It gives me great pleasure to present an overall review of the development of OAE Publishing Inc. in 2016. A summary of the key events of what has been a very busy and productive year follows.
Plastic and Aesthetic Research (Print ISSN: 2347-9264; Online ISSN: 2349-6150) and Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation (Print ISSN: 2347-8659; Online ISSN: 2349-6142) were launched on June 27, 2014. On April 15, 2015, the Journal of Cancer Metastasis and Treatment (Print ISSN: 2394-4722; Online ISSN: 2454-2857) and Hepatoma Research (Print ISSN: 2394-5079; Online ISSN: 2454-2520) were launched. At the time of their respective launches, these four journals cooperated with Medknow Publications. During that cooperation, our aim was to provide an improved service for authors, reviewers and readers. To better achieve that aim, therefore, we decided to launch our own platform, namely, OAE Publishing Inc.
In January 2016, all the aforementioned four journals (Plastic and Aesthetic Research, Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation, the Journal of Cancer Metastasis and Treatment and Hepatoma Research) terminated the cooperation with Medknow Publications. They have now been transferred to OAE Publishing Inc. with great success. Several changes have happened as a result. For instance, Plastic and Aesthetic Research has changed from bimonthly to continuous publication; Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation, the Journal of Cancer Metastasis and Treatment and Hepatoma Research have also changed from quarterly to continuous publication. We have substantially accelerated our publication process, thereby making it quicker and easier for readers and authors alike, while maintaining our extremely rigorous peer-review process, and using iThenticate to check for plagiarism. OAE is extremely proud of its role in facilitating easier academic exchanges while adhering to standard publication ethics.
There were several other highlights in the course of the year. In July 2016, OAE Publishing Inc. cooperated with Copyright Clearance Center. In September 2016, the Academicians Yan Sun and Dai-Ming Fan joined the Journal of Cancer Metastasis and Treatment as Honorary Editors-in-Chief, and in October the Journal started to use the ScholarOne system. The Vice-Chairman of the Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology, Shu-kui Qin, joined Hepatoma Research as Honorary-Editor-in-Chief in September. In November 2016, OAE Publishing Inc. became a member of the European Association of Science Editors. In addition, we initiated cooperation with The Charlesworth Group, which is internationally recognized. All our published articles undergo the Charlesworth Group's highly professional language editing.
In the coming year 2017, we look forward to continuing and enhancing our core mission of providing the highest-quality scientific research to our readers and an unbeatable service for scholars.
Respectfully submitted by Alice Yu, Managing Editor.