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Transplantation Research is a peer-reviewed, open access, online journal that publishes articles on a broad range of topics in the discipline of transplantation. The content of this journal is directed towards both basic scientists and clinicians in this field, with the aim of informing all transplantation researchers and those interested in transplantation.

Among the research topics included in Transplantation Research are:

  •  organ preservation
  •  ischemia-reperfusion injury and inflammation
  •  histocompatibility
  •  pharmacological/experimental immunosuppression
  •  immune recognition - regulation, and tolerance induction strategies
  •  stem cell research for tissue regeneration/repair and immune regulation, and organ fabrication
  •  early-stage clinical trials and clinical trial protocols
  •  innovative method protocols
  •  complications of transplantation, including graft dysfunction, tissue repair, infections and posttransplant malignancy
  •  biomarker investigation
  •  organ donation and other ethical issues
  •  xenotransplantation.


Types of transplantation primarily included are thoracic (heart and lung), abdominal (kidney, liver and pancreas) and tissue (islets, composite tissue).

Transplantation Research emphasizes the publication of experimental research and pilot clinical trials that introduce new ideas and concepts to the field of transplantation.

Each article type published by Transplantation Research follows a specific format, as detailed in the corresponding instructions for authors; please choose an article type from the list on the left to view the instructions for authors.

The instructions for authors includes information about preparing a manuscript for submission to Transplantation Research, criteria for publication and the online submission process. Other relevant information about the journal's policies, the refereeing process and so on can be found in 'About this journal'.

Transplantation Research publishes the following article types:

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Authors and referees are asked to declare any competing interests.

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