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PubMed and PubMed CentralWe are delighted to announce that Cancers of the Head & Neck is now indexed with PubMed and PubMed Central, and as such all articles published in the journal are now visible and searchable in these databases.

We would like to thank everyone for supporting the journal and contributing to this success.

Featured Editorial: Response of the Istituto Nazionale Tumori of Milan Head & Neck Cancer Unit to the COVID-19 outbreak

“In a time of uncertainties such the present days, we all look for guiding principles. When no guidelines are available, principles shape our actions. Above all, do no harm has been ours as we are facing the largely unknown challenge of the global COVID-19 epidemic. This mentality guided our efforts to strike the balance between reducing exposure of patients and health care providers to risk of infection on the one hand, and on the other, meeting our daily goal of providing optimal oncologic treatment in a tertiary center of national relevance.”

In this editorial, Carlo Resteghini, Paola Maggioni, Vito Di Martino, and Lisa Licitra ,on behalf of the Head and Neck Cancer Medical Oncology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori Milan, reflect on their experiences of the impact COVID-19 has had on their unit.

Impact of COVID-19 on journal operations

COVID-19As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

We are trying our best to work through this crisis as efficiently and effectively as possible and thank you for your support and patience during these challenging times.

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Dr Barbara Burtness, Yale University School of Medicine, USA

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Aims and scope

Cancers of the Head & Neck is an open access, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing articles on pre-clinical and translational research, as well as research related to the clinical management of head and neck cancers. This includes cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, paranasal sinuses, nasal cavity and salivary glands. Articles related to the etiology, pathophysiology, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship of these cancers are all considered.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    53 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    48 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    182 days from submission to acceptance
    23 days from acceptance to publication

    8 Altmetric Mentions