Sara Javid, MD

JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Strengthens Editorial Focus on Original, Impactful Research into Cancer Care Delivery

Journal reaches new heights for readership and impact rating thanks to expanding content, including new studies, panel insights, and NCCN Guidelines®

FORT WASHINGTON, PA [August 6, 2018] — Today, JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network introduced new associate editors, who reflect the journal’s growing focus on original research designed to improve the quality of cancer care delivery, worldwide. The expanding focus on original research is led by Editor-in-Chief Margaret Tempero, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the UCSF Pancreas Center at UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. This vision has resulted in an all-time high impact factor for the journal. According to InCites Journal Citation Report data from Clarivate Analytics, articles from JNCCN were cited 5,143 times in 2017, resulting in an impact factor of 6.471 for the year, which places it in the top quartile for all oncology journals. This upward trajectory is also illustrated by rising readership rates in print, a half-million jump in page views online, and research submission rates increasing 500% over the past four years.

“Our greater focus on original research helps us build on the strength of the NCCN Guidelines we publish, and furthers NCCN’s mission to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of care so that patients can live better lives,” said Dr. Tempero. “JNCCN is a key source for new information about health services, outcomes, comparative effectiveness, and quality improvement. The studies we publish are changing the way people with cancer receive treatment by drawing attention to where we fall short and highlighting how we can do better.”

In order to accommodate continuous growth, JNCCN recently restructured the make-up of the executive editorial board. After an extensive national search, the journal invited eight accomplished health services researchers from various NCCN Member Institutions to help oversee content. That group now includes: