Sections and Subjects: Oncocytology Journal

Oncocytology is divided into five sections to cover all fields of experimental and clinical oncocytology research.

The articles submitted to Oncocytology are published under one of the five sections. Oncocytology publishes original, unpublished articles under the following sections:

Cytopathology - This section publishes research articles and information related to all aspects of cancer cytopathology covering the following topics - gynecologic cytopathology, non-gynecologic cytopathology, molecular cytopathology, fine-needle aspiration cytology, ultrastructural cytopathology, histochemical and immunocytochemical cytopathology, cytopathology, analytical and quantitative cytopathology, DNA hybridization as applied to cytological material with special emphasis on the practical and clinical aspects of the discipline as applied to cytological material.

Cytogenetics - This section will provide an in-depth coverage of the cellular and molecular aspects of cancer biology. The areas covered under cancer cytogenetics include molecular cytogenetics, gene mapping, cloning and sequencing, gene characterization, comparative gene mapping, developmental genetics, gene regulation and expression, comparative genetics, gene linkage and chromosome aberrations malignant cells.

Cytometry - This section will cover Covers all aspects of molecular analysis of cellular systems in the cancer cells under the following areas: cytomics (studies linking the genome and proteome to cell regulation and function), molecular array technologies, image cytometry, flow cytometry, slide-based array analyses, cell-based spectroscopic analyses, bioinformatics/computational methodologies; novel techniques, instruments, reagents and procedures for the analysis of cellular features, constituents, and function.

Cytotechnology - This section coveres developments, methods and techniques in cell culture research and the applications of that research in humans. Cell culture techniques, cell culture systems, processes, cell culture techniques, substrates, environmental requirements and optimization, cloning, hybridization and molecular biology, including genomic and proteomic tools. The derivation, genetic modification and characterization of cell lines, genetic and phenotypic regulation, control of cellular metabolism, cell physiology and biochemistry related to cell function, performance and expression of cell products. The application of cells in differentiation, cancer research, immunology, genetics, senescence, inflammatory and viral disease and other medical and veterinary investigations, including application in gene therapy and tissue engineering. Descriptions of the design or construction of equipment, media or quality control procedures, that are ancillary to cellular research. The use of cell cultures as a substrate for bioassay, cytotoxicity and pharmacology measurement, biomedical applications and in particular as a replacement for animal models.

Cytochemistry - This section covers the field of histochemistry and cytochemistry. Methodological contributions as well as papers in the fields of applied histo- and cytochemistry (e.g. cell biology, pathology, clinical disciplines) will be accepted. Also covered are new developments in microscopy and imaging, especially imaging techniques that complement current genetic, molecular and biochemical approaches.

Oncocytology publishes folllowing types of articles:

  • Review Article - An article discussing a single topic in detail.
  • Original Article - An article reporting results of clinical, pre-clinical and experimental research including randomized controlled trials, interventional studied, case-control studies, outcome studies, studies of screening and diagnostic test and cost effectiveness analysis.
  • Short Report - Report of work on significant novel developments or important preliminary observations.
  • Rapid Communication - Articles reporting results of a pilot study or preliminary findings of a study
  • Case Series - Report of a series of two to six similar cases
  • Case Report - Report of a single case
  • Clinical Images - Distinct images from clinical medicine, radiology or pathology, with a short discussion of the case (shorter than a case report)
  • Letter to Editors - Brief report of a case, results of a pilot study or comments on articles published in the journal.

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