The Lancet

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General information ?

  • Published by: Elsevier
  • ISSN: 0140-6736
  • Last checked date: 03/2020
  • Scope: An international general medical journal that will consider any original contribution that advances or illuminates medical science or practice, or that educates or entertains the journal's readers.
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  • Instructions for authors

Subject?

  • Main subject area: Medicine
  • Breadth of subject area: All of medicine
  • Peer review?

  • Peer review type: Conventional
  • Peer review openness: Closed, single blind
  • Selectivity: Highly selective (IF over ~15)
  • Open access?

  • Free to read option: Paper can be free for anyone to read
  • Allows green OA: Yes
  • Has waivers: No
  • Has membership system: None
  • Access type: Hybrid
  • Licence: Choice of CC BY or CC BY-NC or CC BY-NC-ND
  • Level of APC: Over $4500
  • Speed?

  • Speed to first decision: Unknown
  • Speed from acceptance to publication: Unknown
  • Other?

  • Ownership of publisher: Company
  • Length restrictions: Strong
  • Provides altmetrics: Uses own system
  • CrossMark implemented: Yes
  • Has a 2015 impact factor: Yes
  • Copyedits: Yes