Oncotarget is a multidisciplinary journal that publishes papers focusing on cancer research and oncology. It was created in 2010. Impact Journals publishes the journal. Mikhail Blagosklonny and Andrei V. Gudkov serve as the editors in chief of Oncotarget. The mission of Oncotarget is to avail scientific outcomes to the public. In addition, the journal aims to optimize the impact of research through insightful reviews. Oncotarget seeks to enhance quick sharing of discoveries and allow experts to work together in developing different solutions to existing problems. Moreover, the journal has been connecting various fields of biomedical science and promoting applications of primary and clinical science to fight different diseases. Check the journal at SCImago Journal & Country Rank.
Under the leadership of revered scientists, Oncotarget has managed to facilitate all researchers to contribute to the advancement of science. Its ultimate goal is to ensure that people enjoy life without disease. Because of the journal’s success, its leadership decided to incorporate other fields beyond oncology. These new areas include pathology, immunology, physiology, and endocrinology.
Notably, Oncotarget applies the Creative Common Attribution License. Authors retain ownership of the copyright for their work. However, they allow anyone to reprint, reuse, download, modify, copy, or distribute journals published on Oncotarget if they cite the original author.
Noteworthy, research involving human participants has to be approved by the institutional review board of the authors. In their work, authors must name the board. In addition, Authors must obtain informed consent from third parties before publishing any information shared by these individuals. The entire clinical investigation has to be conducted in line with the principles articulated in the declaration of Helsinki. Authors must submit a statement showing that the research was approved by either the institutional review board or ethics committee.
Research based on animal work has to be conducted according to the national and international guidelines. Reports must be written in accordance with the Weatherall report’s recommendations. When researching on non-human primates, Oncotarget requires authors to include information about animal welfare. Oncotarget, which is published by Impact Journals