Fees and funding
Open access publishing is not without costs. Cancer Communications therefore levies an article-processing charge of £1370.00/$2145.00/€1745.00 for each article accepted for publication.
If the corresponding author's institution participates in our open access membership program, some or all of the publication cost may be covered (more details available on the membership page). We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see our article-processing charge page.
BioMed Central provides a free open access funding support service to help authors discover and apply for article processing charge funding. Visit our OA funding and policy support page to view our list of research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs, and to learn more about our email support service.
Cancer Communications offers waivers to authors for selected high quality articles. For rapid feedback on the potential suitability of an article for waiver, please send a pre-submission enquiry to the editorial office, providing the article title, abstract and a brief cover letter.
Annual Journal Metrics
84 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
31 days to first decision for all manuscripts
212 days from submission to acceptance
50 days from acceptance to publication
*Impact Factor in Journal Citation Report (2017, Clarivate) and **SNIP/SJR 2017 in Scopus are under the previous journal title Chinese Journal of Cancer.