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Two members of the Editorial Board of Oncotarget, William G. Kaelin, Jr. and Gregg L. Semenza, won 2016 Lasker Award for the discovery of the oxygen-sensing pathway.

Since 2010, Oncotarget has published 370 papers on oxygen-related topics. Gregg Semenza has published 7 papers in Oncotarget

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Oncotarget is launching sections (and accepting papers) on topics beyond oncology:

  • Gerotarget/Aging
  • Immunology/Microbiology
  • Neuropathology/Neuroscience
  • Endocrinology
  • Cardiology
  • Metabolism
  • Cell & Mol Biology
  • Pharmacology (all areas)

Impact factor (IF)
ISI/Thomson Reuters JCR

Year IF Total Cites
2015/2016 5.008 10452
2014 6.359 3908
2013 6.627 2217
2012 6.636 1450
2011 4.784 493

  • MEDLINE/PubMed and PMC
  • Science Citation Index Expanded/Web of Science
  • Scopus: Ranks Q1
  • Starting August 2015, Oncotarget goes weekly

2015/2016: 5-Year Impact Factor: 5.415

Scopus/SJR ranking.

2011-ongoing: Q1 (highest rank). All years Q1 in Medicine (subject area) and Oncology

Oncotarget ranks number 1 on Total Documents (2015) among all journals in Oncology, see here

If your paper was mistakenly rejected by other leading journals, you may submit it to Oncotarget together with peer-reviews obtained from the other journal and rebuttal letter.

The term "oncotarget" encompasses all molecules, pathways, and cellular functions common in cancer and aging, neurodegeneration and atherosclerosis, lymphocytes and neurons, cancer cells and microbes.

Oncotarget is a multidisciplinary traditional journal with free-access. Oncotarget publishes papers online in weekly issues. Each issue or paper can be printed for special demand.

Our mission is to make scientific results rapidly and widely available. To maximize the impact of research via insightful review. To allow exceptional discoveries to be shared quickly. To eliminate the border between specialties. To link different fields of biomedical science. To foster applications of basic and clinical science to fight disease.

Under the leadership of the most prominent scientists, the journal helps all researchers contribute to the progress of science. Life without disease is our ultimate goal.

The success of Oncotarget has prompted us to launch sections beyond oncology.

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