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Aims and scope

Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases covers all aspects of prostatic diseases, in particular prostate cancer, the subject of intensive basic and clinical research world-wide. The journal also reports on exciting new developments being made in diagnosis, surgery, radiotherapy, drug discovery and medical management.

Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases is of interest to surgeons, oncologists and clinicians treating patients and to those involved in research into diseases of the prostate. The journal covers the three main areas - prostate cancer, male LUTS and prostatitis.

Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases publishes original research articles, reviews, topical comment and critical appraisals of scientific meetings and the latest books. The journal also contains a calendar of forthcoming scientific meetings. The Editors and a distinguished Editorial Board ensure that submitted articles receive fast and efficient attention and are refereed to the highest possible scientific standard. A fast track system is available for topical articles of particular significance.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of the general topics covered by Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases:

  • Alternative therapies
  • Angiogenesis
  • Anti-sense oligonucleotides against growth factors
  • Brachytherapy
  • Conformal radiotherapy
  • Conformal radiotherapy
  • Cyclotron fast neutron treatment
  • Enhancing the results of radical prostatectomy
  • Epidemiology of prostate cancer and prostatic diseases
  • Familial prostate cancer
  • Free to total PSA
  • Gene therapy for prostate cancer
  • Genetic basis for prostate cancer Hormone-related disease
  • How significant is PSA-detected disease?
  • Intermittent antiandrogen therapy
  • Mechanisms of tumour invasion in prostate cancer
  • Medical and surgical therapies for male LUTS
  • Medical therapy for male LUTS: the road ahead
  • Natural history of prostate cancer and prostatic diseases
  • Nutrition in prostate cancer and prostatic diseases
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Prognostic markers
  • Prostate cancer and potency and impotence
  • Prostatic intra-epithelial neoplasia - an important precursor of cancer
  • Prostatitis: quo vadis?
  • Quality of life issues
  • Racial issues in prostate cancer
  • Recurrence after radical prostatectomy
  • Reproducibility (test-retest reliability) of investigations for prostatic diseases
  • Reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction to detect circulating mRNA for PSA
  • Role of differentiation therapy
  • Screening for prostate cancer
  • Staging of prostate cancer: beyond conventional imaging
  • The magic bullet - use of PSA promotor gene to target gene therapy
  • Utility of ultrasensitive PSA assays

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  • Rapid turnaround times - less than 25 days for an initial decision
  • One of the highest ranked Urology journals
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Journal Metrics

The 2022 journal metrics* for Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases are as follows:

2-year Impact Factor* (2021): 5.455
5-year Impact Factor* (2021): 5.469
Immediacy index*: 1.059
Eigenfactor® score*: 0.00583
Article influence score*: 1.508
Journal Citation Score*: 1.26

The 2022 peer review performance metrics for Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases are shown below:

3 days to first decision without external review (Average)
32 days to first decision with external review (Average)

SNIP: 1.215
SJR: 0.377

385,562 Article page views (in 2021)
572,593 Downloads (in 2021)
1,666 Altmetric mentions (2021)

*2021 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2022)

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Abstracted/indexed in

Current Contents/Clinical Medicine
EMBASE/Excerpta Medica
MEDLINE/Index Medicus
Research Alert
Science Citation Index
Science Citation Index Expanded
UK Health Centre Index


The international standard serial number (ISSN) for Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases is 1365-7852, and the electronic international standard serial number (eISSN) is 1476-5608.


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