Psycho-Oncology Journal

Psycho-Oncology is the official journal of the British Psychosocial Oncology Society, the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS), and the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS). The journal is published by Wiley-Blackwell.   BPOS members have free access to all content, via the BPOS members site.

The international journal is published twelve time per year and is edited by Maggie Watson and Jimmie Holland. Topics covered are wide-ranging and relate to the psychosocial aspects of cancer and AIDS-related tumors, including: epidemiology, quality of life, palliative and supportive care, psychiatry, psychology, sociology, social work, nursing and educational issues.

Impact Factor: 3.256

ReadershipOncologists; psychiatrists; psychologists; behavioural scientists; clinicians in surgery, medicine, pediatrics, and radiotherapy.

Introducing Registered Reports

Registered Reports are a new form of empirical article in which the methods and proposed analyses are preregistered and reviewed prior to research being conducted. The cornerstone of the Registered Reports format is that a significant part of the manuscript will be assessed prior to data collection, with the highest quality submissions accepted in advance. This format is designed to minimize bias in deductive science, while also allowing complete flexibility to conduct exploratory (unregistered) analyses and report serendipitous findings Psycho-Oncology is pleased to announce that the journal now accepts Registered Reports. Find out more

June 2016 update

The Editors of the Psycho-oncology Journal (Dr. Jimmie Holland & Dr Maggie Watson Co-Editors) are pleased to announce the following updates.

The impact factor has increase by 33%

We thank all authors publishing with the journal and will continue to strive to provide the best dissemination avenue for psychosocial oncology research.

Early Publication Route

The publisher of the journal – Wiley – has introduced an early publication route: your paper can now be published within 5 days of acceptance. See the journal website for more information.


Wiley has partnered with Publons, a valuable new service dedicated to supporting improvements in peer review. Publons aims to give credit to reviewers for their contributions in a format they can include in resumés and funding applications. Publons provides a valued service for reviewers who feel it’s important to have a public record of their review activity. Reviews remain blind and unpublished, meaning that the reviewer’s name will only be associated with the journal and reviewer comments will not be published.

For more information, please visit the Psycho-Oncology website.