The mission of Advances in Radiation Oncology is to provide original clinical research aimed at improving the lives of people living with cancer and other diseases treated with radiation therapy. Edited by Robert C. Miller, MD, MBA, of the Maryland Proton Treatment Center at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the purpose of this journal is to provide information for clinicians who use radiation therapy.
Advances is the sister publication of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology•Biology•Physics and Practical Radiation Oncology. As such, it aims to complement the research in those two journals. As a sister publication, authors who submit to the Red Journal and PRO but are deemed out of scope, will have the option of having their work “cascaded” to Advances with any attached reviews. Authors have the choice to accept or reject this recommendation. It is it done as a courtesy to the authors to avoid spending more time on formatting and navigating the submission portal.
Advances is a gold open access journal, meaning authors, readers and patients all have free access to all research published in the journal. All work published by this journal is thoroughly peer reviewed by the editorial board and expert reviewers in radiation oncology. Unlike traditional journals, authors retain copyright of their articles. This allows readers to freely and easily share information. Advances only accepts about 50 percent of work submitted.
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Advances achieves its mission by publishing peer reviewed:
- Clinical trial reports and reanalyses.
- Basic science original reports.
- Manuscripts examining health services research, comparative and cost effectiveness research and systematic reviews.
- Case reports documenting unusual problems and solutions.
- High quality multi- and single-institutional series, as well as other novel retrospective hypothesis generating series.
- Timely critical reviews on important topics in radiation oncology, such as side effects.
- Articles reporting the natural history of disease and patterns of failure, particularly as they relate to treatment volume delineation.
- Articles on safety and quality in radiation therapy.
- Essays on clinical experience.
- Articles on practice transformation in radiation oncology, in particular:
- Aspects of health policy that may impact the future practice of radiation oncology.
- How information technology, such as data analytics and systems innovations, will change radiation oncology practice.
- Articles on imaging as they relate to radiation therapy treatment.