Privacy Policy

The Transplantation Society (TTS) respects the privacy of visitors to its website. TTS strongly believes that our visitors must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, the TTS has implemented the following policy.


  • Information We Collect and How We Use It
    • TTS collects two types of information about you when you visit our website: personal information (including, by way of example only, your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, demographic information and credit card information) and non-personal, aggregate information (such as information regarding the pages on our site that you have visited and your IP address).
  • Personally Identifiable Information:
    • TTS does not collect personally identifiable information about you unless you choose to provide it. Personal information is collected through congress registration, abstract submission and inquiry processes and through other services or procedures that the TTS may implement from time to time. You are not required to submit any personally identifiable information in order to access information in the public areas of our website.
  • To gain access to conference registration and other personalized features on the TTS website, users are asked to register and provide limited personal information. This information is submitted voluntarily. If you do not wish for us to have your personal information, please do not provide it.

TTS uses information voluntarily submitted by visitors in the following ways:

  • TTS Services and Products.
    • Generally, TTS uses data collected to improve its own web content; to identify popular areas of the website; to respond to visitor and member needs, interests and preferences and to develop new products and services.
  • Disclosures to Third Parties.
    • On occasion, the TTS sells conference registrant’s names and addresses in hard copy, label format for one-time use only to approved requesters. The personal information that we may provide to third parties may include names and addresses provided by the members, but will not include phone numbers, fax numbers, email addresses or demographic information. Users may request that TTS refrain from disclosing their information to third parties through an opt-out box that will appear on each form on which a user provides information. Alternatively, users may contact the TTS at or +1-514-874-1717 to express their preferences if they determine at any time that they do not wish to have the information shared.
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    • TTS does not disclose credit card information provided by its members and customers except to third parties that assist with processing credit card purchases. When and customers choose to pay by using their credit cards, TTS submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.
  • Non-Personally Identifiable Information:
    • TTS collects non-personally identifiable, aggregate information from visitors to our website. This non-personally identifiable information includes but is not limited to the number of hits per page, cookies, referrers, IP address, or other ‘environmental’ variables. The TTS does not link non-personally identifiable information with personally identifiable information. Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifiable information.
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  • Notification of Changes:
    • If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will notify you and post those changes on our web site so you will always be aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify you by way of an e-mail. You will then have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy in effect at the time that the information was collected.
  • Choices Available to the User:
    • TTS provides the following choices regarding the use of your information:
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  • Security:
    • You understand and agree that “perfect” security does not exist anywhere, including on the Internet. When you send your credit card information to us over our website, we encrypt this information between your computer and our server. Other information you send to this site, including email messages, will not be encrypted unless we advise you otherwise. The TTS website is protected by a firewall and monitored for security.
  • Third Party Links:
    • We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that they visit. This privacy statement applies solely to the TTS website.
  • Legal Disclaimer:
    • The TTS website is designed to provide users with educational activities, scientific and meeting information, current societal news, public policy information and other needs for transplant professionals. This information is not the same as retaining experts in these fields for advice. Nothing contained in this website is to be considered as the rendering of legal, medical, professional or other advice for specific cases, and users are responsible for obtaining such advice from their own physicians. The information contained on this site is intended for educational, background and informational purposes only.

Transplantation and Transplantation Direct - Official Journals of The Transplantation Society


About the Journal

The official journal of The Transplantation Society, and the International Liver Transplantation Society, Transplantation is published monthly and is the most cited and influential journal in the field, with more than 25 000 citations per year.

For more than 50 years, Transplantation has been the trusted source for extensive and timely coverage of the most important advances in transplantation. The Editors and Editorial Board are an international group of research and clinical leaders that includes many pioneers of the field, representing a diverse range of areas of expertise. This capable editorial team provides thoughtful and thorough peer review, and delivers rapid, careful and insightful editorial evaluation of all manuscripts submitted to the journal.
Transplantation is committed to rapid review and publication. The journal remains competitive and strives to reach a decision within 21 days from submission. Transplantation was the first in the field to offer CME credit to its peer reviewers for reviews completed. Accepted manuscripts are now published online in a preproof format 5 to 10 days after they are transmitted to production.

The journal publishes original research articles in clinical science and basic science. Short reports bring attention to research at the forefront of the field. Other areas covered include cell therapy and islet transplantation, immunobiology and genomics, and xenotransplantation. 

In its In View section, Transplantation presents:

  • Around the World – a global prospective as it summarizes transplant achievements and challenges in particular regions
  • eResources – focuses on digital topics that relate to transplantation and provides links to useful resources online
  • Game Changer – highlights manuscripts of significance in the field of transplantation
  • People in Transplantation – interviews leaders in the field who have made substantial contributions to the advancement of transplantation
  • Research Highlights – summarizes significant findings from two recently published manuscripts in other transplant-related, high-impact journals

Other special features of the journal and journal website include: 

  • TTS members have complimentary access to all journal content as part of their membership
  • Supplements – sponsored issues on thematically related topics of high interest
  • Editors’ Picks – each issue Editors’ Picks highlight articles of interest by featuring their figures on the journal website
  • Present Your Paper – a social media initiative encouraging young authors to present papers that have been published in Transplantation during a 30-second video
  • Collections – Editors’ collections of excellent articles under various topical themes. Click here to subscribe to collections by email or by feed
  • eTOC – Transplantation Table of Contents email subscription service (visit the journal home page to subscribe)
  • Our Online First service gives readers opportunity to read accepted articles before print publication. You may subscribe to Online First alerts by email or by feed
  • Official YouTube Channel – hosts a variety of videos including Present Your Paper videos and interviews with the Editors of the journal
  • Mobile View and the Transplantation iPhone App – access Transplantation on the go using your favorite Internet-enabled device

Click here to visit the official journal website

Click here if you are a TTS Member to activate open access to the journal - Requires login


About the Journal

Through close association with The Transplantation Society and its International Sections, as well as the journal Transplantation, Transplantation Direct is an open access portal for international transplantation with rapid electronic publication of peer-reviewed, high-quality basic research and clinical studies related to the field of transplantation. The journal provides both scientific innovation and educational material, disseminates vital registry database information and highlights key scientific advances presented at meetings held by global transplantation associations. The inherent flexible capacity of multimedia electronic publishing combined with high standards of peer review set by exceptional leaders within the transplantation community allow for an inclusive, comprehensive, and yet rigorous approach to presenting significant developments in transplantation.

Types of Articles to be Published:

  • High-quality original basic or clinical science articles
  • Brief preliminary reports on high impact experimental or clinical findings
  • Clinical trial protocols of special high interest
  • New methodologies and technical papers
  • Articles proposing novel, as yet untested, hypotheses
  • Publication of articles stemming from current research affiliated with TTS-associated societies
  • Publication of registry reports
  • Commentaries
  • Case Study Reports

We publish articles in the following areas of research. Manuscripts covering topics outside of this area may be considered.

  • Face and limb transplantation
  • Corneal, heart, lung, kidney, liver, pancreas, islet, stem cell and bone marrow transplantation
  • Retransplantation
  • Xenotransplantation
  • Transplantation immunology
  • Experimental transplantation
  • Tissue injury and repair
  • Organ procurement and preservation
  • Barriers to transplantation
  • Living donors and paired exchange
  • Histocompatibility
  • Tolerance
  • Qualitative studies of quality of life, ethical, religious, financial and social issues surrounding transplantation and the donation process
  • Pharmacology and immunosuppression

About Open Access Publication

Transplantation Direct is an open access journal offering these features:

  • Authors retain copyright of their articles
  • Content is only published online (no print option)
  • Rapid review and publication times
  • No subscription fees; articles are free and "open access" to any viewer
  • Primary revenue comes from article processing charges fees paid either by individual authors, or authors' institutions/grant funding bodies

To provide open access to Transplantation Direct content, the journal charges publication fees to the authors or other research sponsors/funding agencies for each article they publish. These fees cover numerous expenses incurred by publication, including the peer review process, journal production and publication, and hosting and archiving fees.

Article publication fees are charged after peer review and acceptance but prior to publication. All decisions to accept manuscripts are based solely on editorial criteria. Receipt of publication fees must be received by the publisher before an article is published. All fees and financial transactions related to article publication are conducted by the publisher, Wolters Kluwer. 

Click here to visit the official journal website - Open access - No login required

About TTS

The Transplantation Society is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) which serves as an international forum for the world-wide advancement of organ transplantation.

Quick Facts:

6700+ Members composed of professionals with an active interest in basic science, clinical research and/or improving clinical practice in the field of transplantation. Membership details

105+ countries represented -  TTS is a diverse international Society with members across the globe.

Biennial Congress held every two years grouping together over 5000 participants

Transplantation, the Official Journal of The Transplantation Society is published monthly and is the most cited and influential journal in the field, with more than 25,000 citations a year. More Info

Vision Statement

The Transplantation Society will provide the focus for global leadership in transplantation.

  • Development of the science and clinical practice
  • Scientific communication
  • Continuing education
  • Guidance on the ethical practice