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Information for Librarians and Other Institutional Subscribers

This page provides information on subscribing to journals published by the American Association for Cancer Research. We hope that you will find it useful as a quick-reference guide to the AACR journals.

AACR's Mission

The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, and collaboration. We work to pursue these goals through our eight, highly esteemed journals, scientific conferences, scientific policy and government affairs work, and funding of meritorious research. Founded in 1907, the AACR is the world's first and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research and its mission to prevent and cure cancer. AACR membership includes over 34,000 laboratory, translational and clinical researchers; population scientists; other health care professionals; and cancer advocates residing in more than 90 countries.

AACR Commitment to the Dissemination of Content and Support of Librarians

AACR is committed to the dissemination of content and support of librarians through:

  • development and support of the Principles for Free Access to Science, emphasizing the commitment of not-for-profit publishers to worldwide dissemination of science, within the context of proven and realistic publishing models, and supporting experimentation with new models.
  • participation in the HINARI Access to Research Initiative providing free or discounted access to the full text journal content to institutions in developing countries.
  • sponsorship of MLA and other library conferences, as well as, collaborating with ALPSP and SSP to the bring the best information to librarians' user communities.
  • online journal content to including historical material dating back to 1916 from the precursors of Cancer ResearchJournal of Cancer Research and the American Journal of Cancer Research, representing nearly 100 years of oncology research and development.
  • Freely available abstracts online, immediately following publication and to the full text, 1 year after publication.

Pay-Per-View Access

All AACR Journals offer pay-per-view access for current articles.

Two pay-per-view options are available for non-subscribing users needing temporary access to full-text articles.

  • Pay-per-View: $50.00 to purchase an article. This will require you to create an account if you don’t already have one.

To purchase access, click on the Purchase Access button located under the Log In feature.

Users without a subscription have access to journal search functions, the tables of contents, articles more than 1 year old, and the journal abstracts at no cost and without having to register.

Small Journal Portfolio, Big Impact

Our scientific breadth and merit attract the premier researchers in the field, and AACR journals continue to are rated among the most influential journals in cancer research and medicine. According the Journal Citation Report® (2016), the entire portfolio of AACR journals, which represent 3.8% of the 213 journals in the oncology category, garnered 17% of all citations in the same category. One half of the AACR journals rank in the top 20 in regard to Impact Factor in the Oncology category.


Impact Factor

Rank (of 213 Oncology Journals)

 Cancer Discovery 19.783 6
 Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention 3.622 53
25 of 171 Public Health journalsa
 Cancer Immunology Research 6.665 20
 Cancer Prevention Research 3.887 63
 Cancer Research 8.556 13
 Clinical Cancer Research 8.736 12
 Molecular Cancer Research 4.510 44
 Molecular Cancer Therapeutics 5.579 27

aCancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention is also ranked in the Public, Environmental and Occupational Health category in JCR.

With thousands of institutional subscribers and individual cancer researchers worldwide accessing this content, AACR's peer-reviewed journals are the best choice for cancer research information you can make for your patrons. For more information about AACR journals and their ranking please visit the AACR Journals Metrics page.


For any additional information, please contact the AACR Sales & Marketing Department at:

AACR Sales & Marketing Department
American Association for Cancer Research
615 Chestnut Street  |  17th Floor  |  Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404
Toll Free: (855) 744-4667  |  Phone: (215) 440-9300

Subscription Guide for Institutions

A license is the base subscription option and is negotiated on an individual basis. A license to the AACR journals will empower your entire institution with access at anytime and anywhere. To obtain a quote, please contact

Download the appropriate AACR Site License Agreement:

Academic Customer Site License Agreement
Corporate Customer Site License Agreement
PDFs require Adobe Acrobat Reader

A variety of journal packages for online subscriptions are offered to institutions. The AACR Journals Suite is our best value and provides access to the full spectrum of cancer research to your patrons.

Subscription Packages

Cancer Discovery monthly monthly
AACR Journals Suite
Licensed* access to all journals in the portfolio
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention monthly
Cancer Immunology Research
Cancer Prevention Research monthly
Cancer Research twice monthly 
Clinical Cancer Research twice monthly
Molecular Cancer Research monthly
Molecular Cancer Therapeutics monthly
COMBO Package
Licensed* access to two journals
  Additional Valuable Content
Cancer Research & Clinical Cancer Research   Cancer Reviews Online
COMBO Package + 1
Licensed* access to three journals
  COMBO Package + 2
Licensed* access to four journals
Cancer Research & Clinical Cancer Research + one other journal   Cancer Research & Clinical Cancer Research + two other journals
 Additional Valuable Content   Additional Valuable Content
Cancer Reviews Online   Cancer Reviews Online

*All licenses have print purchase options. Contact sales for details.

American Association for Cancer Research
615 Chestnut Street  |  17th Floor  |  Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404
Phone: (215) 440-9300  |  Fax: (215) 440-9354  |  E-mail:

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