Aims, Scope and Journal History


World Cancer Research Journal (WCRJ – ISSN 2372-3416) is an open access international, peer-reviewed Journal that considers high-quality articles on novel aspects of Cancer research. The Journal welcomes submissions concerning the molecular and cell biology of cancer, oncogenes, carcinogenesis, virus and cancer, immunotherapy, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), cancer survivors, cancer rehabilitation, human nutrition and lifestyle and cancer and pollution and cancer. Particular attention will be given to research articles from emerging Countries.

It publishes reviews, original research papers, short communications and case reports of particular interest. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their results in as much detail as possible. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. The full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced.

WCRJ will consider manuscripts for publication that provide novel insights into the impacts of cancer on human health. This includes manuscripts describing the outcomes that have relevance to human health.

If authors are unsure whether their manuscript falls within scope for consideration for publication in WCRJ they should contact the journal by email ( for an opinion prior to submission.



Consequently, the scope of the Journal is to inform the scientific community about all innovative aspects regarding cancer disease.

The WCRJ is divided into different interest areas coordinated by a senior editor.

Manuscripts are revised by two or more field experts and, when accepted, are published expeditiously, generally within 12 weeks.

When a contribution is of such relevance as to significantly impact public health, authors may request FastTrack review for a rapid evaluation, in which case an editorial decision will be made within 2 weeks of submission.

The full text of the articles is free of charge on the Home page.


Journal History 

2014 WCRJ inaugural issue is released, it is initially published as a quarterly journal.

2014 WCRJ is accepted for indexing by Google Scholar.

2015 WCRJ is accepted for indexing by Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) in Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics).

2018 WCRJ received DOI number.

2019 WCRJ is published bimonthly thanks to the increasing number of articles submitted.

2019 WCRJ is suggested by the Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) of the University of Pittsburgh.

2019 WCRJ has an H-index of 8 (WOS – Clarivate Analytics).

2019 WCRJ is included in EBSCO catalogue: research databases for academic libraries, school libraries, public libraries, medical institutions, corporations, and military institutions.

2020 WCRJ content is preserved by CLOCKSS.

2020 WCRJ has an H-index of 10 (WOS – Clarivate Analytics).

2021 WCRJ has been included in Copernicus.

2021 WCRJ has been included in DOAJ.


Manuscript procedure time

The average time during which the preliminary assessment of manuscripts is conducted: 60 days
The average time during which the reviews of manuscripts are conducted: 45 days
The average time in which the article is published: 90 days