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PubMed and PubMed CentralWe are delighted to announce that Cancers of the Head & Neck is now indexed with PubMed and PubMed Central, and as such all articles published in the journal are now visible and searchable in these databases.

We would like to thank everyone for supporting the journal and contributing to this success.

Call for papers – Precision Oncology

Precision oncologyWe are pleased to announce a new cross-journal thematic series on ‘Precision Oncology’ across a number of BMC journals within the oncology portfolio to help bring together the latest research on precision oncology.

The thematic series is now open for submission of original research and review articles - for further information about this series please click here.

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Dr Barbara Burtness, Yale University School of Medicine, USA

Please click here to read the Editor's Profile.

Aims and scope

Cancers of the Head & Neck is an open access, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing articles on pre-clinical and translational research, as well as research related to the clinical management of head and neck cancers. This includes cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, paranasal sinuses, nasal cavity and salivary glands. Articles related to the etiology, pathophysiology, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship of these cancers are all considered.


Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    76 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    61 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    115 days from submission to acceptance
    22 days from acceptance to publication

    24 Altmetric Mentions