Oncotarget was established in 2010 and is a multi-disciplinary, traditional, free-access medical journal that publishes weekly papers online. Editors-in-Chief Mikhail Bagosklonny and Andrei V. Gudklov work with the most prominent scientists to aid in the research towards the progress of science and medicine. Their end goal is a disease-free life for everyone.
The journal has been so successful that the editorial staff decided to expand beyond the sole study of Oncology. The journal now accepts papers on all areas of Pharmacology on scijournal.org. In addition, papers on research of Aging, Immunology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Endocrinology, Cardiology, and Metabolism are accepted.
Current and archived journals can be located on the Oncotarget home page which is found at www.impactjournals.com. Rules for publishing a paper,as well as contact information for the journal, can be found on the home page, as well. Oncotarget follows the COPE Code of Conduct as well as COPE General Guidelines. Authors are also required to follow the Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers, as well as relevant general guidelines from Elsevier and it’s journals. All editors, authors, and reviewers are required to follow the best-practice guidelines on ethical behavior ICMJE’s Recommendation’s for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals on Facebook.
Gregg Semenza, professor of pediatrics, radiation oncology, biological chemistry, medicine, and oncology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine , has published 7 papers of the 370 oxygen related papers on Oncotarget.
The papers published on Oncotarget are available to the general public and, each issue or paper can be printed upon request on Bioxbio.com. Oncotarget’s primary focus is cancer research and oncology. However, because tumor development is extremely complex, the journal also publishes papers on endocrinology, pathology, age-related diseases and illnesses, physiology, and immunology.
In order to submit a paper, an account must be created and the user must be logged into the site. After a manuscript is submitted, editors assign reviewers to the paper. After extensive review at http://endnote.com/downloads/style/oncotarget , the editor drafts a decision to the author. Pertinent information, such as first and last names, postal addresses, and email addresses, must be gathered prior to each submission. Authors must follow guidelines and code of ethic for papers to be accepted.