About us

About us

Psychosomatic Medicine Research (2624-3687) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed open access journal. It focuses on studying the relationship between psychological factors and physiological conditions in the occurrence of human diseases, such as: psychotherapy, clinical medicine, psychology, artificial intelligence, tissue engineering, human chemistry, and artistic aesthetics. In addition to the Review, Research Article, Hypothesis the following columns are also welcome: Letters, News and comment, Video, and other research resources. It has been included in Superstar Journals Database, CNKI Scholar, Google Scholar and VIP Database.

Psychosomatic Medicine Research focuses on the following areas:

1. Typical modern scientific research on the treatment of common psychosomatic diseases. (eg: essential hypertension, ulcerative colitis, partial tumors, etc.)

2. The pathogenesis and clinical treatment of common psychosomatic diseases in gynecology. (eg: menstrual disorders, functional uterine bleeding, premenstrual tension, menopausal syndrome, etc.)

3. The pathogenesis and clinical treatment of common psychosomatic diseases in the elderly. (eg, senile arrhythmia, senile cerebrovascular abnormalities, senile hyperthyroidism, senile diabetes)

4. The pathogenesis and clinical treatment of psychosomatic diseases caused by social problems. (eg high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, etc.)

5. Fundamental research on the effects of psychological factors on human physiology. (eg: psychological characteristics and stress cause disease by affecting neuro-endocrine-immune function)

6. Research on the physiological effects of brain diseases and mental illnesses. (eg epilepsy, dementia, nervous belching, pica, etc.)

7. Research on physical and mental treatment in traditional medicine. (eg yoga, meditation, wish, Tai Chi, etc.)

Peer review policy 
Psychosomatic Medicine Research follows a double blind peer review process, to ensure impartial editorial decision-making. All submissions to Psychosomatic Medicine Research are assessed by an editor, who will decide whether they are suitable for peer review. If an editor is on the author list or has any other competing interest regarding a specific manuscript, another member of the Editorial Board will be assigned to assume responsibility for overseeing peer review. Submissions felt to be suitable for consideration will be sent for peer review by appropriate independent experts. Editors will make a decision based on the reviewers’ reports and authors are sent these reports along with the editorial decision on their manuscript. Authors should note that even in light of one positive report, concerns raised by another reviewer may fundamentally undermine the study and result in the manuscript being rejected.

Peer reviewers

Authors may suggest potential reviewers if they wish; however, whether or not to consider these reviewers is at the editor's discretion. Authors should not suggest recent collaborators or colleagues who work in the same institution as themselves. Authors who wish to suggest peer reviewers can do so in the cover letter and should provide institutional email addresses where possible, or information which will help the editor to verify the identity of the reviewer. 
Authors may request exclusion of individuals as peer reviewers, but they should explain the reasons in their cover letter on submission. Authors should not exclude too many individuals as this may hinder the peer review process. Please note that the editor may choose to invite excluded peer reviewers. 
Intentionally falsifying information, for example, suggesting reviewers with a false name or email address, will result in rejection of the manuscript and may lead to further investigation in line with our misconduct policy.

Reviewers are therefore required to respect the confidentiality of the peer review process and not reveal any details of a manuscript or its review, during or after the peer-review process, beyond the information released by the journal. If reviewers wish to involve a colleague in the review process they should first obtain permission from the journal. The editor should be informed of the names ofany individuals who assisted in the review process when the report is returned. 

Article-processing charges 
In 2019, Articles processing charges and submission charges are free. 

Criteria for Authorship
Authorship credit should be given in accordance with the standard proposed by the ICMJE (http://www.icmje.org/), specifically, authorship is merited by (1) substantial contributions to conception and design of the study, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; (2) drafting the article or making critical revisions related to important intellectual content of the manuscript; and (3) final approval of the version of the article to be published. Authors should meet conditions 1, 2 and 3.