Practical Radiation Oncology

Practical Radiation Oncology - ISSN 1879-8500
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.366 Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP):
SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.142 SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):
SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and a qualitative measure of the journal’s impact.
Impact Factor: 3.539 (2020) Impact Factor:
The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
5 Year Impact Factor: 3.343 (2020) Five-Year Impact Factor:
To calculate the five year Impact Factor, citations are counted in 2016 to the previous five years and divided by the source items published in the previous five years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
Volumes: Volume 1
Issues: 6 issues
ISSN: 18798500
Editor-in-Chief: Amdur, MD

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The overarching mission of Practical Radiation Oncology is to improve the quality of radiation oncology practice. PRO's purpose is to document the state of current practice, providing background for those in training and continuing education for practitioners, through discussion and illustration of new techniques, evaluation of current practices, and publication of case reports. PRO strives to provide its readers content that emphasizes knowledge "with a purpose."

The content of PRO includes:

  • Original articles focusing on patient safety, quality measurement, or quality improvement initiatives
  • Original articles focusing on imaging, contouring, target delineation, simulation, treatment planning, immobilization, organ motion, and other practical issues
  • ASTRO guidelines, position papers, and consensus statements
  • Essays that highlight enriching personal experiences in caring for cancer patients and their families

PRO is the sister publication to the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics and Advances in Radiation Oncology. Learn more about which types of papers the journals typically accept.


The views expressed in Practical Radiation Oncology (the "Journal") are those of the individual authors and are not necessarily those of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) or the Publisher. The information contained in the Journal is not medical advice and is not intended to replace the judgment of a practitioner with respect to particular patients, procedures, or practice. No responsibility is assumed by the Publisher nor by the Society for any injury and/or damage to persons or property as a result of (i) any actual or alleged libelous statements or infringement of intellectual property or privacy rights, (ii) product liability or negligence; (iii) an author's statements or other materials; or (iv) the use or operation of any ideas, instructions, procedures, products, or methods contained in the Journal. Due to rapid advances in the medical sciences, independent verification of diagnoses and drug dosages should always be made. In any jurisdiction that does not permit such a disclaimer of liability, the liability of ASTRO and the Publisher shall be limited to the greatest extent allowed by applicable law.

Publication of an advertisement in the Journal does not constitute on the part of the Publisher or the Society a guarantee or endorsement of the quality or value of the advertised products or services described therein or of any of the representations or the claims made by the advertisers with respect to such products or services.