Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Cancer Discovery


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


American Association for Cancer Research Inc.



Publication type



21598274, 21598290





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Cancer Discovery publishes high-impact, peer-reviewed articles describing major advances in research and clinical trials. As the premier cancer information resource, the Journal also presents Review Articles, Perspectives and Commentaries, News stories, and Research Watch summaries of important journal articles to its readers to keep them informed about the latest findings in the field. Topics span the spectrum of cancer research and medicine from the laboratory to the clinic and epidemiologic studies 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.


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)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20136.197
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20147.204
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20158.040
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20168.350
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20178.836
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20189.094
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201910.949
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20136.197
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20147.204
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20157.814
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20168.129
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20179.491
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20189.541
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201910.757
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20136.197
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20146.562
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20157.461
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20168.460
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201710.207
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20188.865
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201910.327
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 Cites20110
Self Cites201210
Self Cites201355
Self Cites201487
Self Cites201588
Self Cites201672
Self Cites201789
Self Cites2018120
Self Cites2019102
Total Cites20110
Total Cites2012495
Total Cites20132138
Total Cites20144495
Total Cites20156142
Total Cites20165942
Total Cites20176473
Total Cites20186593
Total Cites20197605
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 document20110
External Cites per document20124.409
External Cites per document20136.038
External Cites per document20147.064
External Cites per document20157.702
External Cites per document20168.030
External Cites per document20179.361
External Cites per document20189.368
External Cites per document201910.612
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20124.500
Cites per document20136.197
Cites per document20147.204
Cites per document20157.814
Cites per document20168.129
Cites per document20179.491
Cites per document20189.541
Cites per document201910.757
% 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 documents20110
Non-citable documents201239
Non-citable documents2013203
Non-citable documents2014424
Non-citable documents2015652
Non-citable documents2016667
Non-citable documents2017633
Non-citable documents2018403
Non-citable documents2019413
Citable documents20110
Citable documents2012110
Citable documents2013345
Citable documents2014624
Citable documents2015786
Citable documents2016731
Citable documents2017682
Citable documents2018691
Citable documents2019707
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 documents20110
Uncited documents201292
Uncited documents2013389
Uncited documents2014740
Uncited documents20151043
Uncited documents2016983
Uncited documents2017891
Uncited documents2018664
Uncited documents2019665
Cited documents20110
Cited documents201257
Cited documents2013159
Cited documents2014308
Cited documents2015395
Cited documents2016415
Cited documents2017424
Cited documents2018430
Cited documents2019455
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