaurus and the Annotated Word Order of Medical Subject Words or the latest version of English-Chinese Medical Vocabulary. Free words and significant terms in new disciplines and technologies not included in MeSH can be used as key words. Full names should be used instead of acronyms according to MeSH. For example, 'HBsAg' should be written as 'Hepatitis B Surface Antigen'.

    5. CLC Number: Quote 1-3 numbers in accordance with Chinese Library Document Classification by Scientific and Technical Documentation Press

    6. Footer: If the article is funded, the title of the funding project shall be written by its official name at the footer of the title page, with the project number in parenthesis. Approval certificate of the funding project should be provided along with the manuscript. The first author's profile should be listed beneath the funding information, including name, gender, year of birth, degree, professional title and research field.

    7. Subheadings: The subheadings of the article shall be structured in tree levels with the following format: Level Ⅰ:“1,2,3…”; Level Ⅱ: “1.1, 1.2, 1.3…”; Level Ⅲ: “1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3…”.

    8. Acronyms: The full name of acronym should be written in parentheses where it first appears (if well known, its full English name may be omitted). Acronyms shall not be split into two lines. The chemical name shall be used for the drug name in Chinese, and the commercial name can be noted if necessary.

    9. Figures & Tables: Figures and tables should be numbered continuously in sequence. If there is only one, it should also be numbered as Figure 1 or Table 1. Each figure or table should have bilingual title. If the figure is a personal image, a written consent must be obtained, or the image should be pixeled properly. Photos of gross specimens shall have scale marking. For pathological photos, the staining method and magnification must be indicated. The three-line-style shall be adopted for all tables. The valid digit in tables shall be consistent for the same indicator. All items in tables shall be in Chinese except for the symbol of unit.

    10. Unit of MeasurementUnit of measurement and symbols should be correctly use and written. For example, the concentration unit is mol/L instead of M; The unit of radioactivity should be Bq instead of Ci. There shall be no more than one slash indicating division in unit symbols. For example, “ng·kg-1·min-1” or “ng/(kg·min) shall be adopted instead of ng/kg/min or ng/kg·min-1. The Greek or Latin letters symbolizing quantitative unit should be in italics. In in figures and tables, the quantity symbol can be used in the front, the unit symbol at back, and a slash is added in the middle, such as с(mmol·L), indicating the concentration of substance in 'mmol·L-1'.

    11. NumbersArabic numerals must be used before measurement and counting units and shall be used wherever suitable. The percentage marker '%' shall be written for both numbers of a range, for example, '3.15% ~ 5.20%' instead of '3.15 ~ 5.20%'. When the square or volume are expressed by multiplication of length units, the unit shall be indicated after each value, such as '10cm' × 5cm”

    12.  ReferencesThe serial number of in-text citation shall be marked at the end of the quoted words and before the full stop, with “[ ]” at the upper right corner. Internal materials, personal letters, newspapers and unpublished articles cannot be used as references. The serial number is in the order of its appearing in the text. Chinese references shall be translated into English and listed under the same serial number, with the Chinese preceding the English.

    Format for journal articles

    Authors (If there are more than three authors, list the first three followed by 'et al')Article TitleJ. Journal, Year, Volume (No.): Page Range.

    Format for monographs

    AuthorsBook TitleM].VersionPlace: Publisher, Year: Page Range.

    Section 3: fees

    The review fee will not be charged for all manuscripts. Once the manuscript publishing is confirmed, an APC shall be payable (RMB 500 per thousand characters). The editorial office will remunerate the authors with a one-off payment and two copies of the current issue of the journal (including renumeration for database indexation).

    Section 4: Method of Submission

    1. Submit online

    This journal adopts online submission system. Please log in http://njournal.sdu.edu.cn and make the submission. Items marked with '*' are compulsory to fill in. The journal does not accept submission by E-mail or post.

    2. Upload Supplementary Documents

    Once the manuscript is submitted, the supplementary documents listed below should be uploaded to the system or sent to the email  ebhxb@sdu.edu.cn

    1) Copyright Transfer Contract

    2) Recommendation Letter

    3) Authors Contribution Form

    4) Statement of Competing Interests

    5) Funding approval certificate

    6) Photocopy of approval document by medical ethical committee /animal right committee (If Applicable)

    3. Revision

    The review, revision, editing and collection of manuscripts of the journal are carried out online. The author can log in the system to check the status of processing. The authors are required to return your manuscript as soon as possible if revision is needed. Authors should contact the editorial office before they submit the manuscript to another journal if the have not received a note of reject. Priority will be given to the publishing of manuscripts on the project at ministry or provincial level or above and manuscripts with significant achievements.

    Journal of Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology of Shandong University has been indexed by many databases. All submissions are regarded as the authors’ consent to be included in relevant databases. If the authors disagree, please make a statement at the time of submission.