Clinical Oncology journal

Clinical Oncology, the international monthly scientific journal of the Faculty of Clinical Oncology, is edited by Doctor Thankamma Ajithkumar and has a current ISI Impact Factor of 3.400

Clinical Oncology brings you a combination of high-quality original research, informative editorials and state-of-the-art reviews on all aspects of the clinical management of cancer patients and also key pre-clinical and translational oncology research.

With the increasing time pressure on clinicians, we work hard to make it as easy as possible for our Fellows and members to access the latest research in the journal with podcasts about high-profile articles that you can listen to when you're on the go. 

As a Fellow or member of the RCR you are entitled to receive a paper copy of Clinical Oncology each month, but if you prefer to access content online only, log in to MyRCR and update your preferences. You will also find a link to the journal in the top left panel of the MyRCR page in the box labelled Quick links.

  • Once logged in you will have full text access to the journal and can personalise features including:
    • Setting up table of contents, citation and articles in press alerts
    • RSS feeds
    • Saving articles of interest
    • Accessing recent searches from the past 24 hours
    • Accessing all Elsevier-published medical journals from one area named ‘More periodicals’.

If you have any difficulty accessing the journal using your RCR website login details, please use the 'forgot my email' or 'forgot my password' options on the login page here. A member of the team will be in touch to assist you.

Submit to Clinical Oncology

Clinical Oncology is the journal of your Faculty and we encourage Fellows and members involved in research to submit to the journal. Our fast turnaround time means that your article go quickly from acceptance to published online as an 'article in press' (in the public domain and citable using DOI, but awaiting later pagination).

Submit your manuscript online

Manuscripts submitted for publication will be subject to peer review. Some manuscripts may be published online only.

Not a researcher but still want to get involved?

We are always keen to welcome new reviewers to join the Clinical Oncology team. Find out more about what this entails on the Elsevier website and apply to review for Clinical Oncology by sending your CV and a list of your specialties to Editorial Office (

Abstract and indexes

SciResearch, ISI Alerting Services, Current Contents, Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, Excerpta Medica, Index Medicus.

open-access-logo-medium.jpgOpen access

You can now make your next accepted article in Clinical Oncology open access by simply selecting this option after your acceptance notification. For more details see the guide for authors.


All editorial enquiries should be directed to Editorial Office at

Supporting our membership

Alongside publishing high-quality original research, reviews and editorials, Clinical Oncology is also intended to be an educational resource for our Fellows and members. In 2015 we launched Science in Focus – a series of editorials from leaders in their field providing succinct updates on areas of progress in scientific understanding and how these impact on the oncology community. Read the series so far to find out about new developments or refresh your knowledge in an area you’ve not reviewed in a while.

Are you involved in a research project?

We know that many of our Fellows and members are actively involved in research. Elsevier, our journal publishers, provide a range of resources to assist throughout your project. Visit the Elsevier Researcher Academy to view lectures and courses on the research process and how to make sure your paper gets noticed.

In addition, the Author hub provides a wealth of information for anyone who is looking to publish research.