The eight AACR journals vary in scope and selectivity. If you are unsure which journal would be most appropriate for your manuscript, please review the journal descriptions on this page. Detailed metrics, including the Impact Factors, of all the AACR journals can be found at AACR Journals Metrics.
This page has a brief overview of the basic editorial process used by all the AACR journals to evaluate submitted manuscripts. Our goal is to select for publication only those manuscripts that are determined by our editors and peer review process to be of the highest quality and within the scope of the journal to which the manuscript was submitted.
Please see this page for details of the editorial policies that govern manuscripts submitted to all AACR journals. These policies are intended to help ensure the integrity of the publication process and the research published by the AACR.
This page contains detailed general style and formatting requirements for manuscripts published in the AACR journals. Requirements for initial submission are more flexible than at revision and authors are encouraged, at initial submission only, to format manuscripts in a manner that makes it easier for peer reviewers to read and assess the manuscript.
We provide on this page an overview of the copyright and permissions policies of the AACR journals with guidance on published article reuse by authors and others. In support of our commitment to providing wide access to research, the final typeset version of every published article is rendered freely accessible 12 months after publication. Authors who prefer for their article to be immediately freely accessible online may make this selection by paying an additional fee through the AACR AuthorChoice option. Patients or caregivers may access any non-free article at very low cost via patientACCESS. The AACR assists authors in fulfilling major funder Open Access archiving mandates by depositing the accepted author version of their article in a designated public repository within the required time period.
To defray publication costs and to support other AACR programs, authors of accepted manuscripts will be invoiced based on the journal’s publication and color fees as detailed herein. If either the first or last author is an active AACR member, both a 5% discount on the publication fee and a $50 reduction in the charge for each color figure will be applied. Authors with no source of support may apply for a waiver at the time of submission.
Please visit our author services page for resources to assist authors in the preparation of their manuscript.
Our FAQ page has an extensive list of common questions regarding the AACR journals.