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Top Oncology Journals Ranked by Impact Factor
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Annals of Oncology
Impact factor: 9.269*
The official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology and the Japanese Society of Medical Oncology (JSMO). Annals of Oncology is an international journal at the forefront of its field, publishing articles on innovative cancer treatments, translational research relating to oncology and precision medicine. The journal addresses medical oncology, surgery, radiotherapy, paediatric oncology, basic research and the comprehensive management of patients with malignant diseases.
CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians
Impact factor: 115.84*
CA provides cancer care professionals with up-to-date information on all aspects of cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. The journal focuses on keeping physicians and healthcare professionals informed by providing scientific and educational information in the form of comprehensive review articles and online continuing education activities on important cancer topics and issues that are important to cancer care, along with publishing the latest cancer guidelines and statistical articles from the American Cancer Society.
The Lancet Oncology
Impact factor: 24.69*
The Lancet Oncology publishes reviews on any topic connected with oncology, focusing on original research that advocates change in, or illuminates, oncological clinical practice. The journal publishes a range of article types that encompass all aspects of oncological medicine: Comment, Correspondence, News, Cancer and Society, Article, Review, Historical Review, Health-care Development, and Personal View.
Impact factor: 23.523*
Cancer Cell covers topics including, but not limited to, molecular and cellular mechanisms of cancer, mechanisms for the sensitivity and the resistance to cancer therapies, development of cancer therapies and translational research. In addition, the journal publishes the results of selected clinical investigations. Access is provided free 12 months after publication.
Journal of Clinical Oncology
Impact factor: 18.428*
JCO publishes original research, reviews and other material related to breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, haematologic malignancies, molecular oncology, lung cancer, genitourinary cancer, head and neck cancer, paediatric oncology, neurooncology, supportive care and quality of life issues, prevention, and phase I and clinical pharmacology.
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.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Impact factor: 12.583*
The Journal of the National Cancer Institute publishes peer-reviewed original research and is a source for the most up-to-date news and information from the rapidly changing fields of cancer research and treatment.
Impact factor: 10.431*
Leukemia covers all aspects of the research and treatment of leukaemia and allied diseases. Studies of normal haemopoiesis are covered because of their comparative relevance. Topics of interest include oncogenes, growth factors, stem cells, leukaemia genomics, Cell cycle, Signal transduction, and molecular targets for therapy.
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.
Seminars in Cancer Biology
Impact factor: 9.33*
Seminars in Cancer Biology is a review journal of developments in the field of molecular oncology on a topic by topic basis. Each issue is devoted to a single important topic of interest to cancer biologists, from the underlying genetic and molecular causes of cellular Transformation and cancer to the molecular basis of potential therapies. Every issue is edited by a guest editor, an internationally acknowledged expert in the field, and contains six to eight authoritative invited reviews on different aspects of the subject area. The aim of each issue is to provide a coordinated, readable, and lively review of a selected area.
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.
BBA - Reviews on Cancer
Impact factor: 7.845*
BBA - Reviews on Cancer covers the whole field of the biology and biochemistry of cancer, emphasising oncogenes and tumour suppressor genes, growth-related cell cycle control signalling, carcinogenesis mechanisms, cell transformation, immunologic control mechanisms, genetics of human (mammalian) cancer, control of cell proliferation, genetic and molecular control of organismic development, rational anti-tumour drug design.
The Journal of Pathology
Impact factor: 7.429*
The Journal of Pathology aims to serve as a translational bridge between basic biomedical science and clinical medicine with particular emphasis on, but not restricted to, tissue based studies. The main interests of the Journal lie in publishing studies that further our understanding the pathophysiological and pathogenetic mechanisms of human disease.
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.
Cancer Treatment Reviews
Impact factor: 7.588*
Cancer Treatment Reviews keeps both the clinician and researcher abreast of developments in cancer treatment research through the evidence-based reviews. Each issue provides topical reviews under the following regular sections: comments on controversy, tumour reviews, anti-tumour treatments, new drugs, complications of treatment, general and supportive care and laboratory/clinic interface.
Cancer and Metastasis Reviews
Impact factor: 7.234*
The transformation of biology from a descriptive, phenomenological discipline to one in which the regulatory principles are understood and predictably manipulated brings new opportunities to the study of cancer and the search for effective therapeutic modalities. Cancer and Metastasis Reviews offers a forum for critical review and discussion of these challenges.
*2014 impact factor (published in 2015)
Last update: 27 October 2014