Oncotarget is a medical journal that was first published in 2010. It is published online each week and the articles it publishes are peer-reviewed. Additionally, Oncotarget is an open access journal which helps its mission to be broadly available as well as timely. Two scientists at Roswell Park Cancer Institute are the co-editors-in-chief, Dr. Andrei V. Gudkov and Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny. It is both abstracted and indexed in a number of ways including on Scopus, BIOSIS Previews, Science Citations Index Expanded, and Medicus/MEDLINE/Pubmed.The original focus of Oncotarget was on the medical field of oncology. It now accepts papers from many other medical fields like Metabolism, Endocrinology, Cell Death, Microbiology, and Neuroscience. The articles published in it are often cited by other researchers.
Due to this it has a high score of 5.415 on the 5-Year Impact Factor as designated by the Thomson Reuters JCR.Additionally, Scopus has ranked Onctarget as a Q1 since 2011 which is their highest available ranking.One of the goals of the scientists behind Oncotarget is to break down the traditional borders between different fields of medicine. They want to do this so that different specialties can interact more and out of this new research will be performed. The goal is to eradicate disease and contribute towards the progress of scientific research.According to Dove Press, Oncogarget is one of the premier medical journals that focuses on developing targeted cancer therapies.
These targeted therapies destroy only cancerous cells and leave healthy ones alone. They also say that Onctarget also publishes articles about disease management programs as well as the new generation of therapeutic agents and protocols.Oncotarget is led by a number of prominent scientists. In addition to Dr. Blaggosklonny and Dr. Gudkov the medical journal’s editorial board is made up of scientists from around the United States. These scientists work at prominent institutions such as Harvard Medical School, John Hopkins University, The Scripps Research Institute, and Ohio State University. These scientists are experts in their field of study and have years of experience in the medical industry.