The term "flagship" denotes a highly valued asset. Quite often the most impressive or revered holding of a brand or company/organization. Sounds nice to me but boring. I doubt they are looking to be too extreme or forward thinking with this precious "holding".
Why fix it if it isn't broken?
What we need in medicine are a few pirate ships scattered throughout the fleet. Risk takers willing to challenge the status quo for not only better questions--but more challenges of "established" answers.
The behavior of ideas as they jump from person to person has the same pattern as the spread of the Plague. Both are described by the same mathematical model.
Scimago Journal & Country Rank provides information on journal and country ranks and also provides a few visualization tools.
The graphic below shows the % cited documents and cites per document. I tagged the oncology documents so we can get a general idea of where we are compared to other cited documents. Hovering around below 40% with less than 1.2 cites per document.
Not to alarm you dear reader but me thinks perhaps all is not above board in medical publishing. As Vinay Prasad MD, MPH, says, its the flow of money through the system that is corrupt.
Oncology continues to reign supreme when compared by influential authors ranked by their H-index.
We need more pirates mateys...