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Journal of Clinical and Translational Science: The Official Journal of ACTS and CR Forum

JCTS Receives Impact Factor Score!

For the first time, JCTS has received an impact factor (2.6), a higher score than anticipated. The number is based on the number of citations given in 2022 for papers published in 2020 in relation to the number of citable publications in 2020 and 2021. Among peer journals, JCTS ranked 17 out of 53 among ESCI journals. The achievement is an indication of the rapid growth of the journal as well as of the high quality and broad interest in the articles published.

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The Journal of Clinical and Translational Science (JCTS) is the official journal of the Association and is published through Cambridge University Press. JCTS accepts high-quality academic content in all areas of clinical and translational science research. Content includes:

  • Full research papers
  • Reviews
  • Brief/expedited reports
  • Letters
  • Comments
  • Special communications

JCTS is a natural forum to highlight advances in the translational science area. All content published is Gold Open Access and available for current members to view. Read the latest issue here and sign up with Cambridge Core to receive alerts when new issues are available.

Members can also share their critical contributions with the translational community by submitting manuscripts for review. JCTS is committed to responding to submitting authors in an expeditious fashion. For more information, including full journal scope, editorial policies and Gold Open Access fees, read the instructions for authors.

Benefits of publishing in JCTS:

  • Articles funded by the NIH will be deposited into PubMed Central
  • Articles appear with their final citation details as soon as they are published online
  • Gold Open Access (Fully compliant with Open Access mandates)
  • Global dissemination of your paper
  • Metrics, Altmetrics and Kudos to monitor submission
  • Prestigious editorial board listing


Submit Your Research

If you have questions regarding current and/or previous submissions to the retired journal, CTS, please contact JCTS Editor-in-Chief Dr. Lars Berglund or the JCTS Managing Editor Tracy Candelaria.


Call for Manuscripts for Special Themed Issue: Social Determinants of Health 
Deadline: December 31, 2023

Submit your manuscript for the special themed issue of the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science entitled Social Determinants of Health (SDoH). This themed issue will focus on studies that address social determinants of health (SDoH) in clinical and translational science. The goal is to assemble a set of manuscripts that highlight the integration of SDoH with clinical and translation science to understand the role of SDoH in health disparities and to develop SDoH-based intervention strategies to mitigate identified disparities, ultimately improving equity in health care and health outcomes.  

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