AME Publishing Company was established in July 2009. So far, it has set up offices in Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Changsha, Nanjing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Beijing, Taipei, Sydney and Hangzhou. AME stands for Academic Made Easy/Excellent/Enthusiastic, expressing its aim as a publishing company specializing in medicine.

AME has published more than 40 medical journals. Among them the Journal of Thoracic Disease (JTD), Translational Cancer Research (TCR) and Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition (HBSN) have been included in SCI. Annals of Translational Medicine (ATM) and 18 other journals have been included in PubMed. AME has published several series of medical books, including Medical Monograph, Medical Review (Key opinion of medical experts), Book of Excellence worldwide and Interview with experts. In addition, it has published over 20 English medicine books including Lung Cancer, 28 Chinese medicine books including Note on Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery, as well as over 60 medical books in electronic form. AME has also hosted over 100 academic meetings in a variety of forms.

AME works to provide three things: great Content, a diverse Network, and a unique System, i.e CNS.

Content: We try to disseminate outstanding knowledge in medicine, thus providing more content to readers.

Network: By inviting more and more medical professionals at home and abroad to participate in our various publishing projects, we try to to establish a great network within the medical circle and increase communication between different medical departments.

System: Our ultimate goal is to create a creative and happy academic system.

Address of corporation register

AME Publishing Company was registered under NANCY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED in Hong Kong.

Address: Flat/RM C 16F, Kings Wing Plaza 1, NO. 3 on Kwan Street, Shatin, NT. Phone: +852 3615 8769;

Contact information

General editorial enquiries: ameeditor@amegroups.com
Commercial Sales contact (Reprints, advertising, etc.): sales@amegroups.com
Copyright related enquiries: permissions@amegroups.com
Books related enquiries:books@amegroups.com

Location (full address) of corporate office(s)

Hong Kong office: Flat/RM C 16F,Kings Wing Plaza 1, NO. 3 on Kwan Street, Shatin, NT. Phone: +852 3615 8769
Guangzhou office: Jinhui building, Jiefang South Road No. 123, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China. Tel: +86-20-66755775.
Sydney office: Room 509, 7 Eden Park Drive, Macquarie Park, NSW, 2113, Australia
Taibei Office: 11F., No.139, Songjiang Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City 104, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

ames and addresses of parent companies, related companies, and/or subsidiaries of the publishing group

Parent company is NANCY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED, the registered address is:
Flat/RM C 16F,Kings Wing Plaza 1, NO. 3 on Kwan Street, Shatin, NT. Phone: +852 3615 8769
NANCY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED has two subsidiaries, including AME Publishing Company (Address: Flat/RM C 16F, Kings Wing Plaza 1, NO. 3 on Kwan Street, Shatin, NT), and NANCY MED-TECH (Hangzhou) LIMITED Company (Address: F3, Building 3, Shang Feng E-Commerce Park, No.611 Jianghong Road, Binjiang District, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province 310052, China).

Members of the management team and where they are based.

  • Stanley Li, Chairman of the board, based in Hangzhou, China;
  • Stephen D. Wang, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, based in Guangzhou, China;
  • Yaxing Shen, Deputy CEO, based in Shanghai, China;
  • Kevin Liu, Deputy CEO, based in Tianjin, China;
  • Katherine Lui, Chief Financial Officer, based in Hong Kong, China;
  • Xiangdong Li, Consultant, based in Beijing, China;
  • Grace S. Li, Executive Assistant to CEO, based in Guangzhou, China;
  • Eunice X. Xu, Managing Editor, based in Guangzhou, China;
  • Baoliang Zhong, Medical Statistics Director, based in Hong Kong, China;
  • Weiqiang Liu, IT Manager, based in Guangzhou, China;
  • Jeny Wang, PDF/XML/HTML Group Director, based in Changsha, China;
  • Juan Geng, HR Director, based in Hangzhou, China.

Publishing credentials - what experience do the members of the management team have in scholarly publishing in general and in life sciences publishing in particular

  • Stanley Li, graduated from Peking Union Medical College, with oncology immunology and Bioinformatics background.
  • Stephen D. Wang, is active clinical researcher, once published more than 35 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and as reviewer for 8 journals (e.g. British Journal of Cancer, Journal of Thoracic Oncology, Tumor Biology, etc).
  • Xiangdong Li, once worked in People’s Medical Publishing House, Beijing, China.
  • Baoliang Zhong, graduated from Medical College of Peking University & Chinese University of Hong Kong, published more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals

Mechanisms for ensuring the quality of published articles Editorial Policies

The structure of our editorial office of the Journal mirrors that of many other academic journals including a managing editor, editorial associates, software specialist and administrative coordinators. The tasks performed in the editorial office include, but are not limited to:

  • Management of the peer review process – ensure manuscripts progress smoothly through peer review; reviewers have all the information they need; authors receive a review that improves the quality of their manuscript
  • Issue compilation – assembling issues on time
  • Editing – copyediting and proof-reading manuscripts; reformatting manuscripts to conform to journal style
  • Queries – handling problems; assisting with submissions; answering general questions about the journal such as requests for information on time from submission to acceptance.

The roles and responsibilities of editorial offices are evolving rapidly, in response to the trend of online-based workflows. Editorial office staff constantly analyzes data such as citation levels, usage, and author submission behavior to determine content that would enhance readership by a variety of different criteria. The editorial office should act as a partner for the publisher; one that can balance commercial aspirations with editorial direction and policies.

Editorial and Peer Review processes

All submitted manuscripts are reviewed initially by a journal editor. Manuscripts are evaluated according to the following criteria: material is original and timely, writing is clear, study methods are appropriate, data are valid, conclusions are reasonable and supported by the data, information is important, and topic has general medical interest. From these basic criteria, the editors assess a paper’s eligibility for publication. Other manuscripts are sent to expert consultants for peer review. Peer reviewer identities are kept confidential, but author identities are made known to reviewers. The existence of a manuscript under review is not revealed to anyone other than peer reviewers and editorial staff. Peer reviewers are required to maintain confidentiality about the manuscripts they review and must not divulge any information about a specific manuscript or its content to any third party without prior permission from the journal editors. Information from submitted manuscripts may be systematically collected and analyzed as part of research to improve the quality of the editorial or peer review process. Identifying information remains confidential. Final decisions regarding manuscript publication are made within the Editorial Team. Specifically, the peer review goes as:

    1. Editorial assistants pass submitted manuscripts to the Editor-in-Chief.
    2. Depending on the topic of the submitted manuscript, Editor-in-Chief passes the article to Associate Editors or a Member of the Editorial Board with related expertise.
    3. The assigned Associate Editor or Member of the Editorial Board with related expertise invite external reviewers. This is done by literature search to identify the external experts.
    4. External experts review.
    5. External experts make recommendation.
    6. External experts’ recommendation plus the assigned Member of the Editorial Board’s review
    7. The Editor-in-Chief makes a decision: accept, minor revision, major revision, re-submit, reject.

Statements concerning Conflict of Interest, Human and Animal Rights, and Informed Consent for publications

The statement of the above three issues can be found in the author instruction of each journal published by AME Publishing Company, e.g.: http://jtd.amegroups.com/pages/view/human-animal-rights.

Advertising polices for print and web publications

    1. All advertisements are subject to approval of the Publisher, or Editor. However, the Publisher or the Editor shall not unreasonably withhold such approval.
    2. Advertising is separate from content. Advertisers and sponsors have no advance knowledge of our editorial content, nor do the editors shape content to accommodate advertising. Publisher will not sell advertising for a specific product on the condition that it appear in the same location, and at the same time, as a specific article mentioning that product, unless clearly labeled as an exclusive sponsor. Advertisers do not influence any of our editorial decisions or advertising policies.
    3. The appearance of advertising on our journal is neither a guarantee nor an endorsement by the publisher, society or editorial partner of the product, service, or company and claims made in such advertising.
    4. Advertising that appears at Publisher’s journal will be clearly distinguishable from editorial content.
    5. Publisher’s advertising sales representatives have neither control over, nor prior knowledge of, specific editorial content before it is published.
    6. Advertisers have no control or influence over the results of searches a user may conduct on the Publisher’s journal. Search results are based solely on the functionality available through our search software (e.g., keywords or natural language) and user-defined criteria (e.g., displaying most recent or most relevant items first).
    7. All advertisements are accepted and published by Publisher on the warranty of the agency and advertiser that both are authorized to publish the entire contents and subject matter of the advertisement.
    8. In consideration of publication of an advertisement, the advertiser and the agency, jointly and severally, agree to indemnify and hold harmless Publisher, its officers, agents and employees against expenses (including legal fees) and losses resulting from the publication of the contents of the advertisement, including, without limitation, claims or suits for libel, violation of privacy, copyright infringement or plagiarism.
    9. All advertisements must clearly and prominently identify the advertiser by trademark or signature.
    10. Any reference to Publisher or it products or services in advertisements, promotional material, or merchandising by the advertiser or the agency is subject to the Publisher’s prior written approval for each such use.
    11. Publisher is not responsible for any damages, including but not limited to actual, direct, incidental or consequential damages, for errors in displaying an ad.
    12. Publisher will not be bound by any condition, printed or otherwise, appearing on any insertion order or copy instructions when such conditions conflict with the conditions set forth in this policy statement.
    13. In the event of nonpayment, Publisher reserves the right to hold advertiser and/or its advertising agency liable for such monies as are due and payable to Publisher.
    14. Any use of Publication trademarks or copyrighted material for links to and from the website must be approved, in advance, by the Publisher. Any such unauthorized linking is prohibited.
    15. Recruitment ads: All advertisements for employment must be nondiscriminatory and comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Ads that discriminate against applicants based on sex, age, race, religion, marital status, or physical handicap will not be accepted. Non-US recruitment advertisers are required to confirm in writing that they are equal opportunity employers.
    16. Advertised products must be compliant with the regulations in the country where the advertisement will be seen.

The reviewers, editorial board members, Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Editor-in-Chief of each journal are responsible for the quality of the publications. It is stated in the “review process” section of the author instruction, see an example of “Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery” here: http://qims.amegroups.com/public/addition/qims/qims-instruction-for-authors.pdf.

Do your journals comply with the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors' uniform requirements for manuscripts?

Yes, the journals comply with the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors' uniform requirements for manuscripts. See section 10, “10. STYLE OF THE MANUSCRIPT” in the author instruction, see an example here: http://qims.amegroups.com/public/addition/qims/qims-instruction-for-authors.pdf.