Oncotarget is a publication that is created by Mikhail Blagosklonny and Andrei Gudkov. The publication was the idea of Mikhail Blagosklonny, after hearing some complaints from oncologists that they do not have any appropriate venue where they can voice out their concerns. Mikhail Blagosklonny and Andrei Gudkov, with the help of some computer literate people, created the online medical journal and called it Oncotarget. Oncotarget went live in 2010, and it is considered as the first peer to peer-reviewed online medical journal. Enabling the peer to peer review makes all of the articles posted on the website as accurate and factual. Every time a scientist sends his or her work to Oncotarget, a group of dedicated scientists would review the written article, and they would be deciding whether to put it online or not. If they saw that the article is not good enough, or lacks proof, they will be sending it back to the author or the writer, until they managed to prove their points. Follow Oncotarget on Linkedin.
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Most of the time, the articles are being published on the website of Oncotarget, after the scientists have made an extensive review of the content of the article. They revealed that one of the reasons why they keep on reviewing the publications being sent to Oncotarget is because they would like the website to be known for its reliable information. Mikhail Blagosklonny and Andrei Gudkov are the current editors in chief for Oncotarget, and they stated that they are enjoying their job in making a bridge for all of the oncologists worldwide.
Back in the beginning, scientists do not have any appropriate venue where they can share documents or another important file about cancer. The transfer of information back then too was a mess, and they are taking too much of their time just to send a single work. Good thing that internet speed improved, and now that something like Oncotarget exists, scientists would no longer have a hard time sharing their discoveries. Four scientists who are also Oncotarget contributors have been given a chance to go to Singapore to attend an international event which talks about the latest advancement in medicine. Listen to an audio podcast of Oncotarget on Itunes.