The Experimental Oncology is an English-language peer-reviewed quarterly journal that publishes review articles, original contributions, short communications, case reports, and technical advances, presenting the new data in the field of experimental and fundamental oncology as well as relevant clinical findings in the field.Manuscripts should contain the data or the literature review that were not published nor submitted for publication elsewhere except for abstracts in the proceedings of scientific meetings. The publication in Experimental Oncology implies the transfer of the Copyright from an author to the Journal. No part of journal publications may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior permission of a publisher.
The Experimental Oncology is available in printed (Print ISSN: 1812-9269) and electronic (Online ISSN: 2312-8852) versions.
The procedure of peer review
The peer-review process is based on the policy of confidentiality, equity, and uniformity.
Experimental Oncologyfollows a single-blind review process. After submission of the paper to the journal, it undergoes the Editorial Office’s initial assessment. The journal staff and in-house Editorial team supervised by Editor-in-Chief perform an initial pre-review quality check.At this stage, the decision is made whether a submitted manuscript is appropriate for Experimental Oncology following its topics, is original, and written in good-quality English.
By submitting the manuscript to the Experimental Oncology, the authors accept that it may be screened for plagiarism against previously published work. An analysis on plagiarism is performed, using certified professional software.
In a case the manuscript does not fit a journal profile, contains no new information or if scientific and methodological levels are not satisfactory, it may be rejected without being reviewed. If the manuscript is considered appropriate, it is directed to a Section Editor who contacts available expert reviewers. The paper is sent to at least two experts along with a review form. A review of the manuscript is usually completed within 3 weeks. The review contains a recommendation of acceptance of the manuscript, acceptance with minor revision, major revision, or rejection. The reviewers are asked to share the policy of confidentiality, objectivity, and avoid conflict of interest. The Section Editor analyses all the returned reviews, and if they differ too much, invites the third reviewer for an additional opinion before making a decision.The revised manuscript should be returned to the Editorial Office within 45 days.
The final decision is made by Editor-in-Chief, based on referee statements and recommendations of the Section Editor. During the procedure of the review, the authors are informed by e-mail. The comments of the reviewers are anonymous. The average time from submission to the initial decision for full-length manuscripts is 8 weeks.