Journal of Cancer Stem Cell Research is an open access, online and peer reviewed scientific journal that provides a platform to publish high-quality basic and translation/clinical research on cancer stem cell function, initiation, signaling mechanisms, regulation, differentiation, gene expression, drug resistance, and development of novel therapeutics.
JCSCR promotes an open access policy maximizing the visibility of articles published as it allows ubiquitous access by a vast audience throughout the world. In this journal, highly accessed articles will be underscored with a 'Highly Accessed' graphic that will appear on the journal's contents pages and in the search results. Open access publishing allows free distribution of and access to published articles. The authors retain copyright of their work with a Creative Commons Attribution License, so all articles are made freely available to the widest audience possible.
JCSCR emphasizes the need for a rigorous peer review component for all manuscripts submitted. Despite this thorough review, JCSCR allows authors to quickly receive a decision regarding the status of their articles. Articles may only be submitted online, as the peer review is conducted electronically. Each submitted article is electronically distributed to the reviewers. Once approved, papers are directly published with their final citation in a sample PDF form. Subsequently, the article will be published in a searchable web form and as a formatted PDF. During this time the article will be available through JCSCR. However, if research is funded by US Federal grants, the articles will be uploaded on PubMed immediately. Other articles will be uploaded on public links such as CrossRef, Linkedin, Facebook, Google Scholar and other domains (under consideration) public links.