Oncotarget is an online hebdomadal medical journal that covers and publishes all research conducted on oncology and cancer. The journal also features sub-sections on subjects such as aging, pathology and chromosomes, microbiology and immunology; this is due to the pressing tumor menace. The journal which is mainly peer-reviewed was started in 2010 and is still functional to date.Today the journal boasts of having published seven volumes and a staggering 324 issues since her genesis in 2010. The journal’s editors-in-chief, Mikhail Blagosklonnny and Andrei V. Gudkov make sure that every paper they publish adheres to the recommendations of the COPE, Committee on Publication Ethics. They also make sure that every paper they publish is given the DOI, Direct Object Identifier.
Materials published o this journal have to comply with the guidelines as stated in the COPE. Plagiarism, for example, is highly discouraged as per the guidelines.The journal’s main aim is to enrich and boost scientific research by making giving quick access to scientific research. The journal also seeks to make lesser the boarder atwix biomedical specialties. Oncotarget encourages the application of clinical and basic sciences to annihilate diseases. The journal also gives researchers the opportunity to make a positive contribution towards the advancement of science. Their main goal, they say, is to create a world that is disease free. Additionally, the journal provides information on the pathologic wellspring of all types of cancer.
The journal also highlights on the right protocol that should be adhered to when managing cancer patients; this is in an effort to improve the quality of care provided to the patients. Oncotarget also provides detailed information on how to conduct therapy on cancer patients. How to improve the quality of this therapies, which is the best form of therapy for that specific cancer are just but a few samples of the questions the journal seeks to answer. Palliative care for cancer patients is also highlighted on by the journal. Oncotarget insists on the effectiveness of the method and highlights on the myriad benefits cancer patients enjoy from it. For cancer therapy to be effective, palliative care must be included in the process.