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Cancer Control

Cancer Control

2017 Impact Factor: 2.009
2017 Ranking: 174/222 in Oncology
Source: Journal Citation Reports®, 2018 release, a Clarivate Analytics product; Indexed in PubMed: MEDLINE; Indexed in PubMed Central
Published in Association with Moffitt Cancer Center

Executive Editor
Jennifer K. Lovick, PhD SAGE Publishing, Thousand Oaks, CA USA


eISSN: 10732748 | ISSN: 10732748 | Current volume: 25 | Current issue: 1

 Journal Highlights 

  • Impact Factor of 2.009
  • Published at SAGE since 2017
  • Article Processing Charge of $2250 USD
  • Focus on prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and palliative care of cancer
  • Fast and double-blind peer review by dedicated Associate Editors and Editorial Board Members

Cancer Control is a JCR-ranked, peer-reviewed open access journal whose mission is to advance the prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and palliative care of cancer by enabling researchers, doctors, policymakers, and other healthcare professionals to freely share research along the cancer control continuum. Please see the Aims and Scope tab for further information.

This journal is published in association with Moffitt Cancer Center and is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


Submission Information

Submit your manuscript at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ccx.
Please see the Submission Guidelines tab for more information on how to submit your article to the journal.


Open access article processing charge (APC) information

Publication in the journal is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC). The APC serves to support the journal and ensures that articles are freely accessible online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.

The APC for this journal is currently 2250 USD.

The article processing charge (APC) is payable only if your article is accepted after peer review, before it is published. The APC is subject to taxes where applicable. Tax-exempt status can be indicated by providing appropriate registration numbers when payment is requested. Please see further details here.

Contact
Please direct any queries to Jennifer.Lovick@sagepub.com.

Cancer Control is a JCR-ranked open access journal whose mission is to advance the prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and palliative care of cancer by enabling researchers, doctors, policymakers, and other healthcare professionals to freely share research along the cancer control continuum. Our vision is a world where gold-standard cancer care is the norm, not the exception.
The journal is organized into five topical sections, as well as a sixth curated by members of the Moffitt Cancer Center. The topical sections are inspired by the foci of the cancer control continuum (prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship).

Article Types and Topics of Interest 
Cancer Control welcomes original research (both basic and clinical studies), reviews, and commentaries. We encourage submissions relating to advances in the following areas:

  • Communications in cancer research
  • Surveillance
  • Social Determinants of Health Disparities
  • Genetic Testing
  • Decision-Making
  • Dissemination of Evidence-Based Interventions
  • Health Care Delivery and Quality of Care
  • Epidemiology
  • Measurement

View a selection of the latest papers published in Cancer Control.

Executive Editor
Jennifer K. Lovick, PhD SAGE Publishing, Thousand Oaks, CA USA
Consulting Editor
Umair Shafique, MSc SAGE Publishing, Thousand Oaks, CA USA
Moffitt Section Editor
Jonathan S. Zager, MD Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
Associate Editors - Moffitt Section
Jhanelle Gray, PhD Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
Arash Naghavi, PhD Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
Commissioning Editor
Bree Sundling SAGE Publishing, Thousand Oaks, CA USA
Editorial Board
Daniel A. Anaya, MD Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
Aliyah Baluch, MD Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
Dung-Tsa Chen, PhD Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
Hye Sook Chon, MD Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
Michele L. Cote, PhD, MPH Wayne State University, USA
Jasreman Dhillon, MD Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
Ilana F. Gareen, PhD Brown University, USA
Clement K. Gwede, PhD, RN Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
Sarah E. Hoffe, MD Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
John V. Kiluk, MD Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
Richard D. Kim, MD Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
Bela Kis, MD, PhD Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
Rami Komrokji, MD Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
Marilyn L. Kwan, PhD Kaiser Permanente Northern California - Division of Research, USA
Conor C. Lynch, PhD Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
Kristen J. Otto, MD Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
Michael A. Poch, MD Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
Elizabeth M. Sagatys, MD Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
Saïd M. Sebti, PhD Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
Bijal D. Shah, MD Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
Lubomir Sokol, MD, PhD Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
Hatem H. Soliman, MD Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
Jonathan R. Strosberg, MD Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
Jennifer Swank, PharmD Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
Sarah W. Thirlwell, MSc, MSc(A), RN Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
Jasmine A. Tiro, PhD University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Eric M. Toloza, MD, PhD Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
Nam D. Tran, MD Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
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  • EBSCO
  • ProQuest
  • PubMed Central (PMC)
  • PubMed: MEDLINE
  • Scopus
  • 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
    http//mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ccx to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not
    conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Cancer Control 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.

    Please read the Manuscript Submission Guidelines below before submitting your manuscript here: 

    SUBMIT MANUSCRIPT

     

    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
      3.3.1 Making your article discoverable 
    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 Supplementary 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 Continuous publication
      8.3 Promoting your article
    9. Further information

     

    1. Open Access

    Cancer Control 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 currently $1500 USD. 

    As of 1 January 2019, the APC will increase to $2250 USD. As the APC is based on the date of original peer review submission, all articles submitted before 1 January 2019 will remain eligible for the lower APC regardless of the article's date of acceptance. 

    The article processing charge (APC) is payable only if your article is accepted after peer review, before it is published. The APC is subject to taxes where applicable. Tax-exempt status can be indicated by providing appropriate registration numbers when payment is requested. Please see further details here

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    3. What do we publish?

    3.1 Aims & scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Cancer Control, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    3.2 Article types

    At the time of submission, authors are required to answer three questions, which will be
    incorporated into a “highlights” section at the beginning of the published article.

    • What do we already know about this topic?
    • How does your research contribute to the Cancer Control field?
    • What are your research’s implications of towards theory, practice, or policy

    Original Research Papers

    While there are no strict formatting requirements all manuscripts must still contain abstract,
    introduction, materials and methods, results, and discussion/conclusion sections.

    Please make sure the abstract is a paragraph of fewer than 250 words. The primary goal of the
    abstract should be to make the general significance and conceptual advance of the work clearly
    accessible to a broad readership. References should not be cited in the abstract.

    We also ask that you provide 5-10 key words for indexing purposes.

    In the Materials & Methods section describe selection of patients or experimental animals,
    including controls. Do not use patient’s names or hospital numbers. Identify methods, apparatus
    (manufacturer’s name and address), and procedures in sufficient detail to allow other workers
    to reproduce the results. Provide references and brief descriptions of methods that have been
    published. When using new methods, evaluate their advantages and limitations. Identify drugs
    and chemicals, including generic name, dosage, and route(s) of administration.
    Results should be presented in a logical sequence in tables and illustrations. In the text, explain,
    emphasize or summarize the most important observations. Units of measurement should be
    expressed in accordance with Systeme International Unites (SI Units).
    In the discussion do not repeat in detail data given in the Results section. Emphasize the new
    and important aspects of the study. Relate observations to other relevant studies. On the basis
    of your findings (and others), discuss possible implications/conclusions. When stating a new
    hypothesis, clearly label it as such.

    There is no limit for references.

    Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals and include descriptive titles
    and legends

    Figure legends should be concise, yet descriptive, so that the reader can clearly interpret the
    results being presented.

    Brief Reports

    These are short experimental papers that may present as little as a single experiment or
    observation. Brief Reports should constitute unusually interesting data combined with a
    discussion of what the data might mean, or an explanation of why the data contradicts current
    paradigms.

    Abstract includes a single paragraph of fewer than 150 words. The primary goal of the abstract
    should be to make the general significance and conceptual advance of the work clearly
    accessible to a broad readership. Please include 5-10 key words for indexing purposes.

    Reviews

    Reviews should be recognized as scholarly by specialists in the field being covered, but should
    also be written with a view to informing readers who are not specialized in that particular field,
    and should therefore be presented using simple prose. Please avoid excessive jargon and
    technical detail. Reviews should capture the broad developments and implications of recent
    work. The opening paragraph should make clear the general thrust of the review and provide a
    clear sense of why the review is now particularly appropriate. The concluding paragraph should
    provide the reader with an idea of how the field may develop or future problems to be
    overcome, but should not summarize the article. To ensure that a review is likely to be
    accessible to as many readers as possible, it may be useful to ask a colleague from another
    discipline to read the review before submitting it. Submitted reviews are subject to the same
    charges as original papers -- whether APCs will apply for commissioned reviews will be made
    clear when each review is commissioned. Reviews should include an abstract of 150 words and
    should cite no more than 150 references. Please include 5-10 key words for indexing purposes.

    Auto-commentaries

    The Editor or Editorial Board will solicit authors of the most significant recent and forthcoming
    papers, published elsewhere, to provide a short summary with additional insights, new
    interpretations or speculation on the relevant topic. These manuscripts may include data or
    models, which due to space limitations were not included or discussed in the original paper. In
    other words, the authors may provide biased and uncensored points of views, complementing
    their article.

    Please include an abstract of 150-200 words and 5-10 key words for indexing purposes. The
    citation for the original article including the full author list, title of article and journal
    information should be included on the title page. The typical length of an auto-commentary will
    be approximately 500-1,000 words and may include up to 30 references.

    Commentaries and Views

    Commentaries and/or views may be short and focused opinion articles, commentaries on
    papers recently published in JOURNAL TITLE or elsewhere, or commentaries on significant
    conceptual changes, important trends or new directions in the field. These may include figures
    and up to 30 references. Please include an abstract of 150-200 words and 5-10 key words for
    indexing purposes.

    Journal Club

    Journal Club articles to include descriptions and critiques of major advances published in other
    leading journals. This will be modeled after and driven by journal club presentations held in
    most institutions around the country.

    Technical Papers

    Technical papers contain original research, however, they differ from Research Papers in that
    they describe new approaches, methods, or reagents rather than new understanding of a
    natural molecule or biological process. Papers may be submitted as either Technical or
    Research Papers, but the assignment to either category is the discretion of the Editors. All
    submissions will be peer reviewed.

    3.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    3.3.1 Making your article discoverable 

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: 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 Cancer Control all papers
    are sent out for review. The covering letter is important. To help the Editor in his preliminary
    evaluation, please indicate why you think the paper suitable for publication.

    The journal’s policy is to have manuscripts reviewed by two expert reviewers. Cancer Control
    utilizes a double-blind peer review process in which the reviewer and authors’ names and
    information are withheld from the other. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible,
    while maintaining rigor. Reviewers make comments to the author and recommendations to the
    Section Editor and Editor-in-Chief who then makes the final decision.

    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:

    (i) Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition,
    analysis or interpretation of data, 
    (ii) Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
    (iii) Approved the version to be published,
    (iv) 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.

    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 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. Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    4.4 Funding

    Cancer Control 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 Cancer Control 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

    IMPORTANT: If you are reporting on animal and/or human studies, please ensure that you
    include a section on research ethics and, where applicable, patient consent, at the end of your
    manuscript.

    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 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 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 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 Consensus Author Guidelines on Animal Ethics and Welfare for Veterinary Journals
    published by the International Association of Veterinary Editors.

    4.7 Clinical trials

    Cancer Control conforms to the ICMJE requirement that clinical trials are registered in a WHO-approved public trials registry at or before the time of first patient enrolment as a condition of consideration for publication. The trial registry name and URL, and registration number must be included at the end 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 metaanalyses
    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

    Cancer Control 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. Cancer Control 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 formats

    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 color will appear in color online.

    6.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. These will be subjected to peer-review alongside the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files, which can be found within our Manuscript Submission Guidelines page.

    6.4 Reference style

    Cancer Control 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

    Cancer Control is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit here 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 required 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.

    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 be sent by PDF 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. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorizing the change.

    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. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximize your article’s impact with Kudos.

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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 Cancer Control Executive Editor: Jennifer Lovick, PhD, Executive Editor | Jennifer.Lovick@sagepub.com 

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