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Complimentary access to the JTO and a 25% discount on the publication fees for the newest open-access IASLC journal, JTO CRR. Both JTO and JTO CRR feature novel research about the prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of all thoracic malignancies. JTO is among the top 5% of all oncology journals and the leading journal that is entirely focused on thoracic oncology.

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JTO and JTO CRR feature novel research about the prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of all thoracic malignancies. With an Impact Factor of 20.121, JTO is among the top 5% of all oncology journals and the leading journal that is entirely focused on thoracic oncology. It emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach and includes original research, reviews and opinion pieces. JTO CRR, IASLC’s open access companion title, publishes a range of manuscripts from subset analyses of published trials to high-quality case reports. JTO CRR is indexed in PubMed Central.

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JTO Clinical and Research Reports: Editor-in-Chief Applications Invited

The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) invites applications for the position of Editor-in-Chief for JTO Clinical and Research Reports (JTO CRR). Dr. Alex A. Adjei will step down as Editor-in-Chief of JTO CRR in October, 2022. Through a global search, IASLC is seeking to appoint his successor for a 5-year term, anticipated to begin in November, 2022. JTO CRR is the official open access journal of the IASLC. It aims to complement the Journal of Thoracic Oncology (JTO) by offering authors a gold open access publication option and publishing the following article types in particular: Phase I trials, well-performed single-arm phase II trials, subset analyses of published trials, impactful retrospective Studies, database analysis, large institutional series, high-quality case reports, region-specific clinical trials, subspecialty thoracic oncology studies, and selected high-quality meeting reports. Learn more about the position and how to apply.


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out of 245 in 2021 Oncology Journals
out of 65 in 2020 Respiratory Journals
Impact Factor (up from 15.069 in 2020)
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Journal of Thoracic Oncology Impact Factor Continues to Increase

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The JTO, the official journal of the IASLC, now ranks 11th out of all 244 oncology journals and 3rd out of all 64 respiratory system journals.

More than 80 international experts compose the JTO Editorial Board, allowing for a quick turn-around time of 5.4 days to initial decision, and an average of 7 days for revisions, a fast track category, publish on acceptance (within 5 days), and promotion of select articles via social media and press releases.

JTO emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach and includes original research (clinical trials and translational or basic research), reviews, and opinion pieces. Authors can take advantage of Elsevier's Researcher Academy, Navigate your research journey with Researcher Academy—free e-learning modules on navigating your career developed by global experts.

JTO reviewers are given the privilege of getting the first look at novel research, phase III data, and potentially practice-changing concepts. Email your CV to

New JTO Collections


Statistics in Oncology Series

This collection of articles covers fundamental statistical principles and recommendations for best practice.


Lung Cancer Worldwide Editorials

These articles offer a synopsis of lung cancer epidemiology, screening, prevention, diagnosis and therapy in different countries all over the world.

Discover the JTO CRR

Providing a more clinical focus, the JTO CRR contains phase I thoracic oncology clinical trials and single-arm phase II trials, as well as case reports, subset analyses of a published trials, database analyses, retrospective trials, and large single-institution series.