AME Publishing Company

AME Publishing Company (www.amegroups.com) is an international publisher of medical books and journals, who now owns more than 20 journals covering different fields of Medicine including oncology, pulmonology, cardiothoracic disease and urology. Each journal features peer-reviewed original contributions, comprehensive reviews, and editorials, as well as current case reports etc.

AME Publishing Company have an integrated publishing system featuring a professional and highly efficient editorial team, to ensure that every part of our work from sending invitation to online publication goes as close-knit as following the assemble line, needless to say the robust electronic dissemination system for all our journals and articles, supported by DXY website (www.dxy.cn), the largest Chinese medical website with a strong impact on the Chinese medical circle.

Currently, we have 15 journals have been indexed by PubMed [PubMed Central (PMC) or MEDLINE]:

9 journals indexed in Web of Science (SCIE or ESCI):
Specifically, 2 journals indexed by SCIE:

7 journals indexed by ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index is a collection of journals that deepens coverage of content in Web of Science. The journals selected have been identified as important to key opinion leaders, funders, and evaluators worldwide. ESCI ensures that Web of Science covers scientific trends and developments beyond the high-impact literature)

Based on the literature from our journals, we hope to provide a platform for debate and better understanding in different aspects to facilitate the researchers and clinicians and bridge the gap between the domain of Health and society. Therefore, we establish the database with the support of eminent experts from the globe:

AME Surgical Video Database (ASVIDE):
Based on the excellent surgical videos published in our journals, we are building up a surgical video database named “ASVIDE” (www.asvide.com) as an online learning system. ASVIDE (AME Surgical Video Database) is a peer reviewed surgical video database devoted to publishing the narrated videos provided by renowned surgeons. It is designed to be presented as a detailed "how to" multimedia manual for operative procedures, with an aim to benefit the readers in a streamline system and to record the authors’ outstanding surgical work. In the database, each author will have a personal page (as a research ID), under which all his surgical videos will be highlighted, like: http://www.asvide.com/collaborators/~tristan_yan.

AME academic database:
AME academic database (in Chinese: http://kysj.amegroups.com) is an Open Access platform featuring the academic communication and activities (workshops, seminars etc.) held by AME Publishing Company to facilitate the interaction between authors, reviewers, reader and editors and provide educational courses for young investigators. It entails keynote lecture videos provided by the well-known experts in different fields, themed issues and hundreds of exclusive articles.

Names and addresses of the owners of the publishing company
AME Publishing Company was registered in Hong Kong. Owner of the company is NANCY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED, address is: Room 604 6/F Hollywood Center, 77-91 Queen's road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Tel: +852 3188 5078; Fax: +852 3188 5078.
Contact information

General editorial enquiries:
ameeditor@amegroups.com

Commercial Sales contact (Reprints, advertising, etc.)
sales@amegroups.com

Copyright related enquiries:
permissions@amegroups.com

Commercial Sales contact (Reprints, advertising, etc.)
sales@amegroups.com

Books related enquiries:
books@amegroups.com

Location (full address) of corporate office(s)

Hong Kong office: Room 604 6/F Hollywood Center, 77-91 Queen's road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Tel: +852 3188 5078; Fax: +852 3188 5078.

Hangzhou office: 3/F BLOCK 1# LeSu Science Park, 428 Qiuyi Rd., Binjiang District, Hangzhou 310052, China. Tel: +86-571-28182600; Fax: +86-571-28182627.

Guangzhou office: Jinhui building, #123 Jiefang Rd S, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou City 510000, China. Tel: +86-20-66355775.

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

Parent company is NANCY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED, the registered address is: Room 604 6/F Hollywood Center, 77-91 Queen's road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Tel: +852 3188 5078; Fax: +852 3188 5078.

NANCY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED has two subsidiaries, including AME Publishing Company (Address: Room 604 6/F Hollywood Center, 77-91 Queen's road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong), and NANCY MED-TECH (Hangzhou) LIMITED Company (Address: 3/F BLOCK 1# LeSu Science Park, 428 Qiuyi Rd., Binjiang District, Hangzhou 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, Fonder & 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 Li, 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

Editorial and Peer Review processes

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. Take “Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery” for example, The statement can be found here: http://www.amepc.org/templates/qims/qims-instruction-for-authors.pdf

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.

17. Publisher does not release personally identifiable data on the users of our websites or email service to advertisers.

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://www.amepc.org/templates/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://www.amepc.org/templates/qims/qims-instruction-for-authors.pdf