Journal of Chinese Physician is a peer-reviewed medical journal published monthly since 1995. The journal is sponsored by the Chinese Medical Association and the Hunan Medical Association, and administrated by the Ministry of Health of the People’s Republic of China. The columns of the Journal of Chinese Physician include Editorial, Original Articles, Viewpoint, Clinical Experience, Case Reports, Review Articles, Physical Diagnosis and Clinics, Drug and Clinics, Laboratory Medicine and Clinics, etc. This journal started publication in 1995 by the name of Journal of Contemporary Physician , and changed its name to the Journal of Chinese Physician in 1999. Journal of Chinese Physician is abstracted by many databases including Chemical Abstract (CA), Abstract Journal (AJ), Database of (Selected) Chinese Core Journal, Catalogue of Chinese Scientific and Technological Materials (part of Medicine and Health), Chinese Science and Technology Papers and Citation Databases (CSTPC), and indexed by Wanfang Data and China Academic Journal with full-text. Journal of Chinese Physician was awarded the excellent journal prize of medical and health by the Ministry of Health at the first session of this award in 2004. The editorial board of Journal of Chinese Physician is composed of famous medical specialists from China. Journal of Chinese Physician provides rapid, rigorous peer review and publication of papers of great scientific or public health importance. Manuscripts are welcome to submit on the condition that they have not been published previously and submitted elsewhere simultaneously.