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

Considerations in Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2024 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Katherine Twombley, MD, FAST, FAAP

1. Professor of Pediatrics, Chief, Pediatric Nephrology, Medical Director, Pediatric Kidney Transplant, Medical Director, Inpatient Acute Dialysis Units, Charleston and Lancaster, SC, USA
2. Program Director, Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship, Medical University of South Carolina, 125 Doughty Street, Suite 690, Charleston, SC 29403, USA

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Research Interests: Pediatric transplant; pediatric nephrology; metabolic bone disease; nephrotic syndrome; children's health; medical education

About This Topic

Pediatric solid organ transplantation is filled with many unique considerations and complexities such as naïve immune systems, dynamic growth and development, and a consent need for assessments and changes. Children are not little adults and must have specific protocols and procedures dedicated to them. They must also have a specially trained and dedicated team that understands these considerations. This special issue will address some of the challenges and opportunities faced when transplanting pediatric patients including the pre-transplant, peri-transplant, and post-transplant considerations.


Transplant; pediatric; challenges

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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