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BMC Nephrology: Celebrating 20 Successful Years

BMC Nephrology first launched in October 2000 as the first open access journal in its field.  

Over the past 20 year we have been committed to serving the renal research community by making scientific knowledge widely available through open access and open data initiatives, and ensuring that all publishable research has a home. These goals remain as important to us as they were 20 years ago; they are who we are and where we come from. 

With huge thanks to our editors, authors and referees, BMC Nephrology is a well respected and trusted journal where our readers can exchange their ideas and discoveries.  

To mark the 20th anniversary we are looking back at the journal’s milestone achievements and highlights. 

Our milestones

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Editors' highlights: featured articles over the past 20 years


Publication Year

Recovery of renal function in dialysis patients by Agraharkar M et al.


A systematic review of the prevalence and determinants of nonadherence to phosphate binding medication in patients with end-stage renal disease by Karamanidou C et al.


Simultaneous exposure to multiple heavy metals and glyphosate may contribute to Sri Lankan agricultural nephropathy by Jayasumana C et al.


The “phosphorus pyramid”: a visual tool for dietary phosphate management in dialysis and CKD patients by D'Alessandro C et al.


Outcomes of sustained low efficiency dialysis versus continuous renal replacement therapy in critically ill adults with acute kidney injury: a cohort study by Kitchlu A et al.


Fluid overload in the ICU: evaluation and management by Claure-Del Granado F and Mehta RL


Evaluating the effectiveness of IV iron dosing for anemia management in common clinical practice: results from the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) by Robinson BM et al.


The 6R’s of drug induced nephrotoxicity by Awdish L and Mehta RL


Diets for patients with chronic kidney disease, should we reconsider? Mitch WE and Remuzzi G


Spot urine protein/creatinine ratio as a reliable estimate of 24-hour proteinuria in patients with immunoglobulin A nephropathy, but not membranous nephropathy by Kobayashi S et al.


COVID-19 Announcement

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time. Thank you.

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