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Experimental and Clinical Transplantation

Editorial Policy


Experimental and Clinical Transplantation (ECT) is the official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation (MESOT). The Society was originally founded in Turkey in 1987, and was subsequently incorporated at Bern, Switzerland, in 1988 as a non-profit, international, scientific organization comprising 20 countries of the Middle East, North Africa, Mid-Asia, and neighboring nations.

The aim of the journal is to provides a medium forum for where clinical scientists, basic scientists, ethicists, and public health professionals to communicate ideas and advances in the field of experimental and clinical organ and tissue transplantation, and to discuss related social and ethical issues. The topics will be of interest to transplant surgeons, clinicians in all major disciplines and subspecialties, basic science researchers, and other professionals involved with sociological aspects of experimental and clinical transplantation.

Experimental and Clinical Transplantation is a peer-reviewed international publication that accepts manuscripts of full-length original articles, case reports, letters to the editor, and invited reviews. It is published in English bimonthly (February, April, June, August, October, and December).

Our editorial team is committed to producing a journal of extremely high standards. The journal is fully indexed in EBSCO, Excerpta Medica, Index Medicus, Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded™, and Turkey Citation Index. Full-text articles are available on the Internet via PubMed or at the Journal’s Web site, at ECT is also available as hard-copy bound volumes by subscription, printed on acid-free paper.


The scope of the journal includes the following:

  1. Surgical techniques, innovations, and novelties
  2. Immunobiology and immunosuppression
  3. Clinical results
  4. Complications
  5. Infection
  6. Malignancies
  7. Organ donation
  8. Organ and tissue procurement and preservation
  9. Sociological and ethical issues
  10. Xenotransplantation

The Journal expects that all procedures and studies involving human subjects have been reviewed by the appropriate ethics committee and have therefore been performed in accordance with the ethical standards laid down in The Helsinki Declaration as well as The Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism. Manuscripts must contain a statement to this effect.

All authors are required to sign an ethical disclosure form stating that they have not been involved in commercial transactions or other unethical practices in obtaining donor organs, and that no organs or tissues from executed prisoners have been used in this research.

Experimental and Clinical Transplantation adheres to the ethical principles outlined by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics).