Performance Review of Oncotarget

The US-based medicine oncology journal was ranked 66 on the H Index, according to SJR (Scimago Journal & Country Rank). The number of times that the Oncotarget documents have been cited showed an upward trend between 2009 and 2016, with the total cites standing at 22697. The number of non-citable documents was 15 (2011), 205 (2012), 338 (2013), 124 (2014), 137 (2015) and 392 (2016) – 1211 in total. The level of international collaboration for the Medical Journal was 22.58% in 2011 and 31.37% in 2016 with the highest being 37.4% in 2014.

RG Journal Impact for Oncotarget was estimated at 3.45*. Research Gate used its data to calculate the value based on the average number of times that the works published in the journal have been cited. It is however imperative to note that the data relied upon in the calculation may not be exhaustive.

Note that the 2017 RG Journal Impact is not out yet,the results will be available during the summer of 2018. The Research Gate Journal Impact for Oncotarget has been fluctuating for the past few years. The figures were estimated at 4.76, 6.73, 5.77, and 5.30 in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 respectively. Other important details include the journal’s cited half-life (2.40), immediacy index (0.57), Eigen factor (0.01) and article influence (1.72).

About Oncotarget

It is a weekly peer-reviewed open access journal committed to the provision of reliable information in the field of medicine. The medical journal covers research on all areas of oncology. The motivation behind its establishment was to avail an in-depth understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Established in 2010, Oncotarget is usually published by Impact Journals. Its chief editors are Andrei V, Gudkov and Mikhail Blagosklonny of Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

The growing popularity of the journal is attributed to its insightful, punctual, constructive and multiple peer review which has helped its authors to enhance the effect of their research. Oncotarget plans to start publishing two issues weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays because of its increasing importance, impact, volume, and quality. The move is expected to bridge the gap and also prevent delays in the future.