Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Cancer Discovery

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
PublisherAmerican Association for Cancer Research Inc.
Publication typeJournals
ISSN21598274, 21598290
Scope 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


How to publish in this journal


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)20124.509
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20136.203
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20147.179
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20157.991
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20168.306
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20178.668
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20189.296
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.509
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20136.203
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20147.179
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20157.766
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20168.075
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20179.318
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20189.997
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.509
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20136.203
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20146.535
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20157.432
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20168.383
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201710.039
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20189.618
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
Total Cites20110
Total Cites2012496
Total Cites20132140
Total Cites20144480
Total Cites20156104
Total Cites20165903
Total Cites20176364
Total Cites20186358
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 document20124.418
External Cites per document20136.043
External Cites per document20147.040
External Cites per document20157.654
External Cites per document20167.977
External Cites per document20179.187
External Cites per document20189.808
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20124.509
Cites per document20136.203
Cites per document20147.179
Cites per document20157.766
Cites per document20168.075
Cites per document20179.318
Cites per document20189.997
% 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 documents2016666
Non-citable documents2017628
Non-citable documents2018385
Citable documents20110
Citable documents2012110
Citable documents2013345
Citable documents2014624
Citable documents2015786
Citable documents2016731
Citable documents2017683
Citable documents2018636
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 documents2014744
Uncited documents20151043
Uncited documents2016984
Uncited documents2017890
Uncited documents2018615
Cited documents20110
Cited documents201257
Cited documents2013159
Cited documents2014304
Cited documents2015395
Cited documents2016413
Cited documents2017421
Cited documents2018406
Scimago Journal & Country Rank
Show this widget in your own website

Just copy the code below and paste within your html code:
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 2007-2019. Data Source: Scopus®