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 Michael Gale Jr., Department of Immunology, University of Washington, Center for Innate Immunity and Immune Disease; and other leading investigators. View the entire editorial board.

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

Society Affiliation

An official journal of the International Cytokine & Interferon Society

Indexed/Abstracted in:

MEDLINE;

PubMed;

PubMed Central;

Current Contents®/Life Sciences;

Science Citation Index Expanded;

Science Citation Index®;

Biotechnology Citation Index®;

Biochemistry & Biophysics Citation Index®;

Biological Abstracts;

BIOSIS Previews;

Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition;

Derwent Drug File;

EMBASE/Excerpta Medica;

EMBiology;

Scopus;

Chemical Abstracts;

ProQuest databases;

CAB Abstracts;

Global Health;

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.