Reviews in Oncology Reviews in Oncology CIC Edizioni Internationali 2013 January-March; 1(1): 4. ISSN: 2282-6378

Celebrating a new journal

Francesco Cognetti

Editor in Chief of “Reviews in Oncology” Direttore Oncologia Medica A, Istituto Regina Elena per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori, Roma, Italy

I am very glad to introduce you this first issue of Reviews in Oncology.

Some months ago, when I met the publisher who presented the project to me, I was a little doubtful.

I thought about the numerous existing periodicals in our field, and the relevant difficulties regarding the chances of success of a new editorial project.

Anyway, soon after, something aroused my enthusiasm.

The enthusiasm has been growing because the project was connected to the prestigious Italian School of Oncology: we were creating a new tool aimed at increasing its international visibility.

Moreover… the young physicians… how many difficulties they face in order to find a place in medical scientific literature!

Therefore, here I am. I will be managing Reviews in Oncology, a quarterly, peer-reviewed, open access, on-line journal.

The emphasis will be on promptly publishing quality mini-reviews by taking full advantage of the internet technology for both the submission and review of manuscripts.

All articles published by Reviews in Oncology are made freely and permanently accessible on-line immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration request. Full-text of each article is immediately and permanently archived in PubMed Central.

Special thanks go to Alessandra Fabi who has fully supported the initiative and made it actually operative.