STEM CELLS Translational Medicine
Continues as Official CBA Journal

Cord Blood Association and Oxford University Press announce partnership

The Cord Blood Association and Oxford University Press have announced a partnership that continues STEM CELLS Translational Medicine (SCTM) as CBA’s official scientific journal. STEM CELLS Translational Medicine

SCTM has been the association’s official journal since 2017. Over most of that time the periodical was owned and published by AlphaMed Press.  In January, Oxford University Press took on publication of the journal. 

Under the new agreement, SCTM will continue to have a section for cord blood and perinatal tissue research. The journal will also continue to publish the accepted abstracts of the Cord Blood Connect international congress as an online supplement.

CBA Priority

The journal helps CBA accomplish one of its five priorities: the advancement and rapid adoption of novel cord blood and perinatal technologies and therapies.    

SCTM is a monthly, peer-reviewed, online, open-access periodical. It focuses on advancing the use of stem cells for clinical therapy by bridging molecular and biological laboratory research and helping speed translations of emerging lab discoveries into clinical trials. The objective is to move pre-clinical investigations closer to accepted best patient practices and ultimately improved outcomes.

Under the leadership of section co-editors Joanne Kurtzberg, MD, and Karen K. Ballen, MD, the journal seeks original research and concise reviews that include: 

  • Umbilical cord blood and perinatal tissue-based therapies
  • Accessory cell populations
  • Modulation of endogenous cell and tissue repair
  • Cord blood and perinatal tissue banking
  • Malignant and non-malignant diseases treated by cord blood transplantation
  • Cord blood and perinatal tissue in regenerative medicine

Largest in World

Oxford University Press is the largest university press in the world, with more than 6,000 scientific and academic publications last year. It publishes in 70 languages in 190 countries. The company is a department within Oxford University and has a printing history dating back to the 1480s. 

In addition to SCTM, Oxford University Press publishes The Oncologist and STEM CELLS, which were formerly owned and published by AlphaMed Press.