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About Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention


Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention publishes original peer-reviewed, population-based research on cancer etiology, prevention, surveillance, and survivorship. The following topics are of special interest: descriptive, analytical, and molecular epidemiology; biomarkers including assay development, validation, and application; chemoprevention and other types of prevention research in the context of descriptive and observational studies; the role of behavioral factors in cancer etiology and prevention; survivorship studies; risk factors; implementation science and cancer care delivery; and the science of cancer health disparities. Besides welcoming manuscripts that address individual subjects in any of the relevant disciplines, CEBP editors encourage the submission of manuscripts with a transdisciplinary approach.

  1. Epidemiology
    Submissions related to descriptive and analytic studies of human cancer and related disorders as well as studies describing new methods in relevant areas. We also welcome statistical methods and computational models as related to epidemiology, the use of biomarkers for measuring exposure or characterizing disease or precursor conditions, or cancer prevention.
  2. Genetic & Molecular Epidemiology
    Submissions that include studies of families or unrelated individuals that examine DNA-based or other molecular exposures in relation to cancer.
  3. Nutrition & Energy Balance
    Submissions on all aspects of nutrition and energy balance and human cancer, including population studies and experimental human feeding and exercise trials, as well as studies describing new methods in relevant areas.
  4. Methods & Models
    Submissions related to statistical methods or computational models in cancer research. The methods or models should be related to epidemiology; the use of biomarkers for measuring exposure or characterizing disease or precursor conditions; or cancer prevention.
  5. Biomarkers, -Omics & Systems Biology
    Submissions related to all aspects of the development of biomarkers and the use of -omics approaches for risk, screening, early detection, diagnosis, and molecular classification of human cancer, as well as studies describing new methods in relevant areas.
  6. Biospecimens & Biorepositiories
    Submissions that incorporate any aspects of methodologies for the collection, storage, management, and distribution of biological samples in studies of cancer in humans, as well as studies describing optimal conditions and methods in relevant areas of biospecimen science.
  7. Screening & Early Detection
    Submissions related to all aspects of the biology of screening and early detection of cancer in humans, as well as studies describing new methods in relevant areas.
  8. Behavioral & Intervention Research
    Submissions that examine determinants of both risky and protective behaviors as well as interventions to promote risk-reducing behaviors, including smoking cessation and prevention; prevention-, screening and early-detection-associated behaviors; relevant interventions; policy studies; decision-making studies; quality-of-life studies; late effects of cancer treatment and survivorship; and studies describing new methods.
  9. Survivorship & Supportive Care
    Submissions related to all aspects of both observational and interventional cancer survivorship in humans. Population studies, as well as studies describing new methods in relevant areas, are of particular interest.
  10. Cancer Health Disparities
    Submissions that explore the determinants of differences in cancer prevalence, mortality, survivorship, and burden among specific population groups. Studies that examine outcomes of interventions to address disparities at individual, clinical, and community levels are also of interest
  11. Cancer Surveillance Research
    Original reports using cancer case and population-based data to examine, test, and develop hypotheses for cancer incidence, mortality, and prevalence.
  12. Implementation Science & Cancer Care Delivery
    Submissions focusing on research to improve the quality of cancer care by understanding and intervening on patient, clinician, and health system factors involved in care delivery, as well as studies examining the impact of cancer control and population science on the health and health care of the population, and fostering the rapid integration of research, practice, and policy, across the cancer continuum.

Manuscript Submission

Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention welcomes submission of original research and review articles to the journal. 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 Instructions 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 articles that report results of novel, timely, and broadly significant research are accepted for publication.

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Editors and Editorial Board

Editorial oversight of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention 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 Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention is covered and protected by copyright. Authors who wish to publish articles and other material in AACR journals must formally transfer copyright to the AACR but are granted considerable reuse rights. 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. 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 Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention involves the payment of a fixed publication fee and an additional fee for any color figures. 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

Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention (CEBP) (Print ISSN: 1055-9965: Online ISSN 1538-7755) is published monthly, one volume/year, by the American Association for Cancer Research, Inc. (AACR).

Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention is abstracted and/or indexed in in BIOSIS Previews®, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine®, MEDLINE, Science Citation Index, Scopus, and Web of Science.

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 Copy Sales

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