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Aims & Scope

Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research (JICR) provides authoritative peer-reviewed research, analysis, and commentary on the function of interferons (IFNs), immune cytokines, chemokines, and their gene and cell targets in mediating effector actions. The JICR is also a venue for reports on the therapeutic or pathogenic outcomes of IFN and cytokine regulation of innate and adaptive immunity. The JICR delivers current findings on emerging topics in this niche community, including systems biology and computational biology analyses of IFN and cytokines in health and disease, and the functions of interferon stimulated genes.

Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research coverage includes:

  • Structure/Function
  • Gene Expression
  • Antimicrobial and Antiviral Activities
  • Tumor Biology
  • Growth and Development
  • Allergy and Immunity
  • Systems Biology and Computational Biology
  • Microbiome interactions of IFN and Cytokines

Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research is under the editorial leadership of Editor-in-Chief 
David L. (Woody) Woodland, PhD and other leading investigators. View the entire editorial board.

Audience: Molecular biologists, biochemists, immunologists, virologists, oncologists, and hematologists, among others.


  • PubMed/MEDLINE
  • PubMed Central
  • Web of Science: Science Citation Index® (SCI)
  • Scopus
  • Current Contents®/Life Sciences
  • Biotechnology Citation Index®
  • Biological Abstracts
  • BIOSIS Citation Index™
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • EMBASE/Excerpta Medica
  • EMBiology
  • Chemical Abstracts
  • ProQuest databases
  • CAB Abstracts
  • Global Health
  • BenchSci
The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.

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