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

Peril and Promise: The Present and Future of Kidney Transplantation

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2018 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Steven Potter, MD, FACS

Transplant Program Director, Chair of Division of Transplantation, East Texas Medical Center, 1100 E. Lake St., Ste. 340, Tyler, TX 75701, USA


Research Interests: renal transplantation; pancreas transplantation; living kidney donation; transplant immunosuppression; urology; urologic oncology

About This Topic

Renal transplantation is the gold standard therapy for treatment of end stage renal failure. However, the supply of living and deceased donor kidneys continues to be inadequate to meet demand. Long-term outcomes after renal transplantation improved dramatically for years, but have been relatively stable for the last decade. This special edition is open to submissions regarding existing and potential mechanisms to improve access to, and outcomes after, renal transplantation. Manuscripts are sought that address deceased donor kidney allocation, selection, and preservation, efforts to increase the utilization of high-risk organs, current and potential changes to the allocation system and regulatory environment, xenotransplantation, stem cell therapy, and novel immunosuppression approaches likely to impact outcomes and access to transplantation. We also seek manuscripts evaluating or proposing mechanisms to increase living donation via paired and chain donation, as well as ABO incompatible and crossmatch positive living donor transplants.

Planned Papers

Title: Tolerance in Kidney Transplantation
Authors: Yasir Qazi, Zaid Haddad, Irene Qazi

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.

Welcome your submission!


Open Access Research Article

Long-Term Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) and Cardiovascular Disease Mortality among Renal Transplant Recipients

Received: 11 August 2019;  Published: 17 December 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.1904095


Background: Substantial evidence has been used to establish links between air pollution and increased risks of overall health morbidity and mortality, especially for respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. However, very few investigations have explored these relationships among highly sensitive populations, such as renal transplant recipients [...]
Open Access Research Article

KAS Turns Four: The State of Deceased Donor Kidney Allocation in the U.S.

Received: 14 December 2018;  Published: 22 January 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.1901041


Background: This study examines very recent trends in deceased donor kidney transplantation to assess the performance of the kidney allocation system (KAS), implemented December 4, 2014, and whether bolus effects associated with KAS have stabilized nearly four years after implementation. Methods: The overall number of deceased donor [...]
Open Access Case Report

Ectopic Pelvic Kidney with Anomalous Vascular Supply during Deceased Organ Procurement – Case Report

Received: 13 August 2018;  Published: 21 September 2018;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.1803020


Even though renal ectopia is common, there have been very few reports of these kidneys being used for transplantation. The concerns with using such kidneys are subnormal function, ureteral anomalies and complications and anomalous arterial supply which makes arterial reconstruction challenging. Majority of reports are for use in living donor [...]