Shanghai Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Shanghai Municipal Health Commission
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Aims and scope
JEOM is dedicated to report epidemiological and toxicological research on environmental (both natural and social) and occupational factors and human health. The journal welcomes:
Fundamental research that examines the relationships between human health and etiological, natural, occupational, social, and physiological environment; epidemiological investigations on environmental factors; on-site investigations on occupational factors.
Investigations, research, clinical diagnosis and treatment, and enterprise health promotion related to occupational diseases (including work-related injuries and disabilities) and emerging risk factors in workplace.
Emergency response and medical rescue of chemical poisonings.
Labor protection technique and evaluation in occupational environment, and experience in health supervision and management.
Laws and regulations, conventions, health standards, and commentaries related to environmental and occupational health.
JEOM publishes a variety of article types: Commentary, Selected article, Investigation, Experiment, Review, Experimental technique, Supervision and management, and Information and communication.
Abstracting and indexing
Chinese Science Citation Database-Core
A Guide to the Core Journals of China (Preventive Medicine and Hygiene)
China Scientific and Technical Papers and Citations Database (CSTPCD)
Research Center for China Science Evaluation (RCCSE) Chinese Core Academic Journals
Chemical Abstracts (CA)
Ulrich’s International Periodicals Directory
Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI)
Cambridge Scientific Abstracts: Nature Science (CSA: NS)
Review policy and process
① Manuscripts submitted to JEOM are evaluated by JEOM science editors to determine suitability to undergo peer review based on the following criteria: Whether the topic is within the scope of JEOM; Originality of the science; Extent to which the findings make a substantial advance in the field; Similarity < 10%.
② Manuscripts that meet JEOM criteria are assigned to 2-3 peer reviewers with expertise specific to the topic.
③ Peer-reviewed and revised manuscripts are assigned to Standing Editorial Board members for final review. Editors may send decision letters to the authors based on the comments and appraisals of final review. Final-reviewed and revised papers will undergo copy editing before typesetting and publication.
Peer review process
Papers that meet JEOM criteria are sent to peer reviewers by editors. The peer reviewers may be Editorial Board members, experts with expertise specific to the topic, or preferred reviewers recommended by the authors. All contributions undergo rigorous peer review in a “single blind” manner. Based on the reviewers’ comments, editors may add additional appraisals before sending a letter regarding revision, re-peer review, or rejection to the authors. Peer-reviewed and revised papers are sent to Standing Editorial Board members for final review. Editors may send decision letters (acceptance after revision or rejection) to the authors based on the comments and appraisals of Standing Editorial Board members.
Open access policy
Users are allowed accessing the PDF version immediately upon article online (www.jeom.org), no registration and no subscription. All articles on JEOM are published open access under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerives (CC BY-NC-ND) license (https://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/), which means all users have the rights to copy and redistribute the article in any medium or format for non-commercial purposes, provided that the author and journal is attributed and no modifications or adaptations can be made.
Authors are requested to submit a “Copyright Transfer Agreement” together with the manuscript, stating that should that article be accepted for publication by JEOM, all rights to use the article in whole or in part (figures, tables, abstracts, or any portions that can be extracted from the article)—including but not limited to the rights to reproduce, distribute, communicate through information network, perform, translate, compile, adapt, and otherwise—are transferred to JEOM. All users are allowed to use the article under CC BY-NC-ND (see “Open access policy”), including authors.
JEOM follows the guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) for investigating and addressing allegations or suspicions of misconduct.
① Contributions submitted to JEOM must be original works of the authors and must not have been previously published in print or online or simultaneously submitted to another publication. Previously published materials (e.g., figures, tables) may be included with proper attribution and permission.
② Authors should make sure that the contributions submitted to JEOM do not engage in any forms of academic misconduct. Consult Academic publishing specification-definition of academic misconduct for journals (CY/T 174—2019) for more information.
③ Each contribution must include a “Conflict of Interest Statement” that covers all authors, stating whether there are any actual or potential competing interests.
④ Each author has made a substantial contribution to the work. All authors also must be accountable for their own contributions and must have confidence in the integrity of the contributions of their coauthors. The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that the descriptions are accurate and agreed by all authors. To improve transparency and discoverability of the myriad of contributions to research, Contributor Role Taxonomy (CRediT) is introduced to offer authors an accurate and detailed description of their diverse contributions to the published work. More information about CRediT is available at http://credit.niso.org/.
——Editors and reviewers
Editors and reviewers must declare any actual or potential competing interests, both financial and non-financial, that could reasonably be perceived as relevant to the manuscript under review. Consult COPE guidelines for more information about competing interests and other ethical issues.
——Biomedical research involving humans (involving human biological, psychological, and pathological phenomena, including using population health data and conducting questionnaire surveys)
① Approval on research procedures of an appropriate ethics committee along with the approval number must be stated in the manuscript.
② Information regarding informed consent procedures must be described in the manuscript.
——Research involving animals
State in the manuscript that the protocol was in compliance with all national and institutional regulations regarding animal care and use, and that is certified with related approvals. Consult Laboratory animal—Guideline for ethical review of animal welfare (GB/T 35892—2018) for more information.
Plagiarism check policy
All papers submitted to JEOM are screened for plagiarism before review using the Academic Misconduct Literature Check (AMLC) online system (http://check.cnki.net/amlc2/) developed by China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI).
Similarity less than 10%: acceptable.
Similarity between 10% and 20%: re-submission after revision.
Similarity above 20%: outright rejected.
If you suspect misconduct
Suspicions of misconduct should be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org. JEOM will report credible allegations or evidence of misconduct to the responsible authors’ host institution(s) for investigation. Confirmed cases of misconduct will result in a three-year ban on contributions to JEOM and manuscript retraction as appropriate.
JEOM articles will be permanently preserved on JEOM website (www.jeom.org) and in credible repositories such as National Digital Preservation Program (NDPP；https://www.las.ac.cn/front/dataCenter/dataResources). Removing an article from JEOM website in its entirety is never justified. Such archives are freely accessible. However, if necessary, for legal reasons, the URL for the removed article will contain a detailed reason for the removal, and the article will be retained in JEOM internal archive. In the event of journal termination, JEOM files are transferred to a responsible third party who can make the content available.