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.

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. 


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

Evaluations for Organ Transplantation: Liver, Kidney and Pancreas in the 21st Century

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Juan Pablo Rocca, MD, MHA, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Abdominal Organ Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, 111 East 210th Street, Bronx, NY 10467-2401, USA

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Research Interests: Clinical outcomes in abdominal organ transplantation and living donation; Listing strategies based on organ allocation policy

About This Topic

The evaluation of a patient as an organ transplant candidate is a complex process that takes on the difficult task of balancing stewardship of a limited organ resource with the intention to provide medical care for individuals with liver, kidney and pancreas end-organ failure. In our current context of largely available technological advances but also increasing costs and social complexities in healthcare, transplant programs should strategize on their choice of standardized testing and criteria for a multidisciplinary determination of transplant candidacy based not only on medical judgment but also on the psycho-social factors impacting their transplant outcomes, regional policies governing organ allocation and quality oversight. This Special Issue entitled "Evaluations for Organ Transplantation: Liver, Kidney and Pancreas in the 21st Century” aims at providing streamlined guidelines in testing and listing criteria for abdominal organ transplant candidates while keeping in mind the psychosocial and regulatory context where a transplant center may operate.  


Liver transplantation; Kidney transplantation; Pancreas transplantation; Transplant candidacy; Transplant workup; Transplant testing; Transplant waitlist; Deceased organ donor; Living organ donor; Organ compatibility; Transplant outcomes; Organ allocation; Social determinants of health; Inequalities in healthcare; Access to healthcare, access to transplant, transplant compliance, psycho-social transplant evaluation

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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Open Access Original Research

Effect of Foot Reflexology on Laboratory Tests after Kidney Transplantation Surgery: A Secondary Analysis of a Parallel Randomized Controlled Trial Study

Received: 21 December 2022;  Published: 02 June 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2302186


Foot reflexology has improved numerous physical and psychological symptoms in patients. The researchers in this study aimed to investigate the effect of foot reflexology on laboratory parameters, intake/output/weight and medication regimen after kidney transplant surgery. The research was a secondary analysis of a parallel randomized controlle [...]
Open Access Original Research

Non-Renal Factors Associated with Simultaneous Liver-Kidney Transplant in Patients with End-Stage Liver Disease and Stage 3-5 Chronic Kidney Disease Not Requiring Dialysis

Received: 19 August 2022;  Published: 21 February 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2301175


We aimed to identify the non-renal risk factors for simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation (SLKT) vs. liver transplantation alone (LTA) in end-stage liver disease (ESLD) patients with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) <60 ml/min, not on dialysis. Using organ procurement and transplantation network data, we studied adult ESLD [...]
Open Access Original Research

Shifting Pancreas Transplantation Rates and Demographics are the Culmination of Many Strategic Policy Changes

Received: 06 September 2022;  Published: 21 November 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2204170


The 2014 Pancreas Allocation System established national qualifying criteria for simultaneous kidney pancreas (SPK) transplantation. The 2019 UNOS Pancreas Transplantation Committee Policy 11.3.B modified these guidelines to expand transplantation. Subsequent effects on recipient demographics have not been [...]