Focus and Scope

Basic and Clinical Cancer Research is a selective open access peer-reviewed journal that publishes high-quality original papers, reviews, commentary, editorials, and case reports in basic, clinical, translational, public health, and epidemiologic research fields related to cancer (ISSN: 2228-5466). Primary research papers published by the journal will represent significant advances in biology, epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of cancer.

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts correctly submitted to will first be reviewed by the Editors. Some manuscripts will be returned to authors at this stage if the paper is deemed inappropriate for publication in "Basic & Clinical Cancer Research", if the paper does not meet submission requirements, or if the paper is not deemed to have a sufficiently high priority. All papers considered suitable by the Editors to progress further in the review process will undergo appropriate external peer review and all papers provisionally accepted for publication will undergo a detailed statistical review.

Publication Frequency

Journal of Basic and Clinical Cancer Research will publish individual items as soon as they are ready.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Article Processing Charges

As Tehran University of Medical Sciences is supporting most of the publishing costs of Basic and Clinical Cancer Research, Article Processing Charge (APC) and any other publication fees in the journal are free for authors. There is NO APC charges for this journal.


Copyright notice

Authors have copyright but license exclusive rights in their article to the publisher*.

Authors have the right to:

  • Share their article according to the "Personal Use rights"** so long as it contains the end user license and the DOI link to the version of record in this journal.
  • Retain intellectual property rights (including research data).
  • Proper attribution and credit for the published work.

* This includes the right to make and authorize commercial use.

** Personal use rights
Authors can use their articles, in full or in part, for scholarly, non-commercial purposes such as:

  • Use by an author in the author’s classroom teaching (including distribution of copies, paper or electronic)
  • Distribution of copies (including through e-mail) to known research colleagues for their personal use (but not for Commercial Use)
  • Inclusion in a thesis or dissertation (provided that this is not to be published commercially)
  • Use in a subsequent compilation of the author’s works
  • Extending the Article to book-length form
  • Preparation of other derivative works (but not for Commercial Use)
  • Otherwise using or re-using portions or excerpts in other works