Oncotarget is an online weekly peer-reviewed journal that publishes papers on oncology and other topics, including cardiology, metabolism, endocrinology, neuroscience, cell biology and more. The name “Oncotarget” encompasses all the pathways, molecules, and cellular functions that are common in cancer cells and microbes, neurodegeneration and atherosclerosis, cancer and aging, as well as lymphocytes and neurons. The constructive, punctual and insightful nature of peer-reviews on Oncotarget has earned the journal increasing popularity, which has helped authors to maximize the impact of their research. Oncotarget strives to rapidly spread their scientific research and promote the application of clinical and basic sciences to cure diseases. The journal seeks to create links between all the fields of biomedical science.
Oncotarget accepts commentaries and editorials, research papers, research perspectives, reviews, and meeting reports. For authors, abstracts should outline the content of the research concisely, fulfilling the required length by the journal. It should include the objective of the study, the experimental methods, as well as results and finding interpretations. The introduction should lightly mention the background literature and include the problem of the research. Authors are required to explain their materials and experimental techniques briefly, but adequately. For results, data findings should be represented in tables and illustrations, and interpreted well under the discussion part. Follow Oncotarget on Twitter.
All abbreviations should be defined and papers should include contributions of authors to the final article. Under the acknowledgements section, a writer is required to include the names of all individuals who contributed to the research and are not identified as authors. Lastly, the paper should disclose any possible conflicts of interest; provide clear information on financial support, including the source and amount, and a list of references numbered in the order in which they were mentioned in the article. Before submitting the article, a writer is expected to carefully go through all instructions. Submissions are done electronically through an online submission system. An author is strongly advised to submit original files to facilitate publication of a manuscript after acceptance. When submitting papers that were reviewed earlier by a higher impact journal, authors are required to include the previous peer-reviews to accelerate the decision-making process. Publication of accepted papers may take long since they have to be approved by the editor-in-chief. Oncotarget is published by Impact Journals.