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

Skin Grafting

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2025 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editors

James F. Thornton, MD

Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA

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Research Interests: Skin; plastic surgery; Mohs reconstruction; reconstructive breast surgery; head and neck reconstruction; upper and lower extremity reconstruction; abdominal wall reconstruction

Anne Bennett

Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA


Research Interests: Skin; plastic surgery; Mohs reconstruction; head and neck reconstruction

About This Topic

Autologous skin grafts, such as full-thickness and split-thickness grafts, have served as a longstanding therapeutic approach for managing complex wounds. These grafts function both as a tissue replacement and wound closure, offering not only structural support but also an aesthetically pleasing color-matched outcome. Full-thickness skin grafts (FTSGs) include the entire epidermis and dermis, while split-thickness skin grafts (STSGs) include the epidermis and a partial layer of the dermis. In the decision-making process for a skin graft, several factors must be considered, such as the size of the defect, the donor site availability, and the recipient area's capacity to support the graft. Today, skin grafting is widely used in the fields of dermatology and plastic surgery for addressing acute and chronic wounds. This Special Issue will cover the recent in the field of skin grafting, including procedural techniques, pre-operative assessments, and post-operative outcomes, complications, and management. Original articles, clinical trials, mini and full reviews, and commentaries are all welcome.


Wound healing; skin graft; skin transplantation; split-thickness skin graft; full-thickness skin graft; autologous skin graft; epidermal skin graft

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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