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All submitted manuscripts are reviewed initially by a journal editor. Manuscripts are evaluated according to the following criteria: the material is original and timely; the manuscript is written clearly; appropriate study methods have been used; the data are valid; the conclusions are reasonable and well supported by the data; and the information contained in the manuscript is important, topical, and medically relevant. From these basic criteria, the editors assess a paper’s eligibility for publication. Other manuscripts are sent to expert consultants for peer review. Information from submitted manuscripts may be systematically collected and analyzed to improve the quality of the editorial or peer review processes. Identifying information remains confidential. Final decisions regarding the publication of a manuscript are made within the Editorial Team.
The Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China
Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center
Editorial Board of China Oncology
TANG Zhaoyou, CAO Shilong, SHEN Zhenzhou
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