Herewith I presented an overall review of the development of OAE Publishing Inc. in 2016 together with a summary of the key events of what has been a very busy year reads as 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 in June 27, 2014. In April 15, 2015, 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 that time, these four journals cooperated with Medknow Publications. During the cooperation, we aim to provide better service for authors, reviewers and readers, therefore, we are launching our own platform, OAE Publishing Inc.
In January, 2016, all these four journals (Plastic and Aesthetic Research, Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation, Journal of Cancer Metastasis and Treatment and Hepatoma Research) terminated the cooperation with Medknow Publications. These four journals have successfully been transferred to OAE Publishing Inc. Then, the frequency of Plastic and Aesthetic Research has been changed from bimonthly to continuous publication. The periodicities of Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation, Journal of Cancer Metastasis and Treatment and Hepatoma Research have also been changed from quarterly into continuous publication. We’ve been accelerating the publication process and providing readers and authors with easy access to our articles soon after rigorous peer review process was finished. OAE facilitates easier academic exchanges with standard publication ethics. Also, we use iThenticate to check the plagiarism. In September, 2016, two academicians, Prof. Yan Sun and Prof. Dai-Ming Fan joined the Journal of Cancer Metastasis and Treatment as Honorary-Editors-in-Chief. Prof. Shu-kui Qin, Vice-chairman of Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology, joined Hepatoma Research as Honorary-Editor-in-Chief. In October, 2016, Journal of Cancer Metastasis and Treatment started to use ScholarOne system. In November, 2016, OAE became the member of European Association of Science Editors. Also, we established cooperation with The Charlesworth Group. All published articles have undergone professional language editing.
In December, 2016, OAE started to launch Vessel Plus, Stomatological Disease and Science, Mini-invasive Surgery and Journal of Unexplored Medical Data.
With the coming year 2017, we look forward to continuing to provide high quality scientific research to our readers and better service for scholars.
Alice Yu, Managing Editor