Monthly Established in 1973 Responsible Institution
Health Commission of Hubei Province Sponsors
Hubei Cancer Hospital
Chinese Anti-Cancer Association Editing
Editorial Board of Cancer Research on Prevention and Treatment Editor-in-Chief
1.Ethics and Malpractice statement The manuscript of work on human beings should contain a statement that the work has been approved by the appropriate ethical committees related to the institution(s) in which it was performed and that subjects gave informed consent to the work. Patients' and volunteers' names, initials, and hospital numbers should not be used. Studies involving experiments with animals must state that their care was in accordance with institution guidelines. What happens when the journal considers a study to be unethical? We believe that editors have a duty to take on issues of unethical audit or research, not to seek punishment for the authors, but to prevent unethical practice and to protect patients. If the Editor, with or without the advice of its ethics committee and/or COPE, considers the work in a submitted article to be ethically unsound the editor may seek further advice or recommend investigation or action. The fact that the article would have been rejected anyway for other scientific or editorial reasons would not prevent the editor from taking such further action on serious ethics problems. In the first instance the editor would usually contact the head of the department where the work was done to explain their concerns and recommend a local investigation. Secondly, the editor might write to the professional registration body of the paper’s guarantor or principal investigator. 2.Open Access Policy This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access. 3.Peer-review Policy The journal abides by academic ethics and ensures professional publication. The quality control system is as same and strict as traditional paper or subscription journals. All articles can only be published through strict quality control process (editorial board review or peer review). Only manuscripts of high relevance and suitability will enter into the peer review process, which will be conducted by at least two internationally known experts in the field, and will aim to ensure that all published manuscripts provide new scientific knowledge. Authors may suggest that specific individuals be or not be involved as reviewers, but the final decision of acceptance or rejection rests with the editorial board. Judgments are objective. Reviewers have no conflict of interest. Reviewed articles are treated confidentially prior to their publication. 4. Originality and Plagiarism The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, which this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, such as using someone else’s language, ideas, or other original (not common-knowledge) material without acknowledging its source. All authors should have significantly contributed to the research. All authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes, in case of detection. Definition: Plagiarism has been traditionally defined as “the taking of words, images, ideas, etc. from an author and presenting them as one’s own “(American Association of University Professors, September/October, 1989). The original COPE guidelines on good publication practice (published in 1999) noted that ‘plagiarism ranges from the unreferenced use of others’ published ideas … to submission under “new” authorship of a complete paper, sometimes in a different language.’ Plagiarism includes the unattributed copying of another person’s data/findings, resubmission of an entire publication under another author’s name, verbatim copying of words of original material in the absence of any citation to the source material, or close copying (not quite verbatim, but changed only slightly from the original) of significant sections from another work(etc.). Editors will scan each submitted manuscript with the help of Academic Misconduct Literature Check System of Science and Technology Periodicals (AMLC) which developed by China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) to verify the originality of submitted manuscripts. 5. Copyright, Permissions and Publishing Rights Policy Once his manuscript is accepted, the author shall sign the Authorization for Exclusive Use Right of Manuscript (download via our website). The use right of this manuscript will be possessed by editorial office of Journal of Cancer Research on Prevention and Treatment, who then has the right to publish this manuscript in forms of electronic periodicals, CD and online publication, etc. Without the permission from editorial office of Journal of Cancer Research on Prevention and Treatment, no part of this manuscript shall be reproduced. The author(s) is now allowed to retain publishing rights without restrictions. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. 6、Correction and retraction policies 6.1 Corrections to published work Honest errors are a part of science and publishing and require publication of a correction when they are detected. We expect authors to inform the journal’s Production Editor (details on the Contact Us section of the journal website) of any errors of fact they have noticed (or have been informed of) in their article once published. Corrections are made at the journal’s discretion. As Publishers, we have a duty to maintain the integrity of the scientific record. For this reason, minor corrections that do not affect the scientific understanding of the paper (for example formatting or typographical errors or preference of wording) may be rejected if submitted post-publication in order to prevent discrepancies downstream. The correction procedure depends on the publication stage of the article, but in all circumstances a correction notice is published as soon as possible: 6.1.1 Online First publication The Online First (or ‘published ahead of print’) version is considered the version of record, and not an opportunity to make changes prior to print publication. The journal will consider replacing this version with an updated version which corrects the error and notes the changes that have been made and the date(s) on which the changes were made (in a correction notice at the end of the article). Previous electronic versions prominently note that there are more recent versions of the article. The correction notice will be retained in the print version for record. 6.1.2 Publication in an issue If the article has already appeared in an issue, a correction notice will be printed in the next available print issue. The online version of the article will link to the correction notice, and vice versa. 6.2 Retractions Retractions are considered by journal editors in cases of evidence of unreliable data or findings, plagiarism, duplicate publication, and unethical research. We may consider an expression of concern notice if an article is under investigation. All retraction notices explain why the article was retracted. The retraction procedure depends on the publication stage of the article: 6.2.1 Online First publication A new version of the article will be posted containing just the metadata, with a retraction note replacing the original text. A retraction notice will also be published in the next available print issue. The original text will remain accessible. 6.2.2 Publication in an issue A replacement version of the article will be posted containing just the metadata, with a retraction note replacing the original text. The PDF will be replaced with a version watermarked with “Retracted” but the original text will remain accessible. A retraction notice will also be published in the next available print issue. In rare cases, we may have to remove the original content for legal reasons. In such cases we will leave the metadata (title and authors) and replace the text with a note saying the article has been removed for legal reasons. A retraction notice will also be published online and/or in print. 7.Archiving The journal's website will permanently preserve contents published at least from 2000. If readers find missing papers or inaccessible, please contact us. 8.Conflict of interest At the end of the English abstract, under a subheading "Competing interests" all authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding.
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