The human dimension of science refers to the personal aspects of investigators—their life experiences, values, beliefs, habits, behaviors, philosophy of life, approach to challenges and setbacks, and so on. Although this aspect of the research enterprise is the engine that propels scientific progress (and thus is at least as important as the discoveries themselves), it is usually ignored in the literature. As a result, the community of researchers knows the discovery (the tip of the iceberg), but not the foundation that made the discovery possible.


Blood Transfusion is a bimonthly Journal founded in 1956 by the Italian Society of Transfusion Medicine and Immunohaematology (Società Italiana di Medicina Trasfusionale e Immunoematologia, SIMTI).


Frequency of publication: Weekly, 52 issues annually, published every Thursday, except for the last week of the year, plus Annual Meeting Abstracts in mid-November; two volumes per year (2018: volumes 131 & 132).

Prepublication: Accepted articles are published daily ahead-of-print as First Edition papers.

Blood app: Available from the Apple App Store and Google Play, the Blood app provides immediate access to First Edition papers, weekly Blood issues, the ASH Image Bank and ASH Annual Meeting Abstracts.


The American Journal of Hematology provides broad coverage of experimental and clinical features of blood diseases in humans and in animal models of human disease. The journal publishes original contributions in non-malignant and malignant hematological diseases including clinical and basic studies in hemostasis and thrombosis, immunology, blood banking, and stem cell biology. Clinical translational reports describing novel therapeutic approaches to diagnosis and treatment of hematological diseases are welcomed and encouraged.