Top 20 Transplantation Journals of 2022

Whether you are trying to decide where to publish your research findings, searching for a thought-provoking publication to share at journal club, or simply interested in exploring the latest literature, this article is likely to help you to achieve your aims. We have outlined the rankings of the best journals from the field of Transplantation according to impact factor, Google’s h5-index, and the scoring system of the research group SCImago.

Note that this article focuses on the “general” rankings of scientific journals related to Transplantation. If you would prefer to consider the rankings of journals dedicated to particular sub-topics within the field, such as islet transplantation or xenotransplantation, then this article may not satisfy your needs.

If the accessibility of a journal is of importance to you, keep in mind that the journals we have listed may not have open access status.

Historically, quantitative metrics such as impact factor have provided an objective method for comparing the relative influence and prestige of competing journals. However, the quality of a journal should be assessed holistically and not be based on metrics alone.

In addition to considering the data in this article, we encourage you to visit the website of each journal where you can learn about its purpose and scope, editorial board and practices, and detailed metrics beyond impact factor, which will better inform your search.

Google ranks scientific journals using the h5-index, an index that considers publications in the journal over the past 5 years and that is intended to take into account both the number and quality of publications.

Google’s h5-index value is calculated to maximize both the number of published papers and the number of citations. According to wikipedia, the “h-index is defined as the maximum value of h such that the given author/journal has published h papers that have each been cited at least h times.”

SCImago, a data science and visualization research group from Spain, has also ranked the top journals in Transplantation. Their most recent release is for the year 2021.

The SCImago Journal Ranking (SJR) considers not only the number of citations but also the relative prestige of the citation sources, with greater rank enhancement provided by citations from high prestige journals. The SJR is normalized to 1 with an SJR greater than 1 indicating “above average” citation potential.

Data regarding the impact factor of each journal represents the current two-year impact factor as identified by the Journal Citation Reports. Check out our article on the history, definition, and implications of impact factor for more information on the metric.

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Top 20 Transplantation Journals Ranked by Google (2022)

  1. American Journal of Transplantation – h5-index: 90
  2. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation – h5-index: 63
  3. Transplantation – h5-index: 63
  4. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation – h5-index: 57
  5. Bone Marrow Transplantation – h5-index: 52
  6. Liver Transplantation – h5-index: 47
  7. Cell Transplantation – h5-index: 45
  8. Transplant International – h5-index: 40
  9. Clinical Transplantation – h5-index: 32
  10. Transplant Infectious Disease – h5-index: 30
  11. Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation – h5-index: 28
  12. World Journal of Transplantation – h5-index: 27
  13. Transplantation Proceedings – h5-index: 25
  14. Xenotransplantation – h5-index: 24
  15. Transplantation Reviews – h5-index: 24
  16. Transplantation Direct – h5-index: 22
  17. Pediatric Transplantation – h5-index: 22
  18. Experimental and Clinical Transplantation – h5-index: 20
  19. Current Transplantation Reports – h5-index: 19
  20. Annals of Transplantation – h5-index: 18

Top 20 Transplantation Journals Ranked by SCImago (2021)

  1. American Journal of Transplantation – Journal Ranking: 3.311
  2. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation – Journal Ranking: 2.472
  3. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) – Journal Ranking: 2.342
  4. Liver Transplantation – Journal Ranking: 1.614
  5. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation – Journal Ranking: 1.536
  6. Transplantation – Journal Ranking: 1.407
  7. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation – Journal Ranking: 1.397
  8. CKJ: Clinical Kidney Journal – Journal Ranking: 1.338
  9. Transplant International – Journal Ranking: 1.005
  10. Cytotherapy – Journal Ranking: 1.004
  11. Bone Marrow Transplantation – Journal Ranking: 0.998
  12. Clinical Transplantation – Journal Ranking: 0.901
  13. Transplantation Reviews – Journal Ranking: 0.843
  14. Xenotransplantation – Journal Ranking: 0.797
  15. Cell Transplantation – Journal Ranking: 0.791
  16. Transplantation Direct – Journal Ranking: 0.728
  17. Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation – Journal Ranking: 0.690
  18. Transplant Infectious Disease – Journal Ranking: 0.536
  19. Organogenesis – Journal Ranking: 0.470
  20. Annals of Transplantation – Journal Ranking: 0.429

Top 30 Transplantation Journals Ranked by Impact Factor (2022)

  1. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation – Impact Factor: 10.247
  2. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) – Impact Factor: 8.237
  3. American Journal of Transplantation – Impact Factor: 8.086
  4. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation – Impact Factor: 5.992
  5. Liver Transplantation – Impact Factor: 5.799
  6. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation – Impact Factor: 5.742
  7. Bone Marrow Transplantation – Impact Factor: 5.483
  8. Cytotherapy – Impact Factor: 5.414
  9. Transplantation – Impact Factor: 4.939
  10. Clinical Kidney Journal (CKJ) – Impact Factor: 4.452
  11. Cell Transplantation – Impact Factor: 4.064
  12. Transplantation Reviews – Impact Factor: 3.943
  13. Xenotransplantation – Impact Factor: 3.907
  14. Transplant International – Impact Factor: 3.782
  15. Stem Cells and Development – Impact Factor: 3.272
  16. Artificial Organs – Impact Factor: 3.094
  17. ASAIO Journal – Impact Factor: 2.872
  18. Clinical Transplantation – Impact Factor: 2.863
  19. Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation – Impact Factor: 2.640
  20. Organogenesis – Impact Factor: 2.500
  21. Transplant Infectious Disease – Impact Factor: 2.228
  22. Journal of Artificial Organs – Impact Factor: 1.731
  23. Transplant Immunology – Impact Factor: 1.708
  24. International Journal of Artificial Organs – Impact Factor: 1.595
  25. Annals of Transplantation – Impact Factor: 1.530
  26. Cell and Tissue Banking – Impact Factor: 1.522
  27. Pediatric Transplantation – Impact Factor: 1.502
  28. Progress in Transplantation – Impact Factor: 1.187
  29. Transplantation Proceedings – Impact Factor: 1.066
  30. Experimental and Clinical Transplantation – Impact Factor: 0.945

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