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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 >>

2019 Published Issues
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
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 2019 Edition of Journal Citation Reports cites the 2018 impact factor for WJSC as 3.534 (5-year impact factor: N/A), ranking WJSC as 14 among 26 journals in Cell and Tissue Engineering (quartile in category Q3), and 94 among 193 journals in Cell Biology (quartile in category Q2).
ISSN
1948-0210 (online)
Editorial
Moving forward on the pathway of cell-based therapies in ischemic heart disease and heart failure – time for new recommendations? 
Miruna Mihaela Micheu 
World J Stem Cells 11(8):445-451. Published online Aug 26, 2019. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v11.i8.445
Opinion Reviews
Neural regeneration by regionally induced stem cells within post-stroke brains: Novel therapy perspectives for stroke patients 
Takayuki Nakagomi, Toshinori Takagi, Mikiya Beppu, Shinichi Yoshimura, Tomohiro Matsuyama 
World J Stem Cells 11(8):452-463. Published online Aug 26, 2019. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v11.i8.452
Review
Orchestrating stem cell fate: Novel tools for regenerative medicine 
Sara Cruciani, Sara Santaniello, Andrea Montella, Carlo Ventura, Margherita Maioli 
World J Stem Cells 11(8):464-475. Published online Aug 26, 2019. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v11.i8.464
Bone marrow microenvironment: The guardian of leukemia stem cells 
Mohammad Houshmand, Teresa Mortera Blanco, Paola Circosta, Narjes Yazdi, Alireza Kazemi, Giuseppe Saglio, Mahin Nikougoftar Zarif 
World J Stem Cells 11(8):476-490. Published online Aug 26, 2019. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v11.i8.476
Induced pluripotent stem cells throughout the animal kingdom: Availability and applications 
Laís Vicari de Figueiredo Pessôa, Fabiana Fernandes Bressan, Kristine Karla Freude 
World J Stem Cells 11(8):491-505. Published online Aug 26, 2019. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v11.i8.491
Tonsil-derived stem cells as a new source of adult stem cells 
Kyung-Ah Cho, Hyun Jung Lee, Hansaem Jeong, Miri Kim, Soo Yeon Jung, Hae Sang Park, Kyung-Ha Ryu, Seung Jin Lee, Byeongmoon Jeong, Hyukjin Lee, Han Su Kim 
World J Stem Cells 11(8):506-518. Published online Aug 26, 2019. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v11.i8.506
Linking stemness with colorectal cancer initiation, progression, and therapy 
Deepak Narayanan Iyer, Wai-Yan Sin, Lui Ng 
World J Stem Cells 11(8):519-534. Published online Aug 26, 2019. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v11.i8.519
Derivation and applications of human hepatocyte-like cells 
Shuang Li, Shi-Qian Huang, Yong-Xu Zhao, Yu-Jie Ding, Dan-Jun Ma, Qiu-Rong Ding 
World J Stem Cells 11(8):535-547. Published online Aug 26, 2019. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v11.i8.535
Human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells ameliorate liver fibrosis in vitro and in vivo: From biological characteristics to therapeutic mechanisms 
Fei Yin, Wen-Ying Wang, Wen-Hua Jiang 
World J Stem Cells 11(8):548-564. Published online Aug 26, 2019. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v11.i8.548