Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology

Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology

Tuesday, 12 / 12 / 2017

About the Journal

Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology [Print ISSN: 2225-0719; Online ISSN: 2310-8819] is owned by the Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University and published by XIA & HE Publishing Inc.

Aims and scope


The Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology (JCTH) publishes high quality, peer reviewed studies in the clinical and basic human health sciences of liver diseases. JCTH has established high standards for publication of original research, which are characterized by a study’s novelty, quality, and ethical conduct in the scientific process as well as in the communication of the research findings. Each issue includes articles by leading authorities on topics in hepatology that are germane to the most current challenges in the field. Special features will include reports on the latest advances in drug development and technology that are relevant to liver diseases. Regular features of the JCTH also include editorials, correspondences and invited commentaries on rapidly progressing areas in hepatology. All articles published by the JCTH, both solicited and unsolicited, must pass our rigorous peer review process.

The open access publishing model used by the JCTH avails all publications to an international readership audience, prompting worldwide interest from contributing authors and helping to promote the diverse range in hepatology topics covered in our journal. The JCTH welcomes submissions of articles within its topical scope, which includes:

  • Novel discoveries in clinical and basic hepatology
  • Liver disease mechanisms
  • Novel techniques in research and management of liver diseases
  • Epidemiological/environmental factors of liver diseases
  • Role of immune system function in liver diseases
  • Acute and chronic hepatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Genetic and metabolic liver diseases and their complications
  • Hepatobiliary diseases
  • Liver cancer
  • Drug metabolism

 

Open access


The Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology (JCTH) is published as an open access journal. Electronic versions of each issue are made available on our publicly accessible website immediately upon publication (www.jcthnet.com ) and are perpetually available in our electronic archives (http://www.jcthnet.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=123&Itemid=852).

The JCTH recognizes the distinct advantages of using an open access publication model to promote the timely dissemination of innovative and important research findings. Unrestricted free access to our publications is anticipated to foster intellectual discourse across geographic and disciplinary boundaries. To support the success of our open access approach, we ensure the integrity and high quality of research published in our journal by practicing a rigorous peer review process and by following strict guidelines for ethics in publication and in conduct of the scientific process.

All Open access articles are published under CC BY-NC 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/). If the article is not under the open access model, then the application of the Creative Commons license is at the discretion of the editor, in which case there is no processing fee for the article.

 

Copyright

 


Starting from January 1st 2017, the copyright on all published articles is retained with authors unless stated otherwise. Authors grant Xia & He Publishing Inc. the sole, worldwide, and exclusive right to publish (i.e., print, publish, sell and otherwise commercially exploit), reproduce, display and store the published articles.

 

Publication criteria


All manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology must meet the following criteria for publication:

  • Original research in the clinical or basic sciences of hepatology
  • Results and findings that have not been previously published elsewhere
  • Topics with timely relevance to the general field or specialties of hepatology
  • Research performed with adherence to accepted global standards for ethics in the scientific process
  • Ethical reporting of data to protect the rights and privacy of study participants
  • Appropriate statistical analyses, with sufficient descriptions of all statistical methods used
  • Conclusions supported by the data presented
  • All funding sources and their rolescited
  • For clinical trials, the registration number cited
  • Manuscript written in standard American (US) English and formatted according to the journal-specific guidelines
  • No instances of textual plagiarism, including ‘text recycling/self-plagiarism”

 

Conflict of interest statement


Authors

A conflict of interest is any influence on an investigator or author that could sway his or her judgment or decisions concerning the investigator's or author's research, such as the valid reporting of data or its analysis or interpretation. Potential conflicts of interest include: professional or financial gain; personal or academic relationships or competition; religious, philosophical, or political beliefs; or any factor that prevents the independent preparation or publishing of a manuscript.

The public perception of a conflict of interest is similarly as harmful as an actual conflict of interest. Authors are responsible for reporting any potential or actual conflict of interest upon first submission of a manuscript, with appropriate changes as appropriate in further revisions, if appropriate. A conflict of interest statement should include all sources of financial support (for example, sponsors, and grant numbers) other support for the study (such as collecting, analyzing, or interpreting data), writing or revising the manuscript, or any factor that limited (or will limit in the future) the investigators' full access to the data and its analysis.

Editors and reviewers

Any conflict of interest (financial, professional, personal, or otherwise) must be disclosed to the journal's editorial office as soon as it is recognized or suspected.

In the event that a peer reviewer recognizes a conflict of interest that may compromise his or her ability to make an unbiased assessment of a manuscript, the reviewer is not penalized for denying a request to review the manuscript. If the staff or representatives of XIA & HE PUBLISHING INC. discover potential evidence of a conflict of interest violation, these are addressed on a case-by-case basis through investigation and recusal.

 

Why publish your article in JCTH?


Manuscript quality

A major goal of the JCTH is to serve as a vehicle for the publication of high-quality manuscripts describing novel and important discoveries in the field of hepatology. All articles published in the JCTH have passed a stringent peer-review process, which ensures the selection of only those studies of the highest quality and with the most timely significance.

Emphasis on translational medicine

Studies reported in the JCTH will focus on biomedical developments in the laboratory and clinic that have direct or clear implications for human liver health that may be realized in the near future. The JCTH aims to be a respectable and comprehensive source of up-to-date information in the field of hepatology, facilitating the translation of results from the bench to the bedside with the intent of impacting clinical practice to promote and protect liver health.

High visibility

The open access publishing policy employed by the JCTH allows researchers to freely read their and other’s work on the website through unrestricted access via the World Wide Web. The journal’s website homepage includes a section for “Current Issue Highlights”, which provides links to the most recent articles in the JCTH with the highest popularity among readers (based on access rates). In addition to online access, print issues of the JCTH are delivered to each of the authors who have contributed articles to that issue. All articles are available online as full-text HTML and PDF files, both of which can be downloaded for free from the website.

Attractive formatting and artwork

The JCTH encourages the use of high quality and effectual visual aids to facilitate the transfer of information. The JCTH considers visual aids an essential tool for presenting particularly complex topics and novel concepts. The types of visual aids that frequently accompany JCTH articles are highlighted tables, high resolution images, and graphics, all carefully generated to protect the integrity of the data presented and avoid manipulation that constitutes scientific misconduct.

Speed of publication

The JCTH aims to provide a rapid but thorough peer review process for manuscripts under consideration for publication. Generally, decisions are made within one month of manuscript submission.

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