About

Aims and scope

The editorial mission of Cardio-Oncology is to advance the science and practice of this emerging field to find a balance between oncologic efficacy and reducing adverse cardiovascular effects through timely publication and dissemination of peer-reviewed research. As an open access, online journal Cardio-Oncology provides a high visibility platform for the publication of original research and expert reviews on the cardiovascular effects of cancer treatment.

The journal welcomes submissions to the following sections:
• Adult Oncology - Giuseppe Curigliano and Susan Dent
• Clinical Cardiology - Daniela Cardinale and Daniel Lenihan
• Clinical Trials - Michael S Ewer and Thomas Suter
• Geriatric Oncology - Dawn L Hershman
• Imaging - Steven Colan
• Nursing - Anecita Fadol and Mary McCabe
• Pediatric Oncology - Gregory Armstrong and Stephen E Sallan
• Radiation Oncology - Louis Constine
• Translational Cardiology - Bonnie Ky and Ed TH Yeh

The journal welcomes submissions related to the pathophysiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the cardiotoxic effects of cancer therapies, from basic mechanistic studies, to translational, preclinical and clinical research, including clinical trials, outcomes studies, case reports, and imaging techniques. Conference proceedings or reports are also welcome.
Topical areas include, but are not limited to:
• Mechanisms of the cardiotoxicity of anticancer drugs
• Biomarkers and the susceptibility of cancer patients to cardiovascular injury
• Cancer treatment for patients with a cardiovascular history
• Monitoring and detection of patients at risk of cardiotoxicity
• Prevention and treatment strategies, such as dose changes for chemotherapy
• Cardiovascular care for cancer survivors
The only journal devoted exclusively to this emerging specialty, Cardio-Oncology provides an international forum for communicating the latest findings and state-of-the-art reviews, filling a critical gap in the science and clinical practice of this important field. The journal serves as essential reading for basic researchers, drug developers, adult and pediatric onco-hematologists, cardiologists, radiologists, surgical oncologists, internists, geneticists, epidemiologists, and other health care scientists and providers.

Open access

All articles published by Cardio-Oncology are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.

As authors of articles published in Cardio-Oncology you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the BioMed Central license agreement.

For those of you who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, BioMed Central can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Please contact us if further information is needed.

Article-processing charges

Open access publishing is not without costs. Cardio-Oncology therefore levies an article-processing charge of £1370.00/$2145.00/€1745.00 for each article accepted for publication.

If the corresponding author's institution participates in our open access membership program, some or all of the publication cost may be covered (more details available on the membership page). We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see our article-processing charge page.

BioMed Central provides a free open access funding support service to help authors discover and apply for article processing charge funding. Visit our OA funding and policy support page to view our list of research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs, and to learn more about our email support service.

Indexing services

The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by BioMed Central on SpringerLink.

We are working closely with relevant indexing services including PubMed Central and Web of Science (Thomson Reuters) to ensure that articles published in Cardio-Oncology will be available in their databases when appropriate.

Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

Cardio-Oncology operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous.

The benefit of single-blind peer review is that it is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two or more experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

Authors will be able to check the progress of their manuscript at any time by logging into the journal's online system.

Editorial policies

All manuscripts submitted to Cardio-Oncology should adhere to BioMed Central's editorial policies.

Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Appeals and complaints

If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure. For complaints that cannot be resolved with the Editor, the authors should contact the Publisher.

Citing articles in Cardio-Oncology

Articles in Cardio-Oncology should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.

Article citations follow this format:

Authors: Title. Cardio-Oncology [year], [volume number]:[article number].

e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Cardio-Oncology 2009, 1:115.

refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.

Why publish your article in Cardio-Oncology

High visibility

Cardio-Oncology's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. 

Speed of publication

Cardio-Oncology offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF.

Flexibility

Online publication in Cardio-Oncology gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).

Promotion and press coverage

Articles published in Cardio-Oncology are included in article alerts and regular email updates. Some may be highlighted on Cardio-Oncology’s pages and on the BioMed Central homepage.

In addition, articles published in Cardio-Oncology may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in Cardio-Oncology. A list of articles recently press-released by journals published by BioMed Central is available here.

Copyright

As an author of an article published in Cardio-Oncology you retain the copyright of your article and you are free to reproduce and disseminate your work (for further details, see the BioMed Central license agreement).

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