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World Kidney 2021: Living Well with Kidney Disease

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. 

Join the editorial board

We are currently recruiting Editorial Board Members to join our international team of academic editors. Diversity in all forms will be a driving factor when selecting an individual to serve in this capacity. Please find more information, including how to apply, by clicking the link above.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

BMC Nephrology is committed to supporting the global response to COVID-19 by enabling free access to the latest available research, evidence, and data.  Read all of our SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 articles here.

BMC Series Focus Issues

October: Focus on Stem Cells

With Stem Cell Awareness day on the 13th October this year we have compiled an article collection from across different BMC Series journals covering aspects of basic stem cell biology; in vitro differentiation studies; stem-cell based therapy studies for various conditions in animal models; technical advancements and ethical issues. 

September: Patient and public involvement in research

In recognition of World Patient Safety Awareness day on 17th September, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in research.  We have collated free-to-read content from across our journals - showcasing patient perspectives, research into the study of PPI, and engaging public partners as co-authors in research.

May featured articles

New Content ItemPrednisolone treatment in acute interstitial nephritis (PRAISE) – protocol for the randomized controlled trial         

New Content ItemA novel risk-predicted nomogram for sepsis associated-acute kidney injury among critically ill patients

 New Content ItemFibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) is a sensitive marker of osteoporosis in haemodialysis patients: a cross-sectional observational study

New Content Item Association between baseline LDL-C and prognosis among patients with coronary artery disease and advanced kidney disease

New Content ItemBarriers to initiating SGLT2 inhibitors in diabetic kidney disease: a real-world study

Articles

Latest Collections and Guidelines

Renal Association Clinical Practice Guidelines

Low protein diets and nutritional therapies in CKD: investigating the current global trends

Perspectives on Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Aetiology (CKDu) in Sri Lanka

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. 

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

We welcome your feedback on this Peer Review Taxonomy Pilot. Please can you take the time to complete this short survey.

Journal sections
 

Cell Biology and transport physiology

Clinical research

Critical care nephrology (accepting submissions)

Epidemiology and health outcomes

Nephrogenetics and genomics

Geriatric and palliative nephrology (accepting submissions)

Health services and policy

Hypertension, hemodynamics and vascular regulation

Immunology and pathology

Pediatric nephrology

Pre-dialysis care and dialysis

Renal transplantation

Journal Editor

Hayley Henderson, BMC


Locum Editor

Catherine Rice, BMC

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!

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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.

You can publish your data in BMC Genomic Data (genomic, transcriptomic and high-throughput genotype data) or in BMC Research Notes (data from across all natural and clinical sciences). 

More information about our unique article type can be found on the BMC Genomic Data and BMC Research Notes journal websites. 

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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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