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Ana Masis-Vargas MSc, PhD - Journal Editor

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Ana has a BSc in Nutrition from the University of Costa Rica, she also took a year of ERASMUS exchange studies in Public Health Epidemiology at Karolinska Institute. After returning to the University of Costa Rica she obtained a MSc in Biomedical Sciences with emphasis in Physiology while also teaching physiology to undergrad students. She obtained a double degree PhD in Neurosciences / Medical Sciences from the University of Strasbourg and the University of Amsterdam, respectively. She is interested in strengthening the use of the 3Rs in animal experimentation, increasing awareness of the ARRIVE guidelines among editors and promoting open access. Ana joined BMC in 2022 and is the editor of BMC Nephrology.

Assistant Editor
Alexandria Latto, BMC, UK



Senior Editorial Board Members
Nada Alachkar, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Beatrice Goilav, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Bernard Jaar, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, USA
Laura Plantinga, Emory University, USA
Giorgina Piccoli, University of Torino, Italy; Centre Hospitalier Le Mans, France
Dil Sahali, University Paris Est Creteil (UPEC), France
Claire Sharpe, King's College London, UK

Editorial Board Members
Khaled Abdel-Kader, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
Sami Alasfar, John Hopkins University, USA
Carlo Alfieri, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Milano, Italy
Alhamad, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Marco Allinovi, Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy
Kenneth Andreoni, University of Florida Academic Health Center, US
Brad Astor, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, USA
Eric Au, University of Sydney, Australia
Jean-François Augusto, Angers University Hospital, France
Debasish Banerjee, St George's University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
Ibrahim Batal, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, USA
Ilia Beberashvili, Yitzhak Shamir Medical Center, Israel
Justin Belcher, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Antonio Bellasi, Azienda Ospedaliera Socio Sanitaria Ospedaliera (ASST) Papa Giovanni XXIII, Italy
Vincenzo Bellizzi, University Hospital San Giovanni di Dio e Ruggi d'Aragona di Salerno, Italy
Sebastjan Bevc, University Medical Center Maribor, Slovenia
Ann Bonner, Griffith University, Australia
Dorin-Bogdan Borza, Meharry Medical College, United States
Neil Boudville, University of Western Australia, USA
Neil Boudville, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Australia
Kate Bramham, King's College London, United Kingdom
Klemens Budde, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
Hui Cai, Emory University School of Medicine, USA
Ben Caplin, University College London, United Kingdom
Cristina Capusa, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
Philippe Chauveau, Aurad-Aquitaine, France
Xiangmei Chen, Pla General Hospital, China
Michael Choi, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, USA
Cécile Couchoud, Agence de la biomédecine, France
Adamasco Cupisti, University of Pisa, Italy
Mark de-Caestecker, Vanderbilt University, USA
Pierre Delanaye, CHU Sart Tilman, University of Liège, Belgium
Biagio Raffaele Di-Iorio, ASL AVELLINO, Italy
Sinee Disthabanchong, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand
Ali Duzova, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Turkey
Charles Edelstein, University of Colorado Denver, USA
Ciro Esposito, University of Pavia, Italy
Evaldo Favi, Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, University of Milan, Italy
Min Feng, Sun Yat-sen University, China, People's Republic
Charles Ferro, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Hafedh Fessi, Hôpital Tenon, France
Ana Figueiredo, Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Guido Filler, Western University, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Canada
Casper Franssen, University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands
Tibor Fulop, Medical University of South Carolina, USA
Abduzhappar Gaipov, Nazarbayev University School Of Medicine, Kazakhstan
Maurizio Gallieni, University of Milano, Italy
Jennifer Gander, Kaiser Permanente Georgia, USA
Guillermo Garcia-Garcia, Hospital Civil de Guadalajara, Mexico
Neetika Garg, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, USA
Giacomo Garibotto, University of Genoa, Italy
Francesco Garzotto, Veneto Institute of Oncology IOV IRCSS (research hospital) and Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences University of Padova, Italy
Christoforos D. Giannaki, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Narender Goel, New Jersey Kidney Care, USA
Marilena Gregorini, Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplant Unit IRCCS Fondazione Pol. S. Matteo and University of Pavia, Italy
Fabrizio Grosjean, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Italy
Jakob Gubensek, University Medical Center Ljubljana & Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Seung Seok Han, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea
Manfred Hecking, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Imed Helal, Charles Nicolle Hospital-Tunis, Tunisia
Patrick Honore, Brugmann University Hospital, Belgium
Bang-Gee Hsu, Division of Nephrology, Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Hualien, Taiwan
Miguel Hueso, Hospital Universitari Bellvitge and Institutd’Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge-IDIBELL, Spain
Gener Ismail, Fundeni Clinical Institute, Romania
Faiçal Jarraya, Hedi Chaker University Hospital, Tunisia
Yuji Kamijo, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Japan
Eiichiro Kanda, Tokyo Kyosai Hospital, Japan
Hee Gyung Kang, Seoul National University Children's Hospital & College of Medicine, Korea
Sam Kant, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Jameela Kari, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
Kianoush Kashani, Mayo Clinic, USA
Frieder Keller, University Hospital Ulm, Germany
Jessica Kendrick, University of Colorado, USA
Chagriya Kitiyakara, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Hirotaka Komaba, Tokai University School of Medicine, Japan
Nicolas Kozakowski, Medical University of Vienna, Department of Pathology, Austria
Nithya Krishnan, University Hospitals Coventry, UK
Elaine Ku, UCSF, USA
Vijay Lapsia, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
Darren Lee, Eastern Health Clinical School, Monash University, Australia
Krzysztof Letachowicz, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland
Guisen Li, Institution of Nephrology, Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital, China
Christine Liu, Boston University School of Medicine, USA
Denise Mafra, Federal University Fluminense, Brazil
Mitra Mahdavi-Mazdeh, Tehran University of Medical sciences, Iran
Rahul Mainra, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Amali Mallawaarachchi, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Andrew Mallett, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Australia
Patrick Mark, University of Glasgow, UK
Hans-Peter Marti, University of Bergen, Norway
Amy J McKnight, Queen's University of Belfast, UK
Priti Meena, All india institute of medical sciences, Bhubaneswar, India
Bjorn Meijers, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium
Djalila Mekahli, University Hospital Leuven, Belgium
Roberto Minutolo, Second University of Naples, Italy
Eikan Mishima, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Masayuki Mizui, Department of Nephrology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Chi Chiu Mok, Tuen Mun Hospital, Hong Kong SAR
Olivier Moranne, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice, France
Francesc Moreso, Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron, Spain
David Mudge, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Metro South Health and Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Australia
Mariana Murea, Wake Forest School of Medicine, USA
Girish Nadkarni, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
Khaled Nashar, Allegheny Health Network, USA
Sagar Nigwekar, Mass General Hospital, USA
Aysegul Oruc, Bursa Uludag University Medical School, Nephrology Department, Turkey
Navjot Pabla, The Ohio State University, USA
Ramón Paniagua, Unidad de Investigación Médica en Enfermedades Nefrológicas, Mexico
Ernesto Paoletti, University of Genoa-San Martino Hospital Genoa, Italy
Jung Tak Park, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea
Rachel Patzer, Emory University, USA
Praveen Kumar Potukuchi, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA
Kearkiat Praditpornsilpa, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Nikoleta Printza, Aristotle University, Greece
PS Priyamvada, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, India
Frederic Rahbari-Oskoui, Emory University School of Medicine, USA
Gopi Rangan, Westmead Institute for Medical Research, The University of Sydney, Australia
Jean-Michel Rebibou, CHU Dijon, France
Kevin Regner, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA
Giuseppe Regolisti, Clinica e Immunologia Medica, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma, Dipartimento di Medicina e Chirurgia, Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy
Werner Ribitsch, Clinical Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Cassianne Robinson-Cohen, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
Xiong-Zhong Ruan, University College London Medical School, UK
Giorgos Sakkas, University of Thessaly, Greece
Domenico Santoro, University of Messina, Italy
Pantelis Sarafidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Donal Sexton, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Silvi Shah, University of Cincinnati, USA
Neeraj Sharma, University of Southern California, USA
Chih-Chung Shiao, Camillian Saint Mary’s Hospital Luodong, Taiwan
Sheyan Shirazian, Columbia University, USA
Manish D Sinha, Evelina London Children's Hospital, UK
Dimitrie Siriopol, Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi, Romania
Edward Smith, University of Melbourne, Australia
Andrew Smyth, HRB Clinical Research Facility Galway, Ireland
Neveen Soliman, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt
Vandrea de Souza, Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Brazil
Nattachai Srisawat, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Austin Stack, University College Limerick, Ireland
Alexander Staruschenko, Medical College of Wisconsin, United States
Ernest Sumaili, University of Kinshasa, Congo
Kalathil Sureshkumar, Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny Health Network, USA
Paweena Susantitaphong, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Ekamol Tantisattamo, University of California Irvine, USA
Erhan Tatar, University of Health Sciences, Izmir Bozyaka Education and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
Charat Thongprayoon, Mayo Clinic, USA
Massimo Torreggiani, ICS Maugeri, Italy
Kriang Tungsanga, Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
Anthony M. Valeri, Columbia University in the City of New York, USA
Peter Van-Buren, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Liesbeth Viaene, AZ Groeninge Kortrijk, Belgium
Enrico Vidal, University of Udine, Italy
Liffert Vogt, Academisch Medisch Centrum, Netherlands
Rachael Walker, Eastern Institute of Technology, New Zealand
Stephen Walsh, University College London, UK
Giles Walters, Australian National University Medical School, Australia
Virginia Wang, Duke University School of Medicine, USA
Steven Weisbord, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, USA
Thorsten Wiech, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Institute of Pathology, Germany
Renske Wiersema, Haaglanden Medical Center, Netherlands
Benjamin Wilde, Department of Nephrology, University Hospital Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Leslie Wong, Cleveland Clinic, USA
Kevin Woollard, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Alexander Woywodt, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust / Univ. of Manchester, United Kingdom
Henry H.L. Wu, Kolling Institute of Medical Research, The University of Sydney, Australia
Anselm Zdebik, University College London, UK
Fude Zhou, Renal Division, Department of Medicine, Peking University First Hospital, China

Editorial Advisors
Michelle Estrella, University of California, San Francisco USA
Ken Farrington, Lister Hospital, UK
Kevin Harris, University of Leicester, UK
Bruce Hendry, King's College, London,
David Jayne, Addenbrooke's Hospital, UK
Amir Kazory, University of Florida, UK
Benjamin Laskin, University of Pennsylvania
Nicholas Webb, Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Adam Wilk, Emory University, USA

Blog Editors
Daphne Knicely, University of Virginia, USA
Sumeska Thavarajah, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA

 

 

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    2.585 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    3.049 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.101 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.759 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    Speed
    52 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    63 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    Usage 
    2,554,740 downloads (2021)
    2,507 Altmetric mentions (2021)

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    Reviewer interacts with: Editor

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