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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 >>

2019 Published Issues
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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
The 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
Rational use of mesenchymal stem cells in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders 
Qiang Liu, Mo-Xian Chen, Lin Sun, Chloe U Wallis, Jian-Song Zhou, Li-Juan Ao, Qi Li, Pak C Sham 
World J Stem Cells 11(2):55-72. Published online Feb 26, 2019. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v11.i2.55
Minireviews
Human cord blood-derived viral pathogens as the potential threats to the hematopoietic stem cell transplantation safety: A mini review 
Ali Noroozi-aghideh, Maryam Kheirandish 
World J Stem Cells 11(2):73-83. Published online Feb 26, 2019. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v11.i2.73
Basic Study
Anti-inflammatory potential of human corneal stroma-derived stem cells determined by a novel in vitro corneal epithelial injury model 
Laura E Sidney, Andrew Hopkinson, Owen D McIntosh, Nagi M Marsit, Mariana Lizeth Orozco Morales 
World J Stem Cells 11(2):84-99. Published online Feb 26, 2019. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v11.i2.84
Triple-modal imaging of stem-cells labeled with multimodal nanoparticles, applied in a stroke model 
Helio Rodrigues da Silva, Javier Bustamante Mamani, Mariana Penteado Nucci, Leopoldo Penteado Nucci, Andrea Tiemi Kondo, Daianne Maciely Carvalho Fantacini, Lucas Eduardo Botelho de Souza, Virginia Picanço-Castro, Dimas Tadeu Covas, José Mauro Kutner, Fernando Anselmo de Oliveira, Nelson Hamerschlak, Lionel Fernel Gamarra 
World J Stem Cells 11(2):100-123. Published online Feb 26, 2019. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v11.i2.100
Case Report
Improved guided bone regeneration by combined application of unmodified, fresh autologous adipose derived regenerative cells and plasma rich in growth factors: A first-in-human case report and literature review 
Önder Solakoglu, Werner Götz, Maren C Kiessling, Christopher Alt, Christoph Schmitz, Eckhard U Alt 
World J Stem Cells 11(2):124-146. Published online Feb 26, 2019. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v11.i2.124