18 June 2021
11 March 2021 marks World Kidney Day, BMC Nephrology Blog Editor Dr. Su Thavarajah tells us more about this year's theme and how the nephrology community can empower individuals with kidney disease and encourage life participation. Read Su's blog here.
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11 March 2021
01 February 2021
BMC Series Focus Issues
In celebration of World Environment Day on the 5th June, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on Water and Sanitation. We have collated open-access content from across our journals to highlight research into clean water, investigating links between water and health and our overall relationship with water.
With Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on ‘Understanding Mental Health’. We have brought together content to highlight research into understanding and improving mental health.
September featured articles
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.
Critical care nephrology (accepting submissions)
Geriatric and palliative nephrology (accepting submissions)
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.
Get credit for your data!
Valuable data often go unpublished when they could be helping to progress science. Hence, the BMC Series introduced Data notes, a short article type allowing you to describe your data and publish them to make your data easier to find, cite and share.
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Annual Journal Metrics
81 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
62 days to first decision for all manuscripts
191 days from submission to acceptance
15 days from acceptance to publication
1.913 - 2-year Impact Factor
2.308 - 5-year Impact Factor
0.953 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
0.794 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
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