21 December 2021
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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
Cell Biology and transport physiology
Critical care nephrology
Epidemiology and health outcomes
Nephrogenetics and genomics
Geriatric and palliative nephrology
Health services and policy
Hypertension, hemodynamics and vascular regulation
Immunology and pathology
Pre-dialysis care and dialysis
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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Peer Review Taxonomy
This journal is participating in a pilot of NISO/STM's Working Group on Peer Review Taxonomy, to identify and standardize definitions and terminology in peer review practices in order to make the peer review process for articles and journals more transparent. Further information on the pilot is available here.
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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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Valuable data often go unpublished when they could be helping to progress science.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.
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
2.388 - 2-year Impact Factor
2.879 - 5-year Impact Factor
1.074 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
0.847 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
1,776 Altmetric mentions