Medical Physics Journals

The following is a list of journals that publish articles in the field of radiation oncology and medical physics. Dates of establishment have been taken from the CAS Source Index Search Tool and journal websites or otherwise extrapolated from dates of recent volumes. SCImago Journal Rank (SJR), H-Index (h), and 2 year citations per document (also known as impact factor, IF) values have been taken from SCImago Journal & Country Rank (c. 2018). ISO abbreviations have been taken from Index Medicus or otherwise generated using abbreviations from ISSN International Centre’s LTWA online.

Journals are listed under the following headers:

Some of these journals were discovered thanks to Caon’s paper “There are too many medical physics journals!“.

My approach to keeping up with the papers published in these journals has been described here.

Medical physics

The following journals publish medical physics articles. Many of these journals are associated with a medical physics college, association or federation.

Non-English journals, such as the Japanese Journal of Medical Physics and Progress in Medical Physics have been omitted from the table above. The International Journal of Medical Physics, Clinical Engineering and Radiation Oncology, Insights in Medical Physics and the International Medical Physics Journal have also been omitted, as they are published by publishers that had been identified (by Jeffrey Beall) as having predatory business models.

Radiation physics

The following journals publish articles on radiation physics, covering topics of relevance to medical physicists, such as dosimetry and shielding.

Radiation oncology

The following journals publish articles on radiation oncology and radiation therapy. A number of these journals publish high impact medical physics papers (for example, Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, J Radiat Res and Radiother Oncol), or otherwise feature studies performed by physicists (for example, Med Dosim). I’ve left out the higher impact cancer journals, which sometimes publish radiation oncology articles (such as Ca and Lancet Oncology).

Journal Abbreviation Est. SJR h IF
Acta Oncologica Acta Oncol 1963 1.4 84 3.466
Advances in Radiation Oncology Adv Radiat Oncol 2016 - - -
Brachytherapy Brachytherapy 2002 0.951 42 2.079
British Journal of Radiology Br J Radiol 1928 0.729 94 1.816
Cancer Radiothérapie Cancer Radiother 1997 0.315 28 1.025
Clinical and Translational Radiation Oncology Clin Transl Radiat Oncol 2016 - - -
International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 1975 2.485 221 4.755
Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy J Contemp Brachytherapy 2009 0.929 14 2.179
Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol 1957 0.572 35 1.481
Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences J Med Imaging Radiat Sci 1970 0.18 7 0.375
Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences J Med Radiat Sci 1954 0.401 9 1.264
Journal of Radiation Oncology J Radiat Oncol 2012 0.106 2 0
Journal of Radiation Research J Radiat Res 1960 0.734 50 2.005
Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice J Radiother Pract 1999 0.16 12 0.215
Medical Dosimetry Med Dosim 1976 0.479 34 0.947
Practical Radiation Oncology Pract Radiat Oncol 2011 1.071 20 1.94
Radiation Oncology Radiat Oncol 2006 1.294 53 2.9
Radiation Oncology Journal Radiat Oncol J 1983 0.764 12 2.41
Radiography Radiogr 1995 0.324 24 1.102
Radiotherapy and Oncology Radiother Oncol 1983 2.313 136 4.731
Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 1996 0.476 15 1.401
Seminars in Radiation Oncology Semin Radiat Oncol 1991 2.149 82 4.105
Strahlentherapie und Onkologie Strahlenther Onkol 1912 1.116 59 2.124
Technical Innovations and Patient Support in Radiation Oncology Tech Innov Patient Support Radiat Oncol 2016 - - -
Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment Technol Cancer Res Treat 2002 0.559 55 1.511

Conference proceedings

The following journals published conference papers and proceedings for medical physics conferences.

Journal Abbreviation Est. SJR h IF
IFMBE Proceedings IFMBE Proc 2007 0.143 22 0.211
Journal of Physics: Conference Series J Phys Conf Ser 2004 0.241 59 0.477