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Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology

Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology

eISSN: 11795549 | ISSN: 11795549 | Current volume: 17 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Yearly

Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology is a peer-reviewed open access journal that focuses on all aspects of cancer research and treatment, in addition to related genetic, pathophysiological, and epidemiological topics. Please see the aims and scope tab for further information.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

  • Gold open access journal – all articles are made freely available online immediately upon publication.
  • Rigorous peer review.
  • Listed in PubMed and indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Scopus.

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The article processing charge (APC) for this journal is currently 2650 USD.

The APC is payable when a manuscript is accepted after peer review, before it is published. The APC is subject to taxes where applicable. Please see further details here.


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Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal which publishes articles on all aspects of cancer research and treatment. Of particular but not exclusive interest are molecular biology; genetics; pathophysiology; epidemiology; clinical interventions; controlled trials; diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer; therapeutics, pharmacology and drug delivery; and techniques of cancer surgery.
The journal welcomes a wide range of article types, including original research, review, systematic review, meta-analysis, study protocols, and Letters to the Editor. Original research manuscripts may include laboratory, animal or human/clinical studies – all phases. All articles are listed on PubMed and are freely available via PubMed Central.

Chair of the Editorial Board
William Cho Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Managing Editor
Lingling Tian SAGE Publishing, Shanghai, China
Associate Editor
Jeanny B. Aragon-Ching Virginia Commonwealth University; Inova Schar Cancer Institute, USA
Giuseppe Badalamenti University of Palermo, Italy
Giuseppe Luigi Banna Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, UK
Matthew Basel Kansas State University, USA
Daniela Bota University of California, Irvine, USA
Federico Cappuzzo National Cancer Institute IRCCS Regina Elena, Italy
Quan Cheng Central South University, China
Yoh Dobashi International University of Health and Welfare, Tochigi, Japan
Federico Ferrari University of Brescia, Italy
Mazdak G. Hakemi Regenerative and Restorative Medicine Research Center (REMER), Research Institute for Health Sciences and Technologies (SABITA), Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey
Cheng-Maw Ho National Taiwan University Hospital and College of Medicine, Taiwan
Md. Wasim Khan University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Qian Liu National Cancer Center/National Clinical Research Center for Cancer/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, China
Xuelei Ma West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China
Makiko Ono Cancer Institute Hospital, Japan
Stamatios Petousis Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Alessandro Rizzo IRCCS Istituto Tumori Giovanni Paolo II, Italy
Giandomenico Roviello University of Florence, Florence, Italy
Tevfik Tolga Sahin Inonu University liver Transplant Institute, Turkey
Dong Tang Northern Jiangsu People’s Hospital, Yangzhou University, China
Editorial Board
Tomoyuki Abe Onomichi General Hospital, Japan
Clement A. Adebamowo University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
Samuel E. Adunyah Meharry Medical College, USA
Sung G. Ahn Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Abass Alavi Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Claudio Casella University of Brescia, Italy
Sakti Chakrabarti Medical College of Wisconsin, USA
Esther Una Cidon Royal Bournemouth Hospital, UK
Kathleen Cooney University of Utah School of Medicine, USA
Gianluca Costa Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, Italy
Xiaolan Fang New York Genome Center, USA
Elana Farace Penn State College of Medicine, USA
Pier Francesco Ferrucci European Institute of Oncology, Italy
Henry S. Friedman Duke University School of Medicine, USA
Thomas M. Habermann Mayo Clinic, USA
Krishnamachar Harish M. S. Ramaiah Medical College, India
Bangshun He Nanjing First Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, China
Stephen Hiscox Cardiff University, UK
Jennifer J Hu University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
Nagraj G Huilgol Nanavati Hospital , India
David H Ilson Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
Alshad S Lalani Puma Biotechnology, USA
Mina Makary The Ohio State University Medical Center, USA
Tarun K. Mandal Xavier University of Louisiana, USA
Vladimir Neychev University of Central Florida, USA
Andrea Nicolini University of Pisa, Italy
Kjell Öberg Uppsala University, Sweden
Daniele Santini Università Campus Bio-Medico, Italy
Miguel A. Sanz University of Valencia; University Hospitla La Fe, Valencia, Spain
Preet Paul Singh Springfield Clinic, USA
Frank A. Sinicrope Mayo Clinic, USA
Alexander Stojadinovic California Oncology Research Institute, USA
Nishant Tageja MD Wheeling Hospital, USA
Michael A. Tainsky Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Carlos Telleria McGill University, Canada
Natsuo Tomita Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Japan
Celalettin Ustun University of Minnesota, USA
Bruno Vincenzi University Campus Bio-Medico, Rome, Italy
Jan Walewski Maria Sklodowska–Curie Memorial Institute and Oncology Centre, Poland
M. Wasif Saif Northwell Health Cancer Institute, Lake Success, NY, USA
John Woolley University of Liverpool, UK
Gutian Xiao University of Pittsburgh, USA
Benny Chung-Ying Zee The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
Bin-Yan Zhong The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, China
Editorial Review Board
Akram Al-Ibraheem, MD, JBNM, DCBNC, FEBNM, FANMB, FRCP, FRCPE Nuclear Medicine Department, King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC), Jordan
Surya Chitra, PhD University of Delaware, USA
Wei Chong Shandong Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong First Medical University
Emmanuel Kwateng Drokow, PhD Hunan Provincial Key Laboratory of Clinical Epidemiology, Central South University, China
Baojun Duan Shaanxi provincial people’s hospital, Xi’an medical university, China
Gianluca Ferini, MD REM radioterapia srl, Viagrande, Italy
Xiangyong Hao, MD, PhD Gansu Provincial Hospital, China
Tieying Hou, PhD Indiana University, USA
Simon Imakwu Okekpa David Umahi Federal University of Health Sciences, Uburu, Ebonyi State, Nigeria?, Africa
Farhadul Islam, PhD, M Phil, MSc, Bsc Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Bilon Khambu, MS, PhD Tulane University School of Medicine, Louisiana
Nikolaos Kostakopoulos, MD, PhD, FEBU Honorary Associate University of Aberdeen, Consultant Metropolitan General Hospital Athens, Greece
Rahul Kumar, PhD Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, New York, USA
Krishna Kumar Govindarajan, MCh, FEBPS, FACS, FIAGES, FAIS, FIAPS, FSPU, FCLS Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India
Yong Liu, MD The Central Hospital of Wuhan, China
Lianxiang Luo Guangdong Medical University, China
See-Hyoung Park, PhD Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering at Hongik University, Republic of Korea
Asim Pervaiz, PhD University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
Rao h. Prabhala, PhD Harvard Medical School, USA
Belson Rugwizangoga, MD, MMed, PhD Department of Pathology, University Teaching Hospital of Kigali, University of Rwanda, Rwanda
Marco Ruiz Andia, MD, MPH, MSc, MBA, CPE Miami Cancer Institute, Florida
Chuan Shao, MMed Chongqing General Hospital, Chongqing University, China
Lipei Shao, PhD Center for Cellular Engineering, National Institutes of Health, U.S.
Ahmed Shehta, MD, FACS Liver Transplantation Unit, Gastrointestinal Surgery Center, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt
Jie Shen, PhD University of Virginia, USA
Mitsugi Shimoda, MD, PhD Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Tokyo Medical University, Ibaraki Medical Center, Japan
Ritis Kumar Shyanti, PhD Cancer Biology Research and Training Program (CBRT) at Alabama State University (ALASU), USA
Hirotaka Suto, MD, PhD Hyogo Cancer Center, Japan
Vladimir Jurisic, PhD, MD University of Kragujevac, Serbia
Melek Yakar, MD Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey
Yi Zeng Fujian Cancer Hospital, USA
Shuaishuai Zhang, PhD South China Normal University, China
Shutao Zheng Clinical Medical Research Institute,The First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, China
Xudong Zhu, MD, PhD University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA
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  • Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology Manuscript Submission Guidelines

    1. Open Access
    2. Article processing charge (APC)
    3. What do we publish?
      3.1 Aims & scope
      3.2 Article types
      3.3 Writing your paper
    4. Editorial policies
      4.1 Peer Review Policy
      4.2 Authorship
      4.3 Acknowledgements
      4.4 Funding
      4.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
      4.6 Research ethics and patient consent
      4.7 Clinical Trials
      4.8 Reporting guidelines
    5. Publishing policies
      5.1 Publication ethics
      5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
    6. Preparing your manuscript
      6.1 Word processing formats
      6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      6.3 Supplemental material
      6.4 Reference style
      6.5 English language editing services
    7. Submitting your manuscript
      7.1 How to submit your manuscript
      7.2 Title, keywords and abstracts
      7.3 Information required for completing your submission
      7.4 ORCID
      7.5 Permissions
    8. On acceptance and publication
      8.1 Sage Production
      8.2 Online publication
      8.3 Promoting your article
    9. Further information

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.

    This Journal recommends that authors follow the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the journal’s submission site to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned. Remember you can log in to the submission site at any time to check on the progress of your paper through the peer review process.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology will be reviewed. As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology may accept submissions of papers that have been posted on pre-print servers; please alert the Editorial Office when submitting (contact details are at the end of these guidelines) and include the DOI for the preprint in the designated field in the manuscript submission system. Authors should not post an updated version of their paper on the preprint server while it is being peer reviewed for possible publication in the journal. If the article is accepted for publication, the author may re-use their work according to the journal's author archiving policy.

    If your paper is accepted, you must include a link on your preprint to the final version of your paper.

    If you have any questions about publishing with Sage, please visit the Sage Journal Solutions Portal


    1. Open Access

    Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal. Each article accepted by peer review is made freely available online immediately upon publication, is published under a Creative Commons license and will be hosted online in perpetuity. Publication costs of the journal are covered by the collection of article processing charges which are paid by the funder, institution or author of each manuscript upon acceptance. There is no charge for submitting a paper to the journal.

    For general information on open access at Sage please visit the Open Access page or view our Open Access FAQs.

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    2. Article processing charge (APC)

    If, after peer review, your manuscript is accepted for publication, a one-time article processing charge (APC) is payable. This APC covers the cost of publication and ensures that your article will be freely available online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.

    The APC for this journal is 2650 USD.

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    3. What do we publish?

    3.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    3.2 Article types

    Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology considers the following kinds of article for publication:

    1. Original Articles. The Editors will consider preclinical, interventional and observational studies with clearly stated aims, well-reported methodology (including main outcome measures) and results, and a discussion of the results in the context of the published literature.
    2. Review Articles. These manuscripts are usually commissioned by the Editors, but the following types of high-quality review will be considered:
      (a) General reviews that provide a synthesis of an area that fits within the aims and scope of the journal;
      (b) Perspective reviews – review articles that address important new areas of general interest and afford the author the opportunity to present a forward-looking perspective on the topic;
      (c) Drug reviews – review articles focusing on the available evidence for the use of a particular drug or combination therapy.
    3. Systematic Reviews. These should answer a specific research question and be reported according to the PRISMA guidelines. They should also include a PRISMA flow chart as a cited figure and a completed PRISMA checklist as a supplementary file (please see section 4.8).
    4. Meta-analyses. These should answer a specific research question and be reported according to the PRISMA guidelines. They should also include a PRISMA flow chart as a cited figure and a completed PRISMA checklist as a supplementary file (please see section 4.8).
    5. Study Protocols. These can be for forthcoming or ongoing research. Information on trial registration (where applicable) and ethics approval should be included in the manuscript.
    6. Letters to the Editor. These brief opinion pieces should be as concise as possible, usually no more than 1000 words.

    The journal considers the results of rigorous, well-designed studies that demonstrate “no effect” or that fail to replicate previous work (“negative data”) as important to the advancement of science. Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology welcomes short reports on null or negative results as long as the papers are based on strong hypothesis testing.

    3.3 Writing your paper

    The Sage Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources. Sage Author Services also offers authors a variety of ways to improve and enhance their article including English language editing, plagiarism detection, and video abstract and infographic preparation.

    3.3.1 Making your article discoverable

    For information and guidance on how to make your article more discoverable, visit our Gateway page on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

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    4. Editorial policies

    4.1 Peer review policy

    Following a preliminary triage to eliminate submissions unsuitable for Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology submissions will be sent out for review. The journal's policy is to obtain at least two independent reviews of each article. Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology utilizes a single-anonymize peer review process in which the reviewer’s name and information is withheld from the author. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, while maintaining rigor.

    The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for possible publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor / Board member will have no involvement in the decision-making process.

    4.2 Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors. The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:

    1. Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data,
    2. Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
    3. Approved the version to be published,
    4. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content. When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.

    Please note that AI chatbots, for example ChatGPT, should not be listed as authors. For more information see the policy on Use of ChatGPT and generative AI tools.

    4.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    4.3.1 Third party submissions

    Where an individual who is not listed as an author submits a manuscript on behalf of the author(s), a statement must be included in the Acknowledgements section of the manuscript and in the accompanying cover letter. The statements must:

    •    Disclose this type of editorial assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input 
    •    Identify any entities that paid for this assistance 
    •    Confirm that the listed authors have authorized the submission of their manuscript via third party and approved any statements or declarations, e.g. conflicting interests, funding, etc.

    Where appropriate, Sage reserves the right to deny consideration to manuscripts submitted by a third party rather than by the authors themselves.

    4.3.2 Writing assistance

    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    4.4 Funding

    Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the Sage Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    4.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    It is the policy of Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles. Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’. For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations.

    4.6 Research ethics and patient consent

    Medical research involving human subjects must be conducted according to the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki.

    Submitted manuscripts should conform to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, and all papers reporting animal and/or human studies must state in the methods section that the relevant Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board provided (or waived) approval. Please ensure that you have provided the full name and institution of the review committee, in addition to the approval number.

    For research articles, authors are also required to state in the methods section whether participants provided informed consent and whether the consent was written or verbal.

    Information on informed consent to report individual cases or case series should be included in the manuscript text. A statement is required regarding whether written informed consent for patient information and images to be published was provided by the patient(s) or a legally authorized representative. Please do not submit the patient’s actual written informed consent with your article, as this in itself breaches the patient’s confidentiality. The Journal requests that you confirm to us, in writing, that you have obtained written informed consent but the written consent itself should be held by the authors/investigators themselves, for example in a patient’s hospital record. The confirmatory letter may be uploaded with your submission as a separate file.

    Please also refer to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Protection of Research Participants

    All research involving animals submitted for publication must be approved by an ethics committee with oversight of the facility in which the studies were conducted. The Journal has adopted the ARRIVE guidelines.

    4.7 Clinical trials

    Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology endorses the ICMJE requirement that clinical trials are registered in a WHO-approved public trials registry at or before the time of first patient enrolment. The trial registration number (TRN) and date of registration should be included as the last line of the manuscript abstract. However, consistent with the AllTrials campaign, retrospectively registered trials will be considered. The trial registration number, date of registration, the trial registry name, and the words ‘retrospectively registered’ should be included as the last line of the abstract.

    4.8 Reporting guidelines

    The relevant EQUATOR Network reporting guidelines should be followed depending on the type of study. For example, all randomized controlled trials submitted for publication should include a completed CONSORT flow chart as a cited figure and the completed CONSORT checklist should be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses should include the completed PRISMA flow chart as a cited figure and the completed PRISMA checklist should be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. The EQUATOR wizard can help you identify the appropriate guideline.

    Other resources can be found at NLM’s Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives.

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    5. Publishing policies

    5.1 Publication ethics

    Sage is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the Sage Author Gateway.

    5.1.1 Plagiarism

    Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology and Sage take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    5.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published, it is not generally acceptable for publication in a Sage journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the Sage Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication Sage requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology publishes manuscripts under Creative Commons licenses. The standard license for the journal is Creative Commons by Attribution Non-Commercial (CC BY-NC), which allows others to re-use the work without permission as long as the work is properly referenced and the use is non-commercial. For more information, you are advised to visit Sage's OA licenses page Alternative license arrangements are available, for example, to meet particular funder mandates, made at the author’s request.

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    6. Preparing your manuscript

    6.1 Word processing format

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit Sage’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online.

    6.3 Supplemental material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc.) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplemental files.

    6.4 Reference style

    Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology adheres to the AMA reference style. Please review the guidelines on AMA to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the AMA output file here.

    6.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using Sage Language Services. Visit Sage Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    7. Submitting your manuscript

    7.1 How to submit your manuscript

    Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology is hosted on Sage Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    7.2 Title, keywords and abstracts

    Please supply a title, short title, an abstract and keywords to accompany your article. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting the Sage Journal Author Gateway for guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    7.3 Information requred for completing your submission

    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    7.4 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process Sage is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.

    The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID iD to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications. Please note that only ORCID iDs validated prior to article acceptance will be authorized for publication, and ORCID iDs cannot be added or amended at a later stage.

    If you do not already have an ORCID iD please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.

    7.5 Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the Sage Journal Author Gateway.

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    8. On acceptance and publication

    If your paper is accepted for publication after peer review, you will first be asked to complete the contributor’s publishing agreement. Once your manuscript files have been checked for Sage Production, the corresponding author will be asked to pay the article processing charge (APC) via a payment link. Once the APC has been processed, your article will be prepared for publication and can appear online within an average of 30 days. Please note that no production work will occur on your paper until the APC has been received.

    8.1 Sage Production

    Your Sage Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will made available to the corresponding author via our editing portal Sage Edit, or by email to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. 

    8.2 Online publication

    One of the many benefits of publishing your research in an open access journal is the speed to publication. With no page count constraints, your article will be published online in a fully citable form with a DOI number as soon as it has completed the production process. At this time it will be completely free to view and download for all.

    8.3 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The Sage Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice.

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    9. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology editorial office as follows:

    Lingling Tian,

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