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Open Access Policy

The Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ) provides unrestricted access to all of its research publications, allowing readers to freely read, download, and share them. The articles are released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License , allowing unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any form, as long as the original work is cited correctly.

Plagiarism Policy

The author must explicitly state that articles submitted to the journal for publishing consideration should not have been previously published in any manner, whether in print or electronic media. The submitted paper must not be concurrently under consideration by any other print or electronic media. Any materials that are identical or very similar to previously published works, or that are being considered for publication elsewhere, will be considered plagiarism. Such manuscripts will be rejected immediately upon submission.

COPE Recommendation for Plagiarism

The author(s) of any paper submitted to the Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ) will retain the copyright under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License . This license permits unlimited use, distribution, and copying of the original work, as long as due citation is given.

The Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ) has implemented a clear waiver program to assist researchers who are unable to afford the expenses related to publishing.

The author(s) of any open access work published in Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ) maintain the copyright. Authors authorize Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ) to publish the work and acknowledge it as the primary publisher. Authors also authorize any third party to freely utilize the article, provided that its integrity is preserved and its original authors, citation information, and publisher are acknowledged.

The entire article published by Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License which permits commercial and non-commercial re-use of an open access article, as long as the original author and source are properly attributed.

Rights and Grants to the Author

  • The author must sign the license agreement in order to grant permission for the publication of the work. A licensing agreement pertains to the transfer of publication rights from an author to a publisher.
  • The copyright of the submitted article will be retained by the author.
  • The author will retain the copyright of the submitted article. The author will also maintain ownership of the patent, trademark, and other intellectual property rights for his submission.

Licensing Policy

The Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ) publishes publications that are freely accessible under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, allowing anybody to download and read the papers without any cost. Furthermore, the article can be repurposed and referenced as long as the original published version is acknowledged. These settings facilitate the optimal utilization, repeated utilization, and widespread visibility of the work, while guaranteeing that the authors are appropriately acknowledged.

Therefore, all authors must agree on submission to have their published article available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

COPE Recommendation for Conflict of Interest

Permission is required for:

  1. Your own works published by other Publishers and for which you did not retain copyright.
  2. Substantial extracts from anyones' works or a series of works.
  3. Photographs for which you do not hold copyright.

Permission is not required for:

  1. Reconstruction of your own table with data already published elsewhere. Please notice that in this case you must cite the source of the data in the form of either "Data from..." or "Adapted from...".
  2. Reasonably short quotes are considered fair use and therefore do not require permission.
  3. Graphs, Charts, Schemes and Artworks that are completely redrawn by the authors and significantly changed beyond recognition do not require permission.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ) is dedicated to upholding the ethical behavior and standards of publication throughout the publication process. Key expectations of editors, peer-reviewers, and authors are summarized below:


The editor should do their duties impartially, without any kind of discrimination. The chief editor holds the ultimate responsibility for making the final judgment about the publishing of a manuscript.

The decision about the work will be based entirely on its intellectual and academic value, without any influence from commercial factors.

Editors and editorial staff are prohibited from divulging any information or material from the article to anybody other than the authors, reviewers, and editorial staff involved with the specific manuscript.

When there is a complaint or issue, it is necessary to adhere to the principles and procedures of the journal and follow a fair and reasonable process. It is imperative that authors are obligated to acknowledge and provide a response to any complaint or controversy. The chief editor should maintain any communication or documentation pertaining to grievances or conflicts. The submitted article must undergo a plagiarism screening process, and any instances of plagiarism found must result in prompt rejection without any additional evaluation. Confidentiality must be upheld for any unpublished or rejected manuscript content that is disclosed in a submitted paper.


The author must guarantee that the submitted paper is entirely unique. If the author has included or utilized the work of others, it is imperative to appropriately reference, recognize, or quote such work. The author is required to get authorization in order to reprint any information, figure, or picture from external sources.

It is considered unethical and unprofessional for an author to submit the same work to numerous publications simultaneously. Manuscripts that fail to adhere to ethical publication practices will be promptly rejected without any more evaluation.

The author is required to disclose any possible conflicts of interest, including financial or other relevant conflicts, that might potentially influence their responsibilities as an author or the results and interpretation of their article. It is necessary to disclose the sources of support in the paper.

The author is required to provide the ethical statement in research that include human or animal subjects and must provide evidence of previous consent for the investigation. These investigations must adhere to the rules and requirements set by institutions, local authorities, national regulations, and international standards. If human subjects are involved, the author must get agreement from the subjects and must refrain from revealing any personal data or identifying information in any manner.

The author should promptly notify the chief editor if they discover any significant corrections or mistakes in their publication. This will allow for the required and appropriate rectification of the error through an erratum, addendum, or retraction of the manuscript.

Authorship in a paper should be restricted to individuals who have made significant contributions to the content of the article. Any other contributors who do not have a big impact should be mentioned as needed. The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that all co-authors have given their consent to be included in the submitted paper and have approved the final version of the manuscript before to publication.


Reviewers are required to uphold the confidentiality of the manuscript and are prohibited from sharing or discussing it with anyone other than the chief editor.

Reviewers are required to promptly notify the chief editor if they discover any resemblance between the article under review and previously published content.

Reviewers are required to promptly notify the chief editor if they discover any potential conflict of interest with the authors of the article or any individuals involved as contributors to the paper. If it is considered essential, the reviewer must refrain from reviewing a submission that may include a possible conflict of interest.

Reviewers are required to notify the chief editor if any sources in the paper are not properly referenced or acknowledged.

APC Waiver Policy

The Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ) publishes papers that are completely open access and need the payment of Article Processing Charges upon acceptance.

The Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ) has implemented a clear waiver policy to assist researchers who are unable to cover the expenses related to publishing.

Withdrawal Policy

Certain writers may seek the removal of their work from the publication process subsequent to its submission. Occasionally, the withdrawal request is sent shortly after the first submission. However, more often than not, the request is made extremely close to the publishing date of the paper in the journal. Retracting submissions from publication results in the squandering of important resources and the significant amount of labor invested by editors, reviewers, and the editorial staff in processing the manuscripts.

In order to prevent the removal of a manuscript, we kindly ask the authors, particularly the corresponding author, first author, and guarantor of submission, to address the following concerns before submitting the paper to the Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ).

Only email correspondence regarding the removal of the manuscript will be taken into consideration. Please send your withdrawal request to

Human and Animal Rights Policy

All research studies on humans (individuals, samples, or data) must have been carried out following the principles of the WMA Declaration of Helsinki . For studies involving human participants or their biological material, authors must provide a declaration from an authorized research ethics committee at the institutional or national level, indicating that the project was approved or exempted by the committee. Moreover, the author must confirm that the study was conducted in accordance with the ethical guidelines outlined in the WMA Declaration of Helsinki (1964). (WMA Declaration of Helsinki – Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects – WMA – The World Medical Association) and its latest amendments or comparable ethical standards. If any doubt exists as to whether the research was performed following the 1964 Helsinki Declaration or equivalent standards (WMA Declaration of Helsinki – Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects – WMA – The World Medical Association), The authors are required to provide a detailed explanation for their chosen strategy and demonstrate that an independent institutional ethics commission or review board expressly authorized the ambiguous aspects of the research project. If the work was exempted from gaining ethics approval, it should be explicitly mentioned in the paper, along with the reasons for the exemption.

Errata Retractions and Corrigenda Policy


An erratum is a revision made by the journal to address mistakes that were introduced during the editing or production of an article. The author is notified of any modifications made to the journal during the proof stage, and it is expected that any mistakes are detected by the author and rectified by the publisher prior to the final publication.

If there is a problem with the original paper's scientific correctness or reproducibility, the authors can submit a correction to be published. Any time after an article is accepted, the author has the option to publish a revised version, called a corrigendum. Writers are encouraged to get in touch with the journal's editor so that the editor can assess the change's effects and recommend next steps.


Corrigenda are published when the original authors submit them when the scientific correctness or reproducibility of the original publication is compromised. A corrigendum is a modification that an author desires to put in their paper after it has been accepted. Authors should communicate with the journal's editor, who will assess the significance of the modification and make a decision about the most suitable line of action.

The process for handling cases requiring corrections, retractions, and editorial expressions of concern

In Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ) , we make sure that our published journals adhere to the guidelines set forth by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) for the conduct, reporting, editing, and publication of scholarly work in medical journals. Additionally, we follow the guidelines established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The objective of the Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ) is to uphold the precision of scholarly articles. If a mistake or misleading information is found, it should be swiftly and conspicuously rectified. If an inquiry uncovers fraudulent conduct, the publication in question will be withdrawn and prominently labeled for readers and indexing systems.


Occasionally, errors are discovered in published articles, prompting the Editor-in-Chief to notify readers of the mistake through the publication of a corrigendum or erratum. This will be a new article in the journal that rectifies the error and cites the original article.


Retractions are often issued when a paper has substantial flaws that undermine the conclusions, or when unethical behaviors like plagiarism or duplicate publishing are discovered.

At Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ), we ensure that we follow the most effective methods and comply with the rules set by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) when verifying a retraction.

  1. When an article needs to be retracted, a note titled "Retraction: [article title]" is published in a later issue of the journal and included in the contents list. The note is signed by either the authors or the editor.
  2. The electronic version includes a link to the original article.
  3. Before accessing the online article, readers will first encounter a screen with a retraction note. This is where the provided link will lead them, and from there they may proceed to the article itself.
  4. The original article remains the same, except for the addition of a watermark on the HTML and PDF indicating that it has been retracted on each page.

Digital Preservation

The Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ) is a completely open-access publication, providing unrestricted access to papers on the journal's website, including PDF versions. Our publication ensures that all published papers are forever preserved by CLOCKSS. Authors are encouraged to self-archive published papers on their personal or institutional websites, as well as on governmental and library websites, without the need for authorization.

Data deposit:

Authors are required to upload any data and accompanying metadata resulting from their study to a suitable public repository (such as GenBank for gene sequences), if they have not already been included in the submitted publication or its supplemental materials.

The Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ) allows for the placement of advertising on its website for online publishing. The Journal shall strictly adhere to ethical and widely acknowledged advertising procedures and will guarantee that its methods align with association policy. The Journal retains the authority to decline any advertisement that is considered irrelevant or inconsistent with the aforementioned criteria or the objectives and principles of Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ).

The Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ) reserves the authority to decline any advertisement that is deemed unsuitable or inconsistent with our goal, and to discontinue accepting any previously approved advertisement.

Editorial clearance is required for all chosen commercials. Payment for all purchases must be made in its whole by the specified dates. The presence of adverts on these websites does not indicate approval of the advertised firm or product, and advertising is not permitted to influence editorial choices or content. Contracts and individual insertions can be cancelled until the closing date for the issue. However, any advertising cancelled after this date will be charged at the standard space cost. Contact- for more details.


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One-year advertisement placement on the homepage and all other pages of the Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ) website. USD 500 (INR 10000/-)

Advertisements on pages other than the home page of the Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ) website are only accepted for a one-year period. However, CTMJ does not allow advertisements related to alcohol, tobacco, weapons, firearms, ammunition, fireworks, gambling, lottery, pornography, political or religious content, claims of offering a "miracle" cure or method, or unsubstantiated health claims on its website. Furthermore, the Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ) has a policy of not accepting advertising that aim to gather personally identifiable information from users to the Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ) website without their explicit knowledge or consent. Correspondence
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Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ)

Editorial Policies

The Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ) offers prompt, complimentary, and unrestricted access to its material based on the belief that providing free access to research promotes a broader international dissemination of information. The primary focus is placed on the interdisciplinary aspect of the work. The primary factors considered for the admission of papers are their originality, lucidity, and importance in relation to enhancing knowledge in the fields of pharmacy, experimental biology, and agricultural and medical sciences. The entirety of the journal published by HPI adheres to the universal requirements for papers set by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.

Conflict of Interest and financial disclosures

Conflicts can arise in several domains such as finance, academia, commerce, politics, or personal relationships. Financial interests encompass several aspects such as employment, research money (received or pending), ownership of stocks or shares, patents, compensation for lectures or travel, consultancies, non-financial assistance, or any fiduciary stake in a corporation. If an author has any financial or personal obligations that could potentially create a conflict of interest, they must disclose these obligations, as well as any financial interests and affiliations that are relevant to the subject of their manuscript, apart from those already listed on the title page. Authors are required to disclose any conflicts of interest at the conclusion of their paper prior to its publication. Authors who do not have a conflict of interest should include a declaration affirming the absence of any such conflicts.

COPE Recommendation for Conflict of Interest

Funding / Support and Role of Sponsor

It is necessary to properly acknowledge in the manuscript's Acknowledgment section all the author(s) who have received financial support for doing research and publishing their work.

Data access and responsibility

Irrespective of the source of funding for an article that includes original data, the corresponding author must explicitly state in the acknowledgement section that they had complete access to all the data in the study and bear responsibility for maintaining the data's integrity and ensuring the correctness of the data analysis. Statements that have been altered or statements that make a general claim that all writers had access to something are not considered appropriate.

Acknowledgement section

The acknowledgements section should be positioned after the main body of the paper but before the references section. The document should contain a comprehensive list of contributors, details on the author's access to data, disclosure of conflicts of interest, including financial interests and relationships, and information about sources of financing and assistance. Authors are required to get written consent from all persons whose names are mentioned in the Acknowledgment section. The corresponding author must also verify that they have secured this permission in the Authorship Form.

Ethical approval of studies

All articles presenting data from research involving human participants or animals must undergo formal evaluation and get permission or a waiver from an authorized institutional review board or ethical committee. In the Methods section of experiments involving people, explicitly mention if oral or written informed permission was acquired from the study participants. Editors may require authors to submit proof of the official evaluation and endorsement from the institutional review board or ethical committee that supervises the work.

COPE Recommendation for Ethical issues

Recommendation against suspicious ethical problem with a submitted manuscript

Every person possesses fundamental rights that are inviolable and must not be infringed upon. The author has exclusive responsibility for tending to it. Participants in the research possess full autonomy and discretion in determining the fate of their (identified) personal data obtained through interviews or other methods, such as photography. Special emphasis should be placed on the depiction of vulnerable individuals, such as kids, sick, or refugees, as well as the utilization of pictures from a sensitive standpoint. If any participants wish to protect their personal information, the author must avoid disclosing identifying details such as names, dates of birth, biometric characteristics, or other distinctive attributes of the individuals studied. This should only be done if it is necessary for scholarly reasons and the participants have explicitly given written consent for their information to be published. Authors must get informed consent in cases of uncertainty. Simply covering the eye area in images of participants is insufficient to ensure anonymity. When modifying identifying variables to maintain anonymity, such as in genetic data, the authors must provide evidence that the alterations made have not affected the intended meaning. Consent from the subject is not required for medical/diagnostic pictures such as X-rays, brain scans, ultrasound, laparoscopy, and pathology slides images. Nevertheless, if there is a chance of obtaining unique information through photographs, writers must acquire the agreement of participants. Authors must get permission from the original source if they wish to reproduce published pictures from previous publications. The publisher assumes, without bias, that preceding publishing has collected the requisite and pertinent information on the consent of participants. Nevertheless, authors must ensure they give proper acknowledgment when using photographs sourced from published materials.

For children, adolescents, or individuals who are unable to participate in the study, it is necessary to get written informed permission from their parents or legal guardian. If verbal informed permission was acquired instead of written informed consent, it is necessary to explicitly include this in the publication, along with the applicable justifications.

As per the principles outlined in the Nuremberg Code and the Belmont Report, For informed consent to be valid, it must be provided voluntarily, without any sort of pressure, manipulation, or bribery. The editorial office thoroughly examined the submitted manuscript to safeguard the vulnerable group. If requested, the editorial office will furnish documented proof such as blank consent forms and any relevant discussion papers from the ethics board. Furthermore, the publication should include a clear and explicit justification for the inclusion of classification based on race, handicap, gender, ethnicity, illness, and other relevant factors in the investigations.

The protection of vulnerable groups and individuals

Clinical trials

In addition to obtaining informed written permission, authors must ensure that the procedures for clinical trials are documented in a publicly available registry prior to recruiting subjects.. The public registry must be accessible to all prospective registrants and handled by a non-profit entity. For reference, a list of eligible registries can be seen at the WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP). Moreover, such trials may also be enrolled at Clinical or the EU Clinical Trials Register and the trial registration number and registration date must be included in the Abstract and Methods section of the manuscript. In addition, any departure from the initial trial protocol must be highlighted along with its rationale.

Mechanisms for ensuring the quality of published articles

In order to ensure the scientific rigor of published papers, all submitted articles undergo a rigorous peer review process conducted by esteemed researchers, the editorial and advisory team. Only high-quality submissions are accepted, and the overall quality is overseen by the Editor(s)-in-Chief or topic editors. Each member of the editorial team is a highly skilled professional in their own industry, hailing from many nations and locations throughout the globe. These people are highly qualified and with extensive expertise in publishing at a high level. The published papers accurately depict the latest study findings, presenting dependable data and providing an impartial and unbiased analysis of the outcomes. The highest quality standards are achieved by following the guide line of DOAJ Transparency & best practice and COPE CORE PRACTISE

Informed consent policy

Acquiring informed permission prior to medical treatment is essential from both an ethical and legal standpoint. Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ) ensure the process of informed consent adheres to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) NCBI-NLM guidelines, as outlined in Shah et al. 2022

Data Sharing Policy

The Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ) adheres to the Data Management and Sharing (DMS) policy issued by the National Institutes of Health (Data Management and Sharing (DMS) policy). This policy guarantees the fair distribution of scientific data that accompanies published publications to users, therefore fostering the rapid advancement of biomedical research. The sharing of published research article data enables the confirmation of research results, the accessibility to high-value datasets, and the encouragement of data reuse for future research projects. Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ) strictly follows the NIH Policy for Data Management & Sharing to share the published article data. CHINESE TRADITIONAL MEDICINE JOURNAL (CTMJ) strictly follows the guidelines of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Policy for Data Management and Sharing . Our commitment to this policy ensures that any data associated with our published articles will be made available for sharing and dissemination in accordance with the NIH's regulations.

Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing

All journals published by HPI adhere completely to the guidelines set out by the Directory of Open Access Journals, which outline the principles of transparency and best practices in scholarly publishing available on

Submission of Manuscript

  1. Submission of a manuscript to the CHINESE TRADITIONAL MEDICINE JOURNAL (CTMJ) implies that the research work described has neither been published, nor it is under consideration for publication anywhere else and the manuscript has been approved by all co-authors.
  2. 2. It is the responsibility of author (s) to obtain prior approval of the appropriate authorities of the institute where the work had been carried out. The publisher in no case, whatsoever, will be held legally responsible if there were any claims raised for compensation.
  3. 3. If authors are using any copyrighted material (figure, table or text passages), they must obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for doing that. Authors are fully responsible for the authenticity of the literature and originality of the data. The CHINESE TRADITIONAL MEDICINE JOURNAL (CTMJ) will not be responsible for the plagiarism.
  4. 4. We receive nominal fee from the authors as the manuscript handling charges after acceptance of their manuscript by our reviewer panel. The amount of fee payable is dependent upon several factors including author's affiliation, manuscript length etc. For fee detail, before submission manuscript author must visit However, publication of article in our journal is not contingent upon author's capability to remit the fee. Partial waiver in fee is also granted to the deserving and needy authors. Priority in waiver is accorded to the budding researchers.
  5. 5. 5. Before submitting an article to the Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ), authors should visit NLM's important policies to improve the quality of their work. Authors can enhance the quality of their articles by following these policies.

Manuscript Preparation

Manuscript prepared following the guidelines strictly substantially reduces the time taken in editorial processing and results into rapid decision.

  1. Manuscript should be submitted electronically as single word file embedding all the figures and tables in following format:
  2. Font: Times New Roman; Font size- 14 for article title, 13 for section titles and 12 for text.
  3. Line Space: Manuscript must be typed in Double line space.
  4. Page setup: 1” margin in all sides.
  5. English: The CHINESE TRADITIONAL MEDICINE JOURNAL (CTMJ) is published in English and all manuscripts should be written in English. A poor level of English may slow, or even prevent, the publication of the manuscript. The CHINESE TRADITIONAL MEDICINE JOURNAL (CTMJ) recommends that authors who are not native English speakers get their manuscripts edited for the English language. Authors willing to avail paid services of professional language editors may contact Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ) However, this referral is just to facilitate authors to improve the language of their manuscript. It is neither mandatory to submit the manuscript using this service, nor does it guarantee of acceptance of manuscript for publication in CHINESE TRADITIONAL MEDICINE JOURNAL (CTMJ). The decision of editorial board shall be final in this regard.
  6. The manuscript should be structured as word file in following pattern:

Title page: It should include article title, name of author (s), affiliations, full contact address of corresponding author with Phone, Fax and Email.

Next page will contain abstract of the article (150-250 words) followed by 5-6 keywords. The manuscript text will start from the subsequent page.

Body: The manuscript body will consist of

  1. Introduction: This section will give brief introduction of the research work while reviewing the latest research related to it. The introduction section should clearly mention the significance and objectives of the research work being reported.
  2. Materials & Methods: : This section should be detailed enough so that the other interested researchers could repeat the experiments. In case of common methods used, only citation will be sufficient. However, if any modification in the established method was made, it should be clearly mentioned. Wherever applicable, it should also be mentioned that the ethical clearance was obtained for performing animal trials.
  3. Results and Discussion: Authors should describe their important observations in this section. The data should have been analysed stastically
  4. Conclusions:In this section, authors should discuss their observations in view of already published literature. Variation from the published reports, if any, should be discussed logically giving all possible reasons and then conclusions should be made.
  5. After “Discussion and conclusions” section, authors can acknowledgethe technical help/financial grant of their colleague/institutes etc.

Conflicts of interest and financial disclosures: Conflicts can arise in several domains such as finance, academia, commerce, politics, or personal relationships. Financial interests encompass several aspects such as employment, research money (received or pending), ownership of stocks or shares, patents, compensation for lectures or travel, consultancies, non-financial assistance, or any fiduciary stake in a corporation. Authors must disclose any financial or personal obligations that could potentially create a conflict of interest. This includes mentioning any financial interests and affiliations that are relevant to the subject of their manuscript, in addition to those already listed on the title page. Authors are required to disclose any conflicts of interest at the conclusion of their paper prior to publication. Authors who do not have a conflict of interest should include a declaration affirming the absence of any such conflicts.

Please note that Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ) follows the following Reference Style, Citation Style Name Year and Numbering Style Chapter Content.

In text of manuscript

Morse 2009 (Single Author) ; Morse and Buhler 1997; (Double Author) ; Jiménez et al. 2000 (Multiple author); Barrera 2006, 2020/ Morse and Buhler 1997, 2019/ Jiménez et al. 2000, 2005, 2010 (Multiple work of a single/double/ multiple author); (Savory and Butterfield 1999; Savory Global 2019) – Multiple citations in favor of single fact

In reference section
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Edited Book
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E-Book Chapter
Online Content

Check List

As part of the submission process, writers must confirm that their submission complies with all of the aforementioned material. Submissions that do not correspond to the author rules may be returned to the authors.

Sample Papers

Author can download sample Papers from

Article Processing Charge

After our reviewing panel accepts a paper, we collect a modest fee from the authors as manuscript processing charges. The price amount is contingent upon several criteria, such as the author's association and the length of the document. Prior to submitting their work, authors must check the following website for information regarding fees: evertheless, the publishing of an article in our magazine does not depend on the author's capacity to pay the price. Deserving and needy authors are also given a partial remission in the charge. Preference is given to emerging researchers in the waiver process.

Author’s Agreement form

Author (s) will submit an an CHINESE TRADITIONAL MEDICINE JOURNAL (CTMJ) Author Agreement Form in the specified format for copyright transfer and declare about authenticity of the literature and originality of the data.

English Language Editing

Non-native English-speaking researchers sometimes encounter difficulty in getting their work published owing to submission rejections based on insufficient English proficiency. The dissemination of excellent research work is hindered by the poor quality of English used. Despite the suitability of the data and results for publication, they remain obscured by the inadequacy of the English language. Authors are required to write the paper in English (US) with meticulous attention to sentence form and the elimination of any grammatical errors. This will ensure that the work is eligible for review and publication by the Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ).

Peer Review Process

Prior to assessment by a topic editor, all papers submitted to the Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ) pass a thorough completeness check. Afterwards, the article undergoes evaluation by two external reviewers who possess expertise in the pertinent subject matter. Although the editor considers the peer-reviewed reports, they have no need to adhere to the suggestions given by the reviewers when reaching a decision. If any problems are highlighted by either a single reviewer or the editor, the work may be rejected. The authors will be provided with the editorial decision in conjunction with the peer review reports.

The process of selecting reviewers for peer review is a crucial component of the publication process, and several aspects are carefully considered. These factors encompass the reviewer's proficiency, standing, endorsements, possible conflicts of interest, and previous track record. We give priority to reviewers who demonstrate promptness, meticulousness, logical thinking, and a collaborative demeanor. Exhibiting exceptional performance in these domains is much esteemed in our evaluation procedure conducted by peers.

The Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ) utilizes a stringent double-blind peer-review mechanism to guarantee absolute anonymity between authors and reviewers. HPI prioritizes the delivery of impartial and equitable assessments, ensuring that neither the author nor the reviewer is given preferential treatment. The peer-review process is conducted in accordance with rigorous norms.

The Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ) adheres to a rigorous double-blind peer-review method, ensuring that the identities of authors and reviewers are kept completely anonymous. The Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ) prioritizes impartial evaluation, free from any prejudice towards authors or reviewers. The following is a description of the peer review method.

This peer review policy and procedure is based on and

Editorial policies

Indeed! Editorial policies are crucial principles that form the foundation of the dedication of prominent research publishers to maintaining editorial independence and promoting research quality. Now, let us go into several crucial elements of editing policies:

Artificial Intelligence (AI):

We believe in using AI responsibly for the benefit of the research community, authors, editors, readers, and staff.

Our approach involves adopting an ethically-focused stance while designing, developing, and deploying AI solutions.

We prioritize human-centered values in the responsible use of AI, as reflected in our AI Principles and editorial policies.

Notably, we do not attribute authorship to AI, exclude generative AI images from our publications, and ask peer reviewers not to upload manuscripts into generative AI tools1.

Author Contributions:

We emphasize clear crediting of every author’s contribution to a research paper. Authors are required to specify their individual contributions in the manuscript. Collaboration with scholars and relevant stakeholders in research locations is encouraged, with inclusion as co-authors when they meet authorship criteria1.

Respectful Communication:

We build trust through relationships based on mutual respect. Professional and respectful behavior is expected when engaging with authors, reviewers, and readers. Aggressive behavior, harassment, bullying, or discrimination against our staff is not tolerated

Disclosure of Competing Interests:

Authors, peer reviewers, and editors must disclose any competing interests that could influence decisions and conclusions.

Declarations of competing interests are required in selected journals and fields, with plans to implement them across our entire portfolio.

Remember, these policies uphold the integrity of scholarly publishing and contribute to a robust research ecosystem.

Publisher Policies

Certainly! Publisher policies play a crucial role in maintaining the quality and integrity of content within the advertising ecosystem. Let’s delve into the details:

Content Policies:

Illegal Content: We strictly prohibit content that is illegal, promotes illegal activities, or infringes on the legal rights of others.

Intellectual Property Abuse: Content infringing copyright or promoting the sale of counterfeit products is not allowed.

Dangerous or Derogatory Content: We do not permit content that incites hatred, promotes discrimination, or disparages individuals or groups based on various characteristics

Behavioral Policies:

These policies govern user behavior and interactions with ads. For instance, we discourage deceptive practices, click fraud, and manipulative tactics. We aim to maintain a positive user experience by ensuring ads are relevant and non-intrusive.

Video Policies:

Video content must adhere to guidelines related to violence, sexual content, and other sensitive topics. We prioritize user safety and appropriate content in video ads.

Privacy-Related Policies:

We respect user privacy. Publishers must handle personal data responsibly and comply with privacy laws. Advertisers should provide clear information about data collection and usage.

Requirements and Other Standards:

Publishers must meet certain technical requirements to ensure smooth ad delivery. Ad placements should align with the overall user experience on the website or app. Remember, these policies are essential for maintaining trust in the advertising ecosystem and ensuring a safe and relevant experience for users and advertisers alike. If you’re a publisher using Google ad code, adhering to these policies is crucial to avoid potential account suspensions or ad blocks.


  1. All the reviewers are requested that before accepting to review a manuscript they should ensure the following:
    • The manuscript is within their area of expertise.
    • They can dedicate the appropriate time to conduct a critical review of the manuscript.
  2. All the reviewers should declare their conflict of interest and can decline the review if conflicts exist.
  3. Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ) follows the blind review process so the manuscript and the review process should remain confidential during and after the review process. Reviewers should ensure it on their part.
  4. Review of a manuscript should be fair so reviews should be honest and should not influenced by:- The origin of the manuscript
    • Religious, political or cultural viewpoint of the author
    • Gender, race, ethnicity or citizenry of the author
  5. In evaluating a manuscript, reviewers should focus on the criteria decided by Chinese Traditional Medicine Journal (CTMJ) (Click here for manuscript evaluation form)
  6. . Reviewers should only accept manuscript that they are confident that they can dedicate appropriate time in reviewing. Thus, reviewers should review and return manuscripts in a timely manner.

Editorial Process


This publishing system is based on source code obtained from the Public Knowledge Projects Open Journal System.

The Public Knowledge Project is dedicated to improving the scholarly and public quality of research. It operates through a partnership among the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia, the Simon Fraser University Library, the School of Education at Stanford University, and the Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing at Simon Fraser University.