MISSION AND BELIEFS
MISSION AND BELIEFS
Oncology and hematology professionals are continuously charged with staying on the cutting–edge of new medical treatments and technologies to foster better cancer patient care and practice management. To that end, The Oncologist is dedicated to translating the latest research developments into best multimodality practice.
Established by oncologists for oncologists, the Journal is committed to helping physicians excel in a challenging and ever-changing environment; to ensure their patients’ rights to the highest level of care from screening and prevention to diagnosis, treatment and management of the disease.
Designed specifically for the busy practitioner, The Oncologist is devoted to medical and practice issues for surgical, radiation, and medical oncologists. With emphasis on clear, concise interpretation, rather than data, the Journal's articles are meant to impact the practice of oncology and to facilitate significant communication in the introduction and application of new advancements.
The Oncologist's Senior Editors believe that the various oncology subspecialists should share the same information base and read the same journal. It is up to us, as leaders in this field, to defend the patient's needs and rights and to assure that the patient has an advocate. In order to do so, we have to be united and fully informed. We pledge to put the best and latest information on cancer management before our readership, to help prepare them for the future, and to do their best as a team to improve outcomes and quality of life for every patient.
Manuscripts are reviewed by two or more field experts and, when accepted, are published expeditiously—generally within 12 weeks. When a contribution is of such relevance as to significantly impact public health, authors may request Fast Track Review for a Rapid Communication, in which case an editorial decision will be made within 2 weeks of submission.
The Oncologist challenges its readers to understand what is new and better, to glimpse the future, not only in terms of research, but also in terms of new team approaches to disease management. In short, we want our readers to explore how cancer medicine could be and will be practiced now and throughout the 21st century.