About the Journal

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Aims and scope

Oncogenesis is a peer-reviewed open access online journal that publishes articles exploring mechanistic insight and 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 2019 peer review performance metrics for Oncogenesis are shown below:

Average time to decision without external review - 8 days
Average time to decision following external review - 53 days
Average time from submission to acceptance - 140 days
Average time from acceptance to publication - 15 days
Article page views - 204,859
Altmetric mentions - 181

The 2019 journal metrics* for Oncogenesis are as follows:

2-year Impact Factor: 6.119
5-year Impact Factor: 6.052
Immediacy index: 0.845
Eigenfactor® score: 0.00775
Article influence score: 1.613
SNIP: 1.315
SJR: 2.118

*2019 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2020)

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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.