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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Criteria for manuscripts

The Editorial Board of „ OncoReview” takes under consideration for publication original articles with the understanding that neither the manuscript nor any part of its essential substance, tables or figures have been published previously in print form or electronically and are not under consideration by any other publication or electronic medium. This restriction does not apply to abstracts or press reports published in connection with scientific meetings. Copies of any closely related manuscripts should be submitted to the Editor along with the manuscript that is to be considered.

Each submission packet should include the statement signed by the first author that the work has not been published previously or submitted elsewhere for review and a copyright transfer.



Original Investigation (3000–6000 words including tables and figures)

Original investigations are considered full-length applied or basic research reports. They cover topics relevant to clinical and basic studies relevant to man in cardiooncology, oncology, hematooncology and quality of life in oncology. The work presented in the manuscript must be original; studies related to previous observations will be considered.


Rapid Communication (1000–3000 words including tables, figures)

Rapid Communication presenting succinctly the results of original scientific research. In the cover letter the author should justify the request for Rapid Communication. The review process is 10 days, authors are allowed one revision if accepted, and the final version of the paper appears in the next available issue of the journal.


Research Letter (up to 1000 words, including up to 10 references and 1 figure or table)

A Research Letter contains new data or a clinical observation, in a format that allows for rapid publication.


Review Article (up to 5000 words including tables, figures)

In-depth, comprehensive state of the art reviews on a cardiooncology, oncology, hematooncology and quality of life in oncology are welcomed. The editor may invite the authors to prepare the review article.


Case Report (up to 2500 words including tables and figures)

Case Reports include case studies of 4 or fewer patients that describe a novel situation or add important insights into mechanisms, diagnosis or treatment of a disease.


Letter to the Editor (1000 words including tables, figures)

Opinion pieces concerning papers published in Nutrition are particularly welcomed and all submissions are subject to editing. Letters commenting on past-published papers are sent to the corresponding author for a response. Letters are selected for their relevance and originality; not all letters submitted can be published.


Meeting Proceedings (up to 2500 words including tables, figures)

Reports of meeting proceedings are synopses of scientific meetings of interest to audience of the journal.


Hypothesis (up to 3000 words including tables and figures)

Novel insights into a significant questions or clinical issues are welcome, and will be peer reviewed. As the definition of „hypothesis” suggests, articles of this type should be, although they lack direct experimental evidence, closely tied to empirical data and lead to testable predictions.


Special Article (up to 5000 words including tables and figures)

Special Article is associated with a particular special event.



Submission to this journal proceeds totally online. Paper can be submitted as a PDF file or a Word document. It should contain high enough quality figures. Please note that individual figure files larger than 10 MB must be uploaded separately.

Essential title page information

Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

Author names and affiliations. Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. Indicate ORCiD number. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.

Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. This responsibility includes answering any future queries about Methodology and Materials. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.

Present/permanent address. If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a 'Present address' (or 'Permanent address') may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.



Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given.

Number the references in the list in the order in which they appear in the text. References should be given according to the Vancouver style, according to the following formula:

1. Kowalski J, Nowak B, Nowakowski RBA. 1st Baltic Cardio-Oncology Meeting. OncoReview 2010; 163: 51-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.Sc.2010.00372.

Reference to a journal publication with an article number:

2. Kowalski J, Nowak B, Nowakowski RBA. 1st Baltic Cardio-Oncology Meeting. OncoReview 2018; 19: e00205. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2018.e00205

Reference to a book:

3. Johnes Jr W, White EB. Cardiovascular complications in cancer. 4th ed. Medical Education; Warszawa 2010.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

4. Mettam GR, Adams LB. Cardiotoxicity in breast cancer. In: Johnes Jr W, White EB. Cardiovascular complications in cancer. Medical Education; Warszawa 2010, p. 281-304.

Reference to a website:

5. Cancer Research UK. Cancer statistics reports for the UK, http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/aboutcancer/statistics/cancerstatsreport/; 2003 (accessed 13 March 2003).

Reference to a dataset:

6. Oguro M, Imahiro S, Saito S, Nakashizuka T. Mortality data for Japanese oak wilt disease and surrounding forest compositions, Mendeley Data, v1; 2015. https://doi.org/10.17632/xwj98nb39r.1.

Use of DOI is highly encouraged.

Note shortened form for last page number. e.g., 51-9. For more than 6 authors the first 6 should be listed followed by 'et al.'

Journal names should be abbreviated according to the List of Title Word Abbreviations.


Formatting requirements

There are no strict formatting requirements but all manuscripts must contain the essential elements needed to convey your manuscript, for example

  • Abstract

  • Keywords

  • Introduction

  • Materials and Methods

  • Results

  • Conclusions.

If your article includes any Videos and/or other Supplementary material, this should be included in your initial submission for peer review purposes.



Abstracts should be no more than 250 words. The structured abstract for an original investigation should be organized as follows: objective, research methods & procedures, data/methods provided and referenced, results, conclusion.


5–7 key words or phrases should be provided which should be selected from the body of the text and not duplicate title words.


Abbreviations must be defined at their first mention. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.


Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help).

Formatting of funding sources

List funding sources in this way:

Funding: This work was supported by the XXX [grant number].

If no funding has been provided for the research, please include the following sentence:

This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.


Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other units are mentioned, please give their equivalent in SI.


Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Tables can be placed either next to the relevant text in the article, or on separate page(s) at the end. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes above the table body. The data presented in table do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.


Peer review

This journal operates a double blind review process, which means the identities of the authors are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa.. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final. More information on types of peer review. To facilitate peer review, please include the following separately:

  • title page (with author details): this should include the title, authors' names, affiliations, acknowledgements and any Declaration of Interest statement, and a complete address for the corresponding author including an e-mail address.

  • blinded manuscript (no author details): the main body of the paper (including the references, figures, tables and any acknowledgements) should not include any identifying information, such as the authors' names or affiliations.

The evaluation process usually takes 1–3 weeks. Submitted papers are accepted for publication after a positive opinion of the independent reviewers.