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JOURNAL

Biomarkers in Cancer

Aims and Scope

Biomarkers in Cancer is an open access, peer reviewed electronic journal focusing on all aspects of cancer and biomarkers.

Biomarkers in Cancer seeks to be the most timely journal for those who need to be up to date with the latest and most important developments in the field.  The journal offers high-speed and credible submission processing to authors.  At a time when institutional libraries are aggressively cutting subscriptions to conventional journals, by publishing in the open access format authors are able to reach the widest possible group of authors.

Standard Author Services

The journal distinguishes itself from others in the field by combining individualized author service with editorial integrity and procedural efficiency.  At every stage authors will be introduced to the staff member responsible for their paper and will receive procedural explanations and regular status updates.  The progress of authors’ papers is continually monitored by staff, and a staff member is always available to answer authors' questions.  This is reflected in our consistently positive author testimonials

  • Submission to first editorial decision including rigorous, expert peer review in average four weeks

  • Rapid publication in two to four weeks after acceptance

  • No deadlines for corrections to typeset proofs

  • Paper announcement after publication through scholarly databases, social media, and opted-in newsletters

  • Open access visibility and flexibility with no restrictions on author archiving

  • CC-BY-NC licensing to prohibit unrestricted commercial re-use, CC-BY available on request

  • Article level usage metrics (in beta)

  • Permanent availability by leading institutional libraries under CLOCKSS and LOCKSS systems

  • Proactive, professional journal staff

Optional Author Services

  • Discounted article reprints

  • English proof reading

  • Pre-submission paper-matching and editor in chief consultation

  • Pre-peer review language polishing and paper formatting

  • Video abstracts

  • Ebook on enhancing article visibility

  • Social media promotion

Current Article Processing Fees

As an open access journal authors are charged an article processing fee after acceptance for publication by the editor in chief or associate editor.  Fees do not vary based on factors like word count or use of color images, and there is no fee charged upon submission.  Current fees are given below:

  • Authors in North America: USD$1848

  • Authors in other countries: GBP£1399

More information on article processing fees and availability of waivers and discounts are available on the article processing fees webpage.

Manuscript Types and Preparation Guidelines

Information on manuscript types accepted for peer review and guidelines for manuscript preparation are available here.  A template manuscript, sample manuscript, and pre-submission check list are available here.

Editorial Policies

All articles are subject to single-blind independent peer review by reviewers drawn from the journal's editorial board, volunteer peer reviewer pool, and where necessary from Pubmed.  Pubmed is used where specialized expertise is unavailable from the other sources.  Two to four peer reviewers will be used.  Editorial decisions are made by independent editors in chief or associate editors. The editorial process from peer review to first editorial decision takes three to four weeks following acceptance of each paper for peer review.

In the open access business model many editorial decisions result in a fee payment to the publisher.  Because of this we maintain a strict distinction between editorial decisions, made by editors in chief or associate editors, and business decisions.  SAGE Publishing does not make nor attempt to influence editorial decisions.  Editorial decision makers receive no incentives to make decisions leading to fee payments.

The journal is committed to high standards of integrity.  Authors are required to confirm their compliance with ethical and legal requirements upon submission.  Prior to publication all authors must provide signed confirmation of compliance. Where concerns arise the journal will apply the Committee on Publication Ethics guidelines on ethical matters.

Frequency of Publication

Articles are published upon completion of production.

Citing Articles

Article citations follow this format:

Authors: Title.  Journal [year]:[volume] [first page]-[last page]

Open Access

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 in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.  This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Inquiries 

Contact details for SAGE Publishing are available here.

Additional Information for Authors



  • Efficient Processing: 4 Weeks Average to First Editorial Decision
  • Fair & Independent Expert Peer Review
  • High Visibility & Extensive Database Coverage
Services for Authors
What Your Colleagues Say About Biomarkers in Cancer
As Editor-in-Chief of Biomarkers in Cancer I wanted to know what it is like to publish in my own journal. I have already published over 70 papers, so I knew what a range of other journals were like. I was impressed by the quality of the reviewers comments which made the paper so much better before it was accepted for publication. I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly the article went from acceptance to published, ...
Dr Barbara Guinn (University of Bedfordshire, UK)
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