Finding articles and the latest news in the field of Medicine online can be quite tricky. This is because one is required to be a researcher with a university before accessing various articles. Open access news channels like Oncotarget enable you to keep tabs with the latest news. Oncotarget is a free access journal that features articles covering multiple disciplines. They began publishing in 2010. Impact Journals publishes Oncotarget. It is indexed and abstracted by PubMed, MEDLINE, Index Medicus and Scopus among others. The editors of the journal are Mikhail Blagosklonny and Andrei Gudkov. Oncology forms the primary content of articles in Oncotarget. The impact that the medical journal has had in the fight against cancer has prompted them to start covering other fields of Medicine like Neuroscience, Cell Biology, Pharmacology, Cardiology, Immunology and the concept of aging among many different areas.Breaking the research barriers between different fields of medicine.
According to Oncotarget, is the sole way to share breakthroughs and discoveries in various areas. Its popularity has mainly risen because of helpful and insightful peer-reviews. These reviews make the journal trustworthy and consequently, there is an intensification of the impact of research. The journal has made scientific results widely available due to its open access nature.There are plans to increase the release rate to two times a week from once because of the rising significance of the journal. Journal Citation Reports have placed Oncotarget’s impact factor in 2016 at 5.168.
This value puts them at third place behind e-Life and Oncogene only. On the other hand, ResearchGate sets Oncotarget’s 2016 impact value at 3.45, a value they arrived at based on the number of times that different researchers cited articles in the journal. In 2014, ResearchGate estimated the journal’s impact value at 5.30.All volumes of Oncortarget since 2010 are available online, and anyone can access and print an article for research purposes. Once on their website, all you need to do is search for any piece you need, and it will pop on your screen in seconds. You can also get links to these articles from Oncotarget’s social media platforms like Twitter, and Facebook.