ISSN: 2424-810X (online)
ISSN: 2382-6533 (print)
Publication frequency: Bi-monthly
Article processing charges (APC):
Established since: 2015
Calculated 2-year impact factor (2020): 3.3, unofficial, based on Google Scholar
Calculated 4-year impact factor (2020): 6.4, unofficial, based on Google Scholar
Overall rejection rate: 33%
At the end of September, the editorial team of JCTR in Singapore received inquiries from authors regarding cash remuneration for researchers who cite articles published in JCTR in their own papers. This practice was addressed in a recent publication on the Retraction Watch website under the title “This incident was addressed to editor-in-chief and managing editor of JCTR on October 8th.".
The editorial board of JCTR attests that none of the in-house editors and journal staff were cognizant of these practices up until October 8th. The editors and journal staff were never involved in any fashion in gaming the metrics for any purpose, and specifically for purposes of citation gauging. We strongly condemn such unethical practices and will never engage in such acts. Accordingly, JCTR will not entertain cash requests from individuals who claim to have cited our articles, nor shall we provide any payment for citations to JCTR articles.
Key editorial staff members convened on October 10th to properly resolve this issue. We have learned that JCTR was listed as "related journal" on Innoscience website for 10 months until mid-August. These unauthorized campaign operations by Innoscience with respect to JCTR were ceased immediately. JCTR did not and will never provide financial support or any means of support to such unauthorized campaign acts.
We would also like to clarify that our editorial decisions on submissions, selection of editorial board members, and the integrity of published articles are not affected by the commercial entities that were formerly associated with the campaign.
Michal Heger, editor-in-chief
Journal of Clinical and Translational Research
October 10, 2021
To delineate the underlying molecular mechanisms responsible for the intratumoral enrichment of BCSCs in aggressive breast tumors, we evaluated the frequency and characteristics of breast cancer stem cells (BCSCs) within the tumor tissue in primary human breast carcinomas. We assessed the expression profiles of various genes in cancer cells and stromal cells from these tumors to delineate the role played by the cellular niche in de novo origin or expansion of intra-tumoral cancer stem cells.Read more
It is not uncommon to see that a large proportion of patients with cirrhosis due to Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) never had any prior evaluation or diagnosis of liver disease, and most of the times their first clinical presentation is decompensated cirrhosis. Acknowledging incidental finding of fatty liver on abdominal imaging and identifying patients at risk of having advanced liver fibrosis may help in preventing its progression to cirrhosis.Read more
A 93-year-old woman who was bedridden with severe dementia was referred to our department with a 3-day history of repeated vomiting after meals. CT revealed significant dilatation of the duodenum up to the level of the third portion, which was compressed by a large, low-density mass. Upper GI endoscopy showed narrowing of the third portion of the duodenum with edematous mucosa covered with multiple white spots, where the endoscope was able to pass through with mild resistance.Read more