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6:1 online 03 May 2024

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7:1 scheduled for May 2025

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Aims & Scope

StemJournal is an international, multidisciplinary publication for communicating outstanding stem cell research, including basic biology, clinical applications, disease modeling, computational and systems biology, and data science. It promises to be open new scientific contributions from the many fields of research on stem cells. The journal publishes original, peer-reviewed content covering a wide range of topics related to stem cell research, including research reports,  review articles, protocols, and more. This is an online journal that follows an open access model – visit at View the full Aims & Scope on the journal website here.

StemJournal is a sister publication to the stem cell community portal StemBook – visit at stembook.orgStemJournal and StemBook are the first components in IOS Press' forthcoming StemHub (read our related press releases, herehere). New components include: StemMeets (meeting abstracts) and StemRxiv (preprints).

Editorial Board


Niels Geijsen PhD
Leiden University Medical Center
Professor Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine

The Netherlands

Giorgia Quandrato
Keck School of Medicine of USC, Health Sciences Campus
Assistant Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Los Angeles, California

Senior Editors

Laurence Daheron, PhD
Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Winston Hide, PhD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Agnete Kirkeby, PhD
Novo Nordisk Foundation for Stem Cell Biology (DanStem), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen

Fredrik Lanner, PhD
Karolinska Intitute
Departnet of Clinical Sciences, Intervention and Technology, 

Stephanie Willerth, PhD
Mechanical Engineering & Division of Medical Sciences, Victoria

Associate Editors

Kristen Brennand, PhD
Yale University School of Medicine (Depts of Psychiatry and Genetics)

Qiurong Ding, PhD
Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Inst. of Nutrition & Health Health / Inst. for Stem Cell & Regeneration)

Jenna Galloway, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School (Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery & Center for Regenerative Medicine)

Jacob Hanna, MD, PhD
Weizmann Institute of Science (Dept of Molecular Genetics)

Lyn Healy, PhD
The Francis Crick Institute (Human Embryo and Stem Cell Unit)
United Kingdom

Jonathan Hoggatt, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School (Cancer Center and Center for Transplantation Sciences)

Shannan Ho Sui, PhD
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Dept of Biostatistics)

Meritxell Huch, PhD
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics

Insoo Hyun, PhD
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (Dept of Bioethics)

Darrell N. Kotton, MD
Boston University (Center for Regenerative Medicine) & Boston Medical Center (Dept of Medicine)

Kathy O. Lui, PhD
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Dept of Chemical Pathology)
Hong Kong

Florian Merkle, PhD
Cambridge University (Dept of Clinical Biochemistry)
United Kingdom

George J. Murphy, PhD
Boston University (Center for Regenerative Medicine)

Louise E. Purton, PhD
St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research (Stem Cell Regulation Unit)

Evan Y. Snyder, MD, PhD, FAAP
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (Center for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine)

Takanori Takebe, MD
Tokyo Medical and Dental University (Institute of Research)

Ludovic Vallier, PhD
Wellcome – MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute (Dept of Surgery)
United Kingdom

Joseph C. Wu, MD, PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine (Depts of Medicine & Radiology)

Wenli Yang, PhD
University of Pennsylvania (Dept of Medicine & Institute for Regenerative Medicine)

Editorial Advisory Board

James A. Adjaye, PhD
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (Institute of Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine)

Tim Ahfeldt, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Dept of Neuroscience)

Hidenori Akutsu, MD, PhD
National Center for Child Health and Development (Dept of Reproductive Medicine)

Ramiro Alberio, PhD
University of Nottingham (Division of Animal Sciences & School of Biosciences)
United Kingdom

Juan Alvarez-Dominguez, PhD
Harvard University (Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology)

Stelios T. Andreadis, PhD
University of Buffalo SUNY (Dept of Chemical and Biological Engineering)

Anthony Atala, MD
Wake Forest School of Medicine (Wake Forest Institute for Regenarative Medicine)

Ivana Barbaric, PhD
University of Sheffield, Centre for Stem Cell Biology (Dept of Biomedical Science)
United Kingdom

Nick Barker, PhD
Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (Epithelial Stem Cells Laboratory)

Milena Bellin, PhD
Leiden University Medical Center (Dept of Anatomy and Embryology)
The Netherlands

Semir Beyaz, PhD
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (Cancer Center)

Kapil Bharti, PhD
National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health (Ocular and Stem Cell Translational Research Laboratiry)

Deepa Bhartiya, PhD
National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (Dept of Stem Cell Biology)

Joshua M. Brickman, PhD
University of Copenhagen (Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology, DanStem)

Davide Cacchiarelli, PhD
Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (Genomic Medicine)

Ian Chambers, PhD
The University of Edinburgh (MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine)
United Kingdom

Huanhuan Joyce Chen, PhD
University of Chicago (Dept of Cancer Research)

Ivy Pin-Fang Chen, PhD
Boston Children's Hospital (Human Neuron Core)

Dong-Woo Cho, PhD
Pohang University of Science and Technology (Dept of Mechanical Engineering)
South Korea

Irina M. Conboy, PhD
University of California Berkeley (Dept of Bioengineering)

April M. Craft, PhD
Boston Children's Hospital (Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stem Cells & Regenerative Biology)

Stephen L. Dalton, PhD
University of Georgia (Dept of Cellular Biology)

Jennifer Erwin, PhD
Lieber Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Dept of Neurology)

Camilla Forsberg, PhD
Institute for the Biology of Stem Cells and University of California, Santa Cruz (Dept of Biomolecular Engineering)

Deborah French, PhD
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Core)

Paul J. Gadue, PhD
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Pathology and Laboratory Medicine)

Brigitte Gomperts, MD
University of California, Los Angeles (Dept of Pediatrics and Pulmonary Medicine)

Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis, PhD
Sloan Kettering Institute (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)

William Hendriks, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School (Department of Neurology)

Shijun Hu, PhD
Soochow University (Institute for Cardiovascular Science & Dept of Cardiovascular Surgery)

John Hutchinson, PhD
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Dept of Biostatistics)

Dietmar W. Hutmacher, PhD
Queensland University of Technology (Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation)

Oluwatayo Ikotun, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles (Dept of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology)

Rosario M. Isasi, JD, MPH
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (Human Genetics)

Juan C. Izpisúa-Belmonte, PhD
Salk Institute (Gene Expression Laboratory)

Marianne F. James, PhD
Boston University (Center for Regenerative Medicine)

Mirosław Janowski, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Dept of Radiology and Radiological Science)

Peng Jiang, PhD
Rutgers University New Brunswick (Dept of Cell Biology and Neuroscience)

Nima Khadem Mohtaram, PhD
University of Waterloo (Dept of Systems Design Engineering)

Majlinda Lako, PhD
Newcastle University (Biosciences Institute)
United Kingdom

Justin D. Lathia, PhD
Lerner Research Institute Cleveland Clinic (Dept of Cellular and Molecular Medicine)

Ping Liang, MD, PhD
Zhejiang University School of Medicine (Molecular Biology)

Charles P. Lin, PhD
Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School)

Torsten B. Meissner, PhD
Harvard Medical School (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)

Michael G. Monaghan, PhD
Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin (Dept of Biomedical Engineering)

Shruti Naik, PhD
New York University School of Medicine (Dept of Pathology)

Thao M. Nguyen, PhD
University of South Australia (Centre for Cancer Biology & Molecular Signaling Laboratory)

Susan I. Nilsson, PhD
Monash University (Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute)

Yusuke Ono, PhD
Kumamoto University, Institute of Molecular Embryology and Genetics (Dept of Muscle Development and Regeneration)

Jose Ordovas-Montanes, PhD
Boston Children's Hospital (Dept of Gastroenterology)

Kenji Osafune, MD, PhD
Tokyo University (Center for iPS Cell Research and Application)

Vincent Pasque, PhD
University of Leuven (Dept of Development and Regeneration)

Ming Pei, MD, PhD
West Virginia University (Dept of Orthopaedics)

Shayn Peirce-Cottler, PhD
University of Virginia (Dept of Biomedical Engineering)

Michael Peitz, PhD
University of Bonn (Institute of Reconstructive Neurobiology)

Eric Pietras, PhD
University of Colorado Denver (Division of Hematology)

James K. Pru, PhD
Washington State University (Dept of Animal Sciences & Center for Reproductive Biology)

Pranela Rameshwar, PhD
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (Dept of Medicine)

Martin G. Rodriguez-Porcel, MD
Mayo Clinic (Dept of Cardiovascular Medicine)

Sergio Ruiz Macias, PhD
National Cancer Institute, NIH (Laboratory of Genome Integrity)

Taku Sato, PhD
Tokyo Medical and Dental University (Medical Research Institute)

George L. Sen, PhD
University of California San Diego (Depts of Dermatology & Cellular and Molecular Medicine)

Douglas Sipp
RIKEN (Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research)

Guiomar Solanas, PhD
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (Oncology)

Jose Teixeira, PhD
Michigan State University (Dept of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology)

Adrian Teo, PhD
Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (Stem Cells and Diabetes Laboratory)

Giuseppe Testa, MD, PhD
University of Milan (Department of Oncology and Hematology-Oncology)

Gavin Tjin, PhD
St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research (Stem Cell Regulation Unit)

Wei Tong, PhD
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Abramson Research Center)

Rachel E. Truitt, PhD
University of Pennsylvania (Institute for Regenerative Medicine)

Anestis Tsakiridis, PhD
University of Sheffield, Centre for Stem Cell Biology (Dept of Biomedical Science)
United Kingdom

Maria Tsiarli, PhD
University of Cyprus (Dept of Biological Sciences)

Ali Turhan, MD, PhD
Universite Paris-Saclay (Dept of Hematology)

Gregory Underhill, PhD
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Dept of Bioengineering)

Kim Vanuytsel, PhD
Boston University (Center for Regenerative Medicine)

Li Wang, PhD
Fuwai Hospital (National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases)

Ashley Webb, PhD
Brown University (Dept of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry)

Jessica L. Whited, PhD
Harvard University (Dept of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology)

Jun Wu, PhD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dept of Molecular Biology)

Holm Zaehres, PhD
Ruhr University Bochum (Institute of Anatomy)

Chun-Li Zhang, PhD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dept of Molecular Biology)

Pinar Zorlutuna, PhD
University of Notre Dame (Dept of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering)

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The full instructions to authors and submission guidelines are available on the journal website here.

StemJournal is a fully open access journal.

Authors of accepted papers will, upon acceptance, be required to pay an open access fee of US$350 / €350 to publish under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license or US$400 / €400 to publish under the CC BY 4.0 license. 

Click here for further details about APCs and see the journal's website for more information about the open access mandates.

More information about open access options is available in the IOS Press Open Library. You might also like to check if there are any institutional agreements through which you might be eligible to discounts or open access fee waivers.


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