About the Journal

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Aims and Scope

The British Journal of Cancer is one of the most-cited general cancer journals, publishing significant advances in translational and clinical cancer research. It also publishes high-quality reviews and thought-provoking comment on all aspects of cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

BJC welcomes research across all cancer types and has a particular focus on: metastasis, microenvironment, immunology and immunotherapy, targeted and next-generation therapeutics, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, mechanisms of resistance, clinical trials, genomics, epigenomics and precision medicine, epidemiology, metabolism and state-of-the art diagnostic approaches.

The British Journal of Cancer is owned by Cancer Research UK, the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research.

The journal is separated into six general categories:

  • Clinical Studies
  • Translational Therapeutics
  • Diagnostics and Imaging
  • Epidemiology
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Genetics and Genomics

Impact factor

6.176 (2016 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2017))


Adrian L Harris
University of Oxford, UK

Editorial office

BJC Main Editorial Office
Cancer Research UK
Angel Building
407 St John Street
London EC1V 4AD, UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 3469 6076


The international standard serial number (ISSN) for BJC is 0007-0920, and the electronic international standard serial number (eISSN) is 1532-1827.


24 issues a year

BJC is abstracted/indexed in the following:

  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • ​Google Scholar
  • ​Medline
  • Science Citation Index
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  • Current Contents / Clinical Medicine
  • Current Contents / Life Sciences
  • OCLC
  • Summon by ProQuest
  • EBSCO Academic Search
  • PubMed Central
  • EBSCO Advanced Placement Source
  • EBSCO Biomedical Reference Collection


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