Aims and scope

The Journal of Clinical and Translational Research (JCTR) is an open access, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary scientific journal that publishes studies with at least an ex vivo, in vivo, or clinical component. The published research is centered on any clearly defined clinical problem, which may comprise a disease or the basis of disease, a form of therapy or intervention, and clinical diagnostics or prognostics. 

Articles (original research, reviews, technical reports, medical hypotheses, commissioned articles, special issue articles, and editorials) are published continuously online and bimonthly in print. 

Studies performed in cells only will generally not be accepted unless they contain critical data that are in line with the scope of the journal. Some examples of such studies include molecular pathways that lie at the basis of a disease, novel biotechnological approaches for e.g., the production of drugs, or new techniques that improve clinical diagnostics and prognostics. Articles that combine preclinical and clinical data are given priority. Contributions from academic institutions and industry are welcome. 

The research areas that JCTR covers include but are not limited to:

Internal medicine (all branches)Gastroenterology and hepatology
Vascular medicine and phlebologySurgery and transplantation
Intensive care medicineDermatology
OphthalmologyEndocrinology and metabolism
Neurology and neurosciencesAnesthesiology
Anatomy, physiology, and embryologyRadiology and nuclear medicine
PathologyClinical chemistry
Clinical physicsGenetics and epigenetics
EpidemiologyGlobal health
Medical devicesNutrition
ParasitologyBiomedical engineering
Biomedical spectroscopy and spectrometryDentistry

Key features

• Open access
• No submission or publication fees
• Reputable international editorial board
• Easy and fast submissions - no formatting rules (“your paper, your way”)
• No word count or reference restrictions
• Double blind review process to minimize bias
• Rapid online publication of articles upon acceptance
• Outlet for academic institutions and industry

Open access policy

JCTR is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

JCTR articles are open-access articles distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The Journal of Clinical and Translational Research is currently indexed by PubMed Central and Chemical Abstract Service. We are working towards being indexed by reputable indexing bodies including but not limited to Science Citation Index Expanded, Medline, DOAJ, and Scopus.  

Archiving service

The Journal of Clinical and Translational Research is archived by Portico and PubMed Central