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Cancersopen access



Universities and research institutions in Switzerland

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MDPI Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute



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Cancers (ISSN 2072-6694) is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal on oncology. It publishes article types including Research Papers, Reviews, Editorials, Communications, etc. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. The full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. There is, in addition, a unique feature of this journal: we accept studies showing meaningful but negative results. While there are many journals that focus on cancer studies, none of them actively accepts negative results. As a result, most negative data end up not being in the public domain even if the data were meaningfully negative and the study well designed. By accepting those negative results, our journal encourages scientists to share those data so that they would not need to repeat the experiments that somebody else has already done. We publish high-quality articles including basic, translational, and clinical studies on all tumor types. 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.

Cancer Research2011Q4
Cancer Research2012Q3
Cancer Research2013Q3
Cancer Research2014Q3
Cancer Research2015Q2
Cancer Research2016Q1
Cancer Research2017Q1
Cancer Research2018Q1
Cancer Research2019Q1

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)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.758
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.344
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.646
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.556
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.044
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.170
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.953
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20186.650
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20196.037
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.758
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.344
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.646
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.621
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.449
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20165.503
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20176.177
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20186.155
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20196.075
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.758
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.344
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.570
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20155.021
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20165.653
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20175.496
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20186.518
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20195.968
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 Cites20100
Self Cites20119
Self Cites20126
Self Cites20132
Self Cites201414
Self Cites201513
Self Cites201610
Self Cites201730
Self Cites2018106
Self Cites2019460
Total Cites20100
Total Cites201191
Total Cites2012465
Total Cites2013680
Total Cites2014954
Total Cites20151139
Total Cites20161772
Total Cites20172199
Total Cites20182505
Total Cites20194751
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 document20100
External Cites per document20110.683
External Cites per document20121.327
External Cites per document20131.642
External Cites per document20142.582
External Cites per document20154.398
External Cites per document20165.472
External Cites per document20176.093
External Cites per document20185.894
External Cites per document20195.487
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20110.758
Cites per document20121.344
Cites per document20131.646
Cites per document20142.621
Cites per document20154.449
Cites per document20165.503
Cites per document20176.177
Cites per document20186.155
Cites per document20196.075
% 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 documents20100
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20133
Non-citable documents20143
Non-citable documents20153
Non-citable documents20165
Non-citable documents20178
Non-citable documents201811
Non-citable documents201926
Citable documents20100
Citable documents2011120
Citable documents2012346
Citable documents2013413
Citable documents2014364
Citable documents2015256
Citable documents2016322
Citable documents2017356
Citable documents2018407
Citable documents2019782
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 documents20100
Uncited documents201167
Uncited documents2012155
Uncited documents2013175
Uncited documents2014106
Uncited documents201531
Uncited documents201641
Uncited documents201745
Uncited documents201859
Uncited documents201977
Cited documents20100
Cited documents201154
Cited documents2012193
Cited documents2013241
Cited documents2014261
Cited documents2015228
Cited documents2016286
Cited documents2017319
Cited documents2018359
Cited documents2019731
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