World Journal of Acupuncture-Moxibustion

Notice to contributors of World Journal of




World Journal of Acupuncture-Moxibustion is an English academic journal sponsored by World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies, Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, and China Association of Acupuncture and Moxibustion. It is published quarterly worldwide. The focus of the journal includes, but is not confined to, clinical researches, summary of clinical experiences, experimental researches, clinical reports, needling techniques, moxibustion techniques, acupuncture analgesia and acupuncture anesthesia, reviews, academic discussion, education and academic lectures, researches on historical documents, introduction to typical cases, meridian-collaterals and acupoints,proved acupoint or prescriptions of acupoints, news reports, newly-developed apparatuses, etc. The  clinical、experimental papers and articles from teaching are welcomed. The paper should comply with the following items:


  1. World Journal of Acupunture-Moxibustion adheres to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Authors are required to ensure that the guidelines on ICMJE website are followed.
  2. All papers submitted to our Journal should declare agreement with the ‘statement of human and animal rights’. No paper lacking it will be considered for publication. Papers describing procedures involving humans or animals must include an explicit and easily identifiable statement pointing out that the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 and 2008. When reporting experiments on animals, authors must indicate that the institutional and national guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.


  1. All authors must declare financial/commercial conflicts of interest. Even if there are none, this should be stated in a separate paragraph following on from the acknowledgements section. This is a mandatory requirement for all articles. Each author should fill in the “ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest” in the download center of the online Manuscript Tracking System ( and submit a separate form and is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the submitted information.
  2. For randomized controlled trials, approval by ethics committee and signed informed consent from each subject must be stated. The WJAM Statement of Informed Consent is in the download center of the online Manuscript Tracking System (

5. For the sake of transparency in regard to the performance and reporting of clinical trials, we endorse the policy of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) to propose to publish papers on clinical trial results that the trial was recorded in a publicly-accessible registry at its outset. The registers now available, to our knowledge, are http://www.clinical sponsored by the United States National Library of Medicine, sponsored by China. We encourage all potential contributors to register with them. However, in the case that other registers become available you will be duly notified. The place of registration and registration number should be stated during submitting.


6. All manuscripts should be concisely written and should contain complete documentation of results. Manuscripts should be written in English, but for Chinese contributors. If you have difficulties in translation, we will entrust some qualified specialists with your article and you will pay the fee.


7. The traditional Chinese medicine or acupuncture terminology should comply with the WHO INTERNATIONAL STANDARD TERMINOLOGIES ON TRADITIONAL MEIDICINE IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC REGION. The code of the acupoints should comply with the STANDARD OF ACUPUNCTURE  NOMENCLATURE.


8. Manuscripts are generally required to be no more than 6 000 words in length including the references 10–20 . Manuscript should be organized in the following order:


(1) Title  The title should be concise and descriptive and be limited to 100 characters, including spaces.


(2) Author (s), and author’s work unit and address  The authors’ full name (s), the departmental and institutional affiliation of each author, the author (s)’ address (es), postcode, city, state (province), country and first author or correspondent’s e-mail (s) should be included.


(3) Abstract  The abstract summarizing the rationale, methods, results and conclusions of the study is required to be about 200–300 words.


(4) Key words  Please list 5–10 key words, selected mainly from Index Medicus, which reflect the content of the study.


(5) Text  The text of studies should include the following sections: General Data, Methods or Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion. For review and other types of papers, the manuscripts vary from these formats. Terms frequently used should be written out completely at first use, abbreviated in parentheses, and abbreviated thereafter.


(6) References  The number of the references consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. The form of references should conform to the Index Medicus. Full references should be listed at the end of the paper in appearance order. following the form at below:


–?Dhond RP, Yeh C, Park K, Kettner N, NapadowV. Acupuncture modulates resting state connectivity in default and sensorimotor brain networks. Pain 2008; 136(3): 407-418.

–?Yin L, Jin XL, Shi X, Tian JH, Ma L, Yin DY,et al. Primary exploration of brain function images ofPET and fMRI in acupuncture on Zúsānlǐ (足三里 ST 36). Chin J Rehabil Theor Pract (Chin) 2002; 8(9): 523-524.

–?Peters RL. Pathology of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. //Okuda K, Peters RL, eds. Hepatocellular Carcinoma. New York: Wiley, 1976; 107-168.

–?Budapest Open Access Initiative.


(7) Tables  Tables are required to be created with the MS-Word Table edit (i.e. do not use tabs and spaces to create a table).


(8) Figure captions and Figures  Figures (in format jpg. or gif) should correctly correspond to their citations within the text and be limited to a total number of 5–6 or less.


(9) Supportive foundations  The complete name and number of supportive foundations should be provided, e.g. Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China: No. 30224801


(10) Brief introduction of the first author or correspondent  Author’s name should be given first, then birth year, gender, title, research field, and E-mail.


(11) Acknowledgements  Brief acknowledgments of persons who have made genuine contributions to the manuscript and who endorse the data and conclusions should be included. Authors are responsible for obtaining written permission to use any copyrighted text and/or illustrations.


9. Neither the editors nor the publisher are responsible for the opinions expressed by contributors. After publication, the authors are obliged to answer any academic questions raised by the readers.


10. Our journal firmly reject any plagiarism or fabricated data. Original papers submitted to World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion should not have been published or accepted elsewhere. A letter of recommendation from each author’s organization should be provided with the contributed article to ensure the privacy and secrecy of research is protected.


11. All contributed papers are reviewed by at least two referees, and will be charged. Authors will receive a reply whether your thesis is used or not in 1 months after submission of the manuscript. Authors should retain one copy of the text, tables, photographs and illustrations because rejected manuscripts will not be returned to the author (s) and the editors will not be responsible for loss or damage to photographs and illustrations.


12. The copyright of all materials published will be vested in the World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion unless otherwise specifically agreed.


13. Manuscripts should be submitted online in the Manuscript Tracking System.


All correspondence should be addressed to:

Editorial office of World Journal of Acupuncture-Moxibustion,

World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies,

No.16 Nanxiaojie,  Dongzhimen Nei,  Dongcheng District,  Beijing 100700, P. R. China.

Tel.: 0086-13716997561







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