The succes of Annals of Oncology is built upon the following pillars: The support of a strong and growing society (ESMO) ensures a standard of excellence. Annals of Oncology publishes papers related to medical oncology surgery radiotherapy paediatric oncology basic research and the comprehensive management of patients with malignant diseases. Each issue includes educational clinical cases original articles reviews controversies news and letters. Annals of Oncology publishes highly selected articles and editorials from worldwide experts. On average articles are reviewed within five weeks and published within three months from acceptance. The rejection rate of manuscripts offered to Annals of Oncology is above seventy five percent.