About Special Issues
A Special Issue suggested by the Lead Guest Editor, is a collection of articles on a hot topical research area within the scope of the journal. The Special Issue will provide a venue for research on emerging areas, highlight important subdisciplines, or describe new cross-disciplinary applications.
  • List of Special Issues

    We are waiting to hear from academic experts and experienced professors, and to receive their esteemed Special Issues to be listed here. You can click here to propose a Special Issue for this journal.

    Published Special Issue(s)

    Immunotherapy and Radiotherapy – from Radiobiology to Clinical Practice

    (Lead Guest Editor: Camil Ciprian Mirestean )

    Submission Deadline: Jun. 30, 2020

    Oncology and Cancer Research

    (Lead Guest Editor: Sorush Niknamian )

    Submission Deadline: May 25, 2020

    Cancer, Health Care Needs and Cancer Patients' Life Quality

    (Lead Guest Editor: Gamze Temiz )

    Submission Deadline: May 20, 2020

  • Proposing a Special Issue

    If you have an idea for a Special Issue that you would like to propose, welcome to submit via the following ways.

    1. Fast Channel
    Selected Journal:*
    Journal Title
    Cancer Research Journal

    Or click here to select another journal that is more appropriate for your research field.

    Special Issue Title:*
    Email Address:*
    2. Submit Your Proposal by Email

    Please download the Special Issue Proposal Form and fill in the required information, and then send your completed form to this email address: specialissue@sciencepg.com

    Download Proposal Form
    3. Submit Your Proposal via the Online System
    Here are the procedures:

    Step 1: If you have not registered before, please create an account first: https://sso.sciencepublishinggroup.com/common/signUp_loadRegister
    Step 2: Login with your username and password: https://sso.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login
    Step 3: Click "Propose a Special Issue" on the left menu under the button "Special Issues".
    Step 4: Download the Proposal Form and fill in the required information.
    Step 5: Upload your completed Proposal Form and click “Submit”.

  • Preparing a Special Issue

    The sections below will help you in writing a qualified Special Issue proposal.

    Information to Be Provided in a Proposal

    ● A proposed submission deadline (we normally run a Special Issue for 3–6 months);

    ● A list of at least 6 keywords for the Special Issue;

    ● A brief introduction of the prospective Guest Editors together with their information (title, name, email, affiliation, personal website, keywords of interests);

    ● A summary of 150-400 words to rationally explain the significance, novelty, technical advancement, and adherence to the scope of the journal of the proposed topic.

    Choosing a Special Issue Topic

    You should choose a topic close to your own research interests. The topic of the Special Issue must be of increasing interest within your field and within the scope of the journal. It should be broad enough to attract a reasonable number of submissions, but narrow enough to provide a cohesive collection of articles.

    Special Issues often focus on the interface of two or more traditional disciplines, a recent advance in the field, or an emerging societal challenge. If you have noticed a surge in interest in a particular subject at recent conferences, this is a good sign that a related proposal will generate significant interest.

    Describing the Scope

    The scope should state the intended focus of the Special Issue. It should emphasize the current relevance of the subject and indicate why new research on the subject is warranted.

    It is key to strike a balance between length and detail. Too little detail could result in a lack of focus or scientific merit. Too much detail can be overly prescriptive and limit interest in the Special Issue. SciencePG recommends approximately 150-400 words for the statement of scope.

    Suggesting Keywords

    In addition to the statement of scope, a Special Issue should include at least 6 keywords. These keywords are ‘signposts’ for the direction of the Special Issue, providing authors with guidance on areas in which they may wish to submit. Suggested keywords are another opportunity to focus the Special Issue, but the Lead Guest Editor should be wary of excessively narrowing the scope.

    Recruiting an Editorial Team

    All Special Issues are led by a single Lead Guest Editor and a team of at least 6 Guest Editors. The proposal should state the name and affiliation of all editors of the proposed issue. This team ensures the Special Issue team will have sufficient capacity and expertise to handle all incoming submissions.

    We will review these editors to ensure they meet the journal’s editorial requirements. We also encourage teams to include editors from multiple institutions and locations. This diversity reduces conflicts of interest and helps the issue reach a wider audience.

  • Benefits of the Lead Guest Editor

    Once your proposal is accepted, you will serve as the Lead Guest Editor. And you will be entitled to the following benefits.

    ● Being awarded Certificate of Honor (electronic version).

    ● Being at the forefront of scientific communications.

    ● Assembling and working with a strong team of Editors.

    ● Contributing to and receiving recognition from the academic community.

  • Responsibilities of the Lead Guest Editor

    The Lead Guest Editor plays a significant role in a Special Issue, who is mainly responsible for maintaining the quality of published articles and enhancing the impact of the Special Issue.

    ● Recruit an editorial team (at least 6 guest editors) to review the manuscripts submitted to the Special Issue.

    ● Promote your Special Issue and invite authors to submit manuscripts.

    ● Make decisions on the acceptance or rejection of submitted manuscripts.

    ● Cross-check the manuscripts and ensure their quality.

  • Article Processing Charge (APC)

    Please note that all papers submitted to Special Issues are subject to an article processing charge (APC) if they are accepted for publication. The APC is the same as that of the corresponding journal in which the Special Issue is published.

    How Much Does Science Publishing Group Charge for the Journal?

    Cancer Research Journal is an Open Access journal accessible for free on the Internet. With Open Access, Science Publishing Group allows us to distribute knowledge more widely and at a lower cost than was previously possible. However, to cover the editorial services and production of an article, the journal depends on Article Processing Charges.

    The Article Processing Charge for the journal is 870 USD.

    Journal Title Article Processing Charge
    Cancer Research Journal 870 USD

    Article Processing Charge discounts or waivers are given to authors from low-income countries or lower-middle-income countries (classified by the world bank; To learn more, click:
    https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/906519-world-bank-country-and-lending-groups).
    For more details, please contact the editor directly once the manuscript is accepted.

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