Who We Are

AME Publishing Company is a globally active open access publisher specializing in the publication of medical journals and books across the broad spectrum of science, technology and medicine. It is known for its diverse and innovative publication approaches in promoting and expediting scientific research. Its library of products includes medical journals, books, academic activities, electronic and web-based media, and a variety of academic platforms.

Founded in 2009, AME has rapidly burst into the international market with a dozen of branches set up all over mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Sydney. Combining the highest editorial standards with cutting-edge publishing technologies, AME has published more than 60 peer-reviewed journals (13 indexed in SCIE and 18 indexed in PubMed), predominantly in English (some are translated into Chinese), covering various fields of medicine including oncology, pulmonology, cardiothoracic disease, andrology, urology and so forth. AME has also published over 69 books in English, 63 books in Chinese and 128 e-books, categorized into 14 series including AME Medical book, AME Medical Review, AME Book of Excellence (Chinese translation of excellent medical books from worldwide), AME Featured Interview and AME Surgery series. In addition, AME has held more than 100 conferences in a variety of forms.

We summarize as ‘CNS’ of what we have done:

C for Content: Content is the King. We collect and deposit professional, extraordinary and up-to-date content in form of journals, books etc.): https://www.amegroups.com/medicine-service.

N for Network: Through organizing, editing, publishing and promoting medical journals and books, we built an extensive and collaborative network that connects Chinese and foreign doctors with expertise in different disciplines including internal medicine, surgery, pathology, etc.): https://www.amegroups.com/knowledge.

S for System: We intend to build an innovative and pleasant ecosystem to facilitate scientific research. For instance, we developed the ‘ABER’ system (https://www.theaber.com/) that connects our journal editors with reviewers. Journal editors would release academic manuscripts on the system, qualified reviewers would initiate the review process by signing up for a certain article of their interest, and gain the “AME points”, a virtual reward in the system with which one can redeem various items in the AME Online Mall: https://webstore.amegroups.cn.

Editorial Policies

The structure of our journal editorial office 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 balance commercial aspirations with editorial direction and policies.

Publication statements

Informed Consent
Identifying information, including names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, or pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent is required for Case report, original/research articles and visualized surgery. The statement should be included in the footnote.
It may be possible to publish without explicit consent if the report is important to public health (or is in some other way important); consent would be unusually burdensome to obtain; and a reasonable individual would be unlikely to object to publication (all three conditions must be met).

Human and Animal Rights
When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national). If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the ethical standards, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach, and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should be asked to indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.

The individuals responsible for the scientific quality of your publications
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.

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

Updated on April 1st, 2019