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Stem Cell Research & Therapy is the major forum for translational research into stem cell therapies. An international peer-reviewed journal, it publishes high quality open access research articles with a special emphasis on basic, translational and clinical research into stem cell therapeutics and regenerative therapies, including animal models and clinical trials. The journal also provides reviews, viewpoints, commentaries and reports.

Each article type published by Stem Cell Research & Therapy follows a specific format, as detailed in the corresponding instructions for authors; please choose an article type from the list on the left to view the instructions for authors.

Please note that Commentary, Editorial, Letter, Meeting report, Review and Viewpoint are usually commissioned, but suggestions for these article types are welcome.

The instructions for authors includes information about preparing a manuscript for submission to Stem Cell Research & Therapy, criteria for publication and the online submission process. Other relevant information about the journal's policies, the refereeing process and so on can be found in 'About this journal'.

Important information about Stem Cell Research & Therapy from 2015

BioMed Central has always made its primary research content openly accessible, under licences that allow others to freely re-use articles, with the appropriate attribution. Stem Cell Research & Therapy also publishes additional types of content which are only available to subscribers for a period of time. We are pleased to be able to inform you that from 2015, this will no longer be the case and ALL content published in Stem Cell Research & Therapy will follow the rest of the BioMed Central portfolio and be entirely Open Access.

See STEMCELLRES.COM/about/3010/full-oa for more information.

Stem Cell Research & Therapy publishes the following article types:

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Authors and referees are asked to declare any competing interests.

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