Pediatric Transplantation

Cover image for Vol. 21 Issue 2

Edited By: Steven A. Webber, MBChB, MRCP

Impact Factor: 1.284

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 20/25 (Transplantation); 74/120 (Pediatrics)

Online ISSN: 1399-3046

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Starting with the January 2016 issue, Pediatric Transplantation is being published online-only: We strongly encourage authors to take advantage of electronic publishing opportunities to enhance the clarity and readability of their manuscripts through the use of color in figures and tables, and through enhanced functionality such as the inclusion of videos or other electronic material. See 'Supporting Information' below.

Editorial Policies and Prcedures

Transplant Peer Review Network
Copyright Transfer Agreement
Note to NIH Grantees
Author Material
Archive Policy Disclaimer

Submission of Papers

Manuscript Preparation

Title Page
Corresponding Author
Authorship Statements
Abstract Page
Patients and Methods/Materials and Methods
Supporting Information
Abbreviations and Symbols

Accepted Papers

Early View
Authors Services


Transplant Peer Review Network


Pediatric Transplantation participates in the Wiley Transplant Peer Review Network (Tx PRN), a consortium formed to simplify the publication process for authors and reduce the time and effort involved in the peer review of transplantation research. The goals of the Tx PRN are to support efficient and thorough peer review, to ease the burden on peer reviewers, and to improve the publication process for authors. At the Editors’ discretion, high quality papers that are not accepted by one journal in the Network can be recommended for referral to another participating journal. To expedite a rapid review, the paper (and associated reviews) are automatically transferred to the referred journal on the authors’ behalf. Learn more about how the Tx PRN is making the publication of transplant research faster, easier, and better at

Copyright Transfer Agreement If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For Authors Signing the Copyright Transfer Agreement
If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions

For Authors Choosing OnlineOpen
If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

  • Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA
  • Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit:

For RCUK and Wellcome Trust authors click on the link below to preview the terms and conditions of this license:

  • Creative Commons Attribution License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit

OnlineOpen - is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose funding agency requires grantees to archive the final version of their article. With OnlineOpen, the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in the funding agency's preferred archive. For the full list of terms and conditions, see

Any authors wishing to send their paper OnlineOpen will be required to complete the payment form available from our website at:

Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform an Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper OnlineOpen if you do not wish to. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.

Note to NIH Grantees - Pursuant to NIH mandate, Wiley-Blackwell will post the accepted version of contributions authored by NIH grant-holders to PubMed Central upon acceptance. This accepted version will be made publicly available 12 months after publication.  For further information, see

Author Material Archive Policy - Please note that unless specifically requested, Wiley will dispose of all hardcopy or electronic material submitted two months after publication. If you require the return of any material submitted, please inform the editorial office or production editor as soon as possible if you have not already done so.

Disclaimer - The Publisher and Editors cannot be held responsible for errors or any consequences arising from the use of information contained in this journal; the views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Publisher and Editors, neither does the publication of advertisements constitute any endorsement by the Publisher and Editors of the products advertised



All articles should be submitted electronically at The journal to which you are submitting your manuscript employs a plagiarism detection system. By submitting your manuscript to this journal you accept that your manuscript may be screened for plagiarism against previously published works.

Authors should prepare manuscripts in accordance with: 'Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals' (

Authors are responsible for linguistic and grammatical editing of manuscripts before submission to the Journal. Manuscripts improperly prepared or edited may be returned to the authors without review by the Editors.

If you feel that your paper could benefit from English language polishing, we recommend that you have it professionally edited by a service such as Wiley English Language Editing Services. Please note that while this service will greatly improve the readability of your paper, it does not guarantee acceptance of your paper by the journal.


Title Page - containing (1) a concise informative title; (2) names of authors; (3) name of department(s)/institution(s) to which the work is attributed; (4) if the title exceeds 40 characters (letters and spaces): a running head of no more than 40 characters should be provided.

Corresponding Author- Name, address, email address, telephone and fax numbers. (Corresponding author should take responsibility for communicating with all other authors and getting their approval for the final version to be published. During online submission corresponding authors can nominate an individual, who may or may not be an author, to assist them with administration of the publication process.)

Authorship Statements- Names department(s) and institution(s) of all authors. Credit for authorship should be based on: [1] substantial contributions to research design, or the acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data; [2] drafting the paper or revising it critically; [3] approval of the submitted and final versions. Authors should meet all three criteria. Include a short description of each authors’ contribution immediately before your references. (Examples of categories for authors’ contributions: Concept/design, Data analysis/interpretation, Drafting article, Critical revision of article, Approval of article, Statistics, Funding secured by, Data collection, Other.)

Abstract Page - A separate abstract page should contain the following: (1) Authors' surnames and initials. (2) Title of manuscript. (3) Title of Journal, abbreviated as in reference list. (4) The word Abstract followed by a summary of the article. (5) 3-10 key words according to Index Medicus.

Introduction - Present the background briefly, but do not review the subject extensively. Give only pertinent references. State the specific questions you want to answer.

Patients and Methods/Material and Methods - Describe selection of patients or experimental animals, including controls. Do not use patients' names or hospital numbers. Identify methods, apparatus (manufacturer's name and address), and procedures in sufficient detail to allow other workers to reproduce the results. Provide references and brief descriptions of methods that have been published. When using new methods, evaluate their advantages and limitations. Identify drugs and chemicals, including generic name, dosage, and route(s) of administration.

Indicate whether the procedures were approved by the Ethics Committee of Human Experimentation in your country, or are in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975.

Results - Present results in logical sequence in tables and illustrations. In the text, explain, emphasize or summarize the most important observations. Units of measurement should be expressed in accordance with Système International d'Unités (SI Units).

Discussion - Do not repeat in detail data given in the Results section. Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study. Relate the observations to other relevant studies. On the basis of your findings (and others'), discuss possible implications/conclusions. When proposing a new hypothesis, clearly label it as such.

Tables - Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Type each table on a separate sheet, with titles making them self-explanatory.

Illustrations - Figures should clarify the text. The use of color is strongly encouraged to enhance clarity and readability of the displayed data. There will no longer be a charge to authors for inclusion of color in their manuscripts. All figures should be cited in the text in numerical order. If photographs of patients are used, either the subject should not be identifiable or the picture must be accompanied by written permission to use the figure. Figure legends must be typed on a separate page at the end of the manuscript. Details must be large enough to retain their clarity after reduction in size. After reduction, illustrations should preferably fill single-column width (81 mm) although in exceptional cases 2/3 page width (120 mm) or full-page width (168 mm) will be accepted.

When submitting artwork electronically, please read the information on the Wiley Author Services website at Vector graphics (e.g. line artwork) should be saved in Encapsulated Postscript Format (EPS), and bitmap files (e.g. photographs) in Tagged Image File Format (TIFF). Line art must be scanned at a minimum of 800 dpi, photographs at a minimum of 300 dpi.

Supporting Information - Pediatric Transplantation encourages supporting information if the information contained is essential but does not fit into the format/length of the manuscript, such as data sets and video. See format guidelines at Wiley Author Services.

Abbreviations and symbols - Use only standard abbreviations. All units will be metric. Use no roman numerals in the text. In decimals, a decimal point, and not a comma, will be used. Avoid abbreviations in the title. The full term for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text unless it is a standard unit of measurement. In cases of doubt, the spelling orthodoxy of The Oxford English Dictionary will be adhered to.

Terminology Updates -

PLEASE USE:                         INSTEAD OF:

“Recover” organs                       “harvest” or 'retrieve”
“Recovery” of organs                  “harvesting” or “retrieval”

“Deceased Donor”                      “cadaver”
“Deceased Donation”                  “cadaveric”

“Mechanical Support”                 “life support”
“Ventilated Support”
“Organ-Perfusion Support”

“Donation After Cardiac Death”   “non-heart-beating donation'


All references should be numbered consecutively in order of appearance and should be as complete as possible. In text citations should cite references in consecutive order using Arabic superscript numerals. Sample references follow:

Journal article: 1. King VM, Armstrong DM, Apps R, Trott JR. Numerical aspects of pontine, lateral reticular, and inferior olivary projections to two paravermal cortical zones of the cat cerebellum. J Comp Neurol 1998;390:537-551.

Book: 2. Voet D, Voet JG. Biochemistry. New York: John Wiley & Sons; 1990. 1223 p. Please note that journal title abbreviations should conform to the practices of Chemical Abstracts. For more information about AMA reference style - AMA Manual of Style


Proofs- The corresponding author will receive an e-mail alert containing a link to a website. A working e-mail address must therefore be provided for the corresponding author. The proof can be downloaded as a PDF (Portable document format) file from this site. Acrobat Reader will be required in order to read this file. This software can be downloaded (free of charge) from the following web site: This will enable the file to be opened, read on screen and printed out in order for any corrections to be added. Further instructions will be sent with the proof. Excessive changes made by the author in the proofs, excluding typesetting errors, will be charged separately.

Offprints- Authors can download an electronic PDF offprint of their article upon publication through Wiley’s Author Services. Additional paper offprints may be ordered online at

Free access to the final PDF offprint of your article will be available via author services. Please sign up for author services if you would like to access your article PDF offprint upon publication of your paper, and enjoy the many other benefits the service offers. Visit to sign up for author services.

Early ViewPediatric Transplantation is covered by Wiley’s Early View service. Early View articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in an issue. Articles are therefore available as soon as they are ready, rather than having to wait for the next scheduled issue. Early View articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication, and the authors' final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. The nature of Early View articles means that they do not yet have volume, issue or page numbers, so Early View articles cannot be cited in the traditional way. They are therefore given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue. After issue publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article.

Author Services- Author Services enables authors to track their article - once it has been accepted - through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The author will receive and e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, and more.

Retraction- Retracted articles will be clearly identified as "retracted" in all electronic sources. Such articles may not be resubmitted even in a revised form.