Aims and Scope

stemcell journal


StemJournal is an international, multidisciplinary, open access forum for communicating outstanding stem cell research, including basic biology, clinical applications, disease modeling, computational and systems biology, and data science.

The journal publishes original, peer-reviewed content covering a wide range of topics related to stem cell research. Content includes Research Reports and Review Articles

  • Seminal Reviews are comprehensive and authoritative and provide directions for further research;
  • Topical Reviews are more focused providing coverage on a topic of immediate interest and importance; 
  • Comparative Reviews compare the efficiency of different protocols on different cell lines or test several protocols for one to two cell lines only;
  • Ethics Reviews highlight and target unresolved issues where failure to act or resolve disagreements leads to bottlenecks in productivity in research.

Also included is a variety of Other Content, such as Short Reports, Hypotheses, Book Reviews, Letters to the Editor, Commentaries, and Ethics Reviews/Responses.

Protocols are also published in the journal. StemJournal and StemBook collaborate with Stem Cell COREdinates to validate new and current protocols encompassing various methods to generate, edit and differentiate induced pluripotent stem cells into various lineages. Read more on the StemBook site here.

The journal advances the understanding of stem cell biology

Topics covered by StemJournal include the following: 

  • Cancer stem cells
  • Cell maturation and aging
  • Cellular and nuclear reprogramming
  • Computational biology and data science
  • Disease modeling and drug discovery
  • Ectoderm specification and differentiation
  • Endoderm specification and differentiation
  • Genetics and epigenetics
  • Genomics, proteomics and omics
  • Germ cell and somatic stem cell biology in reproduction
  • Imaging
  • Mesoderm specification and differentiation
  • Neural stem cells
  • Niche biology, homing, and migration
  • Pluripotency
  • Stem cell differentiation
  • Stem cell homeostasis and function
  • Stem cell renewal
  • Stem cell immunology
  • Tissue-specific stem cells
  • Therapeutic prospects and clinical trials
  • Tissue engineering, biomaterials, and manufacturing
  • Research policies and ethical considerations.

Additional content related to stem cell research, such as news, commentaries, meeting announcements, laboratory resources, funding sources, profiles (to include laboratory profiles, stem cell core facilities profiles and researchers’ profiles), and resources of use and interest to stem cell researchers is published in the journal’s sister publication, StemBook (stembook.org).

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We ask that you follow our instructions for authors before you start writing your submission. For full guidelines for the different sections of the journal, go here.