Aims and Scope

Cancer Medicine is a peer-reviewed, open access, interdisciplinary journal providing rapid publication of research from global biomedical researchers across the cancer sciences. The journal will consider submissions from all oncologic specialties, including, but not limited to, the following areas:

Clinical Cancer Research
Translational research ∙ clinical trials ∙ chemotherapy ∙ radiation therapy ∙ surgical therapy ∙ clinical observations ∙ clinical guidelines ∙ genetic consultation ∙ ethical considerations

Cancer Biology
Molecular biology ∙ cellular biology ∙ molecular genetics ∙ genomics ∙ immunology ∙ epigenetics ∙ metabolic studies ∙ proteomics ∙ cytopathology ∙ carcinogenesis ∙ drug discovery and delivery

Cancer Prevention
Behavioral science ∙ psychosocial studies ∙ screening ∙ nutrition ∙ epidemiology and prevention ∙ community outreach

Gene expressions profiles ∙ gene regulation networks ∙ genome bioinformatics ∙ pathwayanalysis ∙ prognostic biomarkers

Cancer Medicine publishes original research articles, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, research methods papers, and brief communications, along with invited editorials and commentaries. Original research papers must report well-conducted research with conclusions supported by the data presented in the paper.

We aim to be a truly global forum for high-quality cancer research, and we think that the best research should be published and made widely accessible as quickly as possible. Cancer Medicine publishes papers submitted directly to the journal and those referred from a select group of prestigious journals published by Wiley-Blackwell. List available here.

Cancer Medicine is a Wiley Open Access journal, one of a new series of peer reviewed titles publishing quality research with speed and efficiency. For further information visit the Wiley Open Access website.

Open Access and Copyright
All articles published by Cancer Medicine are fully open access: immediately freely available to read, download and share. All Cancer Medicine articles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Copyright on any research article in a journal published by Cancer Medicine is retained by the author(s). Authors grant Wiley a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher. Authors also grant any third party the right to use the article freely as long as its integrity is maintained and its original authors, citation details and publisher are identified. Further information about open access license and copyright can be found here.

Peer review policy
Cancer Medicine is participating in a pilot of the NISO Working Group on Peer Review Terminology. Standardising the terminology across journals and publishers used to describe peer review practices helps make the peer review process for articles and journals more transparent, and it will enable the community to better assess and compare peer review practices between different journals. More information can be found here.

Identity transparency: Single anonymized
Revewier interacts with: Editor
Review information published: None

Cancer Medicine
maintains the highest standards of peer review while increasing the efficiency of the process. All research articles published in the journal will undergo full peer review, and we pursue editorial approaches that may help us avoid bias. We will do our utmost to judge research objectively on its own merits and to avoid favoring research, for example, from particular institutions, countries, or regions. Key characteristics of the journal’s review process are:
• All manuscripts submitted directly to Cancer Medicine will be subject to single-anonymised peer review.
• Most submissions transferred to Cancer Medicine from partnering journals will be assessed using the original peer-review reports from those journals; however, the Editor-in-Chief will critically review these peer-review reports and may choose to send manuscripts out for additional single-anonymised review.
• Members of the editorial board lend insight, advice and guidance to the Chief Editors generally for decision making on specific submissions.
• The managing editor and editorial assistant provide administrative support to ensure Cancer Medicine maintains the integrity of peer review and delivers rapid and efficient publication to authors and reviewers.

Referred papers
In addition to papers submitted directly to the journal, Cancer Medicine will also consider papers referred from other Wiley-Blackwell journals that are participating in the Manuscript Transfer Program. As part of our commitment to speed of publication, and in order to reduce strain on the peer-review system, we have set-up a mechanism to allow a select group of prestigious partner journals to refer high-quality manuscripts to Cancer Medicine, along with any existing peer-review reports, when these journals are not themselves able to accommodate the manuscripts (for example, on grounds of scope or space). For such manuscripts that have existing peer-review reports, our Editor-in-Chief is able to decide whether or not a manuscript is suitable for publication particularly quickly.

Abstracting and indexing information
Cancer Medicine will deposit all articles into PubMed Central upon publication of an online issue. Once your article is deposited in PubMed Central, they will make it searchable on PubMed as soon as possible. The journal will be pursuing application for other appropriate abstract and indexing services to ensure wide visibility of articles published in Cancer Medicine.


Abstracting and Indexing Information


  • Abstracts on Hygiene & Communicable Diseases (CABI)
  • Agricultural Economics Database (CABI)
  • Biological Abstracts (Clarivate Analytics)
  • BIOSIS Previews (Clarivate Analytics)
  • CAB Abstracts® (CABI)
  • CAS: Chemical Abstracts Service (ACS)
  • Current Contents: Clinical Medicine (Clarivate Analytics)
  • Embase (Elsevier)
  • Forest Science Database (CABI)
  • Global Health (CABI)
  • MEDLINE/PubMed (NLM)
  • Nutrition & Food Sciences Database (CABI)
  • Nutrition Abstracts & Reviews Series A: Human & Experimental (CABI)
  • Parasitology Database (CABI)
  • Review of Medical & Veterinary Mycology (CABI)
  • Rural Development Abstracts (CABI)
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (Clarivate Analytics)
  • SCOPUS (Elsevier)
  • Tropical Diseases Bulletin (CABI)
  • VINITI (All-Russian Institute of Science & Technological Information)
  • Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics)

Cancer Medicine deposits all articles in PMC (PubMed Central)