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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, clinical and basic, 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, Clinical Research, Basic Study, Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, Evidence-based Medicine, Field of Vision, Clinical Guidelines, Letter to the Editor, and Case Report. Submit here >>

2024 Published Issues
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  • Shengwen Calvin Li, MPhil, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Research Scientist, Senior Research Fellow, (E-mail: sli@choc.org; shengwel@uci.edu; choc.uci@gmail.com) Center for Neuroscience and Stem Cell Research, CHOC Children’s Research Institute, Children's Hospital of Orange County, Neuroscience Institute, UC Irvine, Orange, CA 92868-3874, United States
  • Carlo Ventura, MD, PhD, Director, Full Professor, (E-mail: carlo.ventura@unibo.it) National Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Stem Cell Engineering, National Institute of Biostructures and Biosystems, Bologna 40129, Italy
The WJSC is now abstracted and indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE, also known as SciSearch®), Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, PubMed, PubMed Central, Scopus, Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS Previews, Reference Citation Analysis, China Science and Technology Journal Database, and Superstar Journals Database.
Journal Metrics
The 2023 Edition of Journal Citation Reports® cites the 2022 impact factor (IF) for WJSC as 4.1; IF without journal self cites: 3.9; 5-year IF: 4.5; Journal Citation Indicator: 0.53; Ranking: 15 among 29 journals in cell and tissue engineering; Quartile category: Q3; Ranking: 99 among 191 journals in cell biology; and Quartile category: Q3. The WJSC’s CiteScore for 2022 is 8.0 and Scopus CiteScore rank 2022: Histology is 9/57; Genetics is 68/325; Genetics (clinical) is 19/90; Molecular Biology is 119/380; Cell Biology is 95/274.
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