On January 10, 2017, 2016 Annual Report of Journal of Cancer Metastasis and Treatment was held. As Managing Editor, Lisa Huang presented an overall review of the development of the journal over the past year to all members of the editorial office. A summary of the key events of what has been a very busy year follows.
The year 2016, under the leadership of our Editor-in-chief, Lucio Miele, thanks to the joint efforts of all the Editorial Board Members and editorial staffs, and with the great support of reviewers, readers and authors, JCMT has been a fruitful one.
In 2016, JCMT published 67 articles, including three special issues. Ten articles were published in Editorial Board member Dr. Michael A. Grotzer’s special issue on “Brain tumor cell invasion and metastasis: anatomical, biological and clinical considerations”; four in Editorial Board member Prof. Ira-Ida Skvortsova’s special issue on “Cancer stem cells"; and 11 papers in Editorial Board member Prof. Rossana Berardi's special issue on "Neuroendocrine Tumors."
Figure 1: Typology of articles published in 2016.
Figure 2: Countries of authors of all articles published in 2016.
Compared to 2015, the journal’s peer review is stricter and more scientific while the quality of articles published in 2016 has also improved significantly. JCMT has continuously attracted attention from scholars, readers, and authors in the field of global cancer metastasis and treatment. Sixty-seven articles were read 78,871 times on the OAE Publishing Inc. website in 2016 (as of December 31, 2016).
Table 1: Top five of the most popular articles in 2016.
|The role of the PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway in brain tumor metastasis|
|Tailored nanocarriers and bioconjugates for combating glioblastoma and other brain tumors|
Dr. Mohamed I. Nounou
|Review of recent advances in medical treatment for neuroendocrine neoplasms: somatostatin analogs and chemotherapy|
Dr. Francesca Spada
|Hepatocellular carcinoma presenting as rapidly growing sternal mass:|
Dr. Rahul S. Kulkarni
|Long non-coding RNAs as key regulators of cancer metastasis|
Dr. Yin-Yuan Mo
In 2016，JCMT cooperated positively with the 43rd International Society of Oncology and Biomarkers, the Biennial International Meeting of the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology, and another 15 large international academic conferences. Concurrently，JCMT also actively participated in the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), MRS, CSCO, and other international academic conferences to give wide promotion to the journal, and we obtained high praise and encouragement from experts.
Furthermore, JCMT has been included in 14 databases: CAS, EBSCO, JournalTOCs, Google Scholar，JournalGuide, Root Indexing, CNKI, Wanfang Data,the Bielefeld Academic Search Engine(BASE), SHERPA/RoMEO, Eurasian Scientific Journal Index, DRJI, Open J-Gate, and ResearchBib. Consequently, as its global influence increases, JCMT is becoming known to more experts and readers. As of the end of December 2016, JCMT’s readership was distributed across 150 countries around the world. The following figure presents data showing that the journal has won readers’ acceptance and support especially in China, the United States, India, Italy, and Britain, as well as in several other countries.
Figure 3: Visitor distribution by country.
We are even more excited to report that, as of December 31, 2016, JCMT comprises 150 Editorial Board members (EBMs). 2016 has been particularly noteworthy because Prof. Dai-Ming Fan, the Vice-President of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and an Academician, and Professor Yan Sun, also an Academician and Vice-President of the Asian Clinical Oncology Society, joined JCMT as honorary Editors-in-Chief. We firmly believe that with the support of our Editors-in-Chief and all our EBMs, 2017 will be even more successful than 2016.
The editorial team would like to take this opportunity to thank the Editor-in-Chief, all Editorial Board Members, reviewers, readers, and authors of the journal for their hard work and continuing support over the past year. 2016 was a year full of opportunities and challenges in which we moved forward unceasingly. From the detailed work of processing each manuscript to the more visible task of attending meetings to publicize the journal, our team always insists on maintaining the highest standards at an international level, in the high quality of articles, a rigorous peer-review process, and adhering to international ethical standards and international publishing specifications. The bedrock of our philosophy is publishing high-quality articles, and we are well on the way to achieving that goal. In 2017, we will continue to work steadily to achieve still better growth and development for JCMT.
Respectfully submitted by Lisa Huang, Managing Editor.