New paradigms, new Hopes: the need for socially responsible research on carcinogenesis

Gopala Kovvali
Gopala Kovvali Ph.D. Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Carcinogenesis, Founder President, Carcinogenesis Foundation, 22 Heritage Drive, Edison, NJ 08820, USA.
DOI: 10.1186/1477-3163-4-22


It has been three years since the publication of the first article in the Journal of Carcinogenesis; it was the editorial that espoused the need for the launch of the journal. Having seen three springs and three falls, it is time to ask where we are as a journal and where we want to be in the years to come.

The past three years have been satisfying publishing years for JC, given the fact that it is an online publication with processing charges paid by the authors under the open access model and there has been stiff competition from the established print journals. The quality of manuscripts published in JC is very impressive and I am confident that it will only improve as the journal grows. Scientists seem to be conditioned to measure the quality of a journal and the articles it publishes in terms of ‘impact factor’. I am glad that JC has made a significant impact on the carcinogenesis research community and I am sure that an impact factor for the journal will follow soon. Read more…