Oncotarget is a medical and peer-reviewed journal published every week. It covers main topics such research on oncology. Oncology is the branch of medicine specializing in the diagnosis, preventing and treating cancer. Oncotarget was founded in the year 2010, and it is currently under Impact Journals which publishes it.The chief editors of this popular medical journal are Mikhail Blagosklonny (a known scientist who dedicates his time in studying cancer and aging) and Andrei V. Gudkov.Blagosklonny has been very instrumental in research on cancer where he has a personal impact factor of 83 gained through his authorship. He has written over 270 papers which have been published in various peer-reviewed journals.Oncotarget has a journal impact factor (JIF) of 5.168 as by the year 2016/2017. T
his skyrocketing popularity is attributed to its comprehensive offers in insightful, peer-reviewed, and punctual help that goes to authors to aid them in increasing the impact of their research findings.Besides oncology, Oncotarget accepts papers in other topics that include but not limited to Endocrinology, Cardiology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, metabolism, and Cell Biology.The site seeks to publish outstanding research that will aid in developing best approaches towards cancer. But due to tumor growth complexity, Oncotarget decided to include the above publications to smoothen the research.And to emphasize on the quality and integrity of the research, Oncotarget’s editors ensure that they are in line with the Committee on Publications Ethics (COPE) laws. Authors are advised to read and understand the requirements before submitting their papers.
This information is available on the journal’s official website.Oncotarget can be found on social networks including Facebook ( Oncotarget) and has its archives accessible to the public. Anyone is free to use the research to further their knowledge. Searching for such information is easier, all you can do is type your question on the search bar, and within few seconds, you’ll be done.Oncotarget recently published research that e-cigarettes are as harmful as the tobacco especially to the gum tissues. The research was conducted by Irfan Rahman, professor of Environmental Medicine at UR School of Medicine.The research concluded that the vapors from the e-cigars cause the cells in the gums to release inflammatory proteins, increasing stress inside the cells and might end up causing other oral diseases. Besides this critical publication, Oncotarget has also published a research paper that highlighted the progress taken by researchers towards finding the cure to gastric cancer.