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Fees and funding

Article-processing charges

Open access publishing is not without costs. Cancer & Metabolism therefore levies an article-processing charge of £1790.00/$2490.00/€2040.00 for each article accepted for publication, plus VAT or local taxes where applicable.

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.

BMC 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.

Impact of COVID-19

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As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our usual peer review process. We thank referees for their continued support in these challenging times and ask authors for their patience and understanding.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    65 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    59 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    135 days from submission to acceptance
    35 days from acceptance to publication

    Citation Impact

    5.033 - 2 Year Impact Factor
    0.583 - Immediacy Index

    Usage 
    140,853 Downloads
    210 Altmetric Mentions