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Guide for Authors


Manuscripts must be submitted in English. The editorial board encourages the submissions from all countries in the world.


Manuscripts should be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript through our Online Submission System. Our online submission system guides you stepwise through the process of entering your article details and uploading your files. Regardless of the sources of the word-processing tool, only electronic WORD, PDF (.doc, .docx, .pdf) files can be submitted through our submission system. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, is sent by e-mail. There is no page limit. Only online submissions are accepted to facilitate rapid publication and minimize administrative costs. Submissions by anyone other than one of the authors will not be accepted. The submitting author is responsible for the paper during submission and peer review. If submission through the online submission system is impossible for some technical reason, the author can contact for support.

Terms of Submission

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all co-authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronic form without the written consent of the copyright-holder. Further correspondence and proofs will be sent to the author(s) before publication unless otherwise indicated. It is a condition of submission of an article that the authors permit editing of the article for readability. All inquiries concerning the publication of accepted articles should be addressed to

Peer Review

All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal and are expected to meet standards of academic excellence. The suitable papers are then sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The peer-reviewers’ identities will remain anonymous to the authors. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final.

Units of Measurement

Units of measurement should be presented simply and concisely using System International (SI) units. There shall be a space between any digit and any unit or signal, for example, 500 mg, 50 %, 10 + 3, etc.

Measurements of length, height, weight, and volume should be reported in metric units (meter, kilogram, or liter) or their decimal multiples. Temperatures should be in degrees Celsius. Blood pressures should be in millimeters of mercury, unless other units are specifically required by the journal.

Editors may request that authors add alternative or non-SI units, since SI units are not universally used. Drug concentrations may be reported in either SI or mass units, but the alternative should be provided in parentheses where appropriate.

Title Page

The title page should include:






Please provide an abstract of 150 to 200 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.


Please provide 4 or 5 keywords which are used for indexing purposes.

Text Format

Submit the manuscripts in the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf. Do not lock or protect your Microsoft Word documents.

LaTex manuscripts must be submitted as the PDF, containing your manuscript text, figure legends, tables, and references. Do not include figures in your PDF; they should be uploaded as separate files. If your submission is accepted, you will be asked to upload your LaTeX source file. If your manuscript .tex is separated into several .tex files, combine these into a single, cohesive .tex file before submission. Make sure to update your PDF file with the most recent version of your manuscript.

Manuscripts should be submitted in format WORD:

Materials and Methods

This part should contain sufficient detail so that all procedures can be repeated. It can be divided into subsections if several methods are described.

Results and Discussion

This section may each be divided by subheadings or may be combined.


This should clearly explain the main conclusions of the work highlighting its importance and relevance.


All acknowledgments (if any) should be included at the very end of the paper before the references and may include supporting grants, presentations, and so forth. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.

Conflict of Interests

There exists a competing interest when professional judgment concerning the validity of research is influenced by a secondary interest. We require that our authors reveal any possible conflict of interest in their manuscripts submitted.

If there is no conflict of interest, authors should state that “The author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest regarding the publication of this paper.”


Authors are responsible for ensuring that the information in each reference is complete and accurate. All references must be numbered consecutively and citations of references in text should be identified using numbers in square brackets (e.g., “as discussed by Smith [9]”; “as discussed elsewhere [9, 10]”). All references should be cited within the text; otherwise, these references will be automatically removed.

For more information, please see Guide for Authors.

The sample of the article for this journal is provided at the link.

Online Submission

Authors should submit their manuscripts online. Electronic submission will substantially reduce the editorial processing and reviewing time and shorten overall publication time. Please follow the hyperlink “Online Submission System” on the right side and upload all of your manuscript files following the Guide for Authors.

Authors should state that all authors have agreed to submit this manuscript to the journals in the event that a multi-author manuscript is submitted.

Instructions for Reviewers

Manuscripts submitted to our journals are reviewed by at least two reviewers. Reviewers are asked to evaluate the quality of the manuscript and provide a recommendation to the external editor on whether the manuscript can be accepted, requires revisions or should be rejected. Please note that one important aspect of the review process is to help the authors to improve their work, so please be objective, constructive, and helpful, making sure your critiques are substantiated with facts or with suggestions on possible improvements.

We ask the invited reviewers to accept or decline any invitations quickly based on the manuscript title and abstract, suggest the alternative reviewers if an invitation must be declined, and request an extension if more time is required to compose a report.

Benefits of Reviewers

The reviewing is an unseen and unrewarded assignment. For a valuable work of our reviewers, we offer the following as acknowledgment:



Confidentiality and Anonymity

Be assured that your comments will remain anonymous. If the author chooses to revise the paper, you may be asked to re-review the manuscript at a future time to see if your concerns have been addressed. If you are recommending mandatory changes, please be clear as to what should be done to make the paper acceptable. More detailed information can be found in the Instructions for Reviewers.

Reviews of manuscripts submitted to the transactions are “blind” reviews, and the identity of every reviewer is carefully protected. Reviewers should be careful not to reveal their identity to the authors, either in their comments or in metadata for reports submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Since you accept the invitation to serve as a reviewer, you shall protect the copyright and confidentiality of the manuscript and shall not disclose the manuscript or any concerned material to anyone.

Please note that reviewers can access to all review reports for manuscripts they review via the online submission system after the final decision has been made.

Timely Review Reports

Qingres aims to provide an efficient and high quality publishing service to authors and to the scientific community. Reviewers are asked to assist by providing review reports in a timely manner. Please contact the Editorial Office if you require an extension to the review deadline.

Rating the Manuscript

The aspects of the manuscript to be rated should include originality/novelty, significance, quality of presentation, scientific soundness, Interest to the readers, Overall merit and English level.

Manuscripts submitted to Our journals should meet the requirements of publication ethics:




Review Report

The reviewer should provide a review report, which contains:

A brief summary outlining the aim of the article and its main contributions; Broad comments highlighting areas of strength and weakness. These comments should be specific enough for authors to be able to respond; Specific comments referring to line numbers, tables or figures. Reviewers need not comment on formatting issues that do not obscure the meaning of the paper, as these will be addressed by editors.

Editors never edit reviewer comments intended for the authors. Reviewers are thus asked to make fair comments in English.

Confidential comments to the editors can be made in a dedicated box on the review form. For further guidance about writing a critical review, please refer to the How to Write A Critical Review.

Volunteer to be a Reviewer for our journals?

If your are interested in reviewing articles for this journal, please register your contact details, including your identifier, institutional affiliation, a short CV, and 5-6 key words in terms of your expertise with the contact email of the journal.

The benefits of registering with

As a registered user you can:

The managing editor of this journal will send you a notification once it is approved.

Review Process


It includes two steps.


Once the submission is received, the journal Editorial Office will do the initial check to assess:




Obviously poor manuscripts will be rejected immediately without any further review.


An Academic Editor, including the Editor-in-Chief for regular submission, or the Guest Editor for special issue submissions or an editorial board member in case of a conflict of interest, will be invited to check whether the manuscript is interesting and of sufficient quality. If not, the manuscript will be rejected immediately before peer review.

Peer Review

We adopt a single-blind peer review process for most of our journals. It means that the identity of the reviewer is anonymous, but the authors’ names and affiliations are not hidden.

Each submitted article shall be subject to a strict peer-review process by at least two qualified reviewers. The reviewer comments are generally communicated to the authors within 30 days of submission. Authors should contact the Editorial Office if the delay has been longer.

Reviewers are selected based on their expertise in the research filed and all reviewers shall meet the following requirements:




The journal Editorial Office shall assist the Academic Editors to handle all communications with reviewers, authors, and the external editors. Academic Editors can check the status of manuscripts, reviewer identity and reviewer comments at any time. Reviewers are expected to return their review comments within a given deadline, but extensions can be granted on request.

Editor Decision

When enough review reports are collected, the Academic Editor will make a decision based on reviewers’ suggestions. Decision choices include:





When making decisions, Academic Editors will check:




Authors will be notified immediately once the decision has been made.


If revisions are needed, authors are usually requested to revise their manuscript based on reviewer comments and editor recommendations within a given deadline. The revised version will be sent to the Academic Editor for final decision directly when only minor revisions are recommended. Manuscript with major revisions will be normally sent back to some or all of the original reviewers for review again. In both cases, a cover letter with point-by-point responses to reviewers’ comments and a detailed explanation of how the manuscript has been revised should be submitted along with the revised version.

Publication Ethics

Duplicate Submission

Duplicate submission/publication sanctions will occur if the manuscript is found to have been published else where or to be under review elsewhere. If authors have used their own previously published work, or their work currently under review, they are required to cite the previous work and indicate how their submitted manuscript offers novel contributions beyond those of the previous work.

Improper Author Contribution or Attribution

It is important to list everyone who made a significant scientific contribution, including students and laboratory technicians. All authors listed must have made a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript and approved all claims.

Data Fabrication and Falsification

Data fabrication and falsification sanctions will occur if the submitted manuscript is found to have either fabricated or falsified experimental results, including the manipulation of images.

Citation Manipulation

Citation manipulation sanctions will occur if the submitted manuscript is found to include citations mainly intended to increase the number of citations to a given author’s work, or to articles published in a particular journal.

Any experiments on humans must comply with the Declaration of Helsinki (1964). Papers describing experimental work which carries a risk of harm to human subjects must include a statement that the experiment was conducted with the understanding and consent of human subjects, as well as a statement that the responsible local Ethical Committee has approved the experiments. In the case of any animal experiments, the authors must provide a full description of any anesthetic or surgical procedure used, as well as evidence that all possible steps were taken to avoid animal suffering at each stage of the experiment.

Editorial Policies

1. Publication Ethics

Articles/chapters must be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript, and should not be submitted by anyone on their behalf. The author(s) should confirm that the manuscript (or any part of it) has not been published before or is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Moreover, any illustration, structure or table that has been published elsewhere must be reported, and copyright permission for reproduction must be acquired.

We will vigorously investigate allegations of publication misconduct before and after the publication, and if necessary, we reserve the right to contact authors’ institutions, funders or regulatory bodies. If we find the conclusive evidence of any misconduct, we will take steps to correct the scientific records. The authors are expected to comply with the best practice in publication ethics.

2. Authorship Criteria

It is the responsibility of every person listed as an author of an article published in our journals to have contributed in a meaningful and identifiable way to the design, performance, analysis and reporting of the work, and agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work.

3. Animal Research

All research involving vertebrates or any regulated invertebrates must have been approved by the author’s institution or by equivalent ethics committee (s), and must have been performed in line with the applicable guidelines or standards.

Approval must have been received prior to the beginning of the animal research. Details of approval and animal welfare considerations must be included upon the submission.

We reserve the right to reject any work that we believe has not been performed to a high ethical standard, even if formal approval has been obtained. Where unregulated animals are used or ethics approval is not required by a specific institute or committee, authors should make this fact clear in submitted articles and should state reasons why ethical approval was not required. It is the author’s responsibility to understand and comply with all relevant regulations.

Manuscripts for the animal research involving non-human primates must include details of animal welfare and steps taken to minimize the suffering. Please follow the detailed instructions for submitting reports involving animal research for animal studies and observation and field studies.

4. Copyright and Licensing

Editors/authors who contribute in our journals will transfer copyright of their work to the publisher. Submission of a manuscript to this journal implies that all editors/authors have read and agreed to the content of the copyright letter.

Authors must also take special care when submitting manuscripts that contain potentially identifying images of the people. Identifying information should not be included in the manuscript unless the information is crucial and the individual has provided the written consent.

5. Publication Fees

Authors who are affiliated with one of our journals are eligible for a discount on this fee and the editors and reviewers are eligible for a discount on this fee. We offer a complete or partial fee waiver for authors who do not have funds to cover publication fees. These policies ensure that the fee is never a barrier to publication. It is not charged until a submission is accepted.

6. Disclaimer

Responsibility for the content published by Qingres Publisher in any of its journals, including any opinions expressed therein, rests exclusively with the author(s) of such content. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Qingres (on its own behalf, and on behalf of its staff and members of its editorial board) disclaims responsibility for any and all injury and/or damage (whether financial or otherwise) to persons or property, resulting directly or indirectly from any ideas, methods, instructions or products (including errors in the same) referred to in the content of any of Qingres’s journals.

Editorial Workflow

All submitted papers are subject to strict single-blind peer review process by at least two independent reviewers in the relevant filed of the particular paper, followed by a final acceptance/rejection decision by the Editor-in-Chief, or another Academic Editor approved by the Editor-in-Chief.










A summary of the editorial process is given in the flow charts below.

Why Publish with Qingres

Author Benefits Rapid Publication

Most accepted articles are published online in their final form (copyedited, typeset and proofed) and fully citable, 2-3 weeks from acceptance.

Simple Online Submission System

All our manuscripts are dealt with through our efficient and easy-to-use Online Submission System.

Track of Your Article

You can track your article through the peer review process in Qingres System and through the production process in our secure online system.

No Compulsory Charges

There are no submission or page charges regardless of the length of your paper.

Free Color Images

You can opt to have your images published in color in the online version for free; many journals also offer free color in print.

Free Online Only Supplementary Materials

Provide enhancements to your paper through additional data (figures, tables, methodology, references, raw data, etc.), which will be published online only and linked with the printed articles.

Liberal Reuse Rights

The majority of authors retain copyright for their articles and our standard license allows liberal reuse rights. Any author can download and share the published article with co-authors and other colleagues. See the copyrights page for more information.

Highlighted Articles

Each Editor chooses an article from each issue to be the ‘Editor’s choice’, which is free to access, adding valuable exposure to the article. These are often accompanied by a commissioned editorial or even a podcast to help put the research into context for our clinician readers.

Usage Statistics

You can track how many times your article has been accessed and we also highlight the most downloaded articles each month.

Authors retain the copyright and can republish their work for example as book chapters or their personal homepage (as long as the original publication is acknowledged).

Statistics about publishing

We endeavor to process the submitted papers as quickly as possible and have the best lead times for peer review and publication. We support you by publishing your research quickly, efficiently and painlessly. New issues are usually published every two months.

Time from Submission to First Decision

Time to first decision (no review) = 7 days average

Time to first decision (with review) = 45 days average

Time from Acceptance to Online Publication (edited and typeset version):

Average of 15 days, ranging from 10-30 days.


We have a place for you to publish whatever your research would be. You can also choose our general medical journals (Med One, etc.) or one of our specialty titles. We welcome your original, interesting and novel cases in psychiatry. You can opt to have your research transferred to another Qingres Journal if it is rejected from your first choice.

We also publish a series of secondary publication journals highlighting the best evidence in various medicine areas.

Data Sharing

We help to make your data available online and provide a new pathway for others to learn about your works through topical searches. All data packages and data files you deposit in our journal will receive persistent & resolvable Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) that can be used in a citation as well as listed on your CV. It will be cited in the same way that an article would be when you re-use your data or your data are used by others.

International Editions

They are a way to extend our content to doctors and healthcare professionals who would normally not access the print or online journal for a variety of reasons. We work with local editors and publishers in many territories with the majority of local edition distributors funded by sponsorship. For an author, the benefit of these editions is extended exposure of your article. It may be translated or republished in other language rather than the English. The editions drive traffic back to our journal websites where the viewer will be able to view the full text.


Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Open Access authors retain the copyrights of their papers, and all open access articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited. Authors grant Med One a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher. Authors also grant any third party the right to use the article freely as long as its integrity is maintained and its original authors, citation details and publisher are identified.

Where an author is prevented from being the copyright holder (for instance in the case of US government employees or those of Commonwealth governments), minor variations may be required.

Open Access

Open Access is a model that enables unlimited free access to the scholarly literature without any financial and technical barriers to the readers. It provides worldwide immediate access to the abstract and full-text of the published articles and unrestricted usage of data under creative commons attribution license. Qingres Strongly Supports Open Access.

Reviewers Acknowledgment

We gratefully acknowledge the following individuals who served as reviewers for the journal since 2016. Peer reviewers are key to advancing scholarship and contributing to the quality of scholarly journals. Their time, effort, expertise and advice in reviewing articles have been essential in ensuring the high-quality publications, and their help is greatly appreciated.

List of peer reviewers

Name, work unit, nationality.

Submit a Manuscript

Submission Process

A typical submission to our journal consists of the following stages:










Production Process

A typical production process may be composed of the following stages (to be completed within 21 days):






Special Issue Guidelines

Special Issues are an important part of the Journal. Special issues are collections of articles plus an introduction that together advance a novel debate, idea or field in psychiatry. They will deal with more focused topics, and will be organized by recognized experts in the field and consist of articles of the highest quality. Proposals for Special Issues are welcome at any time in the year, and should be submitted to Those interested in publishing a Special Issue are advised to consider the following guidelines:





  • i) Deadline for submission (6 months from the initial Call-for-Papers);
  • ii) First round of review (3 months after submission deadline);
  • iii) Tentative publication date (3 months after the first round of review).

All proposals are subject to the approval by the journal following a discussion of the proposed Special Issue among the journal’s Editorial Board. If approved, a Call-for-Papers for the Special Issue will be issued and posted online.

All articles will be submitted to the journal by their authors via the Online Submission System. All articles are subject to individual peer review via our database of peer reviewers. Reviewers’ reports will be shared with guest editors, and editorial decisions will be made in collaboration between the journal’s editors and the guest editors.

Special Issues are also Open Access and are freely available online to all interested readers. Special Issues can be viewed and downloaded on the individual article level, but are also available in an edited volume format as a single PDF. They will also be available to be downloaded and printed for all readers interested in a print edition..

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