Current Oncology has been accepted for inclusion in MEDLINE!


We are pleased to announce that Current Oncology has been accepted for indexing in the National Library of Medicine’s MEDLINE® database beginning with Volume 25, Number 1 (2018).

This marks a significant achievement for both the journal and Canadian cancer research community. A MEDLINE listing will increase the journal’s visibility, bringing our articles to the attention of many more researchers, educators, practitioners and students throughout the world. In turn, this will result in more citations for the articles we publish, along with more submissions to the journal and a higher impact factor. It also solidifies Current Oncology as a highly respected scientific journal, and reaffirms our important role in educating oncology professionals, both within Canada and on an international level.

This development is a reflection and acknowledgement of the hard work and commitment to the journal from the Editorial team, journal authors and reviewers, and publishing staff. Thank you for making this success possible.

About Current Oncology
Current Oncology is a peer-reviewed publication and is the authoritative resource for high-impact, Canadian research that spans all fields of cancer medicine including prevention, treatment, early detection, diagnosis, survivorship and rehabilitation. There is no other oncology journal which reaches all oncology practitioners in Canada and aims to be directly relevant to the Canadian situation. The journal publishes Original Research, Clinical Trials, Review Articles, Practice Guidelines, and thought-provoking Editorials and Commentaries.

The journal is published bi-monthly (Feb, Apr, June, Aug, Oct, and Dec), and also publishes supplements dedicated to specific areas of cancer care. Articles published in Current Oncology are freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication and distributed in print gratis to the Canadian oncology community.

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MEDLINE is the largest component of PubMed® (, the freely accessible online database of biomedical journal citations and abstracts created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. More than 5,200 titles are indexed and included in the MEDLINE database.

The National Library of Medicine uses an NIH-chartered committee, the Literature Selection Technical Review Committee (LSTRC), to review all new biomedical and health journal titles and recommend those to be indexed for MEDLINE. The LSTRC meets three times a year, in February, June, and October. Approximately 180 journals are examined at each meeting, and 12-15% of the journals reviewed are recommended for inclusion in MEDLINE.