What is Journal of Carcinogenesis?

Despite the advances in the treatment of cancer and the increasing knowledge of the processes responsible for the disease, there is a gap in the understanding of molecular events leading to cancer and the mechanisms of action by anticancer agents. The field of carcinogenesis is far from being completely explored. Many novel ideas and concepts still need to be introduced into the field, and the results of several provocative experiments are yet to be disseminated and shared. There is a need for multidisciplinary research in the field and a forum for accelerated publication of results. These are the considerations that led to the birth of the online journal, Journal of Carcinogenesis.

Journal of Carcinogenesis is a peer-reviewed, online journal designed to bring together many aspects of research to develop the understanding of carcinogenesis.

Edited by Gopala Kovvali, Journal of Carcinogenesis is supported by an international Editorial Board.

Journal of Carcinogenesis considers manuscripts in many areas of carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention. Primary areas of interest to the journal include: physical and chemical carcinogenesis and mutagenesis; processes influencing or modulating carcinogenesis, such as DNA repair; genetics, nutrition, and metabolism of carcinogens; the mechanism of action of carcinogens and modulating agents; epidemiological studies; and, the formation, detection, identification, and quantification of environmental carcinogens. Manuscripts that contribute to the understanding of cancer prevention are especially encouraged for submission

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing’s Electronic Databases, Ex Libris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, EMBASE/ Excerpta Medica, PubMed Central, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOPUS

Journal Ethics

The Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit Author Guidelines

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open-access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. The journal has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.

 Content overview

Article types of interest to Journal of Carcinogenesis include but not limited to:

  • Commentaries – short, focused and opinionated articles on any subject within the journal scope. These articles are usually related to a contemporary issue, such as recent research findings, and are often written by opinion leaders invited by the Editorial Board.
  • Research – comprehensive reports of data from original research.
  • Review articles – comprehensive, authoritative, descriptions of any subject within the journal scope; these articles are usually written by opinion leaders that have been invited by the Editorial Board.
  • Short papers – articles of exceptional interest, intended for brief reports of findings. These will be considered for publication on a priority basis and are usually about 2000 words in length.

Peer review policies

  • Peer review in Journal of Carcinogenesis is designed to ensure that good science is published rapidly.
  • Journal of Carcinogenesis considers manuscripts spanning a wide range of scientific interests, as long as the results and conclusions are scientifically justified. Articles that contribute to the significant advancement of knowledge in the field will be given wider publicity.
  • Submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by two external experts. The authors are encouraged to submit names of potential reviewers to expedite the review process. The editors may choose reviewers from those suggested by the authors or may have the manuscript reviewed by experts chosen by them.

  Publishing in Journal of Carcinogenesis

Articles in Journal of Carcinogenesis should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. However, because articles in this journal are not printed, they do not have page numbers. Instead, they have a unique article number.
The following citation:

J Carcinog 2004, 2:1

refers to article 1 from volume of the journal.

As an online journal, Journal of Carcinogenesis does not have issue numbers. Each volume corresponds to a calendar year.

 Submission of manuscripts

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to Journal of Carcinogenesis using the online submission system. Full details of how to submit a manuscript are given in the instructions for authors.

 General journal policies

Journal of Carcinogenesis’s articles are archived in PubMed Central, the US National Library of Medicine’s full-text repository of life science literature.

For further information about general policies please see the instructions for authors.