About Blood Cancer Discovery


Blood Cancer Discovery publishes high-quality Research Articles and Briefs representing major advances in basic, translational, and clinical research of leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and associated diseases. The topics appropriate for coverage include but are not limited to the following: molecular and cellular features of pathogenesis, therapy response and relapse, transcriptional circuits, stem cells, differentiation, microenvironment, metabolism, immunity, mutagenesis, and clonal evolution. These subjects are characterized in animal disease models as well as in high-dimensional clinical data landscapes. The journal welcomes submissions on new pharmacological, biological, and living cell therapies; new diagnostic tools; prognostic, diagnostic, and pharmacodynamic biomarkers; and computational and machine learning approaches to personalized medicine, from preclinical proof of concept to clinical trials and real-world evidence. As a forum for diverse ideas shaping future research directions, the journal will publish Reviews, Perspectives, and Commentaries on topics of broad interest in hematooncology.

Manuscript Submission

Blood Cancer Discovery welcomes submissions of primary research, review and commentary article types as well as letters to the editor. For descriptions and length requirements of the article types available to submitting authors, see the journal’s Categories of Articles.

The AACR Journals all use a similar Editorial Process and adhere to the same overarching Editorial Policies, both of which are detailed in the Information for Authors. These instructions contain important guidelines on authorship, publishing ethics, availability of materials and data, and data analysis and reporting. Authors should be familiar with these instructions prior to submitting their work to the journal. Manuscripts are stringently reviewed for high standards of scientific merit, and only those that report results of novel, timely, and broadly-significant research are accepted for publication.

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Journal Metrics

For detailed metrics about Blood Cancer Discovery and the other AACR journals, see AACR Journals Metrics.

Editors and Editorial Board

Editorial oversight of Blood Cancer Discovery and decisions on manuscripts submitted to the journal are the responsibility of the Editorial Board with support from journal staff. See Editorial Board for more information.

Copyright, Permissions and Access

Material published in Blood Cancer Discovery is covered and protected by copyright. An author can either formally transfer copyright to the AACR, and be granted considerable reuse rights, or can publish an article as open access under a Creative Commons license. The final typeset version of every published article is rendered freely accessible 12 months after publication. In addition, the AACR assists authors in satisfying major funder Open Access archiving mandates by depositing the accepted author version of their article in a designated public repository. For additional details about all these topics, see Copyright, Permissions and Access.

Publication Fees

To defray publication costs and to support other AACR programs, publication in Blood Cancer Discovery involves the payment of a base publication fee and an additional fee for each display item. If no financial support exists, authors may apply for a waiver of the fixed publication fee at the time of submission. See Publication Fees for further details.

Journal Information

Blood Cancer Discovery (BCD) (Print ISSN: 2643-3230; Online ISSN: 2643-3249) is published bimonthly, one volume/year, by the American Association for Cancer Research, Inc. (AACR).

Paper requirements statement The journal is printed on paper that meets the requirements of ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 (Permanence of Paper).

Back Issues and Single Issue Sales

Subject to availability, single or back issues of Blood Cancer Discovery may be purchased for $60 per copy in the U.S. or $65 per copy outside the U.S. For more information, contact:

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Blood Cancer Discovery Editorial Office
American Association for Cancer Research  |  Publications Division
615 Chestnut Street  |  17th Floor  |  Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404
Phone: (215) 440-9300  |  Fax: (215) 440-9337  |  E-mail:  bloodcancerdiscov@aacr.org