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Thoracic Cancer

Cover image for Vol. 7 Issue 5

Edited By: Qinghua Zhou and Yan Sun

Impact Factor: 0.799

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 56/58 (Respiratory System); 204/213 (Oncology)

Online ISSN: 1759-7714



Author Guidelines


Please note that Thoracic Cancer is a fully open access journal. All articles accepted for publication will be published open access under a creative commons licence, making them immediately freely available to read, download and share. Authors or their research funding body will be required to pay an Article Publication Charge upon acceptance. For more information on the Wiley Open Access publishing program visit the Wiley Open Access page.

1. MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION

Thank you for your interest in Thoracic Cancer. Please read the complete Author Guidelines carefully prior to submission, including the section on Open Access Agreements. To ensure fast peer review and publication, manuscripts that do not adhere to the following instructions will be returned to the corresponding author for technical revision before undergoing peer review.

Note that submission implies that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere except as a brief abstract in the proceedings of a scientific meeting or symposium. Once you have prepared your submission in accordance with the Guidelines, manuscripts should be submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tca/

We are looking forward to your submission.

2. EDITORIAL CONSIDERATIONS

Aims and Scope
Thoracic Cancer aims to facilitate international collaboration and exchange of comprehensive and cutting-edge information on basic, translational, and applied clinical research in lung cancer, esophageal cancer, mediastinal cancer, breast cancer and other thoracic malignancies. Prevention, treatment and research relevant to Asia Pacific are a focus, but submissions from all regions are welcomed. The editors encourage contributions relevant to prevention, general thoracic surgery, medical oncology, radiology, radiation medicine, pathology and basic cancer research as well as epidemiological and translational studies in thoracic cancer. Thoracic Cancer is the official publication of the Chinese Society of Lung Cancer, International Chinese Society of Thoracic Surgery, and is endorsed by Korean Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.

Review Process
Manuscripts are assigned sequentially to Associate Editors. An Associate Editor solicits reviewers (typically, two external reviews are sought). The reviewers’ evaluations and Associate Editor’s comments are compiled by the Editor-in-Chief for disposition and transmittal to the authors. A decision is made usually within six weeks of the receipt of the manuscript.

The Editor-in-Chief will advise authors whether a manuscript is accepted, should be revised or is rejected. Minor revisions are expected to be returned within four weeks of decision; major revisions within three months. Manuscripts not revised within these time periods are subject to withdrawal from consideration for publication unless the authors can provide extenuating circumstances.

A number of manuscripts will have to be rejected on the grounds of priority and available space. A manuscript may be returned to the authors without outside review if the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor find it inappropriate for publication in the Journal. Similarly, the Editors may expedite the review process for manuscripts felt to be of high priority in order to reach a rapid decision. Such ‘fast-track decisions’ will normally occur within one week of receipt of the manuscript.

Authors may provide the Editor-in-Chief with the names, addresses and email addresses of up to three suitably qualified individuals of international standing who would be competent to referee the work, although the Editor-in-Chief will not be bound by any such nomination. Likewise, authors may advise of any individual who for any reason, such as potential conflict of interest, might be inappropriate to act as a referee, again without binding the Editor-in-Chief.

The Editor-in-Chief’s decision is final. If, however, authors dispute a decision and can document good reasons why a manuscript should be reconsidered, a rebuttal process exists. In the first place, authors should write to the Editor-in-Chief.

3. ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS

Authorship and Acknowledgements
The journal adheres to the definition of authorship set up by The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). The ICMJE recommends that authorship be based on the following 4 criteria: i) Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; ii) Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; iii) Final approval of the version to be published; and i) Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. Contributors who do not qualify as authors should be mentioned under ‘Acknowledgements’.

Disclosure
At the time of submission, the submitting author must include a disclosure statement in the body of the manuscript. All authors are required to disclose all potential conflicts of interest, including specific financial interests and relationships and affiliations (other than those affiliations listed in the title page of the manuscript) relevant to the subject of their manuscript. This information should be provided under the heading titled ‘Disclosure,’ which should appear after the ‘Acknowledge’ section and before the ‘References’ section. Authors without conflicts of interest, including specific financial interests and relationships and affiliations relevant to the subject of their manuscript, should include a statement of no such interests in the Disclosure section of the manuscript. Failure to include this information in the manuscript may delay evaluation and review of the manuscript. In addition, any financial interests must be detailed in the Financial Disclosure form, which will be provided to the corresponding author upon acceptance for distribution to each author.

Principles for Publication of Research Involving Human Subjects
Manuscripts must contain a statement to the effect that all human studies have been reviewed by the appropriate ethics committee and have therefore been performed in accordance with the ethical standards laid down in an appropriate version of the Declaration of Helsinki (as revised in Brazil 2013), available at http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/b3/index.html. It should also state clearly in the text that all persons gave their informed consent prior to their inclusion in the study. Details that might disclose the identity of the subjects under the study should be omitted. Photographs need to be cropped sufficiently to prevent human subjects being recognized (or an eye bar should be used).

In general, submission of a case report should be accompanied by the written consent of the subject (or parent/guardian) before publication; this is particularly important where photographs are to be used or in cases where the unique nature of the incident reported makes it possible for the patient to be identified. While the Editorial Board recognizes that it might not always be possible or appropriate to seek such consent, the onus will be on the authors to demonstrate that this exception applies in their case.

Use of Animals in Research
Reports of animal experiments must state that the ‘Principles of Laboratory Animal Care’ (NIH Publication Vol 25, No. 28 revised 1996; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not96-208.html) were followed, as well as specific national laws (e.g. the current version of the German Law on the Protection of Animals) where applicable.

Clinical Trials Registry
We require, as a condition of consideration for publication, registration in a public trials registry. Trials must register at or before the onset of patient enrollment. This policy applies to any clinical trial starting enrollment after January 1, 2006. For trials that began enrollment before this date, we require registration by April 1, 2006, before considering the trial for publication. We define a clinical trial as any research project that prospectively assigns human subjects to intervention or comparison groups to study the cause-and-effect relationship between a medical intervention and a health outcome. Studies designed for other purposes, such as to study pharmacokinetics or major toxicity (e.g., phase 1 trials) are exempt.

We do not advocate one particular registry, but registration must be with a registry that meets the following minimum criteria: (1) accessible to the public at no charge; (2) searchable by standard, electronic (Internet-based) methods; (3) open to all prospective registrants free of charge or at minimal cost; (4) validates registered information; (5) identifies trials with a unique number; and (6) includes information on the investigator(s), research question or hypothesis, methodology, intervention and comparisons, eligibility criteria, primary and secondary outcomes measured, date of registration, anticipated or actual start date, anticipated or actual date of last follow-up, target number of subjects, status (anticipated, ongoing or closed) and funding source(s).

Registries that currently meet these criteria include: (1) the registry sponsored by the United States National Library of Medicine; (2) the International Standard Randomized Controlled Trial Number Registry; (3) the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR); (4) the Chinese Clinical Trials Register; and (5) the Clinical Trials Registry - India.

Randomized control trials
Reporting of randomized controlled trials should follow the guidelines of The CONSORT Statement.

Reproduction of Copyright Material
If excerpts from copyrighted works owned by third parties are included, credit must be shown in the contribution. It is the author’s responsibility to also obtain written permission for reproduction from the copyright owners. For more information visit Wiley’s Copyright Terms & Conditions FAQ at http://exchanges.wiley.com/authors/faqs---copyright-terms--conditions_301.html

Plagiarism Detection
The journal employs a plagiarism detection system. By submitting your manuscript to this journal you accept that your manuscript may be screened for plagiarism against previously published works.

Committee on Publication Ethics
The journal is a member of, and subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

4. MANUSCRIPT CATEGORIES

(1) Original Articles
Word limit: 4000 words maximum including abstract but excluding references, tables and figures. Abstract: 250 words maximum, with sub-headers. References: no limit. Figures/tables: no limit, but 8 figures should be sufficient. Description: Full-length reports of current research in either basic or clinical science.

(2) Invited Reviews
Word limit: 5000 words maximum including abstract but excluding references, tables and figures. Abstract: 250 words maximum, unstructured (no use of sub-headers). References: no limit. Figures/tables: minimum 1 image or figure. Description: Reviews are comprehensive analyses of specific topics. They are submitted upon invitation by the Editors. Proposals for reviews may be submitted; however, in this case authors should only send an outline of the proposed paper for initial consideration. Both solicited and unsolicited review articles will undergo peer review prior to acceptance.

(3) Mini Reviews
Word limit: 4000 words maximum including abstract but excluding references, tables and figures. Abstract: 250 words maximum, unstructured (no use of sub-headers). References: no limit. Figures/tables: maximum 6 images or figures. Description: Mini Reviews are shorter reviews of topics that may be controversial or unresolved. They are submitted upon invitation by the Editors. Proposals for reviews may be submitted; however, in this case authors should only send an outline of the proposed paper for initial consideration. Both solicited and unsolicited review articles will undergo peer review prior to acceptance.

(4) Imaging in Thoracic Cancer
Word limit: 350 words excluding references, tables and figures. Abstract: not required. References: 5 maximum. Figures/videos: maximum 2 still images supplemented by maximum 2 videos. Description: Videos which are unique or highly illustrative of specific occurrences in thoracic surgery. They will be reviewed by the Editors prior to acceptance, but they do not have to go out for external peer review. They must be accompanied by a brief one paragraph description of relevant information

(5) Clinical Guidelines
Word limit: 5000 words maximum including abstract but excluding references, tables and figures. Abstract: 250 words maximum, unstructured (no use of sub-headers). References: no limit. Figures/tables: minimum 1 image or figure. Description: Guidelines need to be the product of a large group of individuals who are recognized authorities in their field. Guidelines will be written by a working party to include a steering committee (usually at least 4 members) and other authors representing a wide range of those with special relevant expertise as well as those whose everyday practice will be influenced by the guidelines.

(6) Letters to the Editor
Word limit: 500 words maximum. Abstract: not required. References: 4 maximum. Figures/tables: 1 maximum. Description: Letters must offer perspective to content published in Thoracic Cancer. A Letter must reference the original source, and a Response to a Letter must reference the Letter in the first few paragraphs. Letters can use an arbitrary title, but a Response must cite the title of the Letter: e.g. Response to [title of Letter]. This ensures that readers can track the line of discussion. Letters to the Editor are not subjected to peer-review. Submissions may be edited for length, grammatical correctness, and journal style. Authors will be asked to approve editorial changes that alter the substance or tone of a letter or response.

(7) Editorials
Word Limit: 1500 words maximum. Abstract: not required. References: 5 maximum. Description: Proposals for Editorials may be submitted; however, in this case authors should only send an outline of the proposed paper for initial consideration.

(8) Commentaries
Word limit: 1500 words maximum excluding references. Abstract: not required. References: 20 maximum, including the article discussed. Figures/tables: 2 maximum. Description: Commentaries, upon Editor’s invitation, discuss a paper published in a specific issue and should set the problems addressed by the paper in the wider context of the field. Proposals for Commentaries may be submitted; however, in this case authors should only send an outline of the proposed paper for initial consideration

(9) Case Reports
Word limit: 1000 words maximum including abstract but excluding references, tables and figures. Abstract: 250 words, unstructured (no use of sub-headers). References: 20 maximum. Figures/tables: 4 maximum. Description: New observations of diseases, clinical findings or novel/unique treatment outcomes relevant to practitioners in thoracic cancer. The text should be arranged as follows: Introduction, Case Report, and Discussion. Only cases of exceptional interest and novelty are considered. For manuscripts that do not qualify, Editors may ask authors to shorten manuscripts and rewrite as Letters to the Editor.

(10) Meeting Reports
Word limit: 3000 words maximum including abstract but excluding references, tables and figures. Abstract: 250 words maximum, with sub-headers. References: no limit. Figures/tables: no limit, but 8 figures should be sufficient. Description: Brief reports of symposia and conferences in cancer research. Reports must be submitted within 2 months of the meeting date in order to maintain their timeliness. Only those Meeting Reports dealing with topics of interest to the readership and that contain novel information and insights from the meeting are accepted for publication. A Meeting Report should be a thoughtful, critical commentary which shows an appreciation of the connections among the various presentations and reveals the consensus, if any, which emerged at the meeting. Before submitting a full Meeting Report, authors should only send an outline of the proposed paper for initial consideration.

(11) Technical Notes
Word limit: 1500 words including abstract but excluding references, tables and figures. Abstract: 250 words, unstructured (no use of sub-headers). References: 35 maximum. Figures/tables: 4 maximum in total. Description: Technical notes articles should present a new experimental or improved method, test or procedure. The method described may either be completely new, or may offer a better version of an existing method. The article must describe a demonstrable advance on what is currently available. The method needs to have been well tested and ideally, but not necessarily, used in a way that proves its value.

(12) Brief Reports
Word limit: 1500 words including abstract but excluding references, tables and figures. Abstract: 250 words, unstructured (no use of sub-headers). References: 35 maximum. Figures/tables: 4 maximum in total. Description: Manuscripts containing pertinent and interesting observations concerning thoracic cancer research and reports on new observations or studies that do not warrant publication as a full research article will be considered for the Brief Reports. These submissions will undergo full peer review.

5. PREPARING THE MANUSCRIPT

Pre-acceptance English-language editing
Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English. Visit our site to learn about the options. All services are paid for and arranged by the author.  Please note using the Wiley English Language Editing Service does not guarantee that your paper will be accepted by this journal.

Optimising Your Article for Search Engines
Many students and researchers looking for information online will use search engines such as Google, Yahoo or similar. By optimising your article for search engines, you will increase the chance of someone finding it. This in turn will make it more likely to be viewed and/or cited in another work. We have compiled these guidelines to enable you to maximise the web-friendliness of the most public part of your article.

Style of the Manuscript
Manuscripts must follow the style of the Vancouver agreement detailed in the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors’ revised Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication.

Author name Each author’s given name should be followed by family name.

Capitalize each letter of the Family name. A hyphen could be used in Family name according to the rule in Author region.

Capitalize the first letter of those words/syllables that they hope to be abbreviated in their given name, otherwise, DO NOT capitalize the first letter and use a hyphen to connect it with its anterior word.

Spelling The journal uses US spelling and authors should therefore follow the latest edition of the Merriam–Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.

Units All measurements must be given in SI or SI-derived units. For more information about SI units, please go to the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) website at: http://www.bipm.fr/

Abbreviations Must be used sparingly – only where they ease the reader’s task by reducing repetition of long, technical terms. Initially use the word in full, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Thereafter use the abbreviation only.

Trade names Drugs should be referred to by their generic names. If proprietary drugs have been used in the study, refer to these by their generic name, mentioning the proprietary name, and the name and location of the manufacturer, in parentheses.

Parts of the Manuscript

The manuscript should be submitted in separate files: title page; main text file; figures; and supplementary files if required.

Title Page File
The title page should contain (i) the title and running title (less than 40 characters) of the paper. Concise titles are easier to read than long, convoluted ones. Titles that are too short may, however, lack important information, such as study design (which is particularly important in identifying randomized controlled trials). Authors should include all information in the title that will make electronic retrieval of the article both sensitive and specific. (ii) the full names of the authors (for details on how to present the Author names see the section on Style of the Manuscript) and (iii) the addresses of the institutions at which the work was carried out together with (iv) the full postal and email address, plus facsimile and telephone numbers, of the author to whom correspondence about the manuscript should be sent, and note that only one corresponding author is permitted. The present address of any author, if different from that where the work was carried out, should be supplied in a footnote. The title should be short, informative and contain the major key words so that readers and in particular online users will discover the article easily in online search. In general, abbreviations should not be used in the title.

Main Text File
The main text file should be presented in the following order: (i) Abstract, (ii) Key points, (iii) Key words (iv) Text, (v) Acknowledgments, (vi) Disclosure, (vii) References, (viii) Tables (each table complete with title and footnotes), and (ix) Figure legends. Figures and supplementary material should be supplied as separate files.

Footnotes to the text are not allowed and any such material should be incorporated into the text as parenthetical matter.

Abstract
The length of abstracts must adhere to the word count specifications under the section Manuscript Categories. The abstract should state the main problem, methods, results, and conclusions. It must be factual and comprehensive. The use of abbreviations and acronyms should be limited and general statements (e.g. ‘‘the significance of the results is discussed’’) should be avoided.

Key points
Authors are required to individually list and provide responses to the following two questions about the significant findings of the study, using a maximum of 40 words for each answer. Bullet points are allowed.
• Significant findings of the study
• What this study adds

Keywords
Three to five key words should be supplied below the abstract, in alphabetical order, and should be taken from those recommended by the US National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) browser list.

Text
Authors should use the subheadings required for the Article Type as specified in the section 'Manuscript Categories'. Original Article manuscripts should be structured using the following sections: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion.

Acknowledgements
This should include sources of support/funding, including federal and industry support. All authors who have contributed to the manuscript must be acknowledged any federal and industry support/funding received. Medical writers, proofreaders and editors should not be listed as authors, but acknowledged here in the acknowledgements section.

Disclosure
All articles are required to include a disclosure statement. The statement should disclose all potential conflicts of interest, including specific financial interests and relationships and affiliations (other than those affiliations listed in the title page of the manuscript) relevant to the subject of their manuscript. Authors without conflicts of interest should include a statement of no such interests in the Disclosure section of the manuscript. Failure to include this information in the manuscript may delay evaluation and review of the manuscript.

References
The Vancouver system of referencing should be used (examples are given below). In the text, references should be cited using superscript Arabic numerals in the order in which they appear. If cited in tables or figure legends, number according to the first identification of the table or figure in the text. In the reference list, cite the names of all authors when there are six or fewer; when seven or more, list the first three followed by et al. Do not use ibid. or op cit. Reference to unpublished data and personal communications should not appear in the list but should be cited in the text only (e.g. Smith A, 2000, unpublished data). All citations mentioned in the text, tables or figures must be listed in the reference list. Names of journals should be abbreviated in the style used in PubMed. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references.

- Journal title
1 Gibas Z, Prout DF Jr, Pontes JR. Chromosome changes in germ cell tumours of the testis. Cancer Genet Cytogenet 1986; 19: 245-52.

- Online article not yet published in an issue
An online article that has not yet been published in an issue (therefore has no volume, issue or page numbers) can be cited by its Digital Object Identifier (DOI). The DOI will remain valid and allow an article to be tracked even after its allocation to an issue.

2 Furuya R, Takahashi R, Furuya S et al. Is urethritis accompanied by seminal vesiculitis? Int J Urol 2009. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-2042.2009.02314.x.

- Book
3 Ernstoff M. Urologic Cancer. Blackwell Science, Boston 1997.

- Chapter in a book
4 Gilchrist RK. Further commentary: Continent stroma. In: King LR, Stone AR, Webster GD (eds). Bladder Reconstruction and Continent Urinary Diversion. Year Book Medical, Chicago 1987; 204-5.

Tables
Tables should be self-contained and complement, but not duplicate, information contained in the text. Number tables consecutively in the text in Arabic numerals. Type tables on a separate page with the legend above. Legends should be concise but comprehensive – the table, legend and footnotes must be understandable without reference to the text. Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Column headings should be brief, with units of measurement in parentheses; all abbreviations must be defined in footnotes. Footnote symbols: †, ‡, §, ¶, should be used (in that order) and *, **, *** should be reserved for P-values. Statistical measures such as SD or SEM should be identified in the headings.

Figure legends
Type figure legends on a separate page after References or Tables if the manuscript includes them. Legends should be concise but comprehensive – the figure and its legend must be understandable without reference to the text. Include definitions of any symbols used and define/explain all abbreviations and units of measurement.

Figures
All illustrations (line drawings and photographs) are classified as figures. Figures should be cited in consecutive order in the text. Magnifications should be indicated using a scale bar on the illustration.

Size: Figures should be sized to fit within the column (80.5 mm), intermediate (112 mm) or the full text width (168 mm).

Text sizing in figures: Lettering must be included and should be sized to be no larger than the journal text or 8 point (Should be readable after reduction – avoid large type or thick lines). Line width between 0.5 and 1 point.

Preparation of Electronic Figures for Publication: Although low quality images are adequate for review purposes, publication requires high quality images to prevent the final product being blurred or fuzzy. Submit EPS (line art) or TIFF (halftone/photographs) files only. MS PowerPoint and Word Graphics are unsuitable for printed pictures. Do not use pixel-oriented programmes. Scans (TIFF only) should have a resolution of 300 dpi (halftone) or 600 to 1200 dpi (line drawings) in relation to the reproduction size (see below). EPS files should be saved with fonts embedded (and with a TIFF preview if possible). For scanned images, the scanning resolution (at final image size) should be as follows to ensure good reproduction: line art: >600 dpi; half-tones (including gel photographs): >300 dpi; figures containing both halftone and line images: >600 dpi.

More advice on figures can be found at Wiley’s guidelines for preparation of figures: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/illustration.asp

Supporting Information
Supporting information is not essential to the article but provides greater depth and background and may include tables, figures, videos, datasets, etc. This material can be submitted with your manuscript, and will appear online, without editing or typesetting. Guidelines on how to prepare this material and which formats and files sizes are acceptable can be found at: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/suppmat.asp

Please note that the provision of supporting information is not encouraged as a general rule. It will be assessed critically by reviewers and editors and will only be accepted if it is essential.

6. OPEN ACCESS AGREEMENT

Thoracic Cancer is an Open Access journal, so authors or their funding body pay an Article Publication Charge and publish their article under the copyright terms of a Creative Commons agreement. If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper. Authors or their funder will then be asked to pay the Article Publication Charge.

The Article Publication Charge is waived for Editorials, Guidelines, Commentaries, Letter to the Editor, and Invited Reviews

The following license agreement is used for Thoracic Cancer :
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial (CC-BY-NC) license

RCUK or Wellcome trust funded authors will be directed to sign the open access agreement under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license in order to be funder compliant.

For more information on the terms and conditions of these licenses, please visit: http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html

7. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Manuscripts must be submitted online at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tca/

A cover letter should be included in the ‘Cover Letter Field’ of the ScholarOne system. The text can be entered directly into the field or uploaded as a file.

The cover letter must contain: i) A statement confirming the paper has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere except as a brief abstract in the proceedings of a scientific meeting or symposium; ii) An acknowledgment that all authors have contributed significantly and in keeping with the latest guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, each author’s contribution to the paper is to be described, i.e., what role each author participated in; iii) a statement confirming that all authors are in agreement with the content of the manuscript.

Two Word-files need to be included upon submission: A title page file and a main text file that includes all parts of the text in the sequence indicated in the section 'Parts of the manuscript', including tables and figure legends but excluding figures which should be supplied separately.

The main text file should be prepared using Microsoft Word using 1.5 line spacing. All pages should be numbered consecutively in the top right-hand corner, beginning with the first page of the main text file.

Each figure should be supplied as a separate file, with the figure number incorporated in the file name and also showing within the figure. For submission, low-resolution figures saved as .jpg or .bmp files should be uploaded. Upon acceptance of the article, high-resolution figures (at least 300 d.p.i.) saved as .eps or .tif files will be required - see the section 'Preparing Electronic Figures for Publication' for details..

Associate your ScholarOne account with your ORCID iD
ORCID iD is a unique and persistent identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and connects you and your research activities. We encourage you to register for an ORCID iD and then associate it with your ScholarOne account. Click here to find out how.

8. PUBLICATION PROCESS AFTER ACCEPTANCE

Accepted papers will be passed to Wiley’s production team for publication. The author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Wiley’s Author Services, where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be asked to complete an Open Access license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper. Authors or their funder will be required to pay an Article Publication Charge.

Wiley’s Author Services: Tracking your paper’s progress
Author Services also enables authors to track their article through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The corresponding author will receive a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Visit http://www.authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/eachecklist.asp for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

Proofs
Once the paper has been typeset the corresponding author will receive an e-mail alert containing instructions on how to provide proof corrections to the article. It is therefore essential that a working e-mail address is provided for the corresponding author.

Early View
The journal offers rapid speed to publication via Wiley’s Early View service. Early View articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in a printed issue. Early View articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication, and the authors' final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. Early View articles are given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before allocation to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article. More information about DOIs can be found at http://www.doi.org/faq.html.

Offprints
A PDF reprint of the article will be supplied free of charge to the corresponding author. Additional printed offprints may be ordered online for a fee. Please click on the following link and fill in the necessary details and ensure that you type information in all of the required fields: http://offprint.cosprinters.com/cos. If you have queries about offprints please e-mail: offprint@cosprinters.com.

Author Marketing Toolkit
The Wiley Author Marketing Toolkit provide authors with support on how to use social media, publicity, conferences, multimedia, email and the web to promote their article.

9. Editorial Correspondence
Qian LIU
Managing Editor
Thoracic Cancer
228 Nanjing Road, Heping District
Tianjin 300020,
China
Email: TCA50@wiley.com
Tel: 86 22 2721 9052
Fax: 86 22 2721 9052

Author Guidelines updated 27 May 2015

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