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Advances in renal transplantation

Guest Edited by Nadar Alachkar, Debasish Benerjee and Rahul Mainra 

Artificial intelligence in nephrology

Guest Edited by Miguel Hueso Val and Alfredo Vellido

Chronic kidney disease and women’s health

Guest Edited by Monica C. Beaulieu, Min Feng, Imed Helal, Elizabeth Hendren, and Priti Meena

Outpatient management of the kidney patient for the primary care practitioner

Guest Edited by Bernard G Jaar, Sumeska Thavarajah and David S. Weisman

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Trending publications in BMC Nephrology (2022)


  1. Authors: Yusuke Ushio, Taro Akihisa, Kazunori Karasawa, Momoko Seki, Shizuka Kobayashi, Yoei Miyabe, Hiroshi Kataoka, Naoko Ito, Sekiko Taneda, Shin’ichi Akiyama, Akira Hebisawa, Mitsuhiro Kawano, Kazuho Honda and Junichi Hoshino

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Article Collection: Pioneers of Nephrology
Edited by: Dr. Giorgina Piccoli, Dr. Bernard Jaar, Dr. Hayley Henderson

Guidelines: Renal Association Clinical Practice Guidelines
Edited by: The Renal Association

Article collection: Low protein diets and nutritional therapies in CKD: investigating the current global trends
Edited by: Dr. Giorgina Piccoli, Dr. Adamasco Cupisti, Dr. Hayley Henderson

Article collection: Perspectives on Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Aetiology (CKDu) in Sri Lanka
Edited by: Dr. Bernard Jaar

Aims and scope

BMC Nephrology is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of kidney and associated disorders, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology. 

Society Affiliation Information

The UK Kidney Association is the professional body for nephrologists and renal scientists based in the UK, and is active in promoting and disseminating research that may ultimately improve outcomes for patients with kidney disease. The objectives of the Association are: to advance, collate and disseminate knowledge of renal structure and function; to seek means for the prevention and treatment of renal disorders; to deal with any matters concerning the welfare of patients with renal diseases and the organization of services for their relief. Members of the UK Kidney Association will receive a discount on BMC Nephrology's article-processing charge when they provide a discount code (which members can obtain by contacting the society) during the submission process.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    2.3 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.8 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.064 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.746 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    30 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    155 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    6,694 Altmetric mentions 

Peer-review Terminology

  • The following summary describes the peer review process for this journal:

    Identity transparency: Single anonymized

    Reviewer interacts with: Editor

    Review information published: Review reports. Reviewer Identities reviewer opt in. Author/reviewer communication

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