Aims & Scope


Open Journal of Apoptosis (OJApo) is an open access journal published quarterly. The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in different areas of apoptosis.

All manuscripts must be prepared in English and are subject to a rigorous peer-review process. Generally, accepted papers will appear online within 3 weeks followed by printed hard copy. Topics to be covered by this journal include, but are not limited to:


  • · Apoptosis DNA fragmentation
  • · Apoptosis implication in aging
  • · Apoptosis implication in AIDS
  • · Apoptosis implication in autoimmune disease
  • · Apoptosis implication in cancer
  • · Apoptosis implication in cardiovascular disease
  • · Apoptosis implication in neurodegenerative disorders
  • · Apoptosis implication in osteoporosis
  • · Apoptosis implication in viral infection
  • · Apoptosis in plants
  • · Apoptosis pathways
  • · Caspase independent apoptosis
  • · Defective apoptotic pathways
  • · Hyperactive apoptosis
  • · Inhibition of apoptosis
  • · Programmed cell death

  • We are also interested in:
    1) Short reports—2-5 page papers where an author can present an idea with theoretical background, but has not yet completed the research needed for a complete paper or an author presents preliminary data;
    2) Short communications—2-5 page papers;
    3) Technical notes—2-5 page papers;
    4) Letters to the Editor (the number of pages is not restricted);
    5) Reviews or book reviews—comments and critiques (the number of pages is not restricted);
    6) Advertisement – 1-2 page papers;
    7) News Letters – 1-5 page papers.