Transplantation is now the official journal of the International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS) after a new partnership with The Transplantation Society (TTS).


Transplantation has been the trusted source for extensive and timely coverage of the most important advances in transplantation for nearly 50 years. In fact, it is the most cited transplantation journal with more than 24,000 citations. Transplantation is proud to announce its 2014 impact factor is 3.828. Learn more about the journal.

The monthly journal is available now to ILTS members via online access. Members will receive an email with instructions for activating their Transplantation accounts. ILTS members can also subscribe to the Transplantation eTOC by visiting the Transplantation homepage and clicking the subscribe to eTOC link.

Papers related to clinical and basic research in the field of liver transplantation will be highlighted in a separate section and earmarked with the ILTS logo. 

The Editors and Editorial Board of Transplantation are an international group of research and clinical leaders that includes many pioneers of the field, representing a diverse range of areas of expertise. The Editorial board has been extended to include a panel of ILTS experts in the field of liver transplantation.

ILTS Liver Editorial Team

Editor-in-Chief Jeremy Chapman, MD, FRCP, FRACP

Executive Editor Elizabeth A. Pomfret, MD, PhD

Deputy Editors: Marina Berenguer, MD, Jean C. Emond, MD, Nancy Kwan Man, MBBS, MS, PhD

Associate Editors: See-Ching Chan, MBBS, MS, PhD, MD Michael Charlton, MD

Daniela Ladner, MD, PhD Valeria Mas, PhD Claus Niemann, MD Eberhard Renner, MD, FRCP Faouzi Saliba, MD, PhD

Paolo Salvalaggio, MD, PhD

Shinji Uemoto, MD, PhD

Heidi Yeh, MD

New Opportunity in Transplantation: The Editorial Fellowship

The editorial fellowship is designed for an early career professional in transplantation interested in being on the frontlines of Transplantation, the most cited journal in transplantation, and Transplantation Direct, our new open access journal. The fellowship is 2 years long, and the basic job performance will include both scientific and social activities with the journal, the editors, and the societies. Two Editorial Fellows will be selected from different countries and representing different disciplines within transplantation. This role provides fellows with the opportunity to see the inner workings of an academic journal, including recruiting and selecting peer reviewers and participating in manuscript decisions. The fellow will be exposed to topics of high originality, quality, and clinical relevance, thus affording the fellow the opportunity to stay abreast of new literature in diverse topics in the field while improving their scientific reading and writing skills.

The fellow is primarily engaged in efforts to increase readership and engagement with the journal among their early career peers through the use of social media. The fellow will also be asked to assume associate editor tasks with increasing responsibility over the course of the fellowship. Social media tasks may include interviews with authors, conducting Facebook Live webinars, and in general, coming up with ways to engage their young colleagues using tools they embrace. The fellow attends scholarly meetings, prepares meeting reports and special features, and posts regularly on Transplantation’s 4 social media platforms (YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) in addition to other tasks as they arise.

The fellowship is unpaid; however, fellows will be supplied with complimentary online subscriptions to Transplantation. The work is conducted online and by conference calls and Skype as there is no physical editorial office. We anticipate the fellow’s time commitment to be approximately 3-5 hours per week. The fellowship begins early in 2017.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Early career professional – recent graduates of surgical residency, post-doctoral studies or fellowships
  • Excellent writing ability
  • Strong communication skills – able to work with all levels of journal operations from staff to Editor-in-Chief
  • Commitment to social media and enthusiasm for using it in the context of a medical journal
  • Flexibility in light of changing priorities
  • Respect for deadlines
  • Ability to carve out time in busy clinical schedules to meet the requirements of this role
  • Demonstrated commitment to a career in transplantation

We invite applications from interested candidates. Please submit your letter or video application with your CV to The deadline to apply is 1 December 2016.

Transplantation® Direct is now on PubMed Central

The International Liver Transplantation Society, The Transplantation Society and Wolters Kluwer are delighted to announce that Transplantation Direct has been accepted for indexing on PubMed Central® (PMC).

All published papers dating back to Volume 1 Issue 1 have been retrospectively indexed on PMC to allow all Transplantation Direct content to be available and fully searchable on PMC’s online platform.

We would like to thank all authors who have submitted their work to the journal and contributed to its success.

About Transplantation® Direct

Transplantation Direct is an open access portal supporting rapid electronic publication of high-quality, peer-reviewed basic science and clinical research in transplantation. The journal has been made possible through the joint efforts of The Transplantation Society, its affiliated international Sections, ILTS, and the journal Transplantation. It features original scientific papers, key registry reports, abstracts from international meetings and state of the art educational content. The flexibility of multimedia electronic publishing, combined with high standards of peer review and outstanding editorial leadership, has created a powerful new resource in the field of transplantation. For more information about Transplantation Direct, please visit ‘About the Journal’.

Call for Papers

To submit a manuscript to Transplantation Direct, please visit the ‘Instructions for Authors’ page.

Submitting an Article for Publication in Transplantation Direct

Articles should be submitted online at

Transplantation Direct Members will also receive access to Transplantation Direct, an open access portal for international transplantation with rapid electronic publication of peer-reviewed, high quality basic research and clinical studies related to the field of transplantation. Transplantation Direct seeks to provide both scientific innovation and educational material, to disseminate vital registry database information, and to highlight key scientific advances presented at meetings held by global transplantation associations. Learn more about Transplantation Direct.

Submissions Interested in publishing your work in Transplantation or Transplantation Direct? Authors can submit manuscripts toTransplantation via the Transplantation Editorial Manager page or Transplantation Direct via the Transplantation Direct Editorial Manager page . Further instructions for authors wishing to submit articles can be found here. This page contains information on the different article types in the journal. More article types will be added to the page in the near future. Transplantation editors decide to publish an article within 21 days, giving authors a quick response to their submissions.

Transplantation App The Transplantation app is available for iPad users and provides:

  • Easy-to-read, full-text articles that you can share via email or social media
  • The ability to store or delete downloaded issues
  • Speedy issue-browsing capability via Quick View
  • Quick scrolling through abstract summaries
  • Convenient notification when a new issue is available
  • Links to view supplemental material and browse the Transplantation archive