Instructions for authors
U. S. Chinese Journal of Lymphology and Oncology is an
English international academic periodical owned by the
American-Chinese Medical Association and published by
the college of Medicine, Shandong University, PRC. The
JOURNAL has been accepted by the General Administration
of Press and Publishing. PRC to be issued in China and
the word. Its editorial policies are the responsibility
of the Editor-in-Chief, the Associate Editors, and the
The JOURNAL publishes papers based on original,
previously unpublished researche of the lymphatic system
and oncology, including etiology, pathology and the
treatment of any related diseases. Manuscripts may be
submitted for consideration as Regular Papers or
Accelerated Publications. The JOURNAL also publishes
some Reviews, and some medical information. Authors are
urged to keep the length of Regular Papers to six
printed pages or less. Accelerated Publications can be
no longer than four printed pages.
There is a per-page charge for all published manuscripts,
currently $45 /printed page (pre paid). Author unable to
pay page charges may apply at the time of submission for
a waiver of page charges. Applications must be endorsed
by a senior institutional official.
As a condition of publication, all authors must transfer
copyright to the American Chinese Medical Association.
Manuscripts submitted under multiple authorship are
reviewed on the assumption that all listed authors
concur in the submission and that the final version of
the manuscript has been seen and approved by all
All manuscripts submitted to the JOUNAL are reviewed
critically. It is the responsibility of the
Editor-in-chief, the Associate Editors, and the
Editorial Board to determine their suitability for
publication. After receipt of a manuscript by the
Editor, the submission is sent to an Associate Editor
who usually assigns it to a member of the Editorial
Board. The Board member then makes a definitive
recommendation for acceptance, revision, or declination
based on the scientific merit and technical quality of
the studies reported.
The primary criteria for judging the acceptability of a
manuscript are its originality and scientific
importance. Manuscripts judged lacking in these respects
will be declined, even if the experimental work appears
technically sound. This policy permits declination of a
manuscript solely on the Editorial Board’s judgment that
the studies reported are not sufficiently original or
important to merit publication in the JOURNAL. If a
manuscript is not recommended by the reviewer for
publication, the Associate. Editor may decline it
without further review.
All Board members and referees who review a manuscript remain
unknown to the authors. Every manuscript is treated by
the Editors and referees as privileged information, and
they are instructed exclude themselves from review of
any manuscript that might involve a conflict of interest
or the appearance thereof.
Instructions to Authors
All submitted manuscripts should contain original
research not previously published and not under
consideration for publication elsewhere. Papers must be
written in English.
How to Submit
Authors are required to submit manuscripts
electronically using the Online Submission at
http://www. to firstname.lastname@example.org by email, or by mail
Organization of the Manuscript
1. Printed on 21.0 × 29.7 high-quality paper
2. Double spacing throughout
3. One-inch margins
4. Text typed in a front size of at least ten point
5. Manuscript is to be arranged in the following order:
(a) title, author(s), and complete name(s) of
(d) experimental procedures
(i) figure legends
6. Number all papers including figures with the title
page as page 1.
7. Indicate the suggested location in the text of each
figure and table.
* as short and informative as possible
* should not contain non-standard acronyms or
* should not exceed two printed lines
* contain names of all authors and complete mailing
addresses of responsible author
* to whom all correspondence about the manuscript,
including proofs, will be sent:
(b) telephone and fax numbers
(c) email address
* should succinctly and clearly describe the major
findings reported in the manuscript
* must not exceed 300 words nor contain abbreviations or
* should be understandable in itself, since it is
frequently used as an abstract
* Presents the purpose of the studies reported and their
relationship to earlier work in the field
* Should not be an extensive review of the literature
nor exceed three typed pages generally
* brief but sufficiently complete to permit a qualified
reader to repeat the experiments
* only truly new procedures should be described in
* cite previously published procedures in References
* modifications of previously published procedures not
given in detail except when necessary to repeat the work
* presented in figures and tables
* some results not requiring documentation given solely
in the text
* extensive discussion show not be included in the
* concise (usually less than four typed pages)
* focused on the interpretation of the results rather
than a repetition of the Results section
* Errors in a published paper will be corrected in the
JOURNAL in “Additions and Corrections”
* cited in text by number rather than author and date
* numbered consecutively in the order of appearance in
* References for journals and books should be in the
1. Magari S, Fujikawa K, Mizutani Y, et al.
Morphological studies on liver lymphaties. Lymphology.
2. Samboo RJ, Fritsch EF, Maniatis T. Molecular cloning
a laboratory manual. Second edition. New York: Cold
spring Harbor, 1998. 101-109.
* used to cite manuscript in preparation, unpublished
observations and personal communications
* all abbreviations used in the text must be defined in
a single footnote inserted in the text immediately after
the first abbreviation is cited.
* the abbreviations of some important biochemical
compounds, e.g. ATP, DNA, RNA, need not be defined.
* the number of tables should be kept to a minimum.
* very complex or large tables should be submitted as a
* tables should have titles and sufficient experimental
detail in a legend immediately. following the title to
be understandable without reference to be the text.
* each column in a table must have a heading, and
abbreviation, when necessary, should be defined in the
* should have titles and explanatory legends containing
sufficient detail to make the figure easily understood.
* all legends should be printed consecutively in a
separate section of the manuscript.
* numbers, letters, and symbols used in multi-paneled
figures must be consistent.
* the abscissa and ordinate should be clearly labeled
with appropriately sized type, and units of measurement
must be given.
* scales for plotting the data should be marked by short
index lines, but every index line need not be number.
* use standard symbols found in MS Word with symbols and
curves identified in the legend and not on the figure.
* indicate the figure number on the front of each