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Introducing 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, highlighting high-quality and topical articles published in the journal. Read our introductory blog post 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.

Trending BMC Nephrology Articles

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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
  • Tillie Cryer, 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 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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