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Information for Authors

Information for Authors

Select an AACR Journal

The nine 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.

Editorial Process

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.

Editorial Policies

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.

Article Style and Format

This page contains detailed general style and formatting requirements for manuscripts published in the AACR journals. Requirements for initial submission are very flexible 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.

Copyright Transfer and Article Reuse

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.

Open Access, Free Access, and Article Archiving

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. Alternatively, authors may opt to publish their research as open access in one of the AACR "hybrid" journals or in AACR’s open access journal Cancer Research Communications (see section on Open Access for details). The AACR also assists authors in fulfilling major funder archiving Open Access mandates by depositing the accepted author version of their article in a designated public repository within the required time period.

Publication Fees and Reprints

To defray publication costs and to support other AACR programs, authors of accepted manuscripts will be invoiced based on the journal’s publication fees as detailed herein. A variety of discounts are provided to reduce the cost of publication for many authors.

Author Services Center

Please visit our author services page for resources to assist authors in the preparation of their manuscript.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our FAQ page has an extensive list of common questions regarding the AACR journals.

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