Instructions for Submission of Papers
Authors are asked to submit manuscripts to Cancer & Chemotherapy
Reviews. Authors will be asked to send the paper in electronic format
and English language.
These instructions comply with those formulated by the International
Committee of Medical Journal Editors (www.icmje.org). For further details, authors
should consult the article: Uniform requirements for manuscripts
submitted to biomedical journals (http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/manuscript-preparation/preparing-for-submission.html).
Cancer & Chemotherapy Reviews publishes papers reporting original
scientific, clinical, epidemiological and social research which
contribute to the overall knowledge of the field of oncology.
Currently, the Journal publishes review articles (usually by invitation,
but spontaneous submitted articles would also be considered).
Manuscripts submited to Cancer & Chemotherapy Reviews will be
accepted on the understanding that the authors have not submitted
the paper to another journal or published the material elsewhere.
Authors are asked to disclose any affiliations, including financial,
consultant, or institutional associations that might lead to bias
or conflict of interest.
Under Submission of Manuscripts and Style, include the sentence:
Pages should be numbered consecutively, beginning with the title page, and the page number should be placed in the top right-hand corner of each page.
Manuscripts should be sent in solid format in duplicate to:
Cancer & Chemotherapy Reviews
Calle Mallorca, 310
08037 Barcelona, Spain
as well as on electronic format to:
or on diskette to the address mentioned above.
Double spacing should be used throughout the manuscript, including
the following sections, each of which should begin on a separate
sheet: title page, abstract, key words, text, acknowledgements,
references, figures, legends, tables and captions.
Abbreviations should be those accepted internationally, and defined
where they first appear in the text. System International (SI) units
should be used where appropriate: www.bipm.fr/en/si/si_brochure/.
Original (review) Papers
Manuscripts should be 10-12 double space pages, excluding references,
figures and tables.
All manuscripts are peer-reviewed.
The title page should carry the full title of the paper and a «running
head» of no more than 40 characters including spaces. The
title page should also include the first name, middle initial and
last name of each author (no more than three are accepted). If the
work is to be attributed to a department or institution, its full
name and location should be included. Persons listed as authors
should be those who substantially contributed to the study’s
conception, design, and performance. Sources of support for the
work in the form of grants, equipment, or drugs should be included
on the title page.
Disclaimers, if any, should appear on the title page, as should
the name and address of the author responsible for correspondence
concerning the manuscript.
The abstract should not exceed 500 words. It should state the primary
objective of the review, the principal reasoning for the procedures
adopted, the procedures used, and the main results of the referred
studies, and the conclusions that can be drawn from the data available.
Numerical data may be included but should be kept to a minimum.
The abstract should be followed by a list of 4-6 keywords or short phrases which will assist in the cross-indexing of the article. The terms used should be from the Medical Subject Headings list of the Index Medicus http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/meshhome.html
An executive summary of the authors' main points is very useful
for time-constrained readers requiring a rapidly accessible overview.
Full papers should be divided into sections at the convenience of the author, but should include an Introduction and a Conclusion.
References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which
they first appear in the text. They should be assigned arabic numerals
which should be given in brackets, e.g. . References should
include the names of the first three authors (adding et al.) or
all if they are not more than six https://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html. References should also include
full title and source information. Journal names should be abbreviated
as in the Index Medicus http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journals.
Papers of particular interest should be identified using one or
two asterisk symbols (* = of interest, ** = of considerable interest)
and annotated with a brief sentence explaining why the reference
is considered to be of interest.
Personal communications and unpublished work should not be included
in the reference list, but should appear in parentheses in the text.
Submitted but not yet accepted work should not be cited.
Work accepted for publication but not yet released should be included
in the reference list with the words «in press» in parentheses
beside the name of the journal. References must be verified by the
author(s) against the original documents.
References to figures and tables should be made in order of appearance
in the text and should be in arabic numerals in parentheses, e.g.
(Fig. 2). Figures should be professionally drawn and photographed;
freehand or typewritten lettering is unacceptable.
Photomicrographs must have internal scale markers. If photographs
of people are used, their identities must be obscured or the picture
must be accompanied by written permission of the subject to use
the photograph. Only black-and-white prints are admitted.
If a previously published figure is used, the original source must
be acknowledged and written permission for print and electronic
(internet and CD-ROM) formats from the copyright holder must be
submitted with the material. Permission is required regardless of
authorship or publisher, except for documents in the public domain.
Figures may be reduced, cropped or deleted at the discretion of
Authors who wish to have color photos/graphics published with their articles are requested to pay an amount of Euros 40.00 per page printed with photo/graphic(s). Payment should be made by credit card at the time of submission of the corrected pdf of their article (final proof)
Captions for illustrations
Captions should he typed in double spacing, beginning on a separate
page. Each one should have an Arabic numeral corresponding to the
ilustration or table to which it refers. Internal scale should he
explained and staining methods for photomicrographs should be identified.
Each table should be typed on a separate sheet in double spacing.
Tables should not be submitted as photographs. Each table should
be assigned an arabic numeral, e.g. (Table 3), and a brief title.