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

Heart and Lung Transplantation: Current Status and Future Challenges

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2024 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editors

Lina Al-Ebbini, PhD, Associate Professor

Biomedical Systems and Informatics Engineering Department, Hijjawi for Engineering Technology, Yarmouk University, Jordan

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Research Interests: Medical informatics; Decision support systems; Biomedical systems; Lung transplantation

Dimitrios E. Magouliotis, MD, PhD

Department of Surgery, University of Thessaly, Biopolis, 41110, Larissa, Greece

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Research Interests: Oncology; Bariatric surgery; HPB; Colorectal; Cardiothoracic surgery; Transplantations

About This Topic

Heart transplantation, lung transplantation, and heart-lung transplantation have been becoming promising therapies as life-saving options for patients with the end-stage heart and lung diseases. There are many challenges reside in the allocation process in terms of graft survival time and functional status after transplantation. However, the evolution in the pre-transplant phase can control and manage post-transplant follow-up process. Recently, different machine learning methods were developed to evaluate the use of heart and lung transplantation for allocation process.

This Special Issue will cover new developments in the field of heart and lung transplantation including new strategies in heart and lung transplantation, in vitro and in vivo studies, methods to control chronic graft disease, decision support systems related to pre-transplant and post-transplant phases, and clinical trials on heart and lung transplantation.

Original research papers, mini and full reviews and commentaries are all welcome. There is no restriction on the length of the manuscripts. Peer-review is commissioned immediately upon receipt of the manuscript. Each submission will be reviewed by at least two reviewers to ensure a very high quality of papers selected for the Special Issue.

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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