Translational Lung Cancer Research, the 7th AME Journal indexed in SCIE

Published: 2018-10-11
Editorial Office, Translational Lung Cancer Research. Email:

We are delighted to share the great news received on Oct 11th, 2018 that Translational Lung Cancer Research (TLCR) is selected by Clarivate Analytics (former Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property and Science Business) for indexing in the following products:

  • Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as SciSearch®)
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition

  • Figure 1: Translational Lung Cancer Research with the special issue “Lung Cancer in Never Smokers” guest-edited by Prof. Adi F. Gazdar.

    TLCR is the 7th journal of AME Publishing Company included by SCIE, following the other six sister journals:

    Journal of Thoracic Disease (,
    Translational Cancer Research (,
    Annals of Translational Medicine (,
    Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition (,
    Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery (
    Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery (

    What’s more, TLCR is the first international journal devoted to closing the gap between “Bench and Bedside” in lung cancer and related thoracic diseases with Prof Yilong Wu as the Honorary Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Yong Song, Prof. Caicun Zhou and Prof. Rafeal Rosell as the Editors-in-Chief, as well as the vigorous backup of a strong editorial board (figure 2).

    Figure 2: The Honorary Editor-in-Chief, Editors-in-Chief, and Associate Editors-in-Chief of TLCR

    Since its launch in March 2012, TLCR has grown step by step (figure 3).

  •  March 2012, first launched;
  •  December 2012, highlighted in MDLinx;
  • September 2013, Covered by Medscape;
  •  May 2014, Indexed by Chemical Abstract Service(CAS) Database;
  •  December 2014, Indexed by PubMed Central(PMC);
  •  October 2015, indexed by Scopus;
  •  January 2016, included in Emerging Sources Citation Index;
  •  October 2018, indexed by Science Citation Index Expanded

  • Figure 3: Important landmarks of TLCR’s development since its launch

    Its articles increased from 50 in the first year to now 687 in total (up to Jun 2018).

    Figure 4: Articles numbers published by TLCR since its launch (data collected up to Jun 2018)

    Its citation is climbing in multiples.

    Figure 5: Citation. Data were collected from Web of ScienceTM core collection on Aug 23, 2018.

    Its readership is distributed to all over the world.

    It’s grateful to see so much progress in the past six years, and this is indispensable of the contribution from our devoted editorial board members and authors.

    Figure 6: TLCR’s international Editorial Board

    Figure 7: In total, 645 Corresponding Authors from 27 countries contributed to TLCR, with the majority from USA, China, Italy, and Spain (data updated on Aug 27, 2018).

    Particularly, we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to another group of experts — our Guest Editors, who have been actively involved in the forefront of scientific research and clinical practice and devoted their precious time and effort to organize the high-quality focused issues to demonstrate the cutting-edge knowledge, techniques, and discussions in their professional fields to our readers.

    List of Guest Editors and their focused issues

    Vol 7, No 5 (October 2018): Malignant Pleural and Peritoneal Mesothelioma-Guest Editors: Paul Van Schil, Jan Van Meerbeeck

    Vol 7, No 4 (August 2018): Lung Cancer in Never Smokers-Guest Editor: Adi F. Gazdar

    Vol 7, No 3 (June 2018): Lung Cancer Screening-Guest Editors: Caroline Chiles, Reginald F. Munden

    Vol 7, No 2 (April 2018): Proton Therapy in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer - Guest Editors: Ramesh Rengan, Jing Zeng

    Vol 7, No 1 (February 2018): Small Cell Lung Cancer: New Models, Markers and Beyond - Guest Editor: Peter Ujhazy

    Vol 6, No 6 (December 2017): Imaging- and blood-based biomarkers for lung cancer precision medicine - Guest Editor: Feng-Ming (Spring) Kong

    Vol 6, No 5 (October 2017): Update on Pathology and Predictive Biomarkers of Lung Cancer - Guest Editor: Mari Mino-Kenudson

    Vol 6, No 4 (August 2017): Current Knowledge and Future Perspectives on Circulating Tumor Cells in Lung Cancer - Guest Editors: Fiona Blackhall, Caroline Dive

    Vol 6, No 3 (June 2017): Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Updates and New Directions - Guest Editor: Chuong D. Hoang

    Vol 6, No 2 (Apr 2017): Combining Radiation Therapy and Immunotherapy for Thoracic Malignancies – Guest Editors: Charles B. Simone II, Abigail T. Berman, Salma K. Jabbour

    Vol 6, No 1 (Feb 2017): Small Pulmonary Nodules – Guest Editors: Yong Song, Tangfeng Lv, Matthijs Oudkerk

    Vol 5, No 6 (Dec 2016): Emerging Treatment Options for Brain Metastases from Non-small Cell Lung Cancer – Guest Editors: Giulio Metro, Rita Chiari

    Vol 5, No 5 (Oct 2016): Liquid Biopsy in Lung Cancer - Guest Editor: Miguel Ángel Molina-Vila

    Vol 5, No 3 (June 2016): The role of Nurses and Allied Health Professionals in lung cancer and mesothelioma care – Guest Editor: John White

    Vol 5, No 1(Feb 2016): Small Cell Lung Cancer – Guest Editors: Niki Karachaliou, Daniela Morales-Espinosa

    Vol 4, No 6(December 2015): Lung Cancer Immunotherapy – Guest Editor: María González-Cao

    Vol 4, No 5 (October 2015): Lung Cancer Diagnostics and Treatments 2015: A Renaissance of Patient Care – Guest Editor: Edward S. Kim

    Vol 4, No 4 (August 2015): Improving the Quality and Outcomes of Lung Cancer Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach – Guest Editor: Raymond U. Osarogiagbon

    Vol 4, No 2 (April 2015): Molecular Genetics of Lung Cancer – Guest Editor:Wendy A. Cooper

    Vol 3, No 6 (December 2014): Personalized Therapy in Lung Cancer- Guest Editors: Na Zhang, Wen-Zhao Zhong, Yi-Long Wu

    Vol 3, No 5 (October 2014): the 14th Central European Lung Cancer Conference (CELCC) – Guest Editors: Robert Pirker, Caicun Zhou

    Vol 3, No 3 (June 2014): 4th European Lung Cancer Conference (ELCC)- Guest Editor: Paul Van Schil

    Vol 3, No 2 (April 2014): the 10th Congress of Spanish Lung Cancer Group I-Guest Editors: Rafael Rosell, Bartomeu Massuti, Niki Karachaliou

    Vol 3, No 1 (February 2014): Immunotherapy in Lung Cancer-Guest Editor: Yasuhiko Nishioka

    Vol 2, No 5 (October 2013): Management of Early Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer - Guest Editor: Heather Wakelee

    Vol 2, No 3 (June 2013): Lung Cancer Issue(II)-Guest Editors: Rafael Rosell, Niki Karachaliou

    Vol 2, No 2 (April 2013): Lung Cancer Issue(I)-Guest Editors: Rafael Rosell, Niki Karachaliou

    Moreover, there are still our Section Editors, Reviewers and Readers worldwide that we could not express our appreciation one by one.

    To TLCR, the coverage by SCIE is a milestone in its development, but also it marks an inception of a new stage with more chances and challenges forward. We look forward to the continued international teamwork to build TLCR an invaluable publication serving our scientists, doctors, patients and students, and welcome more and more excellent international peers and colleagues to join this endeavor.