Artificial Intelligence In Oncology (AIO) Mission Statement 

AIO is an open access, peer-reviewed journal made possible by contributions from authors, readers and the publisher. AIO uses LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) system to ensure a secure and permanent archive for journal content. The ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) for AIO is currently pending. The primary mission of AIO is to serve as a forum for academic community and industrials as well to publish and comments on most up-to-date discoveries, progresses and applications of Aritificial Intelligence in the field of medical oncology, cancer biology or medicine in general. AIO also provides authoritative, fast, and objective reports on the most recent news, policy changes and clinical trials of AI in oncology. 

 

Editorial Review Process

1. Editors-in-Chief/Senior Editors Screen Manuscripts

After receiving the paper, the Editor-in-Chief and Senior Editors would check if the scope of the paper is appropriate for the journal and make sure the paper’s composition and format meet the required sections and stylization. If the paper is decided inappropriate for the journal, the paper may be rejected without being reviewed any further.

2. Editor-in-Chief/Senior Editors Assign an Associate Editor

If the paper is decided appropriate for the journal, the Editor-in-Chief/Senior Editor will send the paper to an Associate Editor who will go through the paper for quality examination including the originality, advance in the field, etc.

3. Under Review

If the Associate Editor approves the overall quality of the paper, he/she will then send invitations to suitable reviewers (usually 3 experts in the field) to review the paper.

4. Evaluations of Reviews

After reviewers send back their point-by-point reviews, the Associate Editor will consider all the returned reviews and make a decision on the paper based on the reviewers’ evaluations of the paper and their recommendations.

5. Communicate the Decision

The Associate Editor would send a decision letter to the author including the journal’s decision on the paper and any relevant peer review comments. If the paper is sent back for either major or minor revision, usually the reviewers should expect a follow-up review of paper after the authors made revisions and resubmitted it.

6. Final Publication

If the paper is accepted by the journal, the Associate Editor will send the paper to Assistant Editor to further format and facilitate finalizing the publication.