Chinese Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine

Chinese Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine is a medical academic journal supervised by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, endorsed by Sichuan University, and hosted by the Chinese Cochrane Center and the West China Hospital of Sichuan University. Its purpose is to report the latest research results of evidence-based medicine, to reflect the development trend of evidence-based medicine disciplines, to lead the development of evidence-based medicine, and to promote evidence-based decision-making, practice, and education.

Peer Review

The process is single-blind for most journals, meaning that the author does not know the identity of the reviewer, but the reviewer knows the identity of the author. Some journals operate double-blind peer review.

At least two review reports are collected for each submitted article. Suggestions of reviewers can be made by the academic editor during pre-check. Alternatively, the Chinese Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine editorial staff will use qualified Editorial Board Members, qualified reviewers from our database, or new reviewers identified by web searches for related articles.

The following checks are applied to all reviewers:

That they hold no conflicts of interest with the authors, including if they have published together in the last five years;
That they hold a Ph.D. (exceptions are made in some fields, e.g. medicine);
They must have recent publications in the field of the submitted paper;
They have not recently been invited to review a manuscript for the CJEBM journal.

To assist academic editors, the staff handles all communication with reviewers, authors, and the external editor; however, Academic Editors can check the status of manuscripts and the identity of reviewers at any time. Reviewers are given two weeks to write their review. For the review of a revised manuscript, reviewers are asked to provide their reports within three days. In both cases, extensions can be granted on request.