Discover Oncology, formerly Hormones and Cancer, is part of the Discover journal series committed to providing a streamlined submission process, rapid review and publication, and a high level of author service at every stage. It is an open access, community-focussed journal publishing content that interfaces at all levels of cancer research.
  • We welcome research from across all fields relevant to oncology.

  • Our streamlined submission process ensures a swift turnaround time to publish your research rapidly while maintaining the highest peer-review standards.

  • As a fully open access journal, we ensure that your research is highly discoverable and instantly available globally to everyone.

  • We provide you with an excellent support service at every stage to guide you through the whole submission, review and publication process.

  • The Discover journals uphold the ethical standards for research and publication as defined by COPE, and support authors in adhering to these throughout the peer-review process.

Journal information

Editor-in-Chief
  • Eleonora Candi
Publishing model
Open Access. Learn about publishing OA with us

Journal metrics

3.869 (2020)
Impact factor
3.19 (2020)
Five year impact factor
16 days
Submission to first decision
83 days
Submission to acceptance
42,798 (2020)
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Latest articles

This journal has 48 open access articles

Journal updates

  • Hormones and Cancer is now Discover Oncology

    As of January 2021 Hormones and Cancer (eISSN: 1868-8500) has been relaunched as Discover Oncology (eISSN: 2730-6011), a fully open access journal covering all aspects of cancer research. As a fully open access journal, all content is published under a CC BY open access license, and freely available to readers worldwide, enabling the widest possible dissemination and reuse. All non-OA content published prior to the title change is now free-to-read. Find out more

  • Discounted APCs for launch content

    All articles published by Discover Oncology are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. 

  • Writing your manuscript: interactive author tutorials

    Looking to publish in a Discover journal? Springer Nature provides interactive tutorials to help you as an author write the best article possible by providing points to consider, from your background reading and study design to manuscript structuring and figure preparation. Find out more.

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About this journal

Electronic ISSN
2730-6011
Abstracted and indexed in
  1. BIOSIS
  2. Biological Abstracts
  3. CNKI
  4. Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
  5. DOAJ
  6. Dimensions
  7. EBSCO Discovery Service
  8. EMBASE
  9. Google Scholar
  10. INIS Atomindex
  11. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  12. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  13. Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  14. Naver
  15. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  16. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  17. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  18. Reaxys
  19. SCImago
  20. SCOPUS
  21. Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  22. Semantic Scholar
  23. TD Net Discovery Service
  24. UGC-CARE List (India)
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