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(last updated January 14, 2010)

Mission
Acceptance Rate for Manuscripts
Access
Announcements About JCO
Audience
Circulation
Commercial Reprints
Contact
Copyright Information
Corrections to Published Articles
Disclaimer
Display and Classified Advertising
Editorial Pages
Federal Tax I.D. Number
Free Subscriptions for Developing Countries
Frequency
History
Impact Factor
ISSN
Indexing
JCO Translations
JCO Legacy Archive
Mailing Lists
Manuscript Lead Times
Membership Inquiries
Obtaining Back or Replacement Issues
Online Traffic
Ordering Author Reprints
Patient Care-Related Questions
Pay-Per-View
Permissions
Privacy Policy
Publication Dates
Publisher
Scope of Coverage
Testimonials

Acceptance Rate for Manuscripts

The acceptance rate for Original Reports is 18%.


Access

Subscribers to JCO receive the print version of JCO and are provided with access to JCO online. Access to JCO online includes full text of all articles back to 1999 and abstracts and PDFs back to 1983 - a total of over 12,000 articles.

Member and nonmember individual subscribers have online access to:

  • Tables of contents
  • Abstracts
  • Full-text searching
  • Full-text display
  • Document delivery
  • PDFs
  • Links to MedLine and GenBank
  • Future tables of contents
  • The advantage of having password access to JCO online from any computer connected to the Internet
  • JCO Legacy Archive, containing full-text online issues from 1983-1998

Institutional subscribers have online access to:

  • Tables of contents
  • Abstracts
  • Full-text searching
  • Full-text display
  • PDFs
  • Links to MedLine and GenBank
  • Future tables of contents
  • Document delivery
  • The JCO Legacy Archive, containing full-text online issues from 1983 through 1998, may be purchased for a [separate fee]
Access is limited to computers within a particular set of Internet IP addresses.

Without a subscription, at no cost, and without having to register, JCO users can:

  • Search the site
  • Search MedLine
  • Browse tables of contents and abstracts
  • Sign up for e-mail alerts
  • Access articles via pay-per-view

Free Public Access: JCO provides free online access to original research articles older than one year at www.jco.org. Online readers can access JCO research that is more than 12 months old without a subscription; this includes articles published from January 1999 to the present. Additionally, all ASCO Special Articles, all Editorials, all Comments and Controversies papers, the Art of Oncology series, and the Correspondence section are free immediately upon publication.

Click here to learn more about subscribing to JCO.


Audience

JCO's audience comprises medical professionals from all oncology disciplines and subspecialties including medical, surgical, pediatric, gynecologic, and urologic oncology, therapeutic radiology, and hematology. Readers are physicians, researchers, oncology nurses, and other health care practitioners with a predominant interest in oncology.


Circulation

JCO has more than 26,000 subscribers, including ASCO members and other physicians and researchers worldwide, as well as more than 2,500 institutional subscribers.


Commercial Reprints

Article reprints are an excellent source of training or marketing information. For price quotes and to purchase bulk quantities of commercial reprints, please contact:

Terry Dennsteadt
The Walchli Tauber Group, Inc.
Email: terry.dennsteadt{at}wt-group.com
Phone: (443) 512-8899


Contact

JCO's offices are located at 2318 Mill Road, Suite 800, Alexandria, VA 22314.

For editorial correspondence (manuscript-related inquiries) please contact the Editorial Office at: Phone: (703) 797-1900; Fax: (703) 684-8720; E-mail: jco{at}asco.org.

For subscription-related inquiries, please contact JCO Customer Service at: Phone: (703) 519-1430 or (888) 273-3508; Fax: (703) 518-8155; E-mail: jcoservice{at}asco.org.


Copyright Information

The appearance of the code at the bottom of the first page of an article in this journal indicates the copyright owner's consent that copies of the article may be made for personal or internal use, or for the personal or internal use of specific clients, for those registered with the Copyright Clearance Center Inc (222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923; (978) 750-8400; www.copyright.com). This consent is given on the condition that the copier pay the stated per-copy fee for that article through the Copyright Clearance Center Inc for copying beyond that permitted by Sections 107 or 108 of the US Copyright Law. This consent does not extend to other kinds of copying, such as copying for general distribution, advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, or for resale. Absence of the code indicates that the material may not be processed through the Copyright Clearance Center Inc


Corrections to Published Articles

If you believe a correction is needed to a published article, please send an e-mail to report.error{at}asco.org
Please be sure to include the full citation of the article, identify the location of the error, and if possible, suggest the correction.


Disclaimer

The ideas and opinions expressed in the Journal of Clinical Oncology do not necessarily reflect those of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Editor, or the Publisher. Publication of an advertisement or other product mentioned in the Journal of Clinical Oncology should not be construed as an endorsement of the product or the manufacturer's claims. Readers are encouraged to contact the manufacturer with any questions about the features or limitations of the products mentioned. Neither the American Society of Clinical Oncology nor the Publisher assumes any responsibility for any injury and/or damage to persons or property arising out of or related to any use of the material contained in this periodical. The reader is advised to review the appropriate medical literature and the product information currently provided by the manufacturer of each drug to be administered to verify the dosage, the method and duration of administration, or contraindications. It is the responsibility of the treating physician or other health care professional, relying on independent experience and knowledge of the patient, to determine drug dosages and the best treatment for the patient. Every effort has been made to check generic and trade names, and to verify drug doses. The ultimate responsibility, however, lies with the prescribing physician. Please convey any errors to the Editor at report.error{at}asco.org.


Display and Classified Advertising

For price quotes and to purchase display or classified advertising, please contact:

The Walchli Tauber Group, Inc.
Email: wt-group{at}wt-group.com
Phone: (443) 512-8899


Editorial Pages

2009: 6,000 pages (estimated)
2008: 6,240 pages


Federal Tax I.D. Number

13-6180380


Free or Low-Cost Subscriptions for Developing Countries

JCO provides free, or significantly discounted, online access to public health institutions in more than 100 developing countries through the World Health Organization's Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative (HINARI). Through HINARI, JCO aims to strengthen public health services by providing public health workers, researchers, and policy makers access to high-quality, relevant, and timely medical information.

Click here to view detailed information about HINARI.


Frequency

JCO is published three times per month -- a total of 36 issues per year.


History

The inaugural issue was published on January 1983. For complete details on the history of the journal, please see the special Silver Anniversary section. This special page includes a timeline, three editorials by the current and past Editors in Chief and a collection of republished articles with current commentaries. The page can be found here:
http://jco.ascopubs.org/anniversary/home.dtl


Impact Factor

JCO�s Impact Factor is 17.157 according to Thomson Reuters just recent 2008 Journal Citation Report.


Indexing

Abstracts of Health Care Management Studies, Automatic Subject Citation Index, Chemical Abstracts, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Current Contents (Clinical Medicine, ISI/BioMed, Life Sciences, Science Citation Index, SCISEARCH), EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, Index Medicus/MEDLINE, Neuroscience Citation Index, and EBSCOHOST Electronic Journals Service.


ISSN

0732-183X (print)

1527-7755 (online) version of record


JCO Legacy Archive

The JCO Legacy Archive includes electronic full-text back issues of JCO from volume 1, number 1 (January 1983) through volume 16, number 12 (December 1998) and is available for a one-time purchase for $500. The JCO Legacy Archive can be viewed as searchable scanned images of the printed pages for download in PDF format.
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Mailing Lists

Occasionally JCO makes its subscriber mailing list available to companies with products and services that may be of interest to our subscribers. Readers who do not wish to receive these special promotions may contact Customer Service. Remember to include customer account numbers with your requests. Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for your requests to become effective.

If you wish to order the ASCO membership list for use in a promotional mailing, please contact:
InFocus
E-mail: dhatcher{at}infocusnet.com
Phone: (800) 708-LIST x3251
4245 Sigler Road
Warrenton, VA 20187


Manuscript Lead Times

Authors should expect to receive a first decision with reviewers� comments approximately four weeks after submission. If the manuscript is not sent for review, authors should expect a decision within five days.


Membership Inquiries

ASCO membership inquiries and address changes should be forwarded to:
American Society of Clinical Oncology
E-mail: membermail{at}asco.org
Phone: (703) 299-0158
Fax: (703) 299-0255
2318 Mill Road, Suite 800
Alexandria, VA 22314


Mission

The Journal of Clinical Oncology serves its readers as the single most credible, authoritative resource for disseminating significant clinical oncology research. In print and in electronic format, JCO strives to publish the highest quality articles dedicated to clinical research. Original Reports remain the focus of JCO, but this scientific communication is enhanced by appropriately selected Editorials, Commentaries, Reviews, and other work that relate to the care of patients with cancer.


Obtaining Back or Replacement Issues

Electronic back issues are available through our online archive at www.jco.org. Printed copies of back issues are available for purchase at the single-issue rates: $40 for orders in the United States and $50 for international orders. All orders must be made through JCO Customer Service and prepaid in US dollars.

Printed replacement issues are available free of charge for up to three requests if request is received within 3 months of the mail date. Replacement issues claimed beyond the three-month limit must be prepaid at the single-issue rates.


Online Traffic

JCO receives approximately 3.1 million full-text hits annually on JCO.org.


Ordering Author Reprints
JCO currently provides corresponding authors with a link to 10 free electronic reprints. The link may be distributed to colleagues via e-mail. Authors may also purchase high-quality, color, paper reprints.

For price quotes and to purchase author reprints please contact:

Cadmus Professional Communications
E-mail: jcoreprints{at}cadmus.com
Phone: 410-819-3966


Patient Care-Related Questions

Information about cancer symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments can be found at www.Cancer.Net, ASCO's website dedicated to helping patients and their families find accurate, reliable, and oncologist-approved information about cancer.


Pay-Per-View

To view a full-text article without a subscription, purchase access to the article for 24 hours at a cost of $19.00 per article. Click on the full-text link for the article and follow the instructions.


Permissions

Correspondence regarding permission to reprint all or part of any article published in JCO should be addressed to permissions{at}asco.org. For all JCO permissions requests, download the permissions request form. After completing the form, please either fax it to (703) 518-5094 or e-mail it to permissions{at}asco.org.


Privacy Policy

Keeping the information customers choose to share with us through the JCO Online web site secure and ensuring their understanding of how we use and maintain information is important to ASCO. ASCO maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect customer information, and while no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure from intrusion, we have used and will continue to use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the protection of customer information. We continually assess new technology for protecting information and, when appropriate, upgrade our information security systems.

Click here to view our privacy policy.


Publication Dates
2010 Publication Dates Mail Date Volume/Issue
January 1 12/28 28/1
January 10 1/7 28/2
January 20 1/15 28/3
February 1 1/28 28/4
February 10 2/8 28/5
February 20 2/18 28/6
March 1 2/24 28/7
March 10 3/8 28/8
March 20 3/18 28/9
April 1 3/30 28/10
April 10 4/8 28/11
April 20 4/16 28/12
May 1 4/29 28/13
May 10 5/6 28/14
May 20 5/18 28/15
June 1 5/27 28/16
June 10 6/8 28/17
June 20 6/17 28/18
July 1 6/28 28/19
July 10 7/8 28/20
July 20 7/16 28/21
August 1 7/29 28/22
August 10 8/6 28/23
August 20 8/18 28/24
September 1 8/30 28/25
September 10 9/8 28/26
September 20 9/16 28/27
October 1 9/29 28/28
October 10 10/7 28/29
October 20 10/18 28/30
November 1 10/28 28/31
November 10 11/8 28/32
November 20 11/18 28/33
December 1 11/29 28/34
December 10 12/8 28/35
December 20 12/16 28/36


Publisher

American Society of Clinical Oncology
2318 Mill Road, Suite 800
Alexandria, VA 22314


Scope of Coverage

JCO publishes original research, reviews and other material related to breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, hematologic malignancies, molecular oncology, lung cancer, genitourinary cancer, head and neck cancer, pediatric oncology, neurooncology, supportive care and quality of life issues, prevention, and phase I and clinical pharmacology. Its readership comprises practicing clinical oncologists, researchers, students, individuals in training, and allied health professionals throughout the world. Members of the American Society of Clinical Oncology as well as nonmember subscribers and patrons of medical libraries globally utilize the groundbreaking research published in each issue of JCO.


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