The British Journal of Cancer is a twice-monthly professional medical journal of Cancer Research UK (a registered charity in the United Kingdom), published on their behalf by the Nature Publishing Group (a division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd).

The British Journal of Cancer (BJC) provides a forum for clinicians and scientists to communicate original research findings that have relevance to understanding the etiology of cancer and to improving patient treatment and survival. Once accepted, papers are published in print and online.

Full research papers and short communications are published under five broad headings:


The journal is indexed in:

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal received a 2015 impact factor of 5.569, ranking it 28th out of 213 journals in the category Oncology.

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