The mission of Advances in Radiation Oncology is to provide original clinical research aimed at improving the lives of people living with cancer and other diseases treated with radiation therapy. The purpose of Advances is to provide information for clinicians who use radiation therapy by publishing:
- Clinical trial reports and reanalyses.
- Basic science original reports.
- Manuscripts examining health services research, comparative and cost effectiveness research, and systematic reviews.
- Case reports documenting unusual problems and solutions.
- High quality multi and single institutional series, as well as other novel retrospective hypothesis generating series.
- Timely critical reviews on important topics in radiation oncology, such as side effects.
- Articles reporting the natural history of disease and patterns of failure, particularly as they relate to treatment volume delineation.
- Articles on safety and quality in radiation therapy.
- Essays on clinical experience.
- Articles on practice transformation in radiation oncology, in particular:
- Aspects of health policy that may impact the future practice of radiation oncology.
- How information technology, such as data analytics and systems innovations, will change radiation oncology practice.
- Articles on imaging as they relate to radiation therapy treatment.
Advances is the sister publication of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics and Practical Radiation Oncology. As such, Advances aims to complement the research in those two journals
Advances is a gold open access journal, so authors, readers and patients have free access to all articles. All work published by this journal is thoroughly peer reviewed by the editorial board and expert reviewers in radiation oncology. Authors retain copyright of their articles and reuse is governed under a Creative Commons license so that readers can freely and easily share information. Click here to learn more about the types of articles sought by the editorial team.