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Top Biomarker Journals Ranked by Impact Factor
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Impact factor: 19.453*
Cancer Discovery publishes articles featuring major advances in research and clinical trials. Topics span the spectrum of cancer research and medicine from the laboratory to the clinic to epidemiologic studies. The journal also publishes News and Research Watch sections.
Impact factor: 9.329*
Cancer Research publishes articles spanning the spectrum of cancer research with a focus on molecular and cellular pathobiology, stem cell biology, microenvironment, and integrated systems and technology.
Impact factor: 8.459*
Oncogene covers all aspects of the structure and function of oncogenes, especially: cellular oncogenes and their mechanism of activation, structure and function of their encoded proteins, oncogenes of the DNA and RNA tumour viruses, the molecular oncology of human tumours, tumour suppressor genes, growth regulatory genes, Cell cycle control, growth factors and receptors, Apoptosis, and immortalisation and cellular senescence.
Clinical Cancer Research
Impact factor: 8.722*
Clinical Cancer Research publishes articles that focus on innovative clinical and translational research bridging the laboratory and the clinic. Topics include targeted therapies; mechanisms of drug sensitivity and resistance; pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics; personalised medicine; immunotherapy; Gene therapy; diagnostic biomarkers; innovative imaging, and clinical genetics.
Impact factor: 6.523*
Stem Cells publishes original articles and concise reviews describing basic laboratory investigations of stem cells and the translation of their clinical aspects from the bench to patient care. The journal covers all aspects of stem cells: embryonic stem cells/induced pluripotent stem cells; tissue-specific stem cells; stem cell technology: epigenetics, genomics, proteomics, and metabonomics; Cancer stem cells; translational and clinical research; and regenerative medicine.
Impact factor: 6.359*
Oncotarget publishes research papers of general interest in all areas of biology and medicine: in translational, basic and clinical research including but not limited to oncogenes, oncoproteins and tumour suppressors, signalling pathways as potential targets for therapeutic intervention, shared targets in different diseases (cancer, benign tumours, atherosclerosis, eukaryotic infections, metabolic syndrome and other age-related diseases), chemotherapy and new therapeutic strategies.
Impact factor: 5.331*
Molecular Oncology highlights new discoveries, approaches, as well as technical developments, in basic, clinical and discovery-driven translational research.
Impact factor: 5.334*
Carcinogenesis: Integrative Cancer Research is a multi-disciplinary journal that brings together all the varied aspects of research that will ultimately lead to the prevention of cancer in man. The journal publishes papers in the areas of biology, genetics and epigenetics, cancer biomarkers and molecular epidemiology, inflammation, microenvironment and prevention, and carcinogenesis.
*2014 impact factor (published in 2015)
Open Access Biomarker Journals
Biomarkers in Cancer
Biomarkers in Cancer seeks to be the most timely journal for those who need to be up to date with the latest and most important developments in the field.
Impact factor: 3.362*
BMC Cancer is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of cancer research, including the pathophysiology, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancers.
Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapies
Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy is an international, peer reviewed, open access journal focusing on breast cancer research, identification of therapeutic targets, and the optimal use of preventative and integrated treatment interventions to achieve improved outcomes, enhanced survival, and quality of life for the cancer patient.
Cancer Biology & Medicine
Cancer Biology & Medicine is a peer-reviewed open-access journal of Chinese Anti-cancer Association (CACA), which is the leading professional society of oncology in China. Published quarterly, the journal provides information on biological basis of cancer, cancer microenvironment, translational cancer research, and all aspects of clinical cancer research. The journal also publishes significant perspectives on indigenous cancer types in China.
Cancer Growth and Metastasis
Cancer Growth and Metastasis is an open access, peer reviewed journal which covers all aspects of the growth, invasion and spread of cancer within the body. Research at both the basic and applied levels, and on the molecular, cellular or organ levels, is of interest. Mutation, carcinogenesis, proliferation, tumour formation and metastasis are examples of the topics included.
Gastrointestinal Cancer: Targets and Therapy
An international, peer-reviewed, open access journal focusing on gastro-intestinal cancer research, identification of therapeutic targets and the optimal use of preventative and integrated treatment interventions to achieve improved outcomes, enhanced survival and quality of life for the cancer patient.
Journal of Cancer Molecules
Journal of Cancer Molecules publishes peer-reviewed reviews and original papers on: cancer genomics and proteomics, tumour markers and clinical molecular correlates, molecular carcinogenesis, structures of cancer-related molecules, development of therapeutic molecules, and molecular pharmacology.
Journal of Carcinogenesis
Impact factor: 5.334*
Journal of carcinogenesis includes articles in the domain of: physical and chemical carcinogenesis and mutagenesis; processes influencing or modulating carcinogenesis, such as DNA repair, genetics, nutrition and metabolism of carcinogens; the mechanism of action of carcinogens and modulating agents; epidemological studies and the formation, detection, identification and quantification of environmental carcinogens.
Journal of Experimental & Clinical Research
Impact factor: 4.429*
Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research is an online peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for all aspects of basic, clinical and translational work in oncology.
Lung Cancer: Target and Therapy
An international, peer-reviewed, open access journal focusing on lung cancer research, identification of therapeutic targets and the optimal use of preventative and integrated treatment interventions to achieve improved outcomes, enhanced survival and quality of life for the cancer patient.
Impact factor: 4.257*
Molecular Cancer is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal interested in attracting original research and reviews that present or highlight significant advances in all areas of cancer and related biomedical science.
Impact factor: 3.952*
Oncogenesis is a peer-reviewed online journal that publishes full-length papers exploring the molecular basis of cancer and related phenomena. It seeks to promote diverse and integrated areas of molecular biology, cell biology, oncology, and genetics.
OncoTargets and Therapy
Impact factor: 2.311*
An international, peer-reviewed journal focusing on the pathological basis of all cancers, potential targets for therapy and treatment protocols employed to improve the management of cancer patients. In terms of therapy, palliative care is also included as part of the overall patient care process. The journal also focuses on the impact of management programs and new therapeutic agents and protocols on patient perspectives such as quality of life, adherence and satisfaction.
The journal aims to process the accelerating acquisition of genomic data resultant from recent technological advances in and international programmatic commitments to this area of research. Particularly encouraged is the submission of papers with a translational connection to human cancer from basic science to ethical considerations related to the application of oncogenomic discoveries for diagnostic and prognostic purposes in clinical trials and for anti-cancer drug development.
Vascular Cell is an open access journal that publishes original research and timely reviews on recent advances in the understanding of the processes responsible for neovascularisation and pathological Angiogenesis.
*2014 impact factor (published in 2015)
Last update: 27 October 2014