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03.30.2021 | Member News & Releases

AACR Engages Silverchair to Expand the Reach & Impact of Cancer Research Publications

March 29, 2021 – Silverchair announced today an agreement with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) to migrate their content to the Silverchair Platform.

Reflecting the various types of information needs of researchers, physician scientists, and clinicians, the AACR publishes nine journals, each covering an important aspect of cancer research, with a new journal to launch later this year. The AACR’s journals cover cancer science from prevention to diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship and receive consistently high rankings in Clarivate’s Journal Citation Report® (with half of AACR journals ranking in the top 9% in Impact Factor in the Oncology category in the most recent report). 

In addition to these prestigious journals, the AACR publishes Cancer Discovery News, which publishes hundreds of timely and highly relevant news items each year. This important resource will now receive the same first-class treatment as the AACR’s journal content through Silverchair Composer, expanding the reach and opportunities for this content.

“Providing a seamless, modern user experience for the AACR’s content helps their readers to find and consume that information as quickly as possible, which makes our collaboration not only impactful, but critical,” said Thane Kerner, Silverchair CEO. “We are thrilled to count the AACR among the many innovative scientific publishers that are part of the Silverchair community.”

“The AACR is excited to work with Silverchair,” said Christine Battle, Publisher and Vice President, Scientific Publications. “This new association will facilitate the continued enhancement of our journal websites and will provide the best possible online content experience for our members, authors, and readers.”

About the American Association for Cancer Research Founded in 1907, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the world’s first and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research and its mission to prevent and cure cancer. AACR membership includes 48,000 laboratory, translational, and clinical researchers; population scientists; other health care professionals; and patient advocates residing in 127 countries. The AACR marshals the full spectrum of expertise of the cancer community to accelerate progress in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer by annually convening more than 30 conferences and educational workshops—the largest of which is the AACR Annual Meeting, with more than 74,000 attendees for the 2020 virtual meetings and more than 22,500 attendees for past in-person meetings. In addition, the AACR publishes nine prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journals and a magazine for cancer survivors, patients, and their caregivers. The AACR funds meritorious research directly as well as in cooperation with numerous cancer organizations. As the Scientific Partner of Stand Up To Cancer, the AACR provides expert peer review, grants administration, and scientific oversight of team science and individual investigator grants in cancer research that have the potential for near-term patient benefit. The AACR actively communicates with legislators and other policymakers about the value of cancer research and related biomedical science in saving lives from cancer. For more information about the AACR, visit www.AACR.org.

Contact Mark Jacobson, Director, Digital Publishing, American Association for Cancer Research | mark.jacobson@aacr.org

About Silverchair Silverchair is the leading independent platform partner for scholarly and professional publishers, serving our growing community through flexible technology and unparalleled services. We build and host websites, online products, and digital libraries for our clients’ content, enabling researchers and professionals to maximize their contributions to our world. Our vision is to help publishers thrive, evolve, and fulfill their missions.

Contact Stephanie Lovegrove Hansen, Senior Marketing Manager, Silverchair | press@silverchair.com

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