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About AACR Journals

About AACR Journals

Founded in 1907, the American Association for Cancer Research (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 more than 48,000 laboratory, translational, and clinical researchers; population scientists; other health care professionals; and patient advocates residing in over 127 countries and territories around the world; over 31% percent of members live outside the United States. Twenty percent of AACR’s international members are located in countries with emerging economies. The AACR marshals the full spectrum of expertise of the cancer community to accelerate progress in the prevention, biology, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer by annually convening more than 30 conferences and educational workshops, the largest of which is the AACR Annual Meeting with more than 21,900 attendees. In addition, the AACR publishes nine prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journals.

AACR Journal Metrics

The scientific breadth and top quality of the journals attract the premier researchers in the field, and the AACR journals* continue to be rated among the most influential journals in cancer research and medicine, according to Clarivate Web of Science Journal Citation Reports (JCR) 2021.

 Journal Impact Factor
 Cancer Discovery 38.272
 Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention 4.090
 Cancer Immunology Research 12.020
 Cancer Prevention Research 3.296
 Cancer Research 13.312
 Clinical Cancer Research 13.801
 Molecular Cancer Research 6.333
 Molecular Cancer Therapeutics 6.009
*Blood Cancer Discovery and Cancer Research Communications have not published long enough to have received an Impact Factor.

With thousands of institutional subscribers and individual cancer researchers worldwide accessing this content, AACR's peer-reviewed journals are a proven choice for your patrons' cancer research information needs. For more detailed metrics, including the 5-Year Impact Factor, Eigenfactor, and Immediacy Index, please visit the AACR Journals Metrics page.

Commitment to Dissemination of Content

AACR is committed to the dissemination of content 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.
  • Free archival access to historical material dating back to 1916 from the precursors of Cancer Research—Journal of Cancer Research and the American Journal of Cancer Research, representing nearly 100 years of oncology research and development.
  • Availability of full text to all articles one year after publication.
  • Our AuthorChoice program that makes articles freely available online immediately upon publication.

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Toll Free (US & Canada): (855) 744-4667  |  Phone: +1 (215) 446-9900

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