The guidelines below contain information pertaining to online manuscript submission. The following information will help you submit manuscript to the Current Oncology web-based peer review system. Once you have submitted your article, you will be able to monitor the progress of your manuscript through the peer review process.
All authors, reviewers and editors must log in to use the system.
If you are already registered with the system, you may login to the Current Oncology website by clicking on Login at the top of the page and then filling in your username and password.
Click here to log in.
If you are not a registered user, please see below for instructions on how to create an accout.
Creating an account
In order to submit an article, you must first register as an author and create a username and password. Once you have created an account with the Current Oncology website, you will be able to submit a paper, and track its progress. You can edit your account at any time by logging in and selecting "Edit Profile" in the User Home.
Be sure to select Author in the Regsiter As section of the profile page, or you will not be able to submit a manuscript.
Click here to register.
Submitting a Paper
After selecting “Author”, you may submit an article by selecting “Click Here” under "Start a New Submission". Once "Click Here" is selected, the next page will be step 1 of the 5-step online submission process.
Step 1: Starting the Submission. Under "Journal Section”, a drop down menu will be available where the author is to select the appropriate journal section for the submission. The author must then complete the submission checklist indicating the submission is prepared in the proper format as required by the Journal. The "Copyright Notice" must be check off nest thus agreeing that copyright for articles published in Current Oncology is retained by the publisher, Multimed Inc. “Comments for the Editor” section is optional. The author may add any relevant comments here. Select Save/Continue to proceed to the next section.
Step 2: Uploading the Submission. To upload a manuscript to this journal, complete the following steps.
- On this page, click Browse (or Choose File) which opens a Choose File window for locating the file on the hard drive of your computer.
- Locate the file you wish to submit and highlight it.
- Click Open on the Choose File window, which places the name of the file on this page.
- Click Upload on this page, which uploads the file from the computer to the journal's web site and renames it following the journal's conventions.
- Once the submission is uploaded, click Save and Continue at the bottom of this page.
To view the file which was uploaded, click on the file name. If the incorrect file was uploaded, click "Browse" beside the "Replace Submission File" field and follow the above steps.
Step 3: Entering the Submission's Metadata.. The first, middle, and last name, affiliation, and email address of each author must be added. To add additional authors click "Add Author". The "Principal Contact for Editorial Correspondence" must also be selected here. An optional biographical statement may be added for each author. Next, spaces are provided for the "Title and Abstract" of the submission. Keywords may be added in the space provided in the "Indexing" section. Last, a space is available for the author to name any "Supporting Agencies" which provided funding or support for the work presented in the submission.
Step 4: Uploading Supplementary Files. In this step, all figures which appear in the manuscript must be uploaded. File must also be named properly so that they correspond with the figure names in the manuscript ex: Figure 1, Figure 2, etc. Illustrations for reproduction should be about the size required for publication. Figures should be professionally drawn and photographed. Photographs of tissues, cells, or subcellular components should be included only when they are essential. Acceptable formats are JPG, GIF, or TIFF with at least 1,000 pixels in the greatest dimension for images and at least 2,500 pixels in the greatest dimension for line art. Image resolution should be no less than 300 dpi for images and 1,000 dpi for line art. For all illustrations, use simple file naming conventions. (eg. Fig. 1, Fig. 1a) In addition, special permission to use figures, copyright release statements, may be included in this step. Tables are not required to be upload in this step; they are to be included in the manuscript (in Step 2).
Step 5: Confirming the Submission. This step allows the author to review the submission for accuracy, note the file(s) name change in the system, note the submission file size, and upload date. The author should click “Finish Submission” to compete the submission process.
You will be notified by email once a decision regarding you paper has been made. If any further steps are required, they will be outlined in the email.
When a revision of a manuscript is requested, it is essential that you carefully follow the instructions given in the Editor's email, which includes the comments from reviewers (point-by-point). Please include your response to reviewers on the first page(s) of your revised manuscript. Failure to do so will cause a delay in the review of your revision and may result in return of the revision to you, without review, for proper preparation.
To Upload a Revision
- You must log into the Current Oncology website and then select "Author" from your profile.
- Please click on the title of the manuscript that you wish to upload a revision for.
- Clicking the title of the manuscript will take you to another page where you will see 3 tabs at the top of the page; Summary, Review, and Editing. Click on the "Review" tab.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page to the "Editor Decision" section. This is where you upload the revised manuscript (which also contains your response to reviewer comments).
- To upload the revised manuscript, select "Browse" beside "Editor Decision".
- Once you locate the manuscript on your computer, select "Upload".
- To upload revised figures, please select the "Summary" tab at the top of the page and in the "Editor" section, upload the revised files. Please remember to re-name the files ex: Figure 1 - Revised.
- Once your revised manuscript and revised figures (if applicable) have been uploaded, click on the letter icon (email notification) to notify the editor that your revised manuscript has been submitted.
There is nothing else you are required to do at this point. The Editor will be in touch with next steps. Revisions received more than 3 months after requested may be sent for another review cycle, at the Editor's discretion. If a revision is not received within 6 months after requested, your file may be closed.
After final acceptance of your manuscript, it will be copyedited before publication to conform to Current Oncology style and usage. This editing may be substantive. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to read the copyedited manuscript he or she will receive and to answer all queries fully.
Prior to the publication of a manuscript, it is required to be proofread by the author at two stages; copyediting and layout. An email with instructions and a link will be sent to the coresponding author. It is the authors responsibility to complete the proofreading in a timely manner. If the manuscriptm with proofreading comments, is not returned to the publisher, and the publisher is unable to contact the author, it may result in a delay in the publicaiton of the manuscript.
Checking the status of your paper
To check the status of a paper you have already submitted, login to your Current Oncology account go to the User Home and select Author. From there you will see a listing of all the papers you have submitted to Current Oncology. Select the paper you have sumitted, and you will be able to see detiled information regarding the status of your paper.
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