OBM Transplantation (ISSN 2577-5820) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc., 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.

The journal publishes all types of articles in English. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. We encourage authors to be concise but present their results in as much detail as necessary, as reviewers are expected to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility.

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 6.7 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 14.4 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 6 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

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Special Issue

Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2025 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Siba Haykal, MD, PhD

1. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
2. Section Chief of Reconstructive Oncology, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

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Research Interests: Transplantation; immunology; bioengineering; regenerative medicine; plastic and reconstructive surgery

About This Topic

Current transplantation techniques fall short due to several limitations, including the use of immunosuppression and the scarcity of available donors. Despite an uptick in transplant procedures over recent years, the number of patients awaiting life-saving organs continues to increase at a higher rate. This indicates that the fundamental problem in organ transplantation is still the disjunction between organ demand and supply. Regenerative Medicine presents a promising approach to increase the availability of organs for transplantation, offering a potential resolution to address these critical challenges. By integrating insights and methodologies from transplant immunology, tissue engineering, and stem cell biology, this innovative approach holds the potential to generate an abundant reservoir of donor organs. This research topic aims to investigate how using regenerative medicine can circumvent the current challenges with transplantation.


Regenerative medicine; transplantation; tissue-engineering; allografts; organs, tissues

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office (transplantation@lidsen.com) for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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