About the Journal

Aims and Scope
Oncogene aims to make substantial advances in our knowledge of processes that contribute to cancer by publishing outstanding research. We propagate work that challenges standard conjecture and builds on previous studies, in particular those that lead to establishing new paradigms in the etio-pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancers, and in processes that drive metastatic spread, and provide important insights into cancer biology beyond what has been revealed thus far.

Areas covered by Oncogene include, but are not limited to, the cellular and molecular biology of cancer including resistance to cancer therapies, and development of better approaches to improving survival.Across cancer biology, we have a broad remit encompassing the life sciences and biomedicine, from the most fundamental and theoretical work, through to translational, applied, and clinical research.

Reviewing Editors are among the most respected and accomplished individuals in their fields – from genetics and structural biology, to function and mechanism.

50 issues per year

Journal Metrics
Article metrics such as number of downloads, citations and online attention are available from each article page, and provide an overview of the attention received by a paper.

The 2019 peer review performance metrics for Oncogene are shown below:

  • Average time to decision without external review - 10 days
  • Average time to decision following external review - 47 days
  • Articles published online within approximately 14 days and in print within 2-3 months.
  • Over 68,000 recipients in receipt of the monthly electronic table of contents alert.
  • Over 6 million views of the journal website per year.

The 2019 journal metrics* for Oncogene are as follows:

  • 2-year Impact Factor: 6.634
  • Journal Rank:  28/229 Oncology; 15/174 Genetics & Heredity; 35/298 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; 35/193 Cell Biology
  • 5-year Impact Factor: 6.429
  • Immediacy index: 2.053
  • Eigenfactor® score: 0.07460
  • Article Influence Score: 1.938

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

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Science Citation Index
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EBSCO Advanced Placement Source
EBSCO Agriculture Plus
EBSCO Biomedical Reference Collection
EBSCO Science & Technology Collection
INIS Atomindex

International standard serial number (ISSN): 0950-9232
Electronic international standard serial number (eISSN): 1476-5594.

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