Aims & Scope

JACI: Global is a new peer-reviewed, open access, online publication of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI). It joins the other members of the AAAAI family of journals - The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI), the #1 most highly-cited allergy and clinical immunology journal, and JACI: In Practice, ranked #3 overall in Allergy (2021 Journal Citation Reports, published by Clarivate Analytics).

The overall mission of JACI: Global is to provide authors who are mandated to publish in a fully Open Access journal or whose allergy/immunology relevant work is not suitable for the other AAAAI journals, to publish in a journal that will reach not only the AAAAI community, but the global community, with no barrier to access for anyone with an internet connection.

As the Open Access journal for the AAAAI, JACI: Global will publish reports describing original research - basic, translational and clinical - related to all aspects of allergy, immunology, and related fields. This very broad scope will mirror the scope of its two companion journals. In addition to translational content, JACI: Global will publish basic science, Phase I/II clinical trials, population studies, as well as regionally relevant research relevant to allergy and immunology.

JACI: Global will emphasize providing a high-quality outlet for authors whose funders require them to publish in a Gold Open Access journal. Hence one of the Journal's hallmarks will be geographic diversity with an emphasis on global and regional research and practice. This will make the Journal particularly appealing to authors working in Research4Life countries, with waivers or deep discounts of accepted Article Processing Charges (APCs) automatically provided by publisher Elsevier. It will also provide an important service to the growing number of funders who have joined Plan S (the European cOAlition S initiative that requires full Open Access of research funded by its 25 members, starting in 2021), including the Gates Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, UK Research and Innovation, and the World Health Organization (see

All JACI: Global content is peer-reviewed. Content will flow to JACI: Global from three primary sources:
  1. Authors may submit directly to JACI: Global.
  2. The Editors-in-Chief of JACI and JACI: In Practice may recommend that authors whose papers are not suitable for acceptance in the two established journals consider submitting to the new journal. This provides a valued service to authors who can very quickly get an assessment from the third AAAAI Journal.
  3. The Editors of JACI: Global may invite submissions of articles, a strategy that is typically used with new journals during the first few years.

In order to facilitate the transfer of papers which were of sound science but not accepted by JACI or JACI: In Practice, JACI: Global will use the same article types as JACI.