Open Access Online Scientific Journal

For Authors

Journal of Scientific Discovery (JSD) is an online only, open access and peer-reviewed journal devoted to significant original research and issues of strong interest to the basic, translational and clinical medicine community.

The topics suitable for submission include any original research findings, discussions or analyses that move the field closer to the goal of improving basic researches and providing evidences for clinical diagnosis or treatment. Interdisciplinary approaches are particularly welcomed.

We accept original researches, as well as Reviews, Commentaries, Case Reports and other contributions. We are committed to the prompt evaluation of submitted papers. In addition, JSD selects several paper for earlier online publication, using the accepted version of the paper with minimal copyediting.

Please follow the instructions listed in Author Guidelines for preparing the manuscripts. These guidelines are in accordance with the “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals” which was published by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.


Manuscript Submission

The manuscripts together with a separate cover letter can be submitted online or sent to as attachments. The authors should disclose the conflict of interest in the cover letter as well as in the manuscript. Information regarding Source of Funding should be included in the manuscript.


Categories of manuscripts

Research Articles are original research papers that represent substantial advances in basic, translational or clinical medical researches. They should be structured as:Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, References, Figures and Tables and Supplementary Materials. Research Articles should be no more than 10000 words in length (including references, notes and captions) and 60 references, and may have up to 8 figures/tables. Supplementary materials are permitted but should be limited to information that is not essential to the general understanding of the research presented in the main text.


Reviews provide a balanced synthesis of new and current knowledge about an active area of  research. Reviews shall be 12000 words or shorter (including abstract, main text, references, and figure legends). They should have a short pithy title, an abstract of no more than 250 words, no more than 100 references, and up to 6 display items.


Commentaries are exceptionally interesting or important comments on original research papers or other peer-reviewed materials published in JSD or other journals. Normally, they should not exceed 4 pages, and have no more than 20 references. They should begin with a summary abstract around 200 words. The rest of the text is typically about 2,500 words long. Any discussion should be as succinct as possible to briefly introduce the important improvements or existing problems about the conclusions of the referred article.


Case Reports are reports of the clinical features, diagnosis, treatment or prognosis in 1 to 5 cases with some typical or rare diseases. Case Reports can show some important or rare outstanding finding to scientists in some fields. Case Reports do not normally exceed 4 pages, and have no more than 20 references. They begin with a summary abstract of about 50 to 100 words. The rest of the text is typically about 1,500 words long and may have 1 to 4 figures or tables.


Other Contributions

Other types of contributions are also accepted by JSD. Please follow the instructions for Commentaries to prepare these manuscripts.

Editorials are short and invited opinion pieces from the editorial board members to discuss an issue of immediate importance to the relevant fields.

Focus articles are short, timely pieces that spotlight new research findings published in JSD or other journals that are of immediate importance.

Hypothesis are the novel perspectives deduced based on the current research background.

Short Communications or Letters to Editor present the novel findings but with preliminary data. These findings potentially provide further investigation by other researchers.