Medical or scientific information in the internet can be found in various ways. One of these ways is through published journals. These journals may be quite hard to find, considering the wide range of scientific information concerning medical studies that is found in the internet. Oncotarget makes it easy for the public to access scientific and medical journals concerning oncology- the scientific study of diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer. In addition to offering a broad range of information, Oncotarget is an open journal where the public is able to access scientific or medical information sfreely. This journal, with its chief editors Mikhail Blagosklonny and Andrei V. Gudkov, has proved to be a key role player when it comes to the publication of scientific research papers.
Oncotarget is described as a peer-reviewed journal with an international popularity. When we talk about cancer, the journal covers all angles of Oncology from the potential targets for therapy and treatment procedures employed for improvement of the cancer patients’ management to the pathological grounds of all cancers. To expound on therapy, as part of the entire patient care process, punitive care is included for the patients. The journal also tends to involve information about how management programs and new therapeutic agents and procedures affect the patients’ perspectives such as satisfaction, quality of life and adherence. The journal takes an extra step of analyzing the evidence behind new and existing therapies. Oncotarget then defines the usage of these therapies in relation to the uptake and acceptance by the patient and health care professional.
Oncotarget works together with top rated profile scientific archives and indexes to provide quality and authentic information to the public. It has now accelerated the indexing processes by publishing two issues in a week. After the pages and issue numbers are assigned, they appear permanently on PubMed. The journal shows diversity by involving publications of subsections that relate to oncology. These include Pathology, Immunology, Microbiology, Autophathy and Chromosomes just to name but a few. According to a calculation using research gate based on average citation counts from work published in this journal, Oncotarget’s journal impact is at 3.41.