About Us

Aims and Scope

Chinese Journal of Thoracic Surgery (ISSN 2095-8773; CN 11-9357/R; CJTS; www.thecjts.cn), under the auspices of the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China, was founded in 2014 with the Chinese Medical Association as sponsor and the Shanghai Chest Hospital as the undertaking sponsor. The journal is published quarterly in both print and online formats with papers covering all aspects of thoracic surgery written by authors from all over the country.

CJTS publishes articles that focus on thoracic surgery in a wide range of forms and aims to meet the professional and educational needs of its readers. Published articles include original and review articles, editorials, case reports, editorial commentary, letters to the editor, study protocols etc. In-depth research, instructional and educational video clips, photos, and schematics will be warmly welcome. The high quality of its content is assured by a rigorous review process, supervised by a strong editorial board.

CJTS has been selected for inclusion in a few esteemed Chinese journal databases including the China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database (CNKI), China Core Journal Alternative Database (Wanfang Data), and Chinese Scientific Journal Database.

About Shanghai Chest Hospital
The Shanghai Chest Hospital is affiliated to the Shanghai Jiao Tong University and was the earliest established Grade A tertiary specialized hospital in China, specializing in the treatment of heart, lung, esophageal, tracheal, and mediastinal diseases. It integrates medical treatment, teaching, and scientific research, and has 964 beds and 23 clinical wards. The thoracic surgery department, featuring the management of the widest spectrum of diseases and the most comprehensive technology subspecialties in China, performs more than 14,000 surgeries each year, with more than 90 percent of these being minimally invasive surgery. For more information, please see https://www.shxkyy.com/en.

Submission Turnaround Time
• In-house review: 1–3 weeks
• External peer review: 1–3 months
• Publication ahead of print: within 1 month after being accepted
• Formal publication: within 1–3 months after being accepted. Original articles are considered priority.

Open Access Statement
This journal is a peer reviewed, open access journal. All content of the journal is published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). All articles published under open access will be immediately and permanently free for all to read, download, copy, and distribute as defined by the applied license.

Free Access and Usage
Permitted third party reuse is defined by the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. This license allows users to copy and distribute the article, provided the following:

  • This is not done for commercial purposes and further does not permit distribution of the article if it is changed or edited in any way.
  • The user gives appropriate credit (with a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI) and provides a link to the license but not in an any way implying that the licensor is endorsing the user or the use of the work.
  • No derivatives, including remixing, transforming, or building upon the material, are produced for distribution.
The full details of the license are available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/.


For open access publishing, this journal uses an exclusive licensing agreement. Authors will transfer copyright to CJTS, but will have the right to share their article in the same way permitted to third parties under the relevant user license, as well as certain scholarly usage rights.

For any inquiries concerning special circumstances on the copyright, commercial usage, or adaptation of CJTS articles, please email the following address: editor@thecjts.cn

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Updated on March 1, 2021