"The JCO is committed to improving cancer care worldwide by providing a forum for sound, peer-reviewed clinical cancer research, and by increasing access to this essential information," said Charles M. Balch, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of ASCO. "In September 2003, the JCO took an important first step toward this goal by providing public health institutions in more than 100 developing countries free, or significantly discounted, online access. Now, the JCO is going a step further by providing free online access to archived JCO research for all, including teaching institutions, practicing oncologists, and the general public."
Online readers will be able to access JCO research that is more than 12 months old without a subscription; this includes articles published from January 1999 to the present, all ASCO Clinical Practice Guidelines and Special Articles, the "Art of Oncology" series, all editorials, and the correspondence section. Research from January through March 2003 will be released immediately, and the remaining research dating from 1999 will become available over the next several weeks.
The JCO currently has more than 25,000 subscribers, and is published twice a month in English, bimonthly in Polish, and quarterly in Spanish. A monthly English-language edition is also published in China. In addition, selected articles a
Contact: Carrie Housman
American Society of Clinical Oncology