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Frontiers in Oncologyopen access



Universities and research institutions in Switzerland

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Frontiers Media S.A.



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Frontiers in Oncology publishes rigorously peer-reviewed research across the entire field of cancer research. Field Chief Editor Giuseppe Giaccone at Georgetown University is supported by an outstanding Editorial Board of international researchers. This multidisciplinary open-access journal is at the forefront of disseminating and communicating scientific knowledge and impactful discoveries to researchers, academics, clinicians and the public worldwide. The journal welcomes outstanding contributions in any domain of cancer research: from basic laboratory research to clinical investigation, from prevention to treatment, and from imaging studies to novel treatment strategies. 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 Research2012Q4
Cancer Research2013Q2
Cancer Research2014Q2
Cancer Research2015Q1
Cancer Research2016Q1
Cancer Research2017Q1
Cancer Research2018Q1
Cancer Research2019Q2

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)20120.426
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.173
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.031
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.700
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.041
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.934
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.052
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.998
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.426
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.173
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.031
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.877
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20165.125
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20175.137
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.885
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.809
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.426
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.173
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.259
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.885
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20165.425
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.734
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.394
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.892
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 Cites20122
Self Cites201341
Self Cites2014127
Self Cites2015164
Self Cites201679
Self Cites201773
Self Cites2018122
Self Cites2019244
Total Cites20110
Total Cites201220
Total Cites2013549
Total Cites20141963
Total Cites20153804
Total Cites20164623
Total Cites20174315
Total Cites20183913
Total Cites20195458
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 document20120.383
External Cites per document20132.936
External Cites per document20143.770
External Cites per document20154.667
External Cites per document20165.038
External Cites per document20175.050
External Cites per document20184.733
External Cites per document20194.594
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20120.426
Cites per document20133.173
Cites per document20144.031
Cites per document20154.877
Cites per document20165.125
Cites per document20175.137
Cites per document20184.885
Cites per document20194.809
% 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 documents20125
Non-citable documents201312
Non-citable documents201432
Non-citable documents201561
Non-citable documents201684
Non-citable documents201791
Non-citable documents201880
Non-citable documents201977
Citable documents20110
Citable documents201247
Citable documents2013173
Citable documents2014487
Citable documents2015780
Citable documents2016902
Citable documents2017840
Citable documents2018801
Citable documents20191135
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 documents201240
Uncited documents201331
Uncited documents201476
Uncited documents2015124
Uncited documents2016161
Uncited documents2017158
Uncited documents2018159
Uncited documents2019222
Cited documents20110
Cited documents201212
Cited documents2013154
Cited documents2014443
Cited documents2015717
Cited documents2016825
Cited documents2017773
Cited documents2018722
Cited documents2019990
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