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The 2009 Impact Factors are now available from Thomson Reuters’s Journal Citation Reports database and the rankings for the top twenty Oncology Journals are:
- CA: A CANCER JOURNAL FOR CLINICIANS: 87.925
- NATURE REVIEWS CANCER: 29.538
- CANCER CELL: 25.288
- JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY: 17.793
- LANCET ONCOLOGY: 14.470
- JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE: 14.069
- BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-REVIEWS ON CANCER: 11.685
- CANCER AND METASTASIS REVIEW: 9.345
- LEUKEMIA: 8.296
- NATURE CLINICIAL PRACTICE ONCOLOGY: 8.075
- STEM CELLS: 7.747
- CURRENT PROBLEMS IN CANCER: 7.545
- CANCER RESEARCH: 7.543
- ONCOGENE: 7.135
- SEMINARS IN CANCER BIOLOGY: 6.918
- CLINICAL CANCER RESEARCH: 6.747
- ONCOLOGIST: 6.701
- JOURNAL OF PATHOLOGY: 6.466
- ANNALS OF ONCOLOGY: 5.647
- CANCER: 5.418
An Impact Factor of 1.0 means that, on average, the articles published one or two years ago have been cited one time. An Impact Factor of 2.5 means that, on average, the articles published one or two years ago have been cited two and a half times. Citing articles may be from the same journal; most citing articles are from different journals.
The journal Cancer Cell has a 2009 Impact Factor of 25.288. This Impact Factor was calculated by first determining the total number of citations in 2009 to articles published in Cancer Cell in 2007 (2,263 citations) and 2008 (1,682 citations) and then dividing that sum (3,945 citations) by the total number of citable articles published in Cancer Cell during 2007 and 2008 (156 articles).
CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians is the top journal of the 6500+ journals tracked by Journal Citation Reports. New to the top-twenty list of Oncology journals this year are Current Problems in Cancer, Journal of Pathology, and Annals of Oncology.
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