MANUSCRIPT CHECK LIST
This checklist is meant to be a guide for submission to The Oncologist. It is for reference purposes only.
Note: Incomplete submissions or those that do not adhere to the Journal’s Information for Authors will be returned.
Word Count Limits
Original Reports: 4,000 words
Review Articles: 4,000 words
Abstract: 250 words
Figure legends (including multiple figure parts): 55 words
Acknowledgments (not including research funding): 45 words
Manuscript Formatting (see below for detail)
Twelve-point font size in Arial or Helvetica
Title page listing title, authors (first name, middle initial, last name), each author’s affiliation during the study, any research support, corresponding author’s contact information, running head, list of any previous presentation of manuscript and any disclaimers .
Abstract following title page, formatted with the appropriate headings
No more than seven tables and figures combined (not counting panels within figures)
Number references sequentially
Author Metadata (to be entered online)
Maximum of 20 authors
A valid and unique e-mail address for each author
Authors’ degrees and current institutions
Manuscript Metadata (to be entered online)
Have available the number of:
• Manuscript Pages
• References, Abstract and text word counts
Required Forms (to be entered online)
Randomized Controlled Trials
A CONSORT diagram is required for all Randomized and Phase III trials (the diagram does not count toward the seven figure and table limit).
The trial registry and registration identification number for the trial’s registry is required. This applies to any trial for which patient enrollment began on or after November 1, 2006.
Written permission from the copyright holder is required to reproduce any copyrighted material.