Aims and scope

We are pleased to announce that Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy (CII) will become a fully open access (OA) journal in 2024. As a result, all submissions received from  1st August 2023  are subject to an article publication charge (APC) if accepted and published in the journal (unless a waiver is applied). Please see our FAQs which can be found at the bottom of this page for more information on APCs, funding options, waivers and the journal's transition to fully open access.

We will therefore only be accepting submissions that will be published open access.

See journal updates for more information.

Since its inception in 1976, Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy (CII) has reported significant advances in the field of tumor immunology. The journal serves as a forum for new concepts and advances in basic, translational, and clinical cancer immunology and immunotherapy. CII is keen to publish broad-ranging ideas and reviews, results which extend or challenge established paradigms, as well as negative studies which fail to reproduce experiments that support current paradigms, and papers that do succeed in reproducing others’ results in different contexts.


CII is affiliated with the Association for Cancer Immunotherapy (CIMT), Canadian Cancer Immunotherapy Consortium (CCIC), The Japanese Association for Cancer Immunology (JACI), Network Italiano per la Bioterapia dei Tumori (NIBIT), Sociedad Española de Immunologia-Grupo Español de ImmunoTerapia (SEI-GEIT), and Cancer Immunotherapy & Immunomonitoring (CITIM).