ESTRO 2020

Session Item

November 28
08:00 - 08:40
Interdisciplinary Stream 1
The ultimate truth on how to get your paper published in an ESTRO journal
Teaching Lecture
08:00 - 08:10
The world needs new knowledge
Michael Baumann, Germany


The world needs new knowledge
Authors: Michael Baumann.(German Cancer Research Center DKFZ, CEO and Scientific Director, Heidelberg, Germany)
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Scientific journals drive innovation by reporting on new data and on novel developments in emerging fields. The integration of new knowledge from basic research to clinical outcome studies will lead to new treatments, improve the life-quality and life-expectancy of cancer patients, and will ultimately serve society. There is need for Radiation Oncology journals to  publish hypothesis-driven prospective studies as well as retrospective studies, which provide new insights based on case-control data with sound statistical analysis and interpretation. Guidelines and reviews in form of state-of-the-art reports on newest treatments and research trends will further continue to serve as continuous education for both professionals and trainers. ESTRO‚Äôs four journals Radiotherapy & Oncology (The Green Journal), Clinical & Translational Radiation Oncology (ctRO), Physics and Imaging in Radiation Oncology (phiRO) and Technical Innovations & Patient Support in Radiation Oncology (tipsRO) are dedicated to disseminating high quality scientific knowledge to interdisciplinary professionals within the field. In this lecture participants will learn about the scope and the profile of the journals and how to choose the right articles for submission to the right journals, from the perspective of the editor in chief of the Green Journal.