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Celebrating 20 Years of BMC Cancer


New Content Item (1)This year BMC Cancer is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. Since launching in 2001 we are proud to have become a leading Open Access journal in the oncology field, considering all areas of cancer research from cancer cell biology to epidemiology to cancer therapeutics and much more. We're looking back at our achievements and highlighting some of the most influential research published in the journal over the past two decades. 

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Find out more about the journal's criteria and scope for study protocols here

Are cancer patients better off if they participate in clinical trials?

How do physicians and nurses perceive the benefits of clinical trial participation compared with standard care? Is it justified to claim that clinical trial participation improves outcomes for cancer patients? Zandra Nielsen et al. present their latest findings of a mixed-methods study in Scandinavia.


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Aims and Scope


BMC Cancer is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of cancer research, including the pathophysiology, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancers. The journal welcomes submissions in broad areas of cancer research including molecular and cellular biology, genetics, epidemiology, and clinical trials.

Peer Review Taxonomy

This journal is participating in a pilot of NISO/STM's Working Group on Peer Review Taxonomy, to identify and standardize definitions and terminology in peer review practices in order to make the peer review process for articles and journals more transparent. Further information on the pilot is available here.

The following summary describes the peer review process for this journal:

  • Identity transparency: Single anonymized
  • Reviewer interacts with: Editor
  • Review information published: Review reports. Reviewer Identities reviewer opt in. Author/reviewer communication

We welcome your feedback on this Peer Review Taxonomy Pilot. Please can you take the time to complete this short survey.

Call for submissions: 'Targeted Therapy' Collection

The Editors of BMC Cancer and BMC Medicine invite of submissions to our ‘Targeted Therapy’ cross journal collection. Guest edited by Prof. Min Li (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, USA) and Dr. Yanis Boumber (The Northwestern University, USA). 

Call for Submissions: 'Microbiome and Cancer' Collection

The Editors of BMC Cancer, BMC Microbiology and Microbiome invite of submissions to our ‘Microbiome and Cancer’ cross journal collection. Guest edited by Prof. Christopher Staley, Dr. Jacques Ravel and Dr. Sean Devlin. 


The Collection is open for submissions until 31st December 2021.

BMC Series Focus Issues

December: HIV

For World AIDS day, the BMC Series Journals dedicate this month's focus issue to research on HIV and AIDS highlighting recent advancements in understanding the biology of the disease, the continued breakthroughs in diagnosis and treatment and also shed some light on what life with HIV is like. 

November: Infection and health

The BMC Series journals would like to dedicate their November focus issue to the recent research into infections and health highlighting four key topics within research on infection - the biology, recent advances in detection and diagnosis, the risk factors and incidence reports and finally on the advances in treatment and combating of infection.  Browse the articles in the focus issue further to learn more.

Trending BMC Cancer Articles

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Editorial: Nobel Prize Cancer Immunotherapy!

Follow Nobel Prize laureates James P. Allison's and Tasuku Honjo's footsteps and experience the genesis of a new field of cancer therapy. BMC Cancer Editorial Board Member Dr. Sheng Guo from Pittsburgh University takes us on an exciting journey of discovery...

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    79 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    55 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    170 days from submission to acceptance
    16 days from acceptance to publication

    Citation Impact
    4.430 - 2-year Impact Factor
    4.372 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.218 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    1.358 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

    Usage 
    5,089,371 Downloads
    2,117 Altmetric Mentions