Oncotarget is an online scientific peer review publication dedicated to making credible scientific research findings freely accessible to the public. This online publication was started in 2010 by Mikhail Blagosklonny and Andrei V. Gudkov of Roswell Park Cancer Institute as an oncology publication. However, the success of the publication and interconnected effects of cancer tumor to other body parts has seen the editors open up a wider space for other medical fields on the publication. Currently, Oncotarget touches on other areas such as Aging, Endocrinology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Metabolism, Microbiology, Cardiology, and Pharmacology.
How does Oncotarget impact on science?
The global aim of Mikhail Blagosklonny publication is to ultimately make the life easier and devoid of diseases. Thanks to the gap this publication is breaching by making scientific research findings accessible all over the world, it is fair to say that this publication is making strides in the right direction. Oncotarget is a publication that makes its research findings accessible on its website platform. Thanks to this, both scholars and researchers can easily find and use this information for their purposes.In addition to the Oncotarget information being easily accessible and free, the website is very easy to use. With just a simple search query you will be able to get access to whatever information you are looking for. The Oncotarget editors too have published a set of rules and regulations guiding both individuals interested in the scientific research and those who want to publish their findings. This is important and has helped ease the transactions within the publication as not to infringe on anybody’s right.
Oncontarget can be accredited to the publication of quite a number of articles. Notably, some of the most popular publications include the “MET amplification as a potential therapeutic target in gastric cancer”. This was a 2013 publication that showed the progress being made in coming up with the remedy to gastric cancer. The other publication worth noting is the damaging effects of E-cigarettes on gum tissues that was carried out by UR School of Medicine and Dentistry.Despite the Oncotarget’s website playing a very crucial part in the spread of scientific knowledge, the publication’s editors have also found a good way of sharing this knowledge. With a strong social presence in media such Facebook and Twitter, you can get to read and inform yourself about shared Oncotarget publications.