Pediatric Transplantation

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Edited By: Steven A. Webber, MBChB, MRCP

Impact Factor: 1.441

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 19/25 (Transplantation); 64/120 (Pediatrics)

Online ISSN: 1399-3046

Author Guidelines

Pediatric Transplantation Now Accepts Manuscripts Online
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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.

Authors- 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.

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.)

Author contributions- Recommendation: 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. (6) Name and address of the author to whom requests for offprints should be sent.

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. Their number should be kept to a minimum. Submit 3 unmounted copies of each illustration, labelled on the back with the number, author's name, and indicate the top of the figure. Figure legends must be typed on a separate page at the end of the manuscript.

Figures should be professionally drafted, and halftones should exhibit high contrast. 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. Photomicrographs must have internal scale markers (linear scale).

Color Charges - It is the policy of the journal for authors to pay the full cost for the reproduction of their color artwork. Therefore, please note that if there is color artwork in your manuscript when it is accepted for publication, you are required to complete and return a Color Work Agreement (CWA) form before your paper can be published. This form is available here:


Please return the completed form to the Production Editor at 

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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'

References -These should be kept to the pertinent minimum and numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text. Identify references in text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals (in parentheses). References cited only in the tables or figure legends should be numbered in accordance with a sequence established by the first identification of that figure in the text. Try to avoid using abstracts as references. Include manuscripts accepted, but not published; designate the abbreviated title of the journal followed by (in press). Information from manuscripts not yet accepted, should be cited in the text as (submitted). The references must be verified by the author(s) against the original documents. Titles should be abbreviated in accordance with the style used in Index Medicus/MEDLINE.

1. SARNA S. Mechanisms and treatment of growth retardation in children with liver transplants. Finland: Children's Hospital University of Helsinki, 1997.

2. DUTHIE SE, PETERSON BM, CUTLER J, BLACKBOURNE B. Successful organ donation in victims of child abuse. Clin Transplantation 1995: 9: 415-418.

3. TEJANI A, FINE RN, ALEXANDER S, HARMON W, STABLEIN D. Factors predictive of sustained growth in children after renal transplantation. Report of the North American Pediatric Renal Transplant Cooperative Study (NAPRTCS), J Pediatri, 1993: 122: 397-402.

4. FINE RN, TEJANI A, SULLIVAN EK. Pre-emptive renal transplantation in children: Report of the North American Pediatric Renal Transplant Cooperative Study (NAPRTCS), Clin Transplantation 1994: 8: 474-478.

5. KOUTLAS TC, BRIDGES ND, GAYNOR JW, NICOLSON SC, STEVEN JM, SPRAY TL. Pediatric lung transplantation - are there surgical contraindications? Transplantation 1997: 63: 269-274.

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