Official Journal of

Edward K. Geissler

Executive Editor

Jeremy R. Chapman


Online ISSN: 2373-8731
Frequency: Continuous; monthly compilations of content into issues
Impact Factor: 2.3

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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. Please direct any questions regarding article publication fees to: Aaron B. Johnson, Associate Director.

Open Access Copyright and License Information

Transplantation Direct uses the Creative Commons License Attribution-Non-Commercial No Derivative 3.0 License (CCBY-NC-ND) for all articles and content published. Use of the CCBY-NC-ND enables authors/creators of content to retain ownership of the copyright for their article/content and gives Wolters Kluwer a license to publish the content. The CCBY-NC-ND agreement allows anyone to disseminate and reuse the article, as well as share and reuse of the scientific material, provided attribution to the original authors and original source is given. Such downloading, use, reuse, etc. does not require permission from either the authors or the publisher. It does not allow commercial exploitation or the creation of derivative works without specific permission. To view a copy of this license, visit:

Authors funded by RCUK, Wellcome Trust, Austrian Science Fund (FWF), or World Health Organization (WFO) may publish using the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY), per the RCUK mandate and the Wellcome Trust, FWF, and WHO policies. Use of the CC-BY license enables authors/creators of content to retain ownership of the copyright for their article/content and gives Wolters Kluwer a license to publish the content. The CC-BY agreement allows anyone to disseminate and reuse the article and create derivatives, even for commercial purposes, with proper attribution to Transplantation Direct as the original publisher. To view a copy of this license, visit:

Abstracting, Indexing, & Digital Archiving

Transplantation Direct is indexed on PMC (PubMed Central), DOAJ, and Google Scholar. Articles are discoverable on PubMed.

The Journal is also abstracted and indexed on: Academic Pub, British Library, CAL, CCC, CEDRO, CNKI, EBSCO, Elsevier Health Sciences, Ex Libris Ltd, HINARi, Infotrieve, ProQuest, ReprintsDesk, SageKnowledge, SIPX, SWETS, and TDNet.

Transplantation Direct belongs to the CLOCKSS and Portico digital archiving programs.

Publication & Editorial Staff Contacts

Jewel Johnson | jewel.johnson

Prof. Jeremy R. Chapman |

Executive Editor
Edward K. Geissler |

Production Editor
Lynn Logan |

Marketing Manager
Bob O'Malley |

Managing Editor
Emily Babcock |

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