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Cancer Informatics


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Call for Papers

The Editor in Chief, Dr. J. T. Efird, Stanford University School of Medicine, welcomes new manuscripts for peer review on the following topics:

  • Bioinformatic analysis of molecular genetic and/or clinical data pertaining to human cancer risk, prevention, outcome or treatment response
Cancer Informatics is indexed in PubMed Central (PMC), Directory of Open Access Journals, Scopus, Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), and selected EBSCO, Elsevier, & Gale databases.


Open Special Collections

We are also accepting submissions for the following Special Collections. If any of these are the right fit for your research, we would be happy to receive your paper for peer review. Please enter the Promo Code listed next to each collection below during Step 2 of the submission process to indicate your interest in publishing in this Special Collection.

  • The usage of big data (including but not limited to “omics”, EMR/EHR) to classify, track and predict disease progression; Promo Code to submit: CIN-18
  • Novel data analytics in biomedical informatics and translational medicine; Promo Code to submit: CIN-29
  • Classification, predictive modelling, and statistical analysis of cancer data; Promo Code to submit: CIN-42
  • Sequencing for the Masses: Another Desktop Revolution; Promo Code to submit: CIN-12
  • Precision medicine for clinical cancer research; Promo Code to submit: CIN-33
  • Clinical Prognostic and Predictive Biomarkers in Cancer Using a Bioinformatics Approach; Promo Code to submit: CIN-23
  • Cancer biomarkers, genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics analysis; Promo Code to submit: CIN-43
  • Bioinformatics of microRNAs in cancer; Promo Code to submit: CIN-44
  • Statistical tools for analyzing cancer drug-drug interactions; Promo Code to submit: CIN-45

All papers accepted into these Special Collections will benefit from a reduced Article Processing Charge (APC) of $750 (£500 GBP), discounted from the full rate for a limited time.


Become a Guest Editor for a Special Collection 

We are interested in publishing Special Collections on various topics. Peruse the topics, or suggest your own, by submitting a Guest Editor proposal here.

Further information on the role can be found in the Lead Guest Editor Guide


Published Special Collections


Benefits of Publishing

The journal offers significant benefits to authors including:

  •  International, PubMed-listed, open access journal
  • All articles made immediately freely available on PubMed Central
  • Indexed in: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and Scopus
  • Fast, rigorous peer review
  • Open access format, driving high visibility and global exposure
  • Prompt online publication
  • Article metrics service to allow each author to monitor re-use of published articles

Manuscripts submitted to the journal are subject to double-blind peer review by a minimum of two to three suitably qualified reviewers. All editorial decisions are the responsibility of Editor-in-Chief, Deputy Editor-in–Chief, or an Associate Editor. Each stage of the editorial and production process is monitored to prevent delays to the authors, who are regularly informed of changes in their paper’s status. Editorial contributors, journal staff, and external contractors who contribute to editorial and production processes are qualified, experienced professionals chosen for their ability to efficiently contribute towards high-quality published papers. Article processing charges are communicated to authors prior to and during manuscript submission. There are no additional fees based on use of color, figure or word-count.


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  • Efficient Processing: 4 Weeks Average to First Editorial Decision
  • Fair & Independent Expert Peer Review
  • High Visibility & Extensive Database Coverage
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