[Purposes]This paper aims to understand the precautionary measures for academ ic m isconducts adopted by the medical journals in Jiangsu Province, so as to provide evidence for the periodical adm inistrative departments, industry associations and academ ic journals to prevent academ icmisconducts.[Methods]By literature review,the Questionnaire of Precautionary Measures for Academic Misconducts of Medical Journals in Jiangsu Province was designed,then issued to the editorial departments of related journals and recycled through E-mail and the QQ group of journals in Jiangsu Province.[Findings]We totally issued 47 questionnaires and recycled 39 ones,w ith a recovery rate of 82.97%.Though all39 journals adopted related precautionarymeasures in the course of manuscript processing, such as receiving, peer review ing, but there was an uneven phenomenon among them.The proportions of the journals establishing information reporting system,checking duplicate repeatedly or checking combined w ith search engineswere low.Moreover,the intensity of the punishmentmeasures adopted by the journals and their deterrence should still be strengthened.[Conclusions]For precautionary of academ ic m isconduct,the medical journals in Jiangsu Province should reinforce the institutional building, duplicate checking ways, disciplinary measures construction, and so on.On the one hand, the editorial rooms of the journals should strengthen communication and exchanges; on the other hand, the periodical adm inistrative departments and industry associations could adopt suitablemeasures for supervision and guidance.
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