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International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (Red Journal)

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Led by editor-in-chief Sue S. Yom, MD, PhD, MAS, FASTRO, of the University of California San Francisco, the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (Red Journal) is the leading journal dedicated to radiation oncology and the official scientific publication of ASTRO.

Published 15 times per year, both online and in print, the Red Journal offers authoritative articles linking new research and technologies to clinical applications, technical advances related to dosimetry and conformal radiation treatment planning. A Red Journal subscription is included in the dues for all Active, Affiliate  and International members.

The Red Journal has many special features to appeal to the radiation oncology team worldwide. Our Around the Globe series looks at the how the practice of radiation oncology is different around the world based on reimbursement and culture challenges. The Oncology Scan feature looks at the vast landscape of oncology literature and summarizes what's happening in certain areas. For example, one Oncology Scan looks at quality of life for early-stage lung cancer using surgery and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) while another looks at the role of the human papillomavirus (HPV) in head and neck cancersCritical reviews are also selected for readers interested in excellent overviews of timely topics. Lastly, view a gallery of the artwork contributed by artists in radiation oncology graceing the journal covers since 2012.

Papers Considered
The Red Journal typically considers the following:

  • High impact, original, prospective clinical trials
  • Outcomes research
  • Large database interrogation
  • Imaging and treatment delivery innovations
  • Laboratory studies on tumor physiology, molecular biology and normal tissue radiation response
  • Critical reviews on timely topics
  • Health policy contributions
  • High impact innovations in treatment, dosimetry and quality
  • Professionalism, biomedical ethics and practice management
  • Educational innovation

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Contact us at redjournal@astro.org.

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