The Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention (APJCP) is a monthly electronic journal, publishing papers in a wide spectrum of cancer sciences. The journal was launched in 2000 as the official publication of the Asia Pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention (APOCP) and its first extensive volume with 51 articles was published in 2000. Since then, the journal has published 17 volumes and close to 8,000 articles. The Journal is very popular among scientists in Asia; however, it has received and published many manuscripts from researchers all over the world. The Journal has been indexed in a wide variety of indexing organizations, and its Impact Factor for 2014 was reported at 2.52. In addition to being the official publication of the Asian Pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention, this journal also acts as the official journal of the International Association of Cancer Registries and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) Asian Regional Office.
After sixteen years of dedicated service to the APJCP as the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Antony Moore retired in the Spring of 2016. The APOCP’s Steering Committee has appointed Prof. Alirzea Mosavi-Jarrahi as the new Editor-in-Chief, and the editorial office moved from the Korean National Cancer Center to Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences Tehran/Iran, where the new Editor-in-Chief is a full-time professor and affiliated. Despite the fact that the APJCP is a scientific journal, the editorial committee has always been a balance of experts from different parts of Asia, and this tradition remains under the leadership of the new Editor-in-Chief. At present, scientists from different countries across Asia are represented in the editorial committee, and participate effectively in promoting the journal towards its goals and objectives.
The Asian Pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention (APOCP) was founded in 2000. APOCP is a non-political, non-profit organization for the promotion of cancer prevention and collaborative research in the Asia Pacific region.
The objectives of the APOCP are to provide opportunities for cancer scientists in Asia and the Pacific region to exchange mutual information for cancer prevention, to promote region-wide collaborative studies on cancer epidemiology and prevention, and to facilitate the implementation of active programs for cancer prevention in Asia and the Pacific region.