We have our favorites of course that have been around a while and have earned their stripes including Cell Stem Cell (Impact factor around 25) and Stem Cells (with my awesome colleague Jan Nolta of UC Davis as Editor-in-Chief; impact factor nearing 8) as well as the Stem Cells spinoff that has been very successful, Stem Cells Translational Medicine. Regenerative Medicine is a great one with an impact factor of 3.873 . There is alsoStem Cells and Development, which has published an increasing stream of very cool, higher impact stuff. It has an impact factor of about 4.7 these days. Another journal called Stem Cell Research has been doing pretty well with a 5-year impact factor of 4.467. Way to go! But now there are a whole slew of stem cell journal newbies. Are they any good? Are they good for the field? I can safely predict that the new ISSCR journal, Stem Cell Reports, is going to be a big success, but I’m not so sure about the other newbies. Some are likely to work out, while others will probably fade away. It’s also again confusing that so many journals have almost the same names.