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The Lancet

Aims and scope

The Lancet publishes a weekly general medical journal and three monthly specialty journals in the fields of oncology, neurology, and infectious diseases. The Lancet journals are international medical journals that will consider any original contribution that advances or illuminates medical science or practice, or that educates or entertains the journals’ readers.


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Open Access Policy

Open access available Yes

The editors encourage authors to post a Word-processed version of their peer-reviewed, accepted, and edited article on their personal or institutional websites any time after publication in print or online. Your document should indicate the article's citation and a link to The Lancet's homepage.

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Publisher Elsevier
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Imprint J. Onwhyn
ISSN 0140-6736
eISSN 1474-547X
SNIP 13.698
Acceptance rate 5%
Publication Frequency Not provided
Publication Languages
  • English
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