Instruction for Authors


Format of manuscript

Title page

The following information should be included

·         Paper title

·         Full author names

·         Affiliations for each author

·         Email addresses and contact information on the corresponding author(s)


Not exceed 200 words, should be structured as below for all research articles; other articles should use non-structured abstract.

·         Background:

·         Methods:

·         Results:

·         Discussion:

·         Conclusion:

Keywords (3-5 keywords)

Main text
This section should be succinct, with no subheadings.
Methods. Should contain all procedures with enough details so that they can be repeated.
Results. Both descriptive and analytic results.
Discussions. Describe the implications and significance of the findings, also highlighting the limitations.
Conclusion (optional): Clearly explain the main conclusions of the work, highlighting its importance and relevance.

Conflict of interest.

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

Acknowledgments (optional, including funding support if available).


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 the text should be identified using numbers in square brackets (e.g., “as discussed by Smith [1]”; “as discussed elsewhere [3, 4]”). It would be consistent if one chooses the option “Numbered” in the Endnote. All references should be cited within the text; otherwise, these references will be automatically removed. GCTR uses “Vancouver” style, as outlined in the ICMJE sample references ( _requirements.html).

Preparation of Figures

Upon submission of an article, authors are supposed to include all figures and tables in the Word file of the manuscript. Figures and tables should not be submitted in separate files. If the article is accepted, authors will be asked to provide the source files of the figures. Each figure should be supplied in a separate electronic file. All figures should be cited in the paper in consecutive order. Figures should be supplied in bitmap formats (Photoshop, TIFF, GIF, JPEG, etc.). Bitmap images should be of 300 dpi resolution at least unless the resolution is intentionally set to a lower level for scientific reasons. If a bitmap image has labels, the image and labels should be embedded in separate layers.

Preparation of Tables

Tables should be cited consecutively in the text. Every table must have a descriptive title, and if numerical measurements are given, the units should be included in the column heading. Vertical rules should not be used. A table should be well annotated and easy to read and interpret with little reference to the text.


Some editorial modification will be made after the manuscript is accepted, so it is important to check proofs carefully. Corrected proofs must be returned to the publisher within 48 hours of receipt. The publisher will do everything possible to ensure prompt publication. It will, therefore, be appreciated if the manuscripts and figures conform from the outset to the style of the journal.

Copyright and Permission

By publishing in Global Clinical and Translational Research, the author(s) automatically agreed to assign copyright to the journal. We request that permission should be sought and obtained from the journal as the rights holder to produce any substantial part of the copyrighted work. To obtain permission, please first contact the editorial office by Contact Us.

The author(s) may choose to publish with us as an open-access article under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0, https:/, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provide the original work be properly cited. The author(s) need to pay an article-processing charge, which is $2000 per article (including language editing when necessary). The APC should be paid when papers are accepted for publication bypassing the peer-review process.

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Disclosure Policy

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

Clinical Studies

Global Clinical and Translational Research aims to comply with the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) on trials registration. Therefore, authors are requested to register the clinical trial presented in the manuscript in a public trials registry and include the trial registration number at the end of the abstract. Trials must be registered prospectively before patient recruitment has begun. We promote transparency in clinical trial reporting.

In addition, the journal endorses the Principles and Guidelines for Reporting Preclinical Research by the National Institutes of Health, which a considerable number of journals have agreed to endorse (https://www.nih. gov/research-training/rigor-reproducibility/principles-guidelines-reporting-preclinical-research).The journal also promotes the core set of standards for rigorous reporting of study design (Adapted from Landis et al., Nature 2012).