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Welcome to the World Journal of Stem Cells

World Journal of Stem Cells (WJSC, World J Stem Cells) is a high-quality, online, open-access, single-blind peer-reviewed journal published by the Baishideng Publishing Group. WJSC accepts both solicited and unsolicited manuscripts. Articles published in WJSC are high-quality, basic and clinical, influential research articles by established academic authors as well as new researchers. The paramount objective of WJSC is to showcase and promote distinguished research in the field of stem cells, to help advance development of this field. The types of articles published in WJSC include Editorial, Opinion Review, Frontier, Review, Minireview, Basic Study, Clinical Research, Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, Evidence-based Medicine, Field of Vision, Clinical Guidelines, Letter to the Editor, and Case Report. Submit here >>

2020 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 119085, Singapore
  • Shengwen Calvin Li, PhD, MPhil., FRSM, MPhil, 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, National Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Stem Cell Engineering, National Institute of Biostructures and Biosystems, 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 2020 Edition of Journal Citation Reports cites the 2019 impact factor (IF) for WJSC as 3.231; IF without journal self cites: 3.128; Ranking: 18 among 29 journals in cell and tissue engineering; Quartile category: Q3; Ranking: 113 among 195 journals in cell biology; and Quartile category: Q3.
ISSN
1948-0210 (online)
Review
Gretel Mendoza-Almanza, Luis Burciaga-Hernández, Vilma Maldonado, Jorge Melendez-Zajgla, Jorge Olmos 
World J Stem Cells 12(11):1237-1254. Published online Nov 26, 2020. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v12.i11.1237
Minireviews
Basic Study
Shao-Yu Peng, Tsung-Hsin Wu, Tzu-Yi Lin, Ling-Yien Hii, Kok-Seong Chan, Tzu-Yen Fu, Shen-Chang Chang, Perng-Chih Shen, Kang-You Liu, Steven W. Shaw 
World J Stem Cells 12(11):1366-1376. Published online Nov 26, 2020. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v12.i11.1366
Nataliya Petinati, Nikolay Kapranov, Yulia Davydova, Alexey Bigildeev, Olesya Pshenichnikova, Dmitriy Karpenko, Nina Drize, Larisa Kuzmina, Elena Parovichnikova, Valeriy Savchenko 
World J Stem Cells 12(11):1377-1395. Published online Nov 26, 2020. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v12.i11.1377
Letter to the Editor