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Document and Entity Information
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2014
Apr. 24, 2014
Document and Entity Information    
Entity Registrant Name INCYTE CORP  
Entity Central Index Key 0000879169  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2014  
Amendment Flag false  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   167,627,959
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2014  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1