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Fibrosis and Cancer Intersection

We are welcoming submissions to our new collection on the intersection of fibrosis and cancer, guested edited by Mary Salvatore and Monica Pernia.

Submission Deadline: 15 December 2023

Planeterranean Diet

Submit to our new collection, "Planeterranean" Diet: Globally Extending the Health Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet, guest edited by Luigi Barrea, Salvatore Nesci, Prisco Piscitelli, Laura Soldati, and Claudia Vetrani.

Submission Deadline: 31 January 2024

Meet the Editors

Get to know the Editors behind Journal of Translational Medicine! 

Featured section: Neuroscience

The Neuroscience section aims to encourage publications that help to reduce the gap between basic preclinical science and medical applications for the patients in the neuroscience field. Any new tool for the dissemination of results in the field can greatly help to progress in the new solutions for the neuropsychiatric patient. The section aims to promote the increase of knowledge on the subject by publishing original research. 

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Featured Research: Can the ketogenic diet improve our dreams? Effect of very low-calorie ketogenic diet (VLCKD) on sleep quality

Obesity is a condition that is often associated with sleep disorders, including reduced sleep quality (SQ). Very low calorie ketogenic diet (VLCKD) has proven to be effective in the management of obesity and associated metabolic disorders. However, little is still known about the effects of this promising nutritional protocol on SQ. Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate the short-term effect of VLCKD on SQ in women with overweight/obesity and if any changes, to identify the predictive factor that through VLCKD modified SQ.

Featured Review: Mitochondrial dysfunction: roles in skeletal muscle atrophy

Mitochondria play important roles in maintaining cellular homeostasis and skeletal muscle health, and damage to mitochondria can lead to a series of pathophysiological changes. Mitochondrial dysfunction can lead to skeletal muscle atrophy, and its molecular mechanism leading to skeletal muscle atrophy is complex. Understanding the pathogenesis of mitochondrial dysfunction is useful for the prevention and treatment of skeletal muscle atrophy, and finding drugs and methods to target and modulate mitochondrial function are urgent tasks in the prevention and treatment of skeletal muscle atrophy.


Journal of Translational Medicine has launched In Review, a new option that provides authors with on-demand information on the status of their manuscript, enables them to share their work with funders and their research community, and allows their colleagues to comment and collaborate - all whilst their manuscript is under review.

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Please note that Journal of Translational Medicine is no longer considering submissions of study protocols. 

Editor Spotlight

Section: Translational Metagenomics 

Selvasankar Murugesan, Ph.D., is the Senior Research fellow from the microbiome and biomarkers discovery laboratory at Sidra Medicine, Qatar. He focuses on human microbiome-based biomarker discovery to apply in precision medicine. He is an active member of the Mexican Microbiology association (AMM). In addition, he is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Translational Medicine. He holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV), Mexico, where he studied the role of the gut microbiome in childhood obesity.

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Our companion journal

Translational Medicine Communications. the companion journal to Journal of Translational Medicine, is an interdisciplinary forum for all scientifically valid research from across translational medicine. 

The journal aims to improve transparency and reproducibility within translational medicine and considers research papers regardless of outcome or significance of findings.

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Introducing new sections to Journal of Translational Medicine!

Translational Process

© smolaw11 / stock.adobe.comLed by Marina Boccardi, the Translational Process section welcomes contributions aimed to streamline the transition of new knowledge along the translational continuum, and boost our ability to concretely innovate clinical practice. 

The Translational Process section dedicates a space to those who tackle such challenges overcoming the boundaries of individual disciplines, and offers a new opportunity to share and accelerate the development of urgently needed methods, tools and procedures. 

Reproductive Medicine & Clinical Reproductive Sciences

© Sebastian Kaulitzki / stock.adobe.comLed by Section Editor Matteo Alessandro Avella, the Reproductive Medicine & Clinical Reproductive Science section is focused on the basic mechanisms or the translational and clinical aspects of human reproductive biology. 

The section welcomes studies on preclinical and clinical studies whose results have the potential to prevent, diagnose, and treat reproductive issues, as well as studies that describe and characterize the genes and the mechanisms regulating human reproductive biology in cell line or animal models, and reviews on existing and novel technologies.

Cell Death and Senescence

© © ipopba / Getty Images / iStockLed by Section Editors Lorenzo Gullazzi and Melissa Myint, the Cell Death and Senescence section is focused on the dysfunctions in the molecular and cellular mechanisms through which individual eukaryotic cells respond to stress and interact with their host in the process. 

This section welcomes original research contributions, review articles, and commentaries discussing mechanistic and pathophysiological aspects of these processes.

Translational Ophthalmology

Led by Section Editors Geoffrey Broadhead and Levon Khachigian, the Translational Ophthalmology section is focused on the rapidly expanding field of translational medicine as it relates to ophthalmology and vision science, as well as the role of ophthalmology in guiding the diagnosis and care of other (non-ophthalmic) diseases.

The section welcomes studies on mechanisms and development of novel therapies for ophthalmic conditions, new biomarkers of ocular pathology, and the role of ophthalmology and ophthalmic findings in the diagnosis and management of systemic medical conditions.

Editor-in-Chief: Francesco Marincola, Sonata Therapeutics, USA

Franco Marincola is the Chief Scientific Officer of Sonata Therapeutics. Franco brings over 30 years of research and development experience in immunology, oncology and cell therapy to Sonata.

Most recently, Franco served as Senior Vice President and Global Head of Research at Kite Pharma where he led the research organization to identify novel therapies for hematologic malignancies and solid tumors. Prior to Kite, he was President and Chief Scientific Officer at Refuge Biotechnologies, where he developed research strategies for adoptive cell therapy products and led therapeutic programs based on nuclease deactivated CRISPR circuits. Prior to Refuge, Franco was Distinguished Research Fellow in Immune Oncology at AbbVie, and Chief Research Officer at Sidra Medical and Research Centre.

Before joining the biopharma industry, Franco spent more than two decades at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Cancer Institute (NCI), most recently as a tenured senior investigator in cancer immunotherapy and biomarker research and as Chief Infectious Disease and Immunogenetics Investigator at the NIH Clinical Center.

Franco is the former President of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC). He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for multiple peer-reviewed publications, including Journal of Translational Medicine, Translational Medicine Communications, and Immunotherapy, and is the author of more than 600 peer-reviewed publications.

Franco received his M.D. from the University of Milan and completed his residency at Stanford University.

Aims and scope

Journal of Translational Medicine is an open access journal publishing articles focusing on information derived from human experimentation so as to optimise the communication between basic and clinical science.

The journal covers all areas of translational medicine but also has several special sections:

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    7.4 - 2-year Impact Factor
    6.9 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.458 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.544 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    5 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    84 days submission to accept (Median)

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