Call for Papers - Cardiac Transplantation

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the first human heart transplant, JACC: Heart Failure is honoring this milestone with a special issue focused on the topic of cardiac transplantation. In line with the journal’s commitment to the topic of advanced heart failure and the role of multi-disciplinary teams in the management and care delivery, this uniquely themed issue will highlight the role of this important therapy, as well as the care of patients pre- and post-transplant.

Topics spanning this theme will be considered, including surgical outcomes, surgical complications, mechanical support used as bridge therapy, immunosuppression and rejection, donor selection and management, intra- and early post-operative management, recipient selection, transplant listing status, primary graft dysfunction, cardiac allograft vasculopathy, post-transplant rejection monitoring including the role of biomarkers, and other relevant issues.

How will this process work?

  1. Journal editors welcome papers addressing the broad topic of “Cardiac Transplantation” – these can be in the form of original research, clinical trials, meta-analysis, or position statements from societies or advocacy groups. Other formats will be considered if sufficiently rigorous and impactful.
  2. Manuscripts will be processed under a special “rapid peer-review and decision process.”
  3. Interested authors should see author instructions and submit their papers via on or before July 28, 2017. On the submissions page, please select “Cardiac Transplantation” from the “Special Issues” pull-down menu.
  4. Final publication is planned for the December 2017 issue of JACC: Heart Failure.
  5. Accepted papers will also be immediately displayed on the JACC: Heart Failure website in an “online before print” format.


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