The Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice publishes original research on cancer survivors, systematic, scoping, and meta-analytic literature reviews, clinical investigations and policy-related research that can impact the quality of care and quality of life of cancer survivors. The journal publishes peer reviewed papers related to improving the understanding, prevention, and management of multiple areas related to cancer survivorship that can affect quality care, symptom management, function, and well-being.

The number of cancer survivors continue to increase worldwide. Along with this increase many individuals following primary treatment for cancers or many types experience a variety of long term and late effects. This journal considers cancer survivors as those following diagnosis and at completion of primary treatment. Research and practice of these cancer survivors is growing rapidly and dissemination of evidence -based information is essential for improved knowledge and care. Studies can include adolescents or adults treated for cancer as children, as well as young adults, adults, or older adults. The knowledge relates to those diagnosed and treated for cancer but now face challenges that can in part be related to cancer diagnosis and a range of treatment exposures.

  • Publishes basic research, epidemiological studies, clinical investigations, health services and policy-related research
  • Publishes systematic, meta-analytic and scoping reviews that adhere to the PRISMA reporting guidelines for systematic reviews/meta-analyses or the PRISMA extension for scoping reviews
  • Improves understanding of survivorship topics affecting quality of care, health, function, and well-being
  • Reflects growing interest consistent with increasing prevalence rates and future global impact

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  • Michael Feuerstein
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3.296 (2019)
Impact factor
3.830 (2019)
Five year impact factor
31 days
Submission to first decision
129 days
Submission to acceptance
142,478 (2019)
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  • Common Reasons Papers May Be Rejected

    This journal prioritizes papers that focus on cancer survivors post primary treatment for cancer although the journal will accept longitudinal or prospective studies that follow individuals prior to, during and following treatment when these papers highlight the impact on the post primary cancer treatment period for any length of time thereafter.


    JCSU editors reject many papers without peer review for a few common reasons. To help you decide whether JCSU is right for your manuscript, and to prepare your submission, please be aware that we check papers against the . . .

  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    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 peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

  • New JCSU Twitter account @jcansur

    The Journal of Cancer Survivorship publishes peer reviewed articles related to improving interdisciplinary understanding, prevention, and management of challenges related to cancer survivorship. The journal has a new social media account on Twitter @jcansurv, maintained by Associate Editor Maryam Lustberg MD MPH, which posts the journal’s recently published (online) research articles on survivorship and strives toward engaging with cancer survivorship researchers and clinicians throughout the world.

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