Article transfer service

rethink the way you publish

No need to reformat. No need to resubmit

Let us transfer your journal to another Elsevier journal of your choiceOur latest improvement to the manuscript submission process is a complimentary Article Transfer Service (ATS) designed to save authors valuable time and effort when submitting to our journals.

What does this mean for me?

If you are unsuccessful in your original manuscript submission, you can decide to have your manuscript transferred to another more suitable journal by our experienced Managing Editor, without the need to reformat. The service is freely available to all submitting authors within the Elsevier Immunology family and aims to save you valuable time and effort.


  • No need to reformat or resubmit- we will transfer your manuscript for you
  • Publish faster
  • Maximize your publication options
  • Keep the first submission date of your manuscript
  • Remain in control of the submission process with minimal effort

How can I be involved?

The ATS is only available to authors who have already submitted their manuscript to one of the journals within the Elsevier Immunology family. If the Editor decides your manuscript is more suitable for another Elsevier journal, they will invite you to use the complimentary Article Transfer Service to save you the time and effort of resubmitting and reformatting your manuscript.

Elsevier is helping to improve manuscript submission and peer review processes

Peer review plays an integral role in the interaction and communication between authors, readers, reviewers and editors as the established method to evaluate the quality of science. We recognize, though, that there are shortcomings and sometimes even frustrations associated with the traditional manuscript submission and peer review processes. Our aim is to help facilitate and develop fast, effective and truly innovative solutions to improve the overall manuscript submission and peer review process for all individuals concerned.

Traditional publishing processes are changing and in this context we have established a family cluster of linked journals within the immunology field. This enables us to foster collaboration between those journals, helping us to deliver more options and better services to improve the publication process.

Journals in the Elsevier Immunology family include:

Cellular Immunology Cellular Immunology 
Editor-in-Chief: N. Sarvetnick 
Impact Factor: 1.974
5-Year Impact Factor: 2.265
Issues per year: 12
Clinical Immunology Clinical Immunology 
Editor-in-Chief: G. Tsokos 
The Official Journal of the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS)
Impact Factor: 4.046
5-Year Impact Factor: 3.893
Cytokine Cytokine 
Editors: Sir Gordon W. Duff andS.K. Durum 
Official journal of the International Cytokine Society 
Impact Factor: 3.019
5-Year Impact Factor: 3.171
Developmental & Comparative Immunology Developmental and Comparative Immunology 
Editor-in-Chief: K. Söderhäll
Official Journal of the International Society of Developmental and Comparative Immunology 
Impact Factor: 3.268
5-Year Impact Factor: 3.445
Fish and Shellfish Immunology Fish and Shellfish Immunology 
Editors: C.J. Secombes and I. Hirono 
Impact Factor: 3.322
5-Year Impact Factor: 3.715
International Immunopharmacology Immunology Letters 
Editor-in-Chief: Vito Pistoia
Official Journal of the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS), a member of the International Union of Immunological Societies 
Impact Factor: 2.526
5-Year Impact Factor: 2.698
Journal of Autoimmunity International Immunopharmacology 
Editor-in-Chief: J.E. Talmadge 
Impact Factor: 2.376
5-Year Impact Factor: 2.561
Journal of Autoimmunity Journal of Autoimmunity
Co Editors-in-Chief
M.E. Gershwin 
Y. Shoenfeld 
Impact Factor: 7.368
5-Year Impact Factor: 5.165
Journal of Immunological Methods Journal of Immunological Methods 
Editors: M.C. Nussenzweig 
Official Journal of the Association of Medical Laboratory Immunologists 
Impact Factor: 2.203
5-Year Impact Factor: 2.285
Issues per year: 24
Molecular Immunology Molecular Immunology 
Editor -in-Chief: J. Villadangos 
Impact Factor: 2.897
5-Year Impact Factor: 3.023
Results in Immunology Open Access SolutionsResults in Immunology 
Our online only, open access journal covering all aspects of immunology
Managing Editor: Angela Schena
Molecular Immunology Transplant Immunology 
Editor -in-Chief: Frans Claas
Impact Factor: 1.459
5-Year Impact Factor: 1.649
Molecular Immunology Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 
Editor -in-Chief: C.L. Baldwin, C.J. Howard, J. Naessens
Impact Factor: 2.076
5-Year Impact Factor: 2.194
Issues per year: 24

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