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As stated by MEDLINE reviewers on 6/22/2017,
"This journal continues to play a major role in the publication of important basic science research papers. Editorial practices are consistently high. Ethical guidelines are consistently followed. This is an important research journal for the field."

Impact factor (IF) Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics)

Year IF Total Cites
2016 5.168 30241
2015 5.008 10452
2014 6.359 3908
2013 6.627 2217
2012 6.636 1450
2011 4.784 493

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  • PubMed
  • PubMed Central
  • Scopus
  • META (Chan Zuckerberg Initiative) (2018-2022). META database was discontinued in 2022.
  • Dimensions (Digital Science)

Andrew V. Schally, a member of the Editorial Board of Oncotarget, a Nobel Prize winner in Physiology or Medicine: “Oncotarget is an outstanding and most important journal in the field of oncology and cancer research. Oncotarget is performing an extremely useful function for those of us working not only in cancer research, but also on other important topics in the field of medicine. Oncotarget deserves a strong support from investigators working in the area of oncology as well as from NIH.”

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