The Lancet

The Lancet is a weekly peer-reviewed general medical journal. It is among the world's oldest and best-known general medical journals.[1][2] It was founded in 1823 by Thomas Wakley, an English surgeon who named it after the surgical instrument called a lancet (scalpel).[3]

The Lancet
Cover of Volume 393, 2 March 2019
DisciplineMedicine
LanguageEnglish
Edited byRichard Horton
Publication details
History1823–present
Publisher
Elsevier (United Kingdom)
FrequencyWeekly
Delayed
59.102 (2018)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Lancet
Indexing
CODENLANCAO
ISSN0140-6736 (print)
1474-547X (web)
LCCNsf82002015
OCLC no.01755507
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The journal publishes original research articles, review articles ("seminars" and "reviews"), editorials, book reviews, correspondence, as well as news features and case reports. The Lancet has been owned by Elsevier since 1991, and its editor-in-chief since 1995 is Richard Horton.[4] The journal has editorial offices in London, New York, and Beijing.