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Guide for Authors(2020)


Chinese Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CJMRI) is sponsored by Ministry of Health of the People’s Republic of China and published by Chinese Hospital Association (CHA), which devotes to the basic researches, clinical applications, technology progress, review articles, and other information related to magnetic resonance imaging, including but not limited to functional MR imaging, any part of the whole body MR imaging, research and application of MR contrast media, design and optimization of MR sequence parameters, MRI-guided interventional therapy, physical principle of MRI, quality control of MR imaging, and related educational, socioeconomic and medico-legal issues.


EDITORIALS—Commentaries by leaders in the field of MRI or commentaries on papers published in the journal and other relevant matters. Manuscript is requested up to 5,000 words, 40 references, 8 figures and tables. Manuscript is requested up to 7,000 words, 50 references, 6 figures and tables. EDITORIALS are solicited and approved by the Assistant Editors as well.
INTERVIEW—Interviewing the famous professionals, influential academicians, or company directors in the field of MRI, describing their images, introducing their scientific achievements, and showing their specific opinion in the field. Manuscript is requested up to 3,500 words, 10 references and 1 figure. Anyone who would like to help in interviewing for CJMRI should contact the Assistant Editors ahead of time.
SPECIALIST LECTURES—Normative operation or new technology of MRI written by famous MRI specialist. Manuscript is requested up to 5,000 words, 40 references, 6 figures and tables.
ORIGINAL ARTICLES—Original contributions to the experimental study and theory analysis of magnetic resonance imaging in any field. Manuscript is requested up to 5,000 words, 40 references, 8 figures and tables.
CLINICAL ARTICLES—Application of magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of any disease, clinical researches or experiences of any magnetic resonance technology, such as echo planar imaging, diffusion tensor imaging, diffusion weighted imaging, susceptibility weighted imaging, functional magnetic resonance imaging, etc. Manuscript is requested up to 5,000 words, 40 references, 10 figures and tables.
TECHNICAL ARTICLES—Original contributions focusing on technical advances of magnetic resonance, parameters optimization and generalization of magnetic resonance imaging, or describing new developments of high impact that justify expedited review. Manuscript is requested up to 3,000 words, 20 references, 5 figures and tables.
REVIEW—Comprehensive reviews of special areas of focus which can reflect the latest progress of the field; the contents are of interest to readers. Manuscript is requested up to 7,000 words, 50 references, 6 figures and tables.
CASE REPORT—Original findings in specific clinical disorders that highlight particular technical aspects of magnetic resonance; specific or rare case that is difficult to diagnose. Manuscript is requested up to 1,000 words, 10 references, 2 figures and/or 1 table.


Submission items include suggested reviewers (save as a separate file), the manuscript (including title page, abstract, key words, text, references, and table/figure legends), tables and figures (each on a separate page). Revised manuscripts should also be accompanied by a unique file (separate from the covering letter) with responses to reviewers' comments.
The preferred order of files is as follows: cover letter, suggested reviewers, response to reviews (revised manuscripts only), manuscript file(s), table(s), and figure(s). Files should be labeled with appropriate and descriptive file names (e.g., Dai_JPText.doc, Fig1.jpg, Table3.doc). It is not advised to import figures into the text document.
Authors who are unable to provide an electronic version or have other circumstances that prevent Email submission must contact the Editorial Office prior to submission to discuss alternate options.


All manuscripts must be submitted electronically. Authors are requested to submit the text, tables, and figures in electronic form (as a DOC, not as a PDF) to
In an accompanying letter, authors should state that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere unless specific permission is obtained.
Please note that manuscripts presenting research supported by any government funding source from any nation will be published in an open access manner with no restriction of content from initial on-line posting.
Authors are highly encouraged to include a list of three or more potential reviewers for their manuscripts, with complete contact information.
General Correspondence to CJMRI may be directed to:
Guang-Jun HE, Assistant Editor
Address: Third Floor, Building 4, No. 358,
Yudaihe East Street, Tongzhou District, Beijing 101100, China
Tel: 8610-67113815


Before submitting a manuscript, each author acknowledges having made a substantial contribution to the concept and design of the study, the analysis and interpretation of the results, and the writing of the paper in addition to having approved the final submitted version. Each author thus acknowledges responsibility for the integrity of the manuscript, assures the originality of the paper, and guarantees that duplicate or redundant publications/submissions have not occurred. Authors may indicate level of contribution to the paper and this will be reflected in the final published article. All authors must sign the Transfer of Copyright Agreement, available from the editors, before the article can be published. Justification for the inclusion of additional authors may be proposed through a written explanation of the nature of the contribution of each author. If the submitted manuscript builds on previously published articles, authors are encouraged to enclose copies of those articles with the new submission. The Editors reserve the right to request the original data obtained in the investigation.


If the manuscript is accepted, it is regarded as the copyright has been transferred to the publisher. The copyright transfer covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, photographic reproductions, microform, or any other similar reproductions of similar nature and translations.


The following instructions are based in part on recommendations as International Committee of Medical Journal Editors' Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals
The Council of Biology Editors (CBE) Style Manual should be followed for style. Abbreviations and acronyms should be spelled out the first time they are used in the manuscript; less common ones should also be spelled out in tables and figures. Units of measure and time require no explanation.
Full Title Page
Title: Do not use registered/trademark terms in the manuscript title. Use their generic equivalents instead.
Author Name: Provide first names, middle initials, and highest academic/technical degree(s) of all authors (e.g., MD, PhD, MS, BS, RN, RT). Please do not list honorary fellowships.
Author Affiliations: Please list departmental/institutional affiliations for authors. Please tie each author to the appropriate department(s)/institution(s) using consecutive, superscripted Arabic numbers.
Corresponding Author: Provide the name, street address, telephone and fax numbers, and the e-mail address of the corresponding author.
Grant Support: List the grant support, if any, on the full title page.
Abstract/Key Words
Abstract: An abstract of no more than 200 words must be submitted with each manuscript. Abstracts must be structured as follows: Purpose, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusion. Abstracts submitted with CASE REPORT should follow an unstructured format and should state in a single paragraph what was done, what was found, and what was concluded.
Key Words: Every manuscript must include a list of three to six key words below the abstract. These words will assist indexers who will then classify the paper under specific subject headings for future indexes.
It is recommended that authors use Microsoft Word for preparation of text files. The text of observational and experimental studies is arranged in sections with the headings Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion. Long papers may need subheadings to clarify their content.
Use this section to acknowledge individuals who have provided personal assistance. Please give full names of all individuals mentioned in this section.
Type references double-spaced and number them consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text, not alphabetically. Identify references in the text, tables and legends by Arabic numbers typed in brackets (e.g. [1][2]...). References cited only in table or figure legends should be numbered in accordance with a sequence established by the first mention in the text of the particular table or figure. All works cited in text must be listed and all references in the list must be cited in the text. Do not include personal communications or unpublished data in the reference list. Journal abbreviations used are those of the Index Medicus. The Council of Biology Editors (CBE) Style Manual should be followed for style.
Tables should be numbered in Arabic numerals in the order of their appearance in the text and should have a brief title. Do not use vertical rules. Supply a short descriptive title above the table and longer explanations or definitions of units in a table footnote. All abbreviations used in the table should be explained in a footnote.
Figures should be limited to those required to show the essential features described in the paper. Unretouched figures no larger than 18 cm*20 cm and higher than 72 pixels are desirable. Figures should be numbered in the order in which they are mentioned in the text. Every group of figures should be labeled a, b, c, etc. Indicate the figure number and labels at the bottom of each figure, but not within the figure frame. Symbols, letters, and numbers must be legible after reduction. Images need to be cropped and all irrelevant parts removed.
Figure Legends
A legend must be supplied for each illustration and should not duplicate text material. The figure legends should appear below the corresponding figure.


Financial Interest: Authors must describe any direct or indirect financial interest they may have in the subject matter of a submitted manuscript, and must authorize the CJMRI to publish this financial disclosure with the article if deemed appropriate.
Offprint: Unless specific description, only the first-named author will receive the offprint. All co-authors' needs for offprint must be requested before printing in order to lower the reprinted rate.

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