Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology delivers the highest quality peer-reviewed articles, reviews, and scholarly comment on pioneering efforts and innovative studies across all areas of oncology. This open access journal can be accessed online without charge at http://journals.sagepub.com/home/tam
The journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
All articles are listed on PubMed
An open access article processing charge (APC) of 2,000 USD will apply, payable upon acceptance. All articles will be published under a Creative Commons Licence and will be made openly available. If the paying author/institution is based in the European Union, to comply with European law, Value Added Tax (VAT) must be added to the article fee. Providing a VAT registration number will allow an institution to be exempt from paying this tax, except for UK institutions.
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Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology delivers the highest quality peer-reviewed original research articles, reviews, and scholarly comment on pioneering efforts and innovative studies in the medical treatment of cancer. The journal has a strong clinical and pharmacological focus and is aimed at an international audience of clinicians and researchers in medical oncology, providing an online forum for rapid dissemination of recent research and perspectives in this area.
The editors welcome original research articles across all areas of oncology.
The journal publishes original research articles and review articles primarily. Original research manuscripts may include laboratory, animal or human/clinical studies – all phases. Letters to the Editor and Case Reports will also be considered.
Review articles include expert opinion/perspective reviews (including single-drug and drug class reviews), narrative reviews and therapeutic area reviews. Systematic reviews, meta-analyses, postmarketing and health economic and pharmacoeconomic reviews are also welcomed. The appropriate EQUATOR Network reporting guidelines should be followed (e.g. CONSORT for randomized, controlled trials and PRISMA for systematic reviews/meta-analyses). The journal 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. However, consistent with the AllTrials campaign, retrospectively registered trials will be considered if the justification for late registration is acceptable.
The journal adheres to a blind review process in which the reviewer's name is routinely withheld from the author unless the reviewer requests a preference for their identity to be revealed. Manuscripts are reviewed by at least two referees; a first editorial decision is generally reached within 3 weeks of submission and Online First publication is usually within 3 weeks of Acceptance.
|Dr. Dirk Arnold||Tumor Biology Center, Freiburg, Germany|
|Carlos L Arteaga||Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA|
|Christopher Benz||Buck Institute for Age Research, Novato, CA, USA|
|Michael Boyer||University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia|
|Kim N Chi||University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada|
|Toni K Choueiri||Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA|
|Ronald de Wit||Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands|
|Wilfried Eberhardt||University Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany|
|Tim Eisen||Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK|
|Alfredo Falcone||University of Pisa, Livorno, Italy|
|Michael Findlay||University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand|
|Jorge A. Garcia||Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center, Cleveland, OH, USA|
|Cesare Gridelli||S.G. Moscati Hospital, Avellino, Italy|
|Nasser H. Hanna||Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN, USA|
|Paul R Helft||Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA|
|Maha Hussain||University of Michigan, Ann Arbour, MI, USA|
|David H Ilson||Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA|
|Sung-Bae Kim||University of Ulsan, South Korea|
|Ragini Kudchadkar||Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA|
|James Larkin||Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK|
|Robert R McWilliams||Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA|
|Sofia Merajver||University of Michigan, Ann Arbour, MI, USA|
|Mark Middleton||Oxford University, Oxford, UK|
|Paul Nathan||Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, Northwood, UK|
|Sylvie Negrier||Centre Léeon-Béerard, Lyon, France|
|Harvey I Pass||New York University, New York, NY, USA|
|Edith A Perez||Mayo Clinic, Jacsonville, FL, USA|
|Robert Pirker||Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria|
|Emilio Porfiri||Birmingham University, Birmingham, UK|
|David Quinn||University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA|
|Joseph D Rosenblatt||University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA|
|Frances Shepherd||Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Josep Tabernero||Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain|
|Scott T. Tagawa|
|Toni Wozniak||Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA|
|Andrew X Zhu||Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, MA, USA|
1. Article types
2. Editorial Policies
2.1 Peer review policy
2.3.1 Writing Assistance
2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
2.6 Research ethics and patient consent
2.7 Clinical Trials
2.8 Reporting Guidelines
3. Publishing Policies
3.1 Publication Ethics
3.1.2 Prior to publication
3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
3.3 Open Access and author archiving
4. Preparing your manuscript
4.1 Word processing formats
4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
4.3 Supplementary material
4.4 Journal layout
4.5 Reference style
4.6 English language editing services
5. Submitting your manuscript
5.1 How to submit your manuscript
5.2 Title, keywords and abstracts
5.3 Corresponding author contact details
6. On acceptance and publication
6.1 Article fee
6.2 SAGE Production
6.3 Access to your published article
6.4 Online First publication
7. Further Information
This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics This Journal recommends that authors follow the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)
All articles are listed on PubMed.
Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology delivers the highest quality peer-reviewed articles, reviews, and scholarly comment on pioneering efforts and innovative studies across all areas of oncology. The journal can be accessed online without charge at http://tam.sagepub.com.
Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tao 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 Therapeutic Advances in Medical 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.
Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology considers the following kinds of article for publication:
1. Original Research Articles, describing new experimental findings, or analyses (e.g. posthoc, subgroup, meta-analysis where an overall statistic is derived).
2. Review Articles. The Editors wish to encourage the following types of review, but request that authors contact them in advance:
(a) general reviews that provide a synthesis of an area that fits within the aims and scope of the journal;
(b) perspectives - brief overviews, which are 6-8 printed pages in length including references, that address important new areas of general interest;
(c) systematic reviews and meta-analyses - these should be reported according to the PRISMA reporting guidelines (please see section 2.8);
(d) critiques - focused and provocative reviews that are followed by a number of invited commentaries, with a concluding reply from the main author;
(e) structured case reports - outlining an interesting case, and including a full review of the pertinent literature and a section on implications for clinical care;
(f) case series studies or clinical series – descriptive study of a small group of patients (with the same disease or receiving the same treatment) including a full review of the pertinent literature and a section on implications for clinical care;
3. Letters to the Editor; these also include brief case reports. These should be as concise as possible and up to 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. Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology welcomes short reports on null or negative results as long as the papers are based on strong hypothesis testing.
The journal's policy is to obtain at least two independent reviews of each article. Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology operates a conventional single-blind reviewing policy in which the reviewer's name is always concealed from the submitting author. Referees will be encouraged to provide substantive, constructive reviews that provide suggestions for improving the work and distinguish between mandatory and non-mandatory recommendations. All manuscripts accepted for publication are subject to editing for presentation, style and grammar. Any major redrafting is agreed with the author but the Editor's decision on the text is final.
As part of the submission process you will be asked to provide the names of 3 peers who could be called upon to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below:
• The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
• The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
• Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted
You will also be asked to nominate peers who you do not wish to review your manuscript (opposed reviewers).
Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite/reject any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.
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.
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 and design, acquisition of data or analysis and 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. 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.
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.
Between the end of the main text and the start of the references section, please acknowledge sources of financial and material support, and those who have contributed intellectually, with their consent. Please see guidelines for: Funding Acknowledgement
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.
Therapeutic Advances in Medical 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.
It is the policy of the Therapeutic Advances series 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 here
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 human studies must state in the methods section that the relevant Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board provided (or waived the need for) 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 also refer to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Protection of Research Participants.
All research involving animals submitted for publication must have been 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.
Therapeutic Advances in Medical 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. However, consistent with the AllTrials campaign, retrospectively registered trials will be considered if the justification for late registration is acceptable. The trial registry name and URL, and the registration number must be included at the end of the abstract.
The relevant EQUATOR Network reporting guidelines should be followed depending on the type of study. All randomized controlled trials submitted for publication should include a completed CONSORT flow chart as a cited figure, and a completed CONSORT checklist as a supplementary file. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses should be reported according to the PRISMA reporting guidelines; please ensure that you submit a completed flow diagram as a cited figure, and a completed PRISMA checklist as a supplementary file.
Other resources can be found at NLM’s Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives.
SAGE acknowledges the importance of research data availability as an integral part of the research and verification process for academic journal articles.
Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology requests all authors submitting any primary data used in their research articles alongside their article submissions to be published in the online version of the journal, or provide detailed information in their articles on how the data can be obtained. This information should include links to third-party data repositories or detailed contact information for third-party data sources. Data available only on an author-maintained website will need to be loaded onto either the journal’s platform or a third-party platform to ensure continuing accessibility. Examples of data types include but are not limited to statistical data files, replication code, text files, audio files, images, videos, appendices, and additional charts and graphs necessary to understand the original research. The editor may consider limited embargoes on proprietary data. The editor can also grant exceptions for data that cannot legally or ethically be released. All data submitted should comply with Institutional or Ethical Review Board requirements and applicable government regulations. For further information, please contact the editorial office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Therapeutic Advances in Medical 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 plagiarised 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.
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.
Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.
Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.
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
Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted. The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.
For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines
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.
The journal conforms to the SAGE house style. View the SAGE UK House Style guidelines.
Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology adheres to the SAGE Vancouver reference style. View the SAGE Vancouver guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.
Examples of References:
1. Ludbrook J, Miller T and Russel A. Musculovenous pumps in the human lower limb. Am Heart J 1966; 71: 635–641.
2. Araki C, Black TL, Patberg FT, et al. Significance of calf muscle pump function in venous ulceration. J Vasc Surg 1994; 20: 872–879.
Chapter in book
1. Huff D and Black TL. Comprehensive statistics. In: Miller C and Smith H (eds) How to lie with statistics. 4th ed. London: Penguin, 1991, pp.51–55.
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.
Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tao 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.
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
Abstract - The abstract should accurately and concisely reflect the content of the article, and should be limited to 300 words. Original research articles should include structured abstracts, using the four headings Objectives, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Please avoid reference citations and undefined abbreviations in the abstract. Review articles do not require structured abstracts.
Key words (or key word phrases) 2-8 to accompany the abstract. They should, if possible, be drawn from the MeSH list of Index Medicus and be chosen with a view to useful cross-indexing of the article.
Main text - Subdivide your article with appropriate headings. Use no more than two levels of subheadings.
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.
Unsolicited manuscripts submitted to Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology are subject to an article fee of 2,000 USD/1,335 GBP (+VAT where applicable*) payable upon acceptance. These articles will be published under a Creative Commons Licence and will be made openly available.
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.
SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.
Online First allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a final journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our Online First Fact Sheet
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