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
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Epidemiology

Journal Metrics

2 Year Impact Factor: 5.922 *
5 Year Impact Factor 5.950 *
*(2017 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2018))

Immediacy Index: 0.985
Eigenfator Score: 0.0651
Article Influence Score: 1.721
SJR: 2.890
SNIP: 1.711

For more information on these journal metrics, please visit this link


Adrian L Harris
University of Oxford, UK

Managing Editor

James Mockridge
Cancer Research 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
Science Citation Index
Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
Current Contents / Clinical Medicine
Current Contents / Life Sciences
Summon by ProQuest
EBSCO Academic Search
PubMed Central
EBSCO Advanced Placement Source
EBSCO Biomedical Reference Collection
INIS Atomindex


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