Scimago Journal & Country Rank

OncoTargets and Therapyopen access


New Zealand

Universities and research institutions in New Zealand

Subject Area and Category


Dove Medical Press Ltd.



Publication type








How to publish in this journal


OncoTargets and Therapy is an international, peer-reviewed journal focusing on molecular aspects of cancer research, that is, the molecular diagnosis of and targeted molecular or precision therapy for all types of cancer. The journal is characterized by the rapid reporting of high-quality original research, basic science, reviews and evaluations, expert opinion and commentary that shed novel insight on a cancer or cancer subtype. Specific topics covered by the journal include: -Novel therapeutic targets and innovative agents -Novel therapeutic regimens for improved benefit and/or decreased side effects -Early stage clinical trials Further considerations when submitting to OncoTargets and Therapy: -Studies containing in vivo animal model data will be considered favorably. -Tissue microarray analyses will not be considered except in cases where they are supported by comprehensive biological studies involving multiple cell lines. -Biomarker association studies will be considered only when validated by comprehensive in vitro data and analysis of human tissue samples. -Studies utilizing publicly available data (e.g. GWAS/TCGA/GEO etc.) should add to the body of knowledge about a specific disease or relevant phenotype and must be validated using the authors’ own data through replication in an independent sample set and functional follow-up. -Bioinformatics studies must be validated using the authors’ own data through replication in an independent sample set and functional follow-up. -Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) studies will not be considered. Join the conversation about this journal

The set of journals have been ranked according to their SJR and divided into four equal groups, four quartiles. Q1 (green) comprises the quarter of the journals with the highest values, Q2 (yellow) the second highest values, Q3 (orange) the third highest values and Q4 (red) the lowest values.

Pharmacology (medical)2010Q3
Pharmacology (medical)2011Q2
Pharmacology (medical)2012Q2
Pharmacology (medical)2013Q2
Pharmacology (medical)2014Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2015Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2016Q2
Pharmacology (medical)2017Q2
Pharmacology (medical)2018Q2
Pharmacology (medical)2019Q2

The SJR is a size-independent prestige indicator that ranks journals by their 'average prestige per article'. It is based on the idea that 'all citations are not created equal'. SJR is a measure of scientific influence of journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from It measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, it expresses how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is.

Citations per document

This indicator counts the number of citations received by documents from a journal and divides them by the total number of documents published in that journal. The chart shows the evolution of the average number of times documents published in a journal in the past two, three and four years have been cited in the current year. The two years line is equivalent to journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.

Cites per documentYearValue
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.304
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.359
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.371
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.113
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.419
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.989
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.915
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.095
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.033
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.304
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.359
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.634
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.219
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.421
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.053
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.885
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.111
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.124
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.304
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.098
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.408
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.308
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.517
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.911
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.837
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.178
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.259
Total Cites 

Evolution of the total number of citations and journal's self-citations received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years.
Journal Self-citation is defined as the number of citation from a journal citing article to articles published by the same journal.

Self Cites20090
Self Cites20100
Self Cites20111
Self Cites20121
Self Cites20132
Self Cites201415
Self Cites201553
Self Cites2016116
Self Cites2017120
Self Cites2018187
Self Cites2019297
Total Cites20090
Total Cites20107
Total Cites201190
Total Cites2012151
Total Cites2013245
Total Cites2014866
Total Cites20151700
Total Cites20162693
Total Cites20174198
Total Cites20185618
Total Cites20196986
External Cites per Doc 
Cites per Doc

Evolution of the number of total citation per document and external citation per document (i.e. journal self-citations removed) received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years. External citations are calculated by subtracting the number of self-citations from the total number of citations received by the journal’s documents.

External Cites per document20090
External Cites per document20100.304
External Cites per document20111.978
External Cites per document20122.344
External Cites per document20132.613
External Cites per document20143.164
External Cites per document20153.314
External Cites per document20162.922
External Cites per document20172.803
External Cites per document20183.007
External Cites per document20192.992
Cites per document20090.000
Cites per document20100.304
Cites per document20112.000
Cites per document20122.359
Cites per document20132.634
Cites per document20143.219
Cites per document20153.421
Cites per document20163.053
Cites per document20172.885
Cites per document20183.111
Cites per document20193.124
% International Collaboration

International Collaboration accounts for the articles that have been produced by researchers from several countries. The chart shows the ratio of a journal's documents signed by researchers from more than one country; that is including more than one country address.

YearInternational Collaboration
Citable documents 
Non-citable documents

Not every article in a journal is considered primary research and therefore "citable", this chart shows the ratio of a journal's articles including substantial research (research articles, conference papers and reviews) in three year windows vs. those documents other than research articles, reviews and conference papers.

Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20156
Non-citable documents201620
Non-citable documents201729
Non-citable documents201842
Non-citable documents201943
Citable documents20090
Citable documents201023
Citable documents201145
Citable documents201264
Citable documents201393
Citable documents2014269
Citable documents2015497
Citable documents2016882
Citable documents20171455
Citable documents20181806
Citable documents20192236
Cited documents 
Uncited documents

Ratio of a journal's items, grouped in three years windows, that have been cited at least once vs. those not cited during the following year.

Uncited documents20090
Uncited documents201018
Uncited documents201116
Uncited documents201216
Uncited documents201323
Uncited documents201460
Uncited documents2015123
Uncited documents2016207
Uncited documents2017343
Uncited documents2018392
Uncited documents2019512
Cited documents20090
Cited documents20105
Cited documents201129
Cited documents201248
Cited documents201370
Cited documents2014211
Cited documents2015380
Cited documents2016695
Cited documents20171141
Cited documents20181456
Cited documents20191767
Scimago Journal & Country Rank
Show this widget in your own website

Just copy the code below and paste within your html code:
Metrics based on Scopus® data as of April 2020
Loading comments…

Leave a comment

* Required

* Required

* Required

* Required

The users of Scimago Journal & Country Rank have the possibility to dialogue through comments linked to a specific journal. The purpose is to have a forum in which general doubts about the processes of publication in the journal, experiences and other issues derived from the publication of papers are resolved. For topics on particular articles, maintain the dialogue through the usual channels with your editor.

Developed by:
Scimago Lab
Powered by:
Powered by scopus

Follow us on @ScimagoJR

Scimago Lab, Copyright 2007-2020. Data Source: Scopus®