Tracing its first publication back to August 1981, the Chinese Journal of Nuclear Medicine is the only specialized periodical in the domain of nuclear medicine in China. It is progressing with the development of nuclear medicine sciences, pushing forward nuclear medical education and basic construction, fostering qualified personnel training and academic exchanges, and popularizing related knowledge and raising public awareness. As an important sign of medical modernization, nuclear medicine is indispensable to early diagnosis and treatment of coronary heart disease, brain illness and tumors that threaten human lives. The journal reports on heart and brain imaging and tumor positioning. It covers the latest developments in nuclear instruments, preparation of nuclear reagents, up-to-date laboratory research results, the establishment and improvement of clinical nuclear medical methods, and the formulation and popularization of radioimmunoassay. The readers of the journal are mostly doctors and researchers in nuclear medicine. The journal is always carrying out the health policies of China. It has many columns like Original Articles, Clinical and Experimental Researches, Abstracts, Cases Reports(Nuclear Medicine Bullets), Base Garden, Lecture, Reviews, Commentaries, Technique Communication, Editorials, Nuclear Medicine News Update, Experience Introduce, Summary of Conference, Images Gather, New Technique Research and Application, Quality Control, and Special Topic Study, etc. The journal should be the best document reflecting progress in nuclear medicine in China. The journal is accepted by several medical index databases (Chemical Abstracts, China Journal Fulltext Database, Chinese Academic Journal Comprehensive Evaluation Database, etc), and there are regular exchanges with over 20 influential periodicals abroad. Subscribers include some most celebrated foreign specialists, one of whom was Nobelist Dr. R. S. Yalow. The China Association for Science and Techonology, the Chinese Medical Association and the Science and Technology Commission of Jiangsu have valued the journal highly for its achievement many times since 1987.