Ethics in publishing

The Journal adheres to the principles set forth in the Helsinki Declaration ( and holds that all reported research involving "Human beings" conducted in accordance with such principles.

All papers reporting experiments using animals must include a statement in the MATERIAL AND METHODS section giving assurance that all animals have received human care in compliance with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals ( and indicating approval by the institutional ethical review board.


Plagiarism takes many forms, from ‘passing off’ another’s paper as the author’s own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another’s paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical behavior and is unacceptable. Authors should submit original works and sources must be appropriately cited or quoted.

All submitted manuscripts are checked for plagiarism using Crossref Similarity Check and subsequently reviewed for their suitability for publication in the Journal of Oncological Sciences. Manuscripts with high plagiarism, insufficient originality, serious scientific or technical flaws are rejected.

Duplicate submission

Authors should not submit the same manuscript or similar manuscript based on the same database, in the same or different languages, simultaneously to more than one journal.

Declaration of interest

All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Examples of potential competing interests include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Authors must disclose any interests in two places: 1. in the title page file or the manuscript file. If there are no interests to declare then please state this: 'Declarations of interest: none'. This summary statement will be ultimately published if the article is accepted. 2. Detailed disclosures as part of a separate Declaration of Interest form, which forms part of the journal's official records. It is important for potential interests to be declared in both places and that the information matches. More information.

Submission declaration and verification

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract, a published lecture or academic thesis, see 'Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication' for more information), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright holder. To verify originality, your article may be checked by the originality detection service Crossref Similarity Check.

Use of inclusive language

Inclusive language acknowledges diversity, conveys respect to all people, is sensitive to differences, and promotes equal opportunities. Articles should make no assumptions about the beliefs or commitments of any reader, should contain nothing which might imply that one individual is superior to another on the grounds of race, sex, culture or any other characteristic, and should use inclusive language throughout. Authors should ensure that writing is free from bias, for instance by using 'he or she', 'his/her' instead of 'he' or 'his', and by making use of job titles that are free of stereotyping (e.g. 'chairperson' instead of 'chairman' and 'flight attendant' instead of 'stewardess').

Changes to authorship

Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission. Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the journal Editor. To request such a change, the Editor must receive the following from the corresponding author: (a) the reason for the change in author list and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed.

Only in exceptional circumstances will the Editor consider the addition, deletion or rearrangement of authors after the manuscript has been accepted. While the Editor considers the request, the publication of the manuscript will be suspended. If the manuscript has already been published in an online issue, any requests approved by the Editor will result in a corrigendum.


In accordance with the Copyright Act of 1976, the publisher owns the copyright of all published articles. Statements and opinions expressed in the published material herein are those of the author(s).

Manuscript writers are not paid by any means for their manuscripts.

All manuscripts submitted must be accompanied by the "TRANSFER OF COPYRIGHT AGREEMENT" that is available in FORMS.

Authors have the same rights to share their articles in the same way expressed in Open Access.

Role of the funding source

You are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then this should be stated.

Open Access

Every peer-reviewed research article appearing in this journal will be published open access. This means that the article is universally and freely accessible via the internet in perpetuity, in an easily readable format immediately after publication. The author does not have any publication charges for open access. 

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND) For non-commercial purposes, lets others distribute and copy the article, and to include in a collective work (such as an anthology), as long as they credit the author(s) and provided they do not alter or modify the article


Our ONLINE ARTICLE system guides you stepwise through the process of entering your article details and uploading your files.

Editable files (e.g., Word ) are required to typeset your article for final publication. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, is sent by e-mail.

Fee Policy

Journal of Oncological Sciences doesn't demand any fee for article submission, processing or publication.

How to Cite

The abbreviated name of the Journal of Oncological Sciences is "J Oncol Sci". Please use this abbreviation while citing a publication from the journal. An example of a cited article:

Nayir E, Cor S, Altintas ZM, et al. Comparative investigation of antitumoral effectiveness of Rho-kinase inhibitor Y-27632, pravastatin and atorvastatin in anaplastic thyroid cancer cell culture. J Oncol Sci.2017;3:62-65.

Peer review

This journal operates a double-blind review process. All contributions are 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.

Double-blind review

This journal uses a double-blind review, which means the identities of the authors are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa.


Advertising Policy

Advertising Policy Journal of Oncological Science (JOS) receives advertising support for its print and electronic editions and maintains editorial integrity through policies that define the Editorial/Advertiser relationship:

- Print and electronic advertising does not influence editorial decisions, and advertising is not an endorsement by the Publisher, Editor, or the Editorial Board.

- JOS reserves the right to refuse any advertising for any reason preserving the conditions consistent with the journal’s high standards of healthcare editorial.

- Editors have full and final authority for approving print and electronic advertisements and for enforcing the advertising policy.

- Print advertisements are interspersed throughout the journal but do not interrupt the flow articles. The journal website contains online banner advertising.

- To avoid implied endorsement by the Journal, the article, or the authors of the article; advertisements are not adjacent to articles addressing the product or its disease state.

- The Publisher reserves the right to print the word “Advertisement” on any advertisement where it may not be clear, so readers can distinguish readily between advertising and editorial. It is the responsibility of the advertiser and its agencies  to adhere to appropriate legal requirements and regulations. For all advertising information, please contact