Cell Transplantation publishes original, peer-reviewed research and review articles on the subject of cell transplantation and its application to human diseases. To ensure high-quality contributions from all areas of transplantation, separate section editors and editorial boards have been established. Articles deal with a wide range of topics including physiological, medical, preclinical, tissue engineering, and device-oriented aspects of transplantation of nervous system, endocrine, growth factor-secreting, bone marrow, epithelial, endothelial, and genetically engineered cells, among others. Basic clinical studies and immunological research papers are also featured. To provide complete coverage of this revolutionary field, Cell Transplantation will report on relevant technological advances and ethical and regulatory considerations of cell transplants. Cell Transplantation has been free to read since 2009.
|Paul R. Sanberg||University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, USA|
|Shinn-Zong Lin||Tzu Chi University, Taiwan|
|Section Editor: Amit Patel||University of Miami School of Medicine, USA|
|Piero Anversa||New York Medical College, USA|
|Enio Buffolo||Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil|
|Wangde Dai||University of Southern California, USA|
|Henricus D. Duckers||Erasmus University Medical Center, The Netherlands|
|Joshua Hare||University of Miami, USA|
|Nelson A. Hossne, Jr.||Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil|
|Jens Kastrup||University of Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Ren Ke Li||University of Toronto, Canada|
|Virginia M. Miller||Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, USA|
|Marc S. Penn||Summa Cardiovascular Institute, USA|
|Warren Sherman||Columbia University, USA|
|Christof Stamm||Deutches Herzzentrum Berlin, Germany|
|Section Editor: Stephen Strom||Karolinska Institute, Sweden|
|J. Roy Chowdhury||Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA|
|Bruno Christ||Martin Luther University, Germany|
|Anil Dhawan||King's College Hospital, UK|
|Ewa Ellis||Karolinska Institute, Sweden|
|Ira Fox||University of Pittsburgh, USA|
|Mariá José Gómez-Lechón||Hospital La Fe, Spain|
|Toshihiro Mitaka||Sapporo Medical University, Japan|
|Andreas Nüssler||University of Tübingen, Germany|
|Kazuo Ohashi||Tokyo Women's Medical University, Japan|
|Michael Ott||Hannover Medical School, Germany|
|Paolo Parini||Karolinska Institute, Sweden|
|Etienne M. Sokal||Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium|
|Donna Stolz||University of Pittsburgh, USA|
|Shuji Terai||Yamaguchi University, Japan|
|Section Editor: Rodolfo Alejandro||University of Miami School of Medicine, USA|
|Thierry Berney||Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland|
|Federico Bertuzzi||Ospedale Niguarda Cà Granda, Italy|
|Susan Bonner-Weir||Joslin Diabetes Center, USA|
|Luis Fernandez||H4/782 Clinical Science Center, USA|
|Alberto Hayek||The Whittier Institute, USA|
|Jose Oberholzer||University of Illinois at Chicago, USA|
|Klearchos K. Papas||University of Arizona, USA|
|Lorenzo Piemonti||San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Italy|
|Michael R. Rickels||University of Pennsylvania, USA|
|Peter Senior||Alberta Diabetes Institute, Edmonton, Canada|
|Charmaine J. Simeonovic||Australian National University, Australia|
|Stacey Walters||Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia|
|Yong Wang||University of Illinois at Chicago, USA|
|Gordon C. Weir||Joslin Diabetes Center, USA|
|Section Editor: Dragos Cretoiu||Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania|
|Reinhard Bretzel||Justus-Liebig University, Germany|
|Wei-Ming Duan||Ohio University, USA|
|Luca Falqui||San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Italy|
|Craig R. Halberstadt||Tengion, Inc., USA|
|Luca Inverardi||University of Miami School of Medicine, USA|
|Roger James||University of Leicester, UK|
|Norma Sue Kenyon||University of Miami School of Medicine, USA|
|Jonathan Lakey||University of California Irvine, USA|
|Walter Low||University of Minnesota, USA|
|Hyeyoung Moon||Korea Basic Science Institute, Korea|
|Waldemar L. Olszewski||Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland|
|Gary Peltz||Stanford University School of Medicine, USA|
|Artur Pasternak||Jagiellonian University Medical College, Poland|
|Evan Y. Snyder||Burnham Institute for Medical Research, USA|
|Junjie Xiao||Shanghai University, China|
|Section Editor: Jacques P. Tremblay||CHUL, Canada|
|Johnny Huard||Steadman Philippon Research Institute, USA|
|Stanislaw Moskalewski||Medical School of Warsaw, Poland|
|Terence A. Partridge||Children's National Medical Center, USA|
|A. Hari Reddi||University of California, Davis, USA|
|Myron Spector||VA Boston Healthcare System, USA|
|Jean-Thomas Vilquin||INSERM, France|
|Section Editor: Marina Emborg||University of Wisconsin, USA|
|Section Editor: Pavla Jendelova||Charles University, Czech Republic|
|Section Editor: John R. Sladek||University of Colorado, USA|
|Elisabet Åkesson||Karolinska Institute, Sweden|
|Ernest Arenas||Karolinska Institute, Sweden|
|Johannes Boltze||Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology, Germany|
|Michael Chopp||Henry Ford Hospital, USA|
|Isao Date||Okayama University, Japan|
|Gary Dunbar||Central Michigan University, USA|
|John Elsworth||Yale University, USA|
|David Eve||University of South Florida, USA|
|Thomas B. Freeman||University of South Florida, USA|
|Monte A. Gates||University of Keele, UK|
|David C. Hess||Medical College of Georgia, USA|
|Hideki Hida||Nagoya City University, Japan|
|Stuart I. Hodgetts||University of Western Australia, Australia|
|Hongyun Huang||Beijing Hongtianji Neuroscience Academy, China|
|Kyung-Sun Kang||Seoul National University, Korea|
|Emma Lane||Cardiff University, UK|
|Robert S. Langer||Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA|
|Agnes Luo||Case Western Reserve University, USA|
|Antonios G. Mikos||Rice University, USA|
|Robert M. Nerem||Georgia Institute of Technology, USA|
|Guido Nikkhah||Albert-Ludwigs-University, Germany|
|Giles Plant||Stanford University School of Medicine, USA|
|Michael Sefton||University of Toronto, Canada|
|Ashok Shetty||Texas A&M Health Science Center, USA|
|Jihwan Song||CHA University, Korea|
|Yun Wang||National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH, USA|
|John A. Watt||University of North Dakota, USA|
|Hans Widmer||Bern University Hospital, Switzerland|
|Takao Yasuhara||Okayama University, Japan|
|Section Editor: Maria Carolina Oliveira Rodrigues||University of São Paulo, Brazil|
|Kerry Atkinson||Mater Medical Research Institute, Australia|
|Hal E. Broxmeyer||Indiana University, USA|
|Francesca Cicchetti||CHUL, Canada|
|Curt I. Civin||Johns Hopkins University, USA|
|Mari Dezawa||Tohoku University, Japan|
|Antonio Ibarra||Universidad Anáhuac México Norte, Mexico|
|Kyu-Shik Jeong||Kyungpook National University, Korea|
|Helen Kaipe||Karolinska Institutet, Sweden|
|Giampiero La Rocca||University of Palermo, Italy|
|Oscar K. Lee||National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan|
|Daniela Moraes||University of São Paulo, Brazil|
|Ching-Tien Peng||China Medical University, Taiwan|
|Mariusz Ratajczak||University of Louisville, USA|
|Bernat Soria||Catedratico Extraordinario de Medicina Regenerativa, Spain|
|Gerald J. Spangrude||University of Utah, USA|
|John E. Wagner||University of Minnesota, USA|
|Susanne Wolbank||Ludwig Boltzmann Institute, Austria|
|Khang-Hsi Wu||China Medical University, Taiwan|
|Li-Ru Zhao||SUNY Upstate Medical University, USA|
|Section Editor: Shinn-Zong Lin||Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital, Taiwan|
|Koji Abe||Okayama University, Japan|
|Mitchell S. Cairo||New York Medical College, USA|
|Fu-Chou Cheng||Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan|
|Tzyy-Wen Chiou||National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan|
|Der-Yang Cho||China Medical University Hospital, Taiwan|
|Ru-Huei Fu||China Medical University Hospital, Taiwan|
|Xiaosong Gu||Nantong University, China|
|Horng-Jyh Harn||Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital, Taiwan|
|Niranjan Khandelwal||Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, India|
|Ching Ann Liu||Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation|
|Shih-Ping Liu||China Medical University, Taiwan|
|Shinichi Matsumoto||Baylor Research Institute, USA|
|Michel Modo||University of Pittsburgh, USA|
|Greg Nowak||Karolinska Institute, Sweden|
|Dario Siniscalco||Second University of Naples, Italy|
|Kwok-Fai So||University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong|
|Hong-Lin Su||National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan|
|Xiao-Ming Xu||Indiana University, USA|
|Wise Young||Rutgers State University of New Jersey, USA|
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On the first page should be the abstract (a maximum of 300 words) and 4-6 keywords. All
tables should be placed at the end of the file and numbered in the order they appear in the
text. We strongly encourage the appropriate use of bar charts and line graphs to illustrate key
findings. Figures should be placed in individual files (we accept TIFF, JPEG, and eps), separate
from the main document file.
Article types published by Cell Transplantation are given below; certain article types
observe limits on words and in-text tables. Please see below. Word limits include tables,
but not abstracts, key words, or references.
- Original Research– Peer-reviewed, high-quality research investigations that represent
new and significant contributions to science.
- Reviews– Reviews of major areas in cellular transplantation. These may be of any length,
may include figures (schematics) and are peer reviewed.
- Brief Communications – Timely and brief peer-reviewed studies.
- Maximum of two tables or two figures (or one table and one figure). Maximum
page limit is 5 pages once typeset, not including the reference list.
- Maximum of two tables or two figures (or one table and one figure). Maximum
- Case Studies
- Editorials/Letters to the Editor– Editor’s opinion or insight on a topic/ Readers'
comments on journal articles and other matters of interest to transplant researchers.
- Announcements and News – Notices of upcoming meetings, conferences,
seminars, and other events of interest to those in the field.
- Commentary– May be for responses to published papers, responses to other comments,
opinion pieces on new or old important topics in the field, etc.
Editorials and Commentaries will not be charged an APC.
All article types require a structured abstract except commentaries, which include a summary.
Cell Transplantation uses the Council of Science Editors (citation-sequence) style for formatting
citations and the reference list.
The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.
When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title,
keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search
engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article,
write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway:
How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.
Following a preliminary triage to eliminate submissions unsuitable for Cell Transplantation, all
papers are sent out for review.
The journal’s policy is to have manuscripts reviewed by two expert reviewers. Cell
Transplantation utilizes a single- blind peer review process in which the reviewer’s names and
information is withheld from the author.
Reviewers are expected to not possess any conflicts of interest with the authors and research.
They should review the science objectively and provide recommendations for improvements
where necessary. When aware of relevant published work not being cited, the reviewers should
recommend inclusion of these references. If the reviewer feels that they would be unable to
repeat the study as described, then additional methodological details should be requested. Any
unpublished information read by a reviewer should be treated as confidential.
All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, while maintaining rigor. Peer review is
managed by the Cell Transplantation Editorial Office Peer who assigns each submitted
manuscript to appropriate reviewers and, with the input of the Editorial Board, and comments
and recommendations of the reviewers, makes decisions on the eligibility of the article for
Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing
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When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the
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appropriate references and sufficient experimental detail should be provided to allow for
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When humans, animals or tissue derived from them have been used, then mention of the
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authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.
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institution of the review committee, in addition to the approval number.
- Please address the following statements. Please refer to the sample statements in this
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WHO-approved public trials registry at or before the time of first patient enrolment as a
condition of consideration for publication. The trial registry name and URL, and registration
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Title Page: The title should be brief and specific. The title page should contain, in the following
order: title, name(s) and affiliation(s) of author(s) including city, state, postal code, and country,
and a suggested running head of not more than 50 characters and spaces. Also indicate which
author will be the corresponding author (i.e., to whom correspondence should be addressed,
with complete mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail necessary for sending
proofs). In general, no more than two shared first and/or senior authorships can be considered
and they must be appropriately justified in the letter to the editor at the time of submission. The
rule can be reassessed on a case-by-case basis for manuscripts arising from multicenter
collaborations, but please note that the production office will not liaise with more than two
corresponding authors. In the case of two corresponding authors, the proof will only be sent to
the first mentioned corresponding author.
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summary of the results, conclusions, and other significant points in the review.
Key words: For the purpose of subject indexing, provide four to six keywords immediately
following the abstract.
Text: Every effort should be made to avoid jargon, to spell out all nonstandard abbreviations the
first time they are used, and to present the contents of the study as clearly and concisely as
possible. In the Materials and Methods section, authors are required to supply sufficient detail
for replication of the study, including the name of the company from which the materials
(reagents and equipment) were supplied and the location of company headquarters (city, state
if in the U.S., and country). References to previously described methods must be properly cited
and also described in moderate detail. References should be given for all discussions and
conclusions of previous studies. Trade names may appear in parentheses and should be
capitalized. Critical discussions of the literature are preferred more than historically oriented
Tables: All tables must be created in Microsoft Word. Tables should be numbered and cited
sequentially in the text. Prepare each table as a separate page at the end of the manuscript text,
after the references. Avoid very wide or long tables that would not fit a printed page. Each table
should have a title, and each column in the table should have a brief heading. Define all
abbreviations in the table footnote at the bottom of the table.
Figures: Figures should be numbered and cited sequentially in the text. Each figure should be
provided as a separate file (see Final Accepted Manuscript). Include all parts of a figure (e.g., A,
B, etc.) as one file. Do not use light lettering and shading that will not reproduce well. Figure
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Care must be taken that letters and other symbols do not become so small that they are illegible
when the figure is reduced. Complex formulas should be prepared as illustrations. (Do not
embed figures within the manuscript text.) The author is required to bear the costs for the
publication of color figures (costs and color authorization form will be provided at proof stage).
Authors may submit a color photograph for consideration as a cover photo for the issue in which
their article appears.
Figure Legends: Each figure legend must have a short title that concisely describes the content
of each figure. List all figure legends sequentially on one or more pages at the end of the
manuscript text, after the references, and identify all symbols used in the figures. The figure
legend should be as clear as possible and should fully describe the contents of the figure. (Do
not include the figure legend as part of the figure). If the figure is from a previously published
article, indicate that permission has been obtained from the original publisher.
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white figures (e.g., line graphs, bar graphs, etc.) should be 1200 dpi. Halftone and color figures
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etc., as part of the figure). Do not provide color in a figure file unless the figure will be printed in
color (note there is a cost for printing figures in color).
This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images
etc) alongside the full-text of the article. These will be subjected to peer-review alongside the
article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files,
which can be found within our Manuscript Submission Guidelines page.
Literature cited should be prepared according to the Council of Science Editors format (citationsequence)
style. This format is conveniently in Endnote and the output style is available at the
Some examples are provided below. References in the text should be cited by superscript number separated by a comma and listed in numerical order as they appear in the text (double
spaced) on a separate page at the end of the manuscript. Journal citations in the reference list
should contain the following: (a) reference number NOT in superscript; (b) surnames and initials
of all authors (surnames precede initials); (c) title of article; (d) journal title abbreviated as listed
in ISSN.org; (e) year; volume, inclusive pages. See the examples shown and refer to Council of
Science Editors format for more examples.
Journal Article: Wang Y, Nathanson L, McNiece IK. Differential hematopoietic supportive
potential and gene expression of stroma cell lines from midgestation mouse placenta and adult
bone marrow. Cell Transplant. 2011;20:707–26.
Book Article/Chapter: Taylor MJ, Baicu, S. Hypothermic perfusion of pancreas: Emphasis on
preservation prior to islet isolation. In: Uygun K, Lee CY, editors. Organ preservation and
reengineering. Boston (MA): Artech House Publisher; 2011. p. 85-104.
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