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Cancer Research

Aims and scope

Cancer Research is the most frequently cited cancer journal in the world. Cancer Research seeks manuscripts that offer pathobiological and translational impact to inform the personal, clinical, and societal problems posed by cancer. The main scope of the Journal is captured in its primary subsections, which focus on molecular and cellular pathobiology, tumor and stem cell biology, therapeutics and targets, microenvironment and immunology, prevention and epidemiology, and integrated systems and technology.


Responsiveness Slow
Time from submission to first decision after peer review 8 weeks
Time to immediate reject Not Provided
Publication speed Very slow
Time from acceptance to print Not Provided
Total time to publication Not Provided
Time from submission to acceptance 25 weeks
Time from acceptance to online 10 weeks


Submission fees $75

A nonrefundable submission fee of $75 for each manuscript must be paid regardless of the decision on the paper.

Publication or page charges $

None listed

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$725 ($775 for non-members) per figure.

Open Access Policy

Open access available No

The accepted version of the manuscript will be uploaded to the funding agency-designated repository upon acceptance, with a release date of 12 months (for National Institutes of Health) or six months (for Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK, and the UK Medical Research Council) post-publication. Paid, immediate open access is not listed as an option for this journal.

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General information

Publisher American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
ISSN 0008-5472
eISSN 1538-7445
SNIP 1.986
Acceptance rate 22%
Publication Frequency Not provided
Publication Languages
  • English
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