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Publication Fees and Reprints

Publication Fees and Reprints

To defray publication costs and to support other AACR programs, the corresponding author of an accepted manuscript will be invoiced based on the journal’s publication fees as detailed herein. Authors are required to confirm at the time of submission that they agree to pay the article publication fees in the event that their manuscript is accepted for publication.

Standard AACR Journal Fees

Important: For the fee structure of the AACR’s new open access journal, please see Cancer Research Communications Fees. The fees and discounts of the other AACR journals are detailed immediately below. Base publication and display item fees will continue to be waived for Blood Cancer Discovery if the manuscript was first submitted to the journal prior to January 1, 2022.

The AACR journals charge a fixed base publication fee determined by the journal, as well as a standard handling fee for each display item (figure or table). Please note that only manuscripts from 27 countries are subject to the full price. All other manuscripts will receive a country-specific discount based on the location of the primary affiliation of the corresponding author; see Publication Fee Discounts below for details of this and other discounts.

Journal Base Publication Fee * Display Item Fee *
Cancer Discovery $4900# $250 per item
Blood Cancer Discovery $2450 (Introductory rate)# $250 per item
Cancer Research $2800 $250 per item
Clinical Cancer Research $2800 $250 per item
Cancer Immunology Research $2400# $250 per item
Molecular Cancer Research $1900 $250 per item
Molecular Cancer Therapeutics $1900 $250 per item
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention $500# $250 per item
Cancer Prevention Research $900 $250 per item
* The AACR provides member and other discounts on these fees as detailed in Publication Fee Discounts below. As a non-profit organization, the AACR does not collect taxes on journal publication fees.
# If the manuscript was first submitted to the journal prior to January 1, 2023, the previous base publication fee of $4800 for Cancer Discovery, $2400 for Blood Cancer Discovery, or $100 for Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention will be applied instead.

No fees will be charged for certain invited article types solicited directly by an editor.


 

Open Access Fees

Authors who wish to publish their accepted manuscript under an open access license may pay an open access fee of $2,300 in addition to the Standard Fees. See Open Access for details about the Creative Commons license that will be applied to the published author manuscript and typeset article.


 

Publication Fee Discounts

The AACR provides authors with a variety of discounts to the standard publication fees, which allows them to reduce, and in some cases eliminate, the cost of publication. Most discounts are automatically applied on behalf of the author. Descriptions of these discounts, and who qualifies for them, are described below.

AACR Membership Discount

If the corresponding, first, or last author is in the Active AACR membership Category, a 5% discount on the total charges, excluding any open access fee, is applied. In order to obtain the discount, the corresponding author should ensure that the full membership information for the relevant member is entered into the manuscript submission system, SmartSubmit.

If the manuscript has a qualifying AACR member author who is in the Population Sciences or Cancer Immunology AACR working group, and the manuscript does not qualify for the AACR Editor Discount below, the member discount will be doubled for manuscripts accepted at Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention or Cancer Immunology Research, respectively. To obtain the increased discount, the author must enter the appropriate discount code from the links above in the discount field of the submission system.

AACR Editor Discount

A manuscript with a qualifying Editor from an AACR journal listed as an author will receive a discount of 25% on the total charges, excluding any open access fee. Such manuscripts are also eligible for the AACR member discount detailed above.

Stand Up to Cancer Discount

A manuscript describing work supported by a Stand Up to Cancer grant will receive a full waiver of the total charges, provided that the granting organization and grant number are listed in the acknowledgements.

AACR Grantee Discount

A manuscript describing work supported by an AACR grant will receive a discount of 25% on the total charges, excluding any open access fee. Such manuscripts are also eligible for the AACR member discount detailed above.

Country-Specific Discounts

The AACR understands that researchers in many countries have considerably fewer resources than others to support the payment of publication costs. To address these financial realities, the AACR journals provide three levels of pricing discount (25%, 50% or 100%) based on the location of the primary affiliation of the corresponding author listed in the author byline of the accepted manuscript. These country-specific discounts will not be provided to support publication of manuscripts describing work principally conducted for a commercial organization. This discount is applied to the total charges, excluding any open access fee; but it is applied to the APC at Cancer Research Communications as described below. An author receiving this discount may also benefit from the AACR membership discount detailed above. The lists below delineate the countries for which country-specific discounts are or are not provided. If a country is not listed, it may be assumed to fall in the 100% discount category. Country classification is based on active research grants and total R&D spending in each country and adjusted by World Bank country classifications and funding targeted to cancer research. Classifications are subject to change at the start of each year.

Full Price
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States

25% Discount
Bahrain, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, United Arab Emirates

50% Discount
Andorra, Croatia, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Greenland, Isle of Man, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Oman, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia

100% Discount
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Channel Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, North Macedonia, Northern Mariana Islands, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian Territory, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Republic of the Congo, Reunion, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Under exceptional circumstances, authors who would not qualify for a country-specific discount, or who would qualify for the lower 25% or 50% discount, may apply to the Publisher at the time of submission for an additional discount on the standard publication fees. All such applications must be countersigned by an appropriate institutional official stating that insufficient funds are available for the payment of the publication fees.

Manuscript Turnaround Guarantee Discount

The AACR journals work very hard to provide fast and fair decisions after peer review. In the unlikely event that their peer review does not meet a minimum standard of timeliness, authors may take advantage of our Manuscript Turnaround Guarantee and receive a full refund of the total charges, excluding any open access fee.


 

Cancer Research Communications Fees

Cancer Research Communications is a newly launched, online-only, exclusively open access journal. As such, unlike the other AACR journals noted above it has a flat article publication charge (APC). During the current launch phase, Cancer Research Communications will have a special introductory APC of $2,550 ($1,700 if first submitted prior to January 1, 2023).

If the corresponding, first, or last author is in the Active AACR membership category, the APC will be $2,200 ($1,200 if first submitted prior to January 1, 2023). To obtain the discount, the corresponding author must ensure that the full membership information for the relevant member is entered into the manuscript submission system, SmartSubmit.

If the manuscript has a qualifying Editor from an AACR journal listed as an author, the APC will be $1,500 ($1,000 if first submitted prior to January 1, 2023).

A manuscript describing work supported by a Stand Up to Cancer grant will receive a full waiver of the APC, provided that the granting organization and grant number are listed in the acknowledgements.

Cancer Research Communications manuscripts are eligible for the country-specific discounts described above. No other discounts are available.


 

Billing

Any article processing charges (publication, display item, and open access fees) are being processed through RightsLink®, an online billing platform tailored for the AACR by the Copyright Clearance Center. If a manuscript is accepted and there are article processing charges associated with the manuscript, RightsLink® provides authors with a simple way to manage and pay charges online via an email prompt shortly after acceptance.


 

Reprints

Authors have the opportunity to order reprints of their articles with reduced color costs when they receive their article proofs for approval prior to publication. A link will be provided to the Sheridan Electronic Order Center where reprint fees are detailed and payment can be made. Authors who have questions about fees should contact the AACR Publications Department at pubs@aacr.org.

Anyone who would like to purchase bulk reprints of an article but who is not a listed author can find information about this at Third Party Permission and Reprints.

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