Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Trends in Immunotherapy (TI) is an open access peer-reviewed journal encompassing various disciplines related to all immune-system-based areas. TI has a target audience consisting of scientific researchers, professional practitioners, and medical scholars from academia, the medical industry, education, etc. It provides a forum to share scholarly works to advance immunotherapy with the combination of science and medicine.

TI publishes original research articles, review articles, editorials, mini-review articles, case reports, commentaries, correspondence articles, database articles, perspective articles, short reports, etc. Preliminary studies and pre-clinical and clinical investigative reports are welcome.

The research topics of TI include but are not limited to:

1. Cancer immunotherapy 8. Efficacy of drug immunotherapy
2. Targeted therapy and tumor microenvironment9. Allergy disorder and immunotherapy
3. Immune dysregulation, skin barrier dysfunction10. Immunotherapy cell-products
4. Chemoimmunotherapy 11. Immuno-modulatory effects of natural products
5. Antibodies 12. Vaccine development and application
6. Immunomodulators, inhibitors and intensifiers  13. Cytokines application
7. Therapeutic method for auto-immune disorder  14. Wound healing

 

Section Policies

Editorial

Editorial reflects the opinion of an Editorial Board member or staff for particular Journal highlighting recent changes, concerned issues or announcements in relevance to the journal. This may include editorial management and policies.

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Case Report

Case report is a detailed description on rare diseases, novel occurrences, unusual indication or symptoms of a disease, unreported studies or unexpected events observed in a patient during the course of treatment. The study should highlight and report new cases in diagnosis of emerging diseases or specify variations and associations with new diseases. Case report should contain educational values and emphasize on the need of amendments to usual practices and approaches in the field. Case reports should comprise different findings with updated review on previous cases and investigation in the field. There should not be any preventive and therapeutic intrusions in the Case reports from the findings since they need more confirmed evidences.

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Commentary

Commentary is short account commissioned by the Editorial board and call for attention on the current issues confined to a particular subject area while sometimes unsolicited articles are accepted from contemporary scientists or experts in the field. The context is to analyze the issues of interest to readers or a discussion on current research and recently published articles in the Journal. Commentaries may also include editorial opinion relevant to scope of the Journal and discuss external implications such as new technology, grant applications, peer reviewing process on research.

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Correspondence Article

Correspondence article is letter addressed to the Editor with a short comment on topical issues or reader’s reaction corresponding to an informal publication previously published in the journal. Usually correspondences will not be peer reviewed and should not contain technical comments on research articles or principal research data.

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Database Article

Database article should contain vast biomedical information made available to wide utility, accessibility for the retrieval of data.

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Mini-review

Mini-review is summarized descriptions based on one or more recent findings and significant developments at particular subject area of research considering the Journal’s scope. It is usually commissioned to create interest on the work and warrant further commentaries on the published articles. Maximum length is 2500 words.

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Original Research Article

Original research article should contain completely new principal research testifying major contributions to the field. The study should represent new findings or discoveries in a subject area that were not published before. The report may contain significant findings, methodology importance and considerable evidence to the conclusions.

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Perspective Article

Perspective article describes new or potentially unconventional point-of-views on existing clinical observations.

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Review Article

Review article is summarized descriptions of recent findings and significant developments at particular subject area of research considering the Journal’s scope. They should include critical assessments of novel technologies, evaluation of subject advancement, elucidate unresolved questions, comparative analysis with a substantial coverage of previous works and highlight future prospects. Although there are no restrictions with the length and content of a review, authors should consider drawing reader’s attention and interest with quality information.

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Short Communication

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Short Report

Short report is a helpful description on particular area of research confirming the results from previously published articles. The presentation should be in a way of extension to the previous research work with confirmatory results and evidences on negative results, clinical studies or even patients from a same family. Short report should provide the advancement in control to previous work. The basis and motivation for the work submitted as short report should be acknowledged.

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Peer Review Process

All manuscripts are subjected to a stringent double-blind peer review process. This is to uphold the high quality of papers published in this journal and ensure that the reporting of research work is truthful and precise.

  1. All submitted manuscripts are firstly handled by the Managing Editor, who will check the manuscript for plagiarism, at which stage it may be rejected if plagiarism occurs in the manuscript.
  2. After the plagiarism check is completed and results are deemed satisfactory, the Managing Editor will pass the manuscript to Academic Editors. An academic editor will pre-check the article for the sustainability of the follow-up process, e.g., scientific innovation, consistency with the journal field, and completeness of the article. Usually, an Academic Editor refers to the Editor-in-Chief in the case of regular submissions, and Guest Editors in the case of special issue submissions. Academic Editors are not allowed to participate in any review process of those submissions that may involve a conflict of interest, and the Editorial Office will appoint an Editorial Board member with no conflict of interest as a substitute. Submissions passing the pre-check stage will be forwarded to the peer review process by the Academic Editor.
  3. A minimum of 2 independent-external reviewers will be selected according to their expertise and suitability to the subject matter of the manuscript. Reviewers should feed back their comments and recommendations (Accept, Revisions Required, Resubmit for Review or Reject) to the Academic Editor.
  4. External reviewers' reports along with a review of the Academic Editor are recommended to the Editor-in-Chief, and the Editor-in-Chief can make a final decision on the paper and the Managing Editor will inform the author of their decision, adding comments to the authors to make improvements in their research or paper.
    • If the decision is to Accept Submission (no amendments required by authors), the manuscript will be sent to the production stage.
    • If the  Editor-in-Chief suggests Revisions Required (minor revisions), authors are given a maximum of 2 weeks to revise and resubmit the article.
    • If the Editor-in-Chief suggests Resubmit for Review (major revisions), authors are given a maximum of 4 weeks to revise and resubmit the article for the second round of review.
    • If the decision is to Reject Submission, the author will be notified and the rejected manuscript will be archived and the peer review process ends.
  5. An accepted paper will be sent for copy editing, layout editing and proofreading before publication. Correspondence between the authors and editors will be required here in order to improve the language and/or look of the article. After the production stage is completed, authors are required to check the PDF file of the final version before the article is published. EnPress Publisher registers a DOI for the article after publication, and the article is immediately accessible to the public.
  6. Authors may appeal for a rejected submission. Appeal requests must be made in writing to editorial_ti@enpress-publisher.com with detailed reasons for the appeal and point by point responses to the reviewers’ remarks. Decisions on appeals are final and no further consideration will be made.

 

Open Access Policy

Committed to open research, EnPress Publisher offer scholars open access (OA) to journals. It makes research freely available to the public and supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

  • Higher visibility, availability, and citations – Free and unlimited accessibility of publications over the internet without any restrictions, which increases the citation of articles
  • Ease of search – Publications are easily searchable in search engines and indexing databases
  • Rapid publication – Accepted papers are immediately published online

 

Editorial Policies

Authors should read the “Author Guidelines” before making a submission, and make sure that the manuscripts were written in accordance to the style and specifications of the journal’s policy.

All manuscripts submitted toTrends in Immunotherapy are subject to rigorous peer review. Prior to peer review process, the manuscripts will be screened for acceptable English language, novelty and relevance to the Focus and Scope of the journal.

Any manuscripts submitted toTrends in Immunotherapy will be treated as confidential materials. The manuscripts will not be disclosed to anyone except individuals such as editorial staff, reviewers and editors who participate in the initial screening, review, processing and preparation of the manuscript for publication (if accepted).

A manuscript would not be considered if it has been published or is currently under consideration for publication in any other journals. In the cover letter, authors must state that neither the manuscript nor any significant part of it is under consideration for publication elsewhere or has appeared elsewhere in a manner that could be construed as a prior or duplication of the same work. The authors are required to notify the editorial team if the findings and data in their submissions have been presented in conferences.

 

Authorship

Authorship of a scholarly paper should be limited to individuals who have contributed substantially to its intellectual content. Participation solely in the acquisition of funding or general supervision of the research group is not sufficient for authorship. All authors should hold the responsibility of fairly evaluating their respective roles and their co-authors’ roles in the project. This is to ensure that authorship is attributed according to a fixed standard in all publications for which they will be listed as authors.

In order to be listed as an author for a paper, one should have contributed sufficiently in the project. A co-author is expected to have contributed to some component of the work which led to the paper, or be involved in interpretation of its results. All authors should have a say in the final approval of the version to be published, in addition to reviewing the final manuscript prior to submission.

Individuals who do not meet the above requirements, but have provided a valuable contribution to the work, may be acknowledged for their contribution as appropriate to the publication.

 

Publication Frequency

The publication frequency of Trends in Immunotherapyis bi-annual.

 

Conflict of Interest

Conflicts of interest may exist when professional judgements concerning a primary interest has the possibility of being influenced by a secondary interest (e.g.: financial gains). It is to be noted that even perceptions of conflicts of interest are as important as the actual conflicts of interest.

Any agreements with study sponsors (for profit or non-profit), which interfere with the authors’ access to the study data, ability to analyse or interpret the data and publish manuscripts independently according to their own decision, should be avoided by authors at all costs.

A declaration of interests for all authors must be received before an article can be reviewed and accepted for publication.

For authors:

While submitting, authors must list all competing interests relevant to this work, including but not limited to:

  • Funding sources
  • The role of sponsors in the work design, data collection, and results of the analysis.
  • Whether the author is serving on the editorial board of this journal submitting to.

 

For editors and reviewers:

Editors and reviewers must declare any possible conflict of interests in connection with the manuscript, and if necessary, they must avoid the peer review process. When Editorial Board Members publish articles in the served journal, the editorial office will actively emphasize it so that the authors know that they recuse the potential peer review process.

Common reasons for editors and reviewers to be replaced include but are not limited to:

  • The editor or reviewer works at the same organization as one of the authors.
  • The editor or reviewer is one of the authors of this work.
  • The editor or reviewer is on the avoidance list from the author(s).
  • The editor or reviewer has a financial relationship or personal relationship with an author.

 

Misconduct Policy

Duplicate Submission

Manuscripts submitted to EnPress Publisher should:

1) not have been published before

2) not concurrently be submitted elsewhere

If a part of a manuscript has been published or will be published elsewhere, authors must inform the editors in a cover letter. If a duplicate submission is detected during peer review, the manuscript may be rejected. If it is detected after publication, the manuscript may be retracted.

Plagiarism

Authors are advised to observe high standards in the aspect of publication ethics. Plagiarism is a strictly unacceptable practice in journals published by EnPress Publisher, including duplicate publication of the author’s work without proper citation.

Every manuscript submitted for publication is checked for plagiarism via Crossref Similarity Check (powered by iThenticate) after submission and before being sent to the editor for editorial review. Any detection of overlapping and similar texts in the manuscripts submitted will be investigated promptly and may lead to the manuscript being rejected.

Fabrication and Falsification

Fabrication involves making up data and results without any research work in fact. Falsification involves manipulating the data or analysis to match the desired results. Fabrication and falsification are both misconducts, and they can result in an unscientific record that does not reflect scientific truth. Fabrication and falsification are serious academic fraudulent behaviors, and they may have a negative impact on the authors’ affiliate, funding sponsor, and employers. EnPress Publisher will not hesitate to reject manuscripts with suspicion of academic fraud.

 

Language

The language used in manuscripts submitted to Trends in Immunotherapy is English. Authors whose first language is not English may want to have their manuscripts professionally edited before the final submission to ensure that the academic content of the paper is fully understood by its prospective readers.

 

Publishing Ethics

This Journal requests all members involved in the journal publishing process to adhere to the Core Practices on publication ethics as stipulated by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The publisher strictly adheres to the guidelines and best practices, which include Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals from the International Committee of Medical Journals Editors (ICMJE) and the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing developed by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME).

The journal editors take all possible misconducts seriously. The Editors, authors or readers can forward their concerns to the journal if they find out that the description in a submitted article may constitute an academic fraud, research misconduct or publication malpractice. The concerns or complaints on the possible allegations submitted to the journal will be dealt with promptly and appropriately according to the procedure set out in the COPE flowchart on complaints. The complainant may direct all inquiries and correspondence to the Publisher at editorial_ti@enpress-publisher.com.

This Journal adopts a zero-tolerance policy concerning any academic misconducts and ethical violations in research and publication regardless of the severity of these issues. The violations include plagiarism, falsification of research, data fabrication, submitting manuscripts of others as one’s own, submission of same manuscript to different publication venues at the same time and breached intellectual property rights. In cases of suspected misconduct and ethical violation, a panel will be formed to investigate the allegation. If the allegation is supported by evidence, the submitted manuscript in question will be declined for consideration in the journal and all authors will be informed in this regard. A retraction initiated by authors or by the journal is required to take place if the paper has already been published, and the retraction will be made public. Authors of the work in question will receive the Panel’s Decision via email and all appeals regarding the decision will have to be made to the Publisher at editorial_ti@enpress-publisher.com within 28 days of the decision date.

 

Preprint Policy

Authors are permitted to post their non-peer-reviewed original research manuscripts on community preprint servers, such as bioRxiv, medRxiv, and PeerJ Preprint, before or in parallel with the formal submission to EnPress Publisher’s journals. During submission, authors are obliged to declare in the cover letter if the corresponding preprint version of their submission has been deposited on a preprint server and provide any associated accession numbers or DOIs.

Nonetheless, authors are not allowed to post on a preprint server any versions of articles that have been revised as a result of peer review, accepted for publication, or published in the journal. A manuscript of which its corresponding preprint version has been indexed (e.g., in MEDLINE or PubMed) will not be considered.

This policy applies to original research papers only. EnPress Publisher reserves the right not to consider for publication or publish material that has been formally published in digital media that are not construed as preprint servers.

EnPress Publisher encourages a formal citation of preprints in the reference list, where appropriate.

 

Changes to Authorship

The authors should carefully check the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript. The Editorial Office considers the authorship list is definitive by the time the original submission is received.

Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript is accepted for publication. The corresponding author should provide the reasons for the change in authorship list and the proof of written confirmation from all authors (including the existing authors, author(s) to be added and/or removed) agreeing with such change, to the Editorial Office.

The requests for authorship changes need to be approved by the Editorial Office before any changes can be made.

 

Erratum & Withdrawal Policy

Erratum

All publisher-introduced changes are highlighted to authors at the proof stage and any errors are ideally identified by authors and corrected by the publisher before the final publication. For any errors in published articles discovered by readers, authors, editors, et al., please contact the journal editor.

It should be noted that errors made by editors are called erratum, and errors made by authors are called corrigendum. However, erratum and corrigendum have no influence on the research logic and the correctness of the results.

EnPress Publisher will only issue an erratum or corrigendum for a published article after receiving approval and instructions from the editor.

Withdrawal

If authors change their mind and decide not to pursue publication of their paper with the journal, they must write a letter addressed to the journal editors, explaining the reason(s) of the submission withdrawal. Consent of all co-authors must be obtained for author-initiated submission withdrawal. The decision to withdraw a submission will eventually rest with the journal editors, including the Editor-in-Chief.

It is relatively more difficult to withdraw a paper that has been processed for peer review or is undergoing peer review compared with withdrawing a new submission because the editors and reviewers have expended much time and energy in the editorial process and manuscript evaluation, respectively. To withdraw a paper that has been processed for peer review, authors should clearly argue their case on scientific reasons; only valid and sound reasons will be accepted. Authors will also be required to pay a penalty fee (USD200). Authors are advised to keep in mind that an article should only be withdrawn if the authors detect significant errors or flaws, as it is not an acceptable practice to withdraw an article after it has been sent for peer review. Once the approval for submission withdrawal is granted, the submission will be removed from the journal’s online submission system, and a confirmation email of submission withdrawal will be sent to the authors. The withdrawal process is considered to be complete once authors receive the confirmation of withdrawal from the journal’s editorial office.

Submission withdrawal is also possible for accepted papers that have not been formally published, including newly accepted papers and articles in press.

The withdrawal of an accepted paper and article in press is usually editor-initiated. The reasons for withdrawing an accepted paper and article in press are similar to those of retracting a published article (see “Retraction”), and at this stage the article will not be arranged for article production or finalization. A panel will be organized to investigate misconduct allegations. If the allegations are proven true with supporting evidence, the accepted paper or article in press will be marked for withdrawal, and any appeals regarding the panel’s decision will have to be made to the publisher within 14 days of the decision date. In the absence of an appeal from the authors within the 14 days, the submission will be removed from the journal’s online submission system, and a confirmation email of submission withdrawal will be sent to the authors.

Retraction

Readers can contact the editorial office to report allegations of possible academic misconduct, i.e., ethical violations in research and publication regardless of the severity of these issues. Misconducts and violations include plagiarism, falsification of research, data fabrication, submitting manuscripts of others as one’s own, submission of the same manuscript to different publication venues at the same time, and breached intellectual property rights. Once the suspected misconduct and ethical violation is brought to the attention of the publisher, the journal editors will organize an investigation and authors are required to cooperate in the investigation. A panel will be organized to investigate the allegations. If the allegations are proven true with supporting evidence, the published article will be marked for retraction both in HTML and PDF, and a notification email regarding the panel’s decision will be sent to all authors of the work. Any appeals regarding the panel’s decision will have to be made to the publisher within 14 days of the decision date. In the absence of an appeal from the authors within the 14 days, a confirmation email of article retraction will be sent to the authors.

Authors should note that the paid Article Processing Charges will not be refunded if their article is retracted or withdrawn on the grounds of academic misconduct and ethical violation in research and publication.

 

Disclaimer

  • For authors: Once authors submit a manuscript, this means that authors are aware of all publishing policies & ethics and will strictly abide by them.
  • For reviewers: Once the request to become a reviewer is accepted, this means that the reviewer must be aware of EnPress Publisher’s peer review policies and that the reviewer will proactively disclose all potential conflicts of interest and guarantee that the article will be judged fairly and objectively. 
  • For publisher: The journals of EnPress Publisher are not liable to statements, perspectives, and opinions contained in the published articles. The appearance of advertisements in the journals shall not be construed as a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised and/or the safety thereof. The journals of EnPress Publisher and the publisher disclaim responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas or products referred to in the articles or advertisements.

 

Copyright and License

The authors shall retain the copyright of their work but allow the Publisher to publish, copy, distribute, and convey the work.

All articles published by the Trends in Immunotherapy are licensed under the Creative Commons International Licenses. Without any explicit request from the corresponding author during submission stage, a paper will be published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0) by default. The authors who would like to publish their work under a non-commercial license, i.e. Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0), they should express explicit request during submission stage. Please include statement below in the Comments for the Editor column on the submission page:

The contributors or authors for this submission entitled “[MANUSCRIPT TITLE]”, i.e. [NAMES of ALL AUTHORS], have given their consents to alter the Creative Commons license to *CC BY-NC 4.0* under which this submission will be published in Trends in Immunotherapy.

 

 

Advertising Policy

All advertisements are subject to approval by EnPress Publisher. Advertisements must comply with relevant regulations in the country where the advertisements appear. Advertisements must not influence the content of each journal and the making of editorial decisions. For more inquiries, please send an email to editorial@enpress-publisher.com.

 

Human Research & Informed Consent

If human subjects were used in the experiment, authors should identify during the submitting process the committee or organization (e.g., author’s Institutional Ethics Review Board) that approved the experiment as well as detailed ethical approval information, such as approval identifiers, i.e., reference numbers. EnPress Publisher’s journals require that authors provide proof of research ethics or ethics statement along with the submission. In the case that ethical approval identifiers are not available, written approval from the granting committee or organization must be provided as a confidential supplemental file.

The manuscript should confirm that the experiment was carried out in adherence to the ethical principles set out in the WMA Declaration of Helsinki and that informed consent was obtained from all human subjects.

For an investigation undertaken on human subjects, the manner in which written informed consent was obtained from the study participants should be stated clearly as well.

Authors should inform study participants of the purpose(s) of the publication, the possible risks and benefits as a result of the experiment, and the patient's right to withhold or withdraw consent. Consent should be obtained from parent(s) or legal guardian(s) if the study participant is a minor.

Authors are obliged to declare and clearly specify any restrictions on the availability or the use of human data in the manuscript.

 

Patient Anonymity and Privacy

Patient Anonymity

Human subjects have a right to privacy that should not be violated without informed consent. Identifying information or patient identifiers, including patient names, initials, date of birth, contacts, medical record numbers, hospital numbers, and geographical location, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, or pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Efforts must be made by authors to at least mask or conceal any identifying information of the patients that appear in writing or in photographs.

Authors are obliged to explain to the patient if revealing the patient’s identity cannot be fully avoided, e.g., an image of an identifiable body part, such as the face, has to be published in the report. The relevant identifying information to be published, e.g., the image, must be shown to the patient, and consent for publication must be obtained for the use of that information in the publication. If the patient has died, then consent should be obtained from the next of kin or a legal representative. Submissions that include identifying patient information without appropriate patient consent will not be considered for publication.

Please refer to ICMJE Privacy and Confidentiality guidelines for more information about patient anonymity and privacy.

Information Privacy

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(1) User information

Names and email addresses entered in all EnPress Publisher’s journal sites will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of the journals and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party. For submission and peer review, users should register an account for further procedures, including but not limited to name, email, address, interests, affiliation, and postcode, as editors need the information to complete in-house processes (e.g., processing a manuscript).

When users visit the publisher's website, information about the visit is saved in web logs (e.g., device, IP address, time of visit, etc.), which are only used to help improve the structure and content of the website.

(2) User rights

Users have the right to register or update their personal information and contact the publisher to cancel/delete their account if required.

(3) Third-party link

EnPress Publisher is not responsible for private information obtained by third-party websites when users log in via a pop-up screen from third-party software installed on their computer.

When users visit third-party platforms (e.g., LinkedIn, Twitter, COPE, etc.) through hyperlinks from EnPress Publisher’s journal websites, the privacy policy follows the policies of the third-party platforms.

(4) Queries or contact

For any queries about EnPress Publisher’s privacy policy, please contact the editorial office at editorial@enpress-publisher.com.

 

Animal Research

The procedures of research involving animals, including insects and husbandry, must be carried out in accordance with national and institutional regulations. For further guidance on experiments involving animals, authors can refer to the Code of Practice for the Housing and Care of Animals Used in Scientific ProceduresThree RsThe Scientific Basis for Regulation of Animal Care and Use, and EU regulations on animal research. If ethical approval is not required by national laws, authors should provide an exemption from the ethics committee if one is available.

EnPress Publisher endorses ARRIVE guidelines for reporting experiments using live animals. Authors and reviewers can use the ARRIVE Essential 10: Compliance Questionnaire as a checklist. Editors reserve the right to reject submissions based on ethics guidelines or animal welfare concerns.

 

Article Processing Charges (APCs)

EnPress Publisher publishes all its journals in “gold” open access format. The scientific community and the general public are free of all restrictions on access (e.g., subscription) and free of many restrictions on using the content as soon as articles are published online. EnPress Publisher does not require readers to purchase any form of subscription to view the online version of the journals. In order for EnPress Publisher to defray editorial and production costs, authors of accepted articles are required to pay Article Processing Charges (APCs). The charges will come from authors' institutes or research funding bodies.

Journal

APC

Trends in Immunotherapy

US $1,000

 Waiver Policy

EnPress Publisher is committed to promoting academic development in the world without any financial barrier to knowledge sharing and learning. A waiver policy has been developed especially for authors from low-income countries. Authors who are interested in applying for a waiver may contact the editorial office of the journal. EnPress Publisher reserves the right to approve or reject any waiver application. APC waivers do not influence editorial decisions.

 

Indexing & Archiving

Trends in Immunotherapy is indexed, cataloged and/or included by several world-class abstracting/indexing databases:

Scopus

ResearchGate

CNKI Scholar

Crossref

Google Scholar

Scilit

Worldcat 

  • All the articles published online will be archived by Portico for long-term digital preservation.
  • Authors are encouraged to self-archive the final version of their published articles into institutional repositories (such as those listed in the Directory of Open Access Repositories).
  • Authors are also encouraged to use the final PDF version published on the website of EnPress Publisher, LLC.

 

Ethical Oversight

EnPress Publisher strictly abides by the Ethical Oversight Policy of COPE. All the editorial process is run with the monitor of Editor-in-Chief. Any manuscript that may involve unethical possibility including but not limited to fraud, plagiarism, and multi-contribution, will not be push forward to the next stage of editorial process. The strict editorial process ensures the fairest and most objective review decision.

EnPress Publisher will strictly suspect the ethical problem followed by COPE, consent for medical case reports and research issues specific to social science disciplines. For any subject involved populations or animals, the authors must compliance with international research guidelines in the field of their discipline, you will be asked to provide the granting committee or approval identifiers including but not limited to reference numbers. EiC and reviewers are experts in the disciplilne, and they will make an objective and fair decision on the moral norms and academic value of the submissions. If necessary, the Editorial Office will contact the granting committee for the authenticity. Please explain the reasons for missing identifiers if without any ethics approval information.

Submissions involved populations need to submit the Informed Content Statement during the submitting section, e.g. “Informed Consent has been obtained from all the subjects in this research”. For vulnerable populations, it is necessary to obtain the written Informed Content Statement from their parent, guardian, or kin relatives. The humankind subjects have the right of privacy, and the manuscript should hide the identifying information about personal identify. EnPress Publisher will supervise and ensure that the submitted information is not leaked to the third parties, and all the information is only for normal publishing needs other than business marketing practice.

 

Special Issue Policy

1. What is a Special Issue?

EnPress Publisher has launched the Special Issue Program. A Special Issue is a collection of research hotspots or topics in specific fields in a certain period. A group of guest editors who are experts in this discipline, has the responsibility to drive the special issue program. Manuscripts accepted will both be ordered/archived in a regular volume/issue and special issue.

Benefits of Special Issue

  • The research will be more quickly discovered and cited by researchers in the same field.
  • It is better to promote academic exchanges in this field, avoid repetition of topics, and identify the research objectives at the next step.
  • It could learn and integrate the latest achievements in a field more quickly.
  • It is better to broaden the visibility and maximize the impact of a certain field so that more experts could focus on the topic.

Benefits of being Guest Editors

  • It is helpful in expanding the popularity of guest editors.
  • It is faster to initiate the communication with international peers in this field, and establish co-operatives ties with them.
  • It helps to learn the latest research.
  • Guest Editors could publish one article without any APCs in this journal as your privilege.
2. How to drive a Special Issue?

There are two ways to obtain a special issue proposal.

  • Assistant Editor will invite experts in hot fields as guest editors to submit a professional proposal.
  • Readers or authors could submit proposals on the Special Issue section of the journal website, and EiC or senior editors will evaluate them for the viability and suitability for this journal.

Preparation for a proposal

A great topic is the vital element for success. Any candidate topic will be selected by EiC or senior editors for considering whether it is consistent with the scope of this journal. A good proposal topic has significant interest to the most readers of this journal. Hot topics during some period are usually considered to be more attractive.

A proposal should include necessary information:

  • The group of Guest Editors
  • Types of manuscript
  • Main topics
  • Submission deadline
  • Keywords

3. Special Issue Ethics

EnPress Publisher abides to the Code of Conduct of COPE and Best Practice Guidelines in all the editorial process. The journal’s Editorial Policies should be followed, and any potential unethical submission will not gone to the nest stage. EnPress Publisher promises to protect the confidentiality of all submissions unless the publishing needs. Any guest editor or reviewer must strictly abide by the Conflict of Interests in the journal, and they are asked to inform the Editorial Office if any potential conflict of interests exists, then the Editorial Office may consider to change the editor or reviewer. As authors, they are asked to provide a list of avoided experts. Please appeal toeditorial_ti@enpress-publisher.com for any requests related to manuscript promotion. More policies are consistent with journal editorial and publication policies.

4. Workflow of Special Issue

The peer review process of submissions to a Special Issue strictly follows the journal's peer review process.