Carcinogenesis (journal)

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Discipline Oncology
Language English
Edited by Curtis C. Harris
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Monthly
ISSN 0143-3334 (print)
1460-2180 (web)
OCLC no. 06123551

Carcinogenesis is a peer-reviewed medical journal in the field of cancer biology. It was established in 1980 and is published monthly by Oxford University Press. As of 2010, the editor-in-chief is Curtis C. Harris (National Cancer Institute).[1] Carcinogenesis publishes articles in four sections: cancer biology covers the cell and molecular biology of cancer, as well as mutation and DNA repair; molecular epidemiology includes genetic predisposition to cancer; cancer prevention covers chemoprophylaxis as well as dietary factors; and carcinogenesis covers all forms of carcinogens, including their metabolism and detection in the environment.[2] Authors can pay to have their articles released freely online as part of a hybrid open access scheme.[3] Free or reduced-rate online access is available to educational institutions in low-income countries.[4][5]


The journal was established in 1980 by R. Colin Garner (University of York) and Anthony Dipple (National Cancer Institute).[4][6] The original scope of Carcinogenesis was defined in the first issue as research relating to "the prevention of cancer in man", and the journal was conceived from the outset as a multidisciplinary journal, with the intention of encouraging the "cross-fertilization of ideas" across the "very broad spectrum of scientific endeavour" of cancer research.[7] In 2008, the journal added the subtitle "Integrative Cancer Research" to reflect its multidisciplinary scope.[8]

The journal was originally published by IRL Press,[6][9][10] which merged with Oxford University Press in 1989.[4][11]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

Carcinogenesis is abstracted and indexed in Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS Previews, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts, Current Contents/Life Sciences, BIOBASE – Current Awareness in Biological Sciences, EMBASE, Excerpta Medica, Global Health, MEDLINE, ProQuest, and the Science Citation Index.[2] According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2014 impact factor of 5.334, ranking it 27th out of 211 journals in the category "Oncology".[12]


  1. ^ Editorial Board, Oxford University Press, retrieved 17 August 2010 
  2. ^ a b About the journal, Oxford University Press, retrieved 17 August 2010 
  3. ^ Oxford Open participating titles, Oxford University Press, retrieved 17 August 2010 
  4. ^ a b c Harris CC. (2010), "Editorial", Carcinogenesis, 31: 1, doi:10.1093/carcin/bgp302, retrieved 17 August 2010 
  5. ^ Developing Countries Initiatives, Oxford University Press, retrieved 17 August 2010 
  6. ^ a b Anon. (1980), "Front matter" (PDF), Carcinogenesis, 1 (1), retrieved 17 August 2010 
  7. ^ Garner C, Dipple A (1980), "Editors' Note" (PDF), Carcinogenesis, 1 (1), retrieved 17 August 2010 
  8. ^ Harris CC. (2008), "Editorial", Carcinogenesis, 29: 1, doi:10.1093/carcin/bgm257, retrieved 17 August 2010 
  9. ^ Anon. (1981), "Front matter" (PDF), Carcinogenesis, 2 (1), retrieved 17 August 2010 
  10. ^ Anon. (1982), "Front matter" (PDF), Carcinogenesis, 3 (1), retrieved 17 August 2010 
  11. ^ A history of journals publishing at Oxford University Press, Oxford University Press, retrieved 17 August 2010 
  12. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Oncology". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015. 

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