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. 


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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: 2023  Archive: 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017

Special Issue

Corneal Transplantation: Recent Developments and Future Possibilities

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2023 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editors

Marco Pellegrini, MD, Researcher

Ospedali Privati Forlì, “Villa Igea”, Address: Viale Gramsci 42, 47122, Forlì, Italy

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Research Interests: Ophthalmology

Andrea Lucisano, MD

Università degli studi Magna Graecia di Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy

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Research Interests: Corneal transplantation; Ophthalmology; Cataract surgery; Corneal diseases; Eye diseases

Luigi Fontana, MD, PhD, Professor (Biography)

Chairaman Ophthalmology Unit, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

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Research Interests: treatment of complex eye anterior segment diseases including cornea, ocular surface, cataract and glaucoma

About This Topic

Corneal transplantation has come a long way from the initial techniques in which the entire cornea was replaced. The improvement of surgical techniques, intraoperative instrumentation and corneal imaging technology has allowed to perform lamellar keratoplasty. Anterior lamellar keratoplasty (SALK, LK or DALK) is performed for stromal disease depending on the degree of stromal involvement while posterior lamellar keratoplasty (DSAEK, ultrathin DSAEK or DMEK) is performed for endothelial disease. Lamellar procedures provide several benefits including improved visual outcomes, reduced risk of immunologic rejection and longer graft survival.

This special issue accepts original research results, case reports and review articles discussing different types of keratoplasty, recent innovations and surgical outcomes.

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are highly invited. For planned papers, a tentative title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office (transplantation@lidsen.com) for record. Welcome your submission!