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Author Guidelines

International Journal of Stem Cell Therapy (IJSCT) follows specific guidelines regarding the format of the articles being published to maintain uniformity of all the articles for the ease to the readers. Before submitting the articles, please follow the instructions and the check lists provided on the manuscript submission page.

Editorial Process

After the article submission by the author/s, the IJSCT Editorial Office will review the manuscripts with the understanding that they are being submitted to one journal at a time and have not been published, simultaneously submitted or already accepted for publication elsewhere. If the Editor determines the manuscript is appropriate for the IJSCT, it will be sent to two reviewers without revealing the identification of the authors.

Authors may recommend 2 potential reviewers, who are expert in the field of author's work. The names and email addresses of reviewers can be emailed to

Please note that the Editors reserve the right to choose the reviewers. Based on the comments from the reviewers, the Editor will make a final decision on the manuscript. The authors will be informed about reviewers comments, suggestions, and acceptance/rejection within a period of 3-5 weeks. Once the manuscript has been accepted, it would be copy edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format. The corresponding author will receive a copy edited article for any correction, which needs to be returned within one week.

Manuscript Submission

Manuscripts are submitted online through IJSCT submission and review website ( )

Please note that new users will have to register as an AUTHOR for the online submission of your manuscript. For new author registration, please visit

Also, please make sure to check the box for “Author” when you registered with the journal. Only author registration will let you to submit the article under “New Submission” after registration is completed.

All manuscripts must be written in English. Authors whose native language is not English are encouraged to engage a native English speaker to review their manuscripts. References must be prepared according to instructions found in this page. Please note that manuscripts must be prepared in two files (Title Page and Article file). Images should be submitted separately as supplementary files.

  1. Title Page: The title should be brief and specific. The title page should contain the title of the manuscript, Corresponding Author and Co-authors, as well as institutions and addresses for each author. If the paper was presented at a meeting, the name of the organization, place, and date of the meeting should be listed. Provide the Corresponding Author's full mailing address and e-mail address.
  2. Article file: This file should not contain any information of the authors such as acknowledgements, names in page headers, etc. Please prepare the Article File in Microsoft word format in the following order:

     It should have the full title of the manuscript along with an abstract no more than 250 words. Below the abstract should be provided 3 to 6 keywords.

    Body of Manuscript
  • Introduction: It should state the background to the research and its specific aims. Also, state what is being reported in the manuscript.
  • Methods: This section contains the information of techniques and procedures that was used to obtain the results. All detailed information on the research design, patients, equipment, materials, and variables should be included with the adequate reasoning of the procedures.
  • Results: This section must have the result in the style of: logical sequence in the text, tables, and illustrations in the order of its importance, by not repeating any information. Any additional information can be provided in an appendix.
  • Discussion: This section should explain the impacts of the research article’s strengths, limitations, and clear expression of the implications of study findings.
  • Conclusion: This section should state clearly the major findings of the research and give a clear explanation of their importance and relevance.
  • References: References should be assigned consecutive numbers as in order in the text (not in alphabetic order). Identify references in text, tables, and legends as they are mentioned, and also be listed in the same order on a separate page in the body of the text
    • Standard article: List all authors when there are six or fewer, otherwise, list only the first three, followed by et al.
      Tran T, Ding W, Subramanian B, Melven L, Chao M, Farrow H, Baker C. A dosimetric analysis of the aeroformTM tissue expander in radiation therapy. Int J Cancer Ther Oncol 2014; 2(3):020316. DOI: 10.14319/ijcto.0203.16
    • Book: List all authors or editors when there are six or fewer, otherwise, list only the first three, followed by et al.
      Bentel GC, Nelson CE, Noel KT. Treatment planning and dose calculation in radiation oncology. 3rd ed. Elmsford, NY: Pergamon Press; 1986.
    • Online References: NIST physical measurements laboratory. Available from [Accessed date: 10/29/2012]
  • Figures and Figure Legends (if any)
  • Tables and captions (if any)
  • Figures (separate file for each figure – figures are imbedded in the manuscript after the References)


The IJSCT is committed to publishing only original material, i.e., material that has neither been published elsewhere, nor is under review elsewhere. All manuscripts are checked by the plagiarism detection software. Manuscripts that are found to have been plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors, whether published or unpublished, will incur plagiarism sanctions.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  7. My manuscript is free from plagiarism and duplicate submission.

    Please note that the IJSCT is committed to publishing only original material, i.e., material that has neither been published elsewhere, nor is under review elsewhere. Manuscripts that are found to have been plagiarized from other manuscripts, whether published or unpublished, will incur plagiarism sanctions.

    All manuscripts submitted to the IJSCT will be checked by plagiarism detection software.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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