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BMC Nephrology Blogs

BMC Nephrology has been publishing articles on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis, and management of kidney and associated disorders for 20 years. The Editorial Board and Editors are delighted to announce the launch of a journal-specific blog, where we will regularly highlight high-quality and topical articles published in the journal. In our latest blog for World Kidney Day 2020, Daphne Knicely discusses a systematic review that explores the barriers and enablers for the management of chronic kidney disease in primary care settings and the benefits of early detection. Read our latest blog post here.

Blog: Kidney Week 2019 Highlights

BMC Nephrology attended the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week Annual Meeting 2019 in Washington D.C. Read the Editor's highlights of the meeting in our latest blog here. 

Editor's Picks

Featured Article: Developing nephrology services in low income countries

Researchers from Tanzania found that national nephrology societies play important roles in establishing and strengthening nephrology services through advocacy, linkage between governments and international professional societies. 

Featured Article: Why are fewer US medical students pursuing a career in Nephrology?

Recent studies have shown that fewer medical students are choosing to pursue careers as Nephrologists. A team of researchers in the US surveyed 644 medical students to understand their perceptions of the profession.

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Latest Collections and Guidelines

Renal Association Clinical Practice Guidelines

Collection published: 2 June 2017

Low protein diets and nutritional therapies in CKD: investigating the current global trends

Collection published: 3 August 2016

Perspectives on Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Aetiology (CKDu) in Sri Lanka

Collection published: 2 July 2015

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. 


  • Hayley Henderson, BMC Series
  • Doris Cuckovic, BMC Series

Section Editors

  • Nada Alachkar, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Adrian Covic, Parhon University Hospital
  • Bernard Jaar, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
  • Amir Kazory, University of Florida
  • Giorgina Piccoli, University of Torino
  • Steve Sozio, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Roser TorraFundació Puigvert 
  • Benjamin Laskin, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 

Society Affiliation Information

The Renal 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 Renal 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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