Journal Information

Aims & Scope

We are interested in the best research from across the entire spectrum of clinical oncology, with our broad scope ensuring that the work we publish reaches the widest possible audience. This page gives more detail about the aims and scope of the journal.

Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology is part of the Nature Reviews portfolio of journals. To learn more about Nature Reviews, check out this animation and the Nature Reviews page. You can also find a summary of the editorial input and checks here.

About the Editors

Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology has an external advisory board. Note however that all editorial decisions are made by a team of full-time professional editors, who are PhD-level scientists. 

Like the other Nature titles, Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology has no external editorial board. Instead, all editorial decisions are made by a team of full-time professional editors, who are PhD-level scientists.

Journal Credits

Information on other journal staff.

Journal Metrics

Journal metrics for Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology.


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General editorial inquiries and correspondence should be addressed to the Editor, at

Inquiries about the status of a manuscript should be addressed to the Editorial Assistant, at

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Journal Abbreviation

The correct abbreviation for abstracting and indexing purposes is Nat. Rev. Clin. Oncol.


The international standard serial numbers (ISSN) for Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology are 1759-4774 (print) and 1759-4782 (online).


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