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The Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer (JITC) is the official journal of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC). This open access, peer-reviewed journal not only serves as the global voice of the society, but also a targeted outlet for the publication of original research articles, literature reviews, position papers and discussion on all aspects of tumor immunology and cancer immunotherapy—from basic research to clinical application.

Today, more than ever before, the tremendous excitement in the field and the increased momentum brought about by the latest approvals of immunotherapy-based treatments in various cancer types has shown the clear need for the Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer, an outlet devoted to and created by today's leaders in the field.


JITC is indexed in six major indexing sources, including PubMed, PubMed Central, MEDLINE, the Directory of Open Access journals, Scopus, and Thomson Reuters’ Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). The ESCI is part of the robust Web and Science collection, the world’s largest compilation of research data, books, journals, proceedings, publications, and patents.

Free Publication for SITC Members

As a way to say thank you to the dedicated society members who tirelessly work to advance the science and ultimately to improve the lives of patients with cancer, SITC is pleased to offer society members waived article processing charges for manuscripts accepted through 2016. To take advantage of this member benefit, contact SITC at +1 414-271-2456 or info@sitcancer.org for your member code.

JITC Best Paper Awards

Each year at the SITC Annual Meeting Award Ceremony, the society presents two $1,000 USD Best Paper awards to the first authors of the Best Clinical/Translational Research Article and the Best Basic Science Research Article published in JITC. All other authors on the paper are recognized for their contributions to the work. Please note that only papers on which the first or senior author is a SITC member are eligible for consideration. Papers are nominated by the Editorial Board based on the following criteria:

  • Papers nominated in the Clinical/Translational category should present clinical research that has a clear potential to optimize patient care, with particular emphasis on high quality randomized control trials, novel combination therapies, novel diagnostic or prognostic insights, and new insights into mechanisms of action.
  • Papers nominated in the Basic Science category should present innovative research in basic medical sciences that has a direct relevance to future research in clinical medicine.

For further information on previous award-winning articles, please click here.

Call for Submissions

The journal welcomes submissions in the following areas and other related topics:

Basic Tumor Immunology
Tumor antigens, innate and adaptive anti-tumor immune mechanisms, immune regulation, immune response, cancer and inflammation, preclinical models, chemotherapy and radiotherapy interactions/combinations of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, other combination treatments with the anti-tumor immune response, and oncolytic viruses

Case Reports
Reports on unusual or unexpected clinical cases that expand the field of general medical knowledge.  Includes information on an unexpected association between diseases or symptoms, an unexpected event in the course of observing or treating a patient, findings that shed new light on the possible pathogenesis of the disease or an adverse effect, unique or rare features of the disease, and/or a unique therapeutic approach

Clinical/Translational Cancer Immunotherapy
First-in-man clinical trials, phase II/III clinical studies, immune monitoring investigations, tumor microenvironment, host genetics and clinical outcome, combination therapies, and cell therapies

Clinical Trials Monitor
Announcements and updates of cancer immunotherapy clinical trials in progress. Includes perspectives and implications of late stage pivotal clinical trials results and new regulatory approvals. Articles may also focus on other pertinent regulatory issues to help define a road map for navigating the clinical trial landscape

Reaction to and/or perspectives on significant events in the field in the basic science area. May address a critical challenge, elaborate or extend a conversation of a focal article, provide an application of a theoretical perspective, or shed light on a particular issue in the field

Immunotherapy Biomarkers
Predictive/prognostic biomarker studies, gene expression studies in cancer immunotherapy, serological immune biomarkers, multiparameter flow cytometry-defined immune biomarkers, high content immunohistological studies, clinical trial analyses and identification of novel immune biomarkers

Fact/data-driven works that cumulate several articles of importance on a particular subject or research area in a review format with the goal of providing the “state of the art” in the field.  Includes recent major advances and discoveries, significant gaps in the research, current debates, and/or ideas of where research might go next

Submit your manuscript.

JITC Editorial Board

The Editorial Board is comprised of internationally recognized thought leaders in the field and experts in their content areas.  They are also members of SITC and deeply committed to advancing the knowledge about, and integration of, cancer immunotherapy research into the clinical setting.

View the full listing of the JITC Editorial Board.

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