About the Journal

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Aims and scope

Oncogenesis is a peer-reviewed open access online journal that publishes full-length papers, reviews, and short communications 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.

Oncogenesis seeks to encompass the breadth of the molecular biology of malignant change, and topics of particular interest include:

  • Apoptosis
  • Cancer metabolism
  • Cell cycle and growth regulation
  • Cellular oncogenes
  • Cellular transformation and immortalization
  • DNA damage and repair
  • Mode of action of cancer therapeutics
  • Molecular oncology
  • Novel targeted therapies
  • Senescence
  • Tumour suppression
  • Virus-induced oncogenesis

Journal metrics

The 2018 journal metrics* for Oncogenesis are as follows:

  • 2-year Impact Factor: 5.995
  • 5-year Impact Factor: 5.479
  • Immediacy index: 0.948
  • Eigenfactor® score: 0.00636
  • Article influence score: 1.451
  • Rank: 33/229 Oncology

*2018 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2019)

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Abstracted/Indexed in

  • PubMed Central
  • Scopus
  • Google Scholar
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)


The ISSN (online) number for Oncogenesis is 2157-9024.