About the Journal

Digestive Medicine Research

The mission of Digestive Medicine Research (Dig Med Res; DMR; ISSN: 2617-1627) is to deliver up-to-date and authoritative coverage of basic, translational, clinical research and operative techniques in gastroenterology, hepatology, and related fields. Consistent with its mission, DMR as an international peer-reviewed open-access journal focuses on Original Articles, Review Articles, Case Reports, dedicated Video Submissions (“How I Do It”).

Digestive Medicine Research (DMR) is the official journal of The Seventh Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University. Under the auspices of the hospital, DMR warmly welcome authors who will identify new findings that are changing the practice of medicine and to advise readers how to apply them in daily patient care.  All submissions and review processes of DMR are conducted electronically to expedite the reviews and publication process. DMR features fast-track publication, which means articles are going to be published promptly once accepted, without delay in fitting the publication frequency.

Manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals" developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (N Engl J Med 1991;324:424-428). Manuscripts submitted must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Editorial office
Email: dmr@amegroups.com
Phone: +86 20 66355775

Publisher information
AME Publishing Company

Address: Flat/RM C 16F, Kings Wing Plaza 1, NO. 3 on Kwan Street, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong, China.

Introduction of The Seventh Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU)

The Seventh Affiliated Hospital of SYSU has been constructed under the “Sanming Project” of Shenzhen Government as a major project to improve patient outcome. The Hospital will become the largest hospital in the Shenzhen area, providing a suite of the most comprehensive clinical specialties, the high patient flow, the best advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies, the highest talent pool and the best medical ethics.

The Hospital is funded by the Shenzhen government and is directly affiliated as well as operated by SYSU. The Hospital covers an area of 235,000 square metres and will have a capacity of 4,000 hospital beds. The first phase of construction started with 800 beds and opened for admissions in 2018; and the second phase of construction will start soon and be completed and operational in 2020.

As a part of the medical discipline of SYSU, which has a 100-year cultural heritage, the Seventh Hospital of SYSU aims to expand into a modern, large-scale, comprehensive hospital integrating medicine, teaching, scientific research, disaster emergency, protection and rehabilitation within a 5-10 year timeframe. It will become not only the regional medical and health center, the Public Health and Disaster Treatment Center of Shenzhen, but also a Disease Prevention and Rehabilitation Center at national level.

The Hospital will also have a strong emphasis and commitment towards biomedical research seeking to attract renowned research teams domestically and internationally, to create an independent research center. The first phase of construction has built a 1,300 square meters research center, and the second phase will construct a 100 thousand square meters research building.

The Hospital will manage clinic services separately from scientific research. The clinical physicians of the hospital will focus on providing healthcare and improving skills through practice medicine, while scientific questions raised during clinical practice will be thoroughly investigated by research teams to find innovative and practical solutions. The Seventh Affiliated Hospital will build a translational platform to promote the transformation of scientific discoveries to clinic practice synergistically.