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Welcome to the World Journal of Stem Cells

The World Journal of Stem Cells (WJSC) is a leading academic journal devoted to reporting the latest, cutting-edge research progress and findings of basic research and clinical practice in the field of stem cells.  It was launched on December 31, 2009 and is published monthly (12 issues annually) by BPG, the world's leading professional clinical medical journal publishing company.

We encourage stem cells specialists worldwide to submit manuscripts to the WJSC describing their original basic or clinical research findings that are of high academic value and which report new diagnostic techniques or summarize their treatment experiences.

The usual times related to all publication processes of the WJSC are as follows: (1) From manuscript receipt to peer-review: 2-4 weeks; (2) From initial manuscript acceptance, with revisions, to return of the revised manuscript from the authors: 4-5 weeks; (3) From return of the revised manuscript from the authors to final acceptance: 1-2 weeks; (4) From final acceptance to an article in press: 2 days; and (5) From article in press designation to formal release of the electronic version and all online documentation: 2-9 weeks.The WJSC’s acceptance rate: 62%. Submit here >>

2018 Published Issues
11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Editors-in-Chief
  • Tong Cao, DDS, PhD, Doctor, Professor, (E-mail:dencaot@nus.edu.sg) Department of Oral Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore 119083, Singapore
  • Shengwen Calvin Li, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Research Scientist, Senior Research Fellow, (E-mail: choc.uci@gmail.com) Center for Neuroscience and Stem Cell Research, CHOC Children’s Research Institute/UCI, Children's Hospital of Orange County Research Institute, Children's Hospital of Orange County Research Institute, Neuroscience Institute, Children's Hospital of Orange County Research Institute, Orange, CA 92868-3874, United States
  • Carlo Ventura, MD, PhD, Director, Full Professor, (E-mail: carlo.ventura@unibo.it) Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine (DIMES), School of Medicine University of Bologna, Bologna 40129, Italy
Indexing/Abstracting
WJSC is now abstracted and indexed in PubMed, PubMed Central, Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE, also known as SciSearch®), Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS Previews, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), China Science and Technology Journal Database (CSTJ), and Superstar Journals Database.
Journal Metrics
The 2018 Edition of Journal Citation Reports cites the 2017 impact factor for WJSC as 4.376 (5-year impact factor: N/A), ranking WJSC as 7 among 24 journals in Cell and Tissue Engineering (quartile in category Q2), and 65 among 190 journals in Cell Biology (quartile in category Q2).
ISSN
1948-0210 (online)
Review
Cytokines in adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells promote the healing of liver disease 
Saifun Nahar, Yoshiki Nakashima, Chika Miyagi-Shiohira, Takao Kinjo, Zensei Toyoda, Naoya Kobayashi, Issei Saitoh, Masami Watanabe, Hirofumi Noguchi, Jiro Fujita 
World J Stem Cells 10(11):146-159. Published online Nov 26, 2018. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v10.i11.146
Minireviews
Single-cell analysis of tumors: Creating new value for molecular biomarker discovery of cancer stem cells and tumor-infiltrating immune cells 
Ramin Radpour, Farzad Forouharkhou 
World J Stem Cells 10(11):160-171. Published online Nov 26, 2018. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v10.i11.160
Pancreatic cancer stem cells: Perspectives on potential therapeutic approaches of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma 
Claudia Di Carlo, Jessica Brandi, Daniela Cecconi 
World J Stem Cells 10(11):172-182. Published online Nov 26, 2018. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v10.i11.172