Cancer is among diseases associated with widespread deaths around the globe. Thus, there has been an increase in the demand for information relating to its treatment and management. The information is a result of intensive researches conducted by scientists in the biomedical field. The specific branch of medicine dealing with the prevention diagnosis and treatment of cancer is known as Oncology. In the fight against cancer, it has become apparent that understanding the influence of other fields in prevention and treatment is of the essence. One journal that has significantly been involved in disseminating information relating to Oncology is Oncotarget.
Oncotarget is a multidisciplinary traditional medical journal covering all aspects of oncology. The peer-reviewed journal moved from a weekly publication to being published two times in a week owing to increased demand. The demand was attributed to its impact and quality. Also, Oncotarget’s insightful, constructive, and multi peer-review has enabled authors to publish essential research papers. The journal accepts publications from different authors which are reviewed by a highly qualified and experienced who facilitate timely publishing of the papers. In essence, it has endeavored to explore different therapies, management approaches, and their impact on patients.
The online journal operates on a free-access basis. An issue may be printed if there is a particular demand. Oncotarget has been instrumental in the increased spread of significant scientific information, in particular, in the medical field. It has provided an ample platform to foster the application of basic and clinical science in the search for preventive and curative measures to deal with cancer. The journal introduced other sections covering Cell Biology, Neuroscience, Endocrinology, and Pharmacology among others. The idea has further enhanced Oncotarget’s role through linking of different biomedical fields. The integration of this knowledge is an essential step towards the fight against cancer.