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.

Editorial board

For information about IJGC Editor-in-Chief Pedro T. Ramirez and his editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.


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

Publication Model Hybrid
Frequency Monthly
Online ISSN 1048-891X
Launch Date 1991
Digital Archive LOCKSS
Indexed by CAB Abstracts, Current Contents, Derwent, Embase, Medline, Scopus, Web of Science, PubMed Central (BMJ Open Access Special Collection)
Impact Factor 2.095 (2019)
CiteScore 3.8 (2019)
Peer Review Model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author

Journal statistics (2019)

Acceptance rate 27%
Mean time from submission to first decision for all papers 16 days
Mean time from submission to first decision for reviewed papers 28 days
Mean time from acceptance to publication 29 days



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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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