OBM Transplantation is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal, which covers all evidence-based scientific studies related to transplantation, including: transplantation procedures and the maintenance of transplanted tissues or organs; assimilation of grafted tissue and the reconstitution of removed organs or parts of organs; transplantation of heart, lung, kidney, liver, pancreatic islets and bone marrow, etc. Areas related to clinical and experimental transplantation are also of interest.

OBM Transplantation is committed to rapid review and publication, and we aim at serving the international transplant community with high accessibility as well as relevant and high quality content.

We welcome original clinical studies as well as basic science, reviews, short reports/rapid communications, case reports, opinions, technical notes, book reviews as well as letters to the editor. 


Archiving: full-text archived in CLOCKSS.

Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 8 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in 2021, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period). 

Current Issue: 2022  Archive: 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017

Reviewer Board (15)

Matthias Buechter, MD, Associate Professor

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Hospital Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen 45147,

Research Interests: Liver Diseases; Cirrhosis; Liver Cirrhosis; Biliary Tract Diseases; Liver Transplantation; Pancreatic Diseases; Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography; Fibrosis; Liver Failure; Portal Hypertension

Preeti Chhabra, PhD

Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA

Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/preeti.chhabra.1/bibliography/public/

Research Interests: Type 1 diabetes; immunotherapies; COVID-19 treatments; Micriobiome and microRNA biomarkers; Proteomics; Islet transplantation; Immunoglobulin M

Andrea Dell'Amore, MD, PhD, Associate Professor

Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, Vascular Sciences and Public Health, Thoracic Surgery Unit, University of Padova, Padova, Italy

Research Interests: Gibson guitars; heart, lung, heart-lung transplantation; Cardiac assistance devices; Aortic surgery; Minimally Invasive Thoracic surgery; VATS; ECMO; Pulmonary tromboendarterectomy; Heart failure surgery

Petros C. Dinas, PhD, Senior Researcher in Human Physiology

Functional Architecture of Mammals in Their Environment Laboratory, University of Thessaly, Greece

Research Interests: Systematic review; Meta-analysis; Brown adipose tissue; Environmental physiology; Passive smoking

Evaldo Favi, MD, PhD,

1. Consultant in Kidney Transplant and Vascular Access Surgery
2. Assistant Professor in General Surgery

1: Kidney Transplant Unit - Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico- Milan - Italy

2: Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health - Università degli Studi di Milano - Milan - Italy

Research Interests: Kidney transplantation; Organ retrieval; Immunosuppression; Vascular access; Peritoneal dialysis; Polyomavirus infection; Organ reconditioning

Karim Hamaoui, PhD

1: Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK

2: Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, UK

Research Interests: Organ Preservation; Abdominal Surgery; Advance Laparoscopic Surgery; Organ Transplantation

Marzieh Jamalidoust, PhD of Medical Virology, Assistant professor of Medical Virology,
Full Time academic staff

Clinical Microbiology Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

Research Interests: Opportunistic viral infection; CMV; EBV; Blood Borne viral infection; HSV; Enteroviruses; SARS-CoV2; Molecular diagnosis of viral infection; Traditional diagnosis of viral infection

Marco Merli, MD, MSc

ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda, Milano, Italy

Research Interests: Hepatitis C; HIV; Liver diseases; Liver cirrhosis; Infection; Hepatitis B; Antiviral therapy; Viral hepatitis; Chronic hepatitis; Liver fibrosis; Surgical infections; Fungal infections; Bacterial infections in liver cirrhosis; Solid organ transplant infections

Wilhelm Mistiaen, PhD, Associate Professor

1: Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy Antwerp, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

2: Department of Healthcare & Wellbeing, Artesis-Plantijn University College of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Research Interests: Cardiac Surgery; Cardiovascular disease

Letizia Corinna Morlacchi, MD

Letizia Corinna Morlacchi, Internal Medicine Department, Respiratory Unit and Cystic Fibrosis Adult Centre, Fondazione IRCCS Ca'Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico di Milano, Milan, Italy

Research Interests: Lung transplantation


Sorbonne University, Service d'Hématologie Clinique et Thérapie cellulaire, Hôpital Saint-Antoine, INSERM UMRs 938, Paris, France

Research Interests: Hematologic Diseases; Clinical Hematology; Biostatistics; Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Lisa-Maria Rosenthal, MD

Department for Congenital Heart Disease/Pediatric Cardiology, German Heart Institute Berlin, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin, Germany

Research Interests: Hypothermia; Neuroprotection; Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome; RNA-binding protein 3; Pediatric heart transplantation; Calcineurin inhibitors; Telemedicine; Optical Coherence Tomography

Sabyasachi Sen, MD, PhD, FRCP, Professor

Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

Research Interests: Effect of HIV medications on cardiovascular health in veterans

Yojiro Yutaka, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Kyoto University

Research Interests: General thoracic surgery; Minimally invasive surgery; Biomaterial; Regeneration; Lung transplantation

Sławomir C. Zmonarski, MD, PhD

Department of Nephrology and Transplantation Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland

Research Interests: Nephrology; Clinical transplantology