Oncotarget is a successful online medical journal which was established in 2010. It is a peer-reviewed and open access journal which is published by Impact Journals. The co-founders and editors-in-chief of this journal are Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny and Andrei V. Gudkov, both researchers and professors at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York.
Initially, Oncotarget was focused on the medical field of Oncology only. Its success in this field has led to Oncotarget also publishing articles from a large number of other medical fields such as Neurology, Metabolism, Cell Biology, Endocrinology, and many others as well. The articles that are published in Oncotarget are often cited in other research papers. The journal is peer reviewed and is published by Impact Journals.
Starting to publish research articles from fields other than Oncology helped to fulfill one of the primary missions of Oncotarget which is to break down the walls between different medical specialties. The end result that Oncotarget wants to contribute towards is the ultimate end of life with diseases. They support both basic and clinical science in support of this goal.
One research paper that was recently published in Oncotarget was about how nutrition plays a role in cellular rejuvenation. Research has shown that restricting the amount of dietary energy a person eats leads to them having an extended lifespan. It also slows down aging processes. By eating less people can lead a longer and better life. This can be done through periodic fasting as has been shown in research involving mice. The mice that were sedentary and obese were much more likely to experience a premature death in these experiments. Oncotarget is also available on Dove Press.
This new research was conducted by Patricia Huebbe, Gerald Rimbach, and Anke Schloesser who are colleagues at the University of Kiel in Germany. They used nutritional geometry approaches in order to determine that the diets that lead to longevity are not the diets that lead to the best reproductive success. Their conclusion was that by eating a diet that leads to longevity one will need to do so at the expense of growth and reproduction.