Top Transplantation Journals of 2021

Whether you are searching for the ideal journal for your research manuscript or simply interested in exploring recent articles, you have come to the right place. We have outlined rankings for journals in the field of transplantation based on impact factor, h5-index, and the scoring system of the research group SCImago.

Keep in mind that the rankings in this article encompass the field of transplantation in general. If you are looking to understand the rankings of journals dedicated to a particular sub-field of transplantation, such as islet transplantation or xenotransplantation, then this article may not be helpful to you.

In addition to reviewing these rankings, we encourage you to visit the website of each journal, where you can learn about its mission and scope, editorial board, metrics beyond impact factor, and other key details that may inform your search. The quality of a journal should be assessed holistically taking a variety of factors into consideration beyond simply impact factor or h5-index.

Google’s h5-index incorporates both the number of publications and the number of citations per paper. 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.”

The research group SCImago has also provided a rank to each journal based on its number of weighted citations in the given year divided by number of publications in the preceding three years. Their most recent data is for the year 2020. Data on the impact factor of each journal represents the two-year impact factor for 2019-2020.


Google Rankings (2021):

  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

SCImago Rankings (2020):

  1. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation – Journal Ranking: 3.549
  2. American Journal of Transplantation – Journal Ranking: 2.890
  3. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) – Journal Ranking: 2.755
  4. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation – Journal Ranking: 2.301
  5. Liver Transplantation – Journal Ranking: 1.814
  6. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation – Journal Ranking: 1.654
  7. Bone Marrow Transplantation – Journal Ranking: 1.609
  8. Transplantation – Journal Ranking: 1.450
  9. Cytotherapy – Journal Ranking: 1.192
  10. Transplantation Reviews – Journal Ranking: 1.142

Top 35 Transplantation Journals Ranked by Impact Factor (2021):

  1. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation – Impact Factor: 7.865
  2. American Journal of Transplantation – Impact Factor: 7.338
  3. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) – Impact Factor: 6.628
  4. Bone Marrow Transplantation – Impact Factor: 4.725
  5. Liver Transplantation – Impact Factor: 4.57
  6. Transplantation – Impact Factor: 4.546
  7. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation – Impact Factor: 4.531
  8. Cytotherapy – Impact Factor: 4.218
  9. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation – Impact Factor: 3.853
  10. Clinical Kidney Journal (CKJ) – Impact Factor: 3.388
  11. Cell Transplantation – Impact Factor: 3.341
  12. Transplantation Reviews – Impact Factor: 3.262
  13. Transplant International – Impact Factor: 3.177
  14. Xenotransplantation – Impact Factor: 2.761
  15. Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation – Impact Factor: 2.571
  16. Organogenesis – Impact Factor: 2.321
  17. Transplant Infectious Disease – Impact Factor: 2.071
  18. Clinical Transplantation – Impact Factor: 1.665
  19. Transplant Immunology – Impact Factor: 1.624
  20. International Journal of Hematology-Oncology and Stem Cell Research – Impact Factor: 1.505
  21. Transplantation Direct – Impact Factor: 1.449
  22. Pediatric Transplantation – Impact Factor: 1.425
  23. Renal Replacement Therapy – Impact Factor: 1.28
  24. Cell and Tissue Banking – Impact Factor: 1.149
  25. Annals of Transplantation – Impact Factor: 0.99
  26. Experimental and Clinical Transplantation – Impact Factor: 0.852
  27. Progress in Transplantation – Impact Factor: 0.81
  28. Transplantation Proceedings – Impact Factor: 0.784
  29. International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine – Impact Factor: 0.707
  30. Cell and Organ Transplantology – Impact Factor: 0.707
  31. Saudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation – Impact Factor: 0.505
  32. Current Transplantation Reports – Impact Factor: 0.455
  33. Transplant Research and Risk Management – Impact Factor: 0.429
  34. Cellular Therapy and Transplantation – Impact Factor: 0.395
  35. Vestnik Transplantologii i Iskusstvennykh Organov – Impact Factor: 0.16

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