Oncology and Translational Medicine is an international professional academic periodical on oncology and translational medicine. The Journal, with the authors from around world, especially from China, is dominated in introducing the clinical experience of diagnosis and treatment as well as leading scientific research achievement in the tumor and translational medicine domain, in addition to report basic theory researches which help instruct the clinical practice of oncology and closely connect with the discipline. All the manuscripts are published in English, bimonthly issued both internal and external, 48–64 pages, 16 opens domains, art paper in offset printing, with lay-out by international customs, unified issuing number: ISSN 2095-9621 / CN 42-1865/R.
Oncology and Translational Medicine uses an online submission system. After reading the Information for Contributors, you must go to http://otm.tjh.com.cn to submit.
Manuscripts’ arrangements are expected to meet the Uniform Requirement for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (the 5th edition) basically, which was laid down by Internal Medical Journals Edition Committee. Specific requirements for manuscripts are as follows:
Manuscripts must be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript, and should not be submitted by anyone on their behalf. The submitting author takes responsibility for the article during submission and peer review. Manuscripts should be scientific, advanced, pragmatic, concise, clear, well-arranged, well-informed and data-accurate. Provided the manuscript is to be printed, full text will be published in English. To facilitate rapid publication and to minimize administrative costs, Oncology and Translational Medicine accepts online submission.
During submission you will be asked to provide a cover letter. Please use this to explain why your manuscript should be published in the journal and to elaborate on any issues relating to our editorial policies detailed in the instructions for authors.
Files can be submitted as a batch, or one by one. The submission process can be interrupted at any time – when users return to the site, they can carry on where they left off. Each manuscript should include title page, abstract, key words, text, acknowledgement, authors’ disclosures of potential conflicts of interest, reference, tables, charts and captions, starting each of these sections on a new page, numbered consecutively, beginning with the title page.
Title page: It contains the title of the article, which should be concise but informative. The names of all authors are to be placed under the title in sequence, and personal signatures in the same sequence are a must. Pay attention to accuracy of the title, the names of all authors with their affiliations and the contacting methods in English (address, postcode, telephone and fax number, Email address, etc.).
Abstract and key words: A structural abstract of no more than 250 words is to be put on the second page. It should embody four parts, objectives, methods, results and conclusion. It’s desirable to employ the third person to write, not “this article” or “the author” in stead of. Supply three to eight key words or short phrases, and terms from the medical subject heading (MeSH) list Index Medicus should be adopted, each word being separated by semicolon.
Figures and Tables: Each figure and table is demanded to be numbered consecutively with the order given in the text, typed in separate sheets, and headed by a concise title. Attach all tables after the text. Place explanatory materials in footnotes below the table, and illustrate in footnotes all non-standard abbreviations used in table. The Journal takes the “Three Lines” form of table, requiring the data of the table in accordance with the significant digits of the same index (in the text). Only professional quality glossy photographs and black and white drawings are acceptable. Table numbers, subjects, names of the authors and an arrow indicating “top” should be affixed to the back of each table with soft pencil. If any images of people are involved, it must be granted by the persons in written. Magnification and staining should be indicated when pertinent (esp. pathological pictures concerned).
References: References should be listed in the order as mentioned in the text using Vancouver style. References are supposed to be sequentially listed according to GB7714-87 The Rules of References after the Manuscript, being marked by numbers in square brackets in the order as mentioned in the text. The authors must have read the references themselves. List the authors of the reference up to three and，“et al” if more than three. Names of journals should be abbreviated on the basis of the Index Medicus. Every reference should be symbolized by beginning and ending pages. Authors ought to check all references for accuracy and, at the same time, to correct text citation, listing all the citation orderly in Arabian number at the bottom of the text before submitting the articles. The following are two examples of reference style:
1 Bold RJ, Ota DM, Ajani JA, et al. Peritoneal and serum tumor markers predict recurrence and survival of patients with respectable gastric cancer. Gastric Cancer, 1999, 2: 1–7.
2 Weinstein L, Swartz MN. Pathologic properties of invading microorganisms. In: Sodeman WA Jr, Sodeman WA, eds. Pathologic physiology: mechanisms of disease. 8th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders, 1974. 457–472.
Assistance with the process of manuscript preparation and submission is available from the customer support team (email@example.com).
Publication and peer review processes
Submitted manuscripts will be sent to peer reviewers, unless they are either out of scope or below threshold for the journal, or the presentation or written English is of an unacceptably low standard. They will generally be reviewed by two experts with the aim of reaching a first decision as soon as possible. Statistical reviewers are also used where required (for a full list of our statistical advisers, please click here). Reviewers are asked to declare any competing interests and have to agree to open peer review, which works on two levels: the authors receive the signed report and, if the manuscript is published, the same report is available to the readers. Reviewers are asked whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and whether it is of sufficient significance for publication. In cases where there is strong disagreement either among peer reviewers or between the authors and peer reviewers, advice is sought from a member of the journal's Editorial Board. The journal allows a maximum of two revisions of any manuscript. All appeals should be directed to the Medical Editor. The ultimate responsibility for editorial decisions lies with the Editor-in-Chief.
Numbers are required in Arabian. Units of measurement are to be presented in metric units, such as m, cm, mm, mmHg, μm, nm, L, dL, mL, μL, kg, g, mg, μg, kcal, ℃, etc. Abbreviations and terms in simplified forms should be displayed in whole words or phrases at the first time, directly followed by its abbreviation, for example, nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC), When the terms are to be mentioned the second time, the shortened forms in question are acceptable. The abbreviations ought to be standard ones. Any abbreviations in title and abstract are not allowed.
If some Funds subjects of the studies are involved in the manuscripts, be it winning national, ministerial, provincial funds or concerning the special and strategic program, all should be given clear indication in the title page (the Funds number is to be needed), and the copy of the Funds certificate a plus.
It’s advisable of you to send us a English-polish certificate from foreign experts (English or American for the best), with inclusion of their personal signatures. Without such certificate, we will invite foreign specialist accordingly to examine and revise your manuscript at the cost on your part. Please indicate your approval when contribute.
Manuscripts must be accompanied by a introduction letter from the author’s institution. The letter should contain (1) institution’s review and remarks over the manuscript, (2) a statement of no duplicate publication or submission elsewhere of any part of the text, (3) a statement that no secretes or classified information are involved, (4) a statement of no signature or other relationships problems that might lead to a conflict of interest.
To reduce errors in typesetting and to speed up publication, authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts on disk. Disks should not be sent until the manuscript has been accepted and all revisions have been made. The revised manuscript should be saved in paper pattern as well as in pure text pattern, and the saving pattern must clearly indicated on the disk. The editors will not accept a disk without accompanying printouts of all the files on the disk nor without the original manuscript.
Under conditions prescribed by Copyright Law and under considerations of some context of the Journal, manuscripts which are acknowledged receipts but no further notice in the following 3 months may be in the course of examine. If contribution elsewhere is a want, please contact with the editor first because double contribution to different journals with the same manuscripts are not permitted. Keep all the manuscripts for no original manuscript will be returned.
Authors are responsible for the manuscripts they submitted. The Journal, on the basis of Copyright Law, is entitled to revise and abridge the manuscripts. Any amendments concerning the original meaning will be referred to the author for consideration.
Once the manuscript was adopted into the inclusion of the press, the Journal has the rights to publish the manuscript by means of electronic medium or in disc edition. Any part of the manuscript should on no condition be reprinted without our approval.
Address of Editorial Office: Editorial Office of Oncology and Translational Medicine, Tongji Hospital, 1095 Jiefang Dadao, Wuhan 430030, China; Tel.: +86-27-83662395; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: http://otm.tjh.com.cn.