About the Journal
Archives of Breast Cancer (ABC) is a quarterly double blind peer-reviewed, Open Access, and free journal publishing the high quality scientific and clinical-epidemiological papers with a focus on breast cancer (in terms of pathophysiology, prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, molecular and cellular biology, genetics, epidemiology, psychological issues, rehabilitation and quality of life). However, some important topics among benign breast diseases and breast health such as breastfeeding will be considered for publication.
Arch Breast Cancer set to work in 2014 publishing original research work believing in open access where the authors pay no charges for the publication and the articles are made open access for every one upon publication. The journal is financially supported by the Breast Disease institute directed by the Editor-in-Chief of the journal.
All scholars who want to publish with Arch Breast Cancer, are recommended to read our policies carefully before submitting their manuscript.
Article Process Charges
Open Access is supported by both authors and readers as the first appreciates the visibility of their articles and the latter is thankful for the freely available research results. Therefore, in Arch Breast Cancer, all published articles are full open access and freely available online, immediately upon publication. This includes costs of peer review, copyediting, typesetting, long-term archiving, and journal management.
Arch Breast Cancer doesn’t charge the readers or authors with any kind of fees. Thus, publication and accessing the articles are free of any kind of charges.
Peer Review Policy
We are transparent in our reviewing process. A double blind peer review process is applied for all manuscripts submitted to this journal (authors and reviewers are unaware of one another’s identity) and the author(s) is informed about the status of their contribution whether accepted or sent back to them for improvements.
Peer Review Process
- Step – 1: Once the manuscripts are received from the author, there is an initial screening done in order to check the paper’s format (the manuscript must meet the first criteria including: language, file format, citation format and etc.). If the manuscript fits the first criteria, it is sent to the Editorial team. If not, the manuscript is sent back to the author(s) for revision and resubmission.
- Step – 2: The manuscript is reviewed by the Subject Matter Expert (Associate editor) and the Editorial review members. Here the manuscript is evaluated in terms of novelty, subject, and scientific language. If the manuscript meets the scientific standards, it is sent to two reviewers. If not, the manuscript is sent to the editor in chief for a fast reject.
- Step – 3: Based on the Editorial’s opinion, the manuscript is sent to two reviewers.
- Step – 4: The Reviewers review the manuscript; the reviewers’ recommendation is:
- -Needs Minor Revision
- -Needs Major Revision
- Step – 4-1: The authors do the revision needed and resend the manuscript.
- Step – 4-2: The same reviewers review the revised file and leave comments for the editor in chief.
- Step – 5: Based on the reviewers' recommendations, the editor in chief decides whether a manuscript can be;
- If the manuscript is accepted by the reviewers, author(s) will be notified. Author/Corresponding Author will be notified about the possible date of publication. The entire process takes a maximum of 1-3 months.
- The journal has the right to edit the articles’ language. The authors must collaborate during the process of the edition and page designing, confirming the data and the final pdf.
To grow the commons of free knowledge and free culture, all users are required to grant broad permissions to the general public to re-distribute and re-use their contributions freely. Therefore, for any text, figures, or other work in any medium you hold the copyright to, by submitting it, you agree to license it under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
This means EVERYONE is free to:
- Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
- Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material only non-commercially.
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