Acceptance rate


Time to first decision

18 days*

Time from acceptance to publication

26 days*

Impact factor




2020 total content views


Aims and scope

The International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, the official journal of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society and the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology, is the primary educational and informational publication for topics relevant to detection, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gynecologic malignancies. IJGC emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach, and includes original research, reviews, and video articles. The audience consists of gynecologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, and research scientists with a special interest in gynecological oncology.

For information about International Journal of Gynecological Cancer Editor-in-Chief Pedro T. Ramirez and his editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.

Plan S compliance

The International Journal of Gynecological Cancer is a Plan S compliant Transformative Journal. Transformative Journals are one of the compliance routes offered by cOAlition S funders, such as Wellcome, WHO and UKRI. Find out more about Transformative Journals and Plan S compliance on our Author Hub.


IJGC is owned by the International Gynecological Cancer Society and the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology.

The International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS) is a not-for-profit independent organization contributing to the prevention, treatment and study of gynecologic cancer, as well as improvement in the quality of life among women suffering from gynecologic cancer throughout the world.

The European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO) is the principal organization in Europe contributing to the study, prevention and treatment of gynaecological cancer. ESGO has members in over 30 countries in Europe.

Journal information

Ownership IJGC is owned by the International Gynecological Cancer Society and the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology.
Publication Model Hybrid
Frequency Monthly
Online ISSN 1048-891X
Launch Date 1991
Digital Archives Portico, LOCKSS
Indexed by Web of Science Core Collection: Science Citation Index; Science Citation Index Expanded, Medline (Index Medicus), Current Contents: Clinical Medicine, PubMed Central (BMJ Open Access Special Collection), Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), CAB Abstracts, Derwent
Peer Review Model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author

Journal Statistics (2020)

Acceptance rate: 38%

Days to first decision: 18 days (mean)
Days from acceptance to publication: 26 days (mean)

Impact Factor category: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Impact factor (JCR): 3.437
Impact Factor rank: 23/83
5 Year Impact Factor: 2.929
Journal Citation Indicator:0.79
Eigenfactor: 0.00968
Citescore: 4.0
Citescore rank: 40/176
Scimago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.901

2020 total content views: 215,134
2020 total Altmetric mentions: 4,480

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The mission of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society is to enhance the care of women with gynecologic cancer worldwide through education and training and public awareness.

The mission of the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology is to improve the health and well-being of European women with gynaecological (genital and breast) cancers through prevention, excellence in care, high quality research and education.

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