About Journal

  • Journal of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Medical Science), previously known as the Journal of Shanghai Second Medical University, is a comprehensive academic journal in medicine, pharmaceutics and health. Founded in 1958 and sponsored by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the journal is issued on the 28th of each month. All articles published on the journal are open access and can be read and downloaded free of charge from this website.

    Aim and Scope

    The aim of the journal is to facilitate the development of science and technology, cultivate academic talents and enhance academic exchanges. The journal publishes cutting edge achievements, theories, technologies and experiences in the fields of basic medicine, clinical medicine and public health. The journal welcomes papers of the following types: original research article, review, special topic, expert forum, perspective, short essay, technology and methodology and case report. The target readers are professionals engaged in clinical medicine, basic medicine, public health, nursing studies, pharmacy and other related fields, such as clinicians, scientific researchers, education staff, medical students, etc.

    About Journal Sponsor

    The sponsor of the journal, Shanghai Jiao Tong University has one of the best medical schools in China, with outstanding personnel, leading research ability and achievements. The school has 16 “Key Disciplines” granted by the Ministry of Education, and 4 national “First-class Disciplines”, namely clinical medicine, stomatology, basic medicine and pharmacy.

    Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine has dozens of academicians from Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, and several foreign academicians from oversea institutes such as European Academy of Sciences and American Academy of Sciences. Many disciplines are ranked first among Chinese universities. The school was ranked the 84th in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings. The school’s 13 affiliated hospitals such as Ruijin Hospital, Renji Hospital, Xinhua Hospital, the Ninth People's Hospital and Shanghai Children's Medical Center are top hospitals in China with a superb level of clinical and research standard. The journal benefits from extensive collaboration with the school and the hospitals in terms of academic guidance, peer review, editing and consultancy.

    About Journal EBM

    The journal has an editorial board of the highest academic excellence, including:

    l  Editor-in-Chief : Professor Chen Guoqiang

    n  former Vice President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University

    n  Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences

    l  EBM: Professor Huang Hefeng (Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital of Fudan University)

    n  Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences

    n  Academician of The World Academy of Sciences

    n  Honorary Academician of The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists  (UK)

    n  Distinguished Professor of Zhejiang University

    n  Honorary Professor of The University of Hong Kong

    n  Visiting Professor of The University of Adelaide (Australia)

    l  Professor Zheng Zhijie

    n  Chief Representative in China of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

    n  professor at Peking University Health Science Center

    n  assistant professor in the Department of Cardiology and the Department of Preventive Medicine of University of Kentucky

    n  Chief Epidemiologist of the Department of Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease Prevention of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the US

    n  professor at the National Institute of Cardiorespiratory and Hematology of the National Institutes of Health of the US

    l  Professor Huang Gang

    n  former president of Shanghai University of Medicine & Health Sciences

    n  Chairman of the Asia and Oceania Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology of Nuclear Medicine and Biology

    About Editorial Operation

    Journal of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Medical Science) adopts a double-blind peer review policy. About 80% of the manuscripts come from open submission and all manuscripts have been reviewed by two or more experts. The operating expenses of the journal mainly comes from sponsor’s grants, page charges and print subscription income. The journal doesn’t publish commercial advertisement. The journal can be subscribed via post offices all over the country. Domestic postal issuing code: 4-338.

    About Indexing

    The journal is the core journal of CSCD source journals, Chinese Core Journals and Chinese Science and Technology Core Journals. It has been rated as the “Top 100 Science and Technology Journals of Chinese Universities”, “Excellent Science and Technology Journals in East China” and “High-quality Science and Technology Journals of Shanghai”. The journal is indexed by the following databases:                   


    Netherland: Scopus

    US: Chemical Abstract (CA)

    Netherland: EMBASE

    US: Cambridge Science Abstract (Natural Science) (CSA: NS) (ProQuest)

    Japan: JST China

    Russia: Abstract Journal (AJ)

    Sweden: Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)


    Chinese Core Journals Catalog

    China Science Citation Database(CSCD)

    China Science and Technology Paper and Citation Database (CSTPCD)

    Core Journals of Research Center for Chinese Science Evaluation (RCCSE)

    China Bio-Medical Literature Database (SinoMed)

    China Academic Journal Comprehensive Evaluation Database(CAJCED)

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