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Welcome to the World Journal of Nephrology

The World Journal of Nephrology (WJN) is a leading academic journal devoted to reporting the latest, cutting-edge research progress and findings of basic research and clinical practice in the field of nephrology.  It was launched on February 6, 2012 and is published bimonthly (6 issues annually) by BPG, the world's leading professional clinical medical journal publishing company.

We encourage nephrologists worldwide to submit manuscripts to the WJN describing their original basic or clinical research findings that are of high academic value and which report new diagnostic techniques or summarize their treatment experiences.

The usual times related to all publication processes of the WJN are as follows: (1) From manuscript receipt to peer-review: 2-4 weeks; (2) From initial manuscript acceptance, with revisions, to return of the revised manuscript from the authors: 4-5 weeks; (3) From return of the revised manuscript from the authors to final acceptance: 1-2 weeks; (4) From final acceptance to an article in press: 2 days; and (5) From article in press designation to formal release of the electronic version and all online documentation: 2-9 weeks.The WJN’s acceptance rate: 55%. Submit here >>


2016 Published Issues
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Josep Campistol, MD, Director, Professor; Anil Mandal, BSc, Professor


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2220-6124 (online)

Therapeutics Advances
Update on kidney transplantation in human immunodeficiency virus infected recipients  
Khaled Nashar, Kalathil K Sureshkumar
World J Nephrol 5(4):300-307. Published online Jul 6, 2016. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v5.i4.300
Reclassification of membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis: Identification of a new GN: C3GN  
Maurizio Salvadori, Giuseppina Rosso
World J Nephrol 5(4):308-320. Published online Jul 6, 2016. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v5.i4.308
Renal biopsy: Still a landmark for the nephrologist  
Luca Visconti, Valeria Cernaro, Carlo Alberto Ricciardi, Viviana Lacava, Vincenzo Pellicanò, Antonio Lacquaniti, Michele Buemi, Domenico Santoro
World J Nephrol 5(4):321-327. Published online Jul 6, 2016. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v5.i4.321
Management of nocturnal enuresis - myths and facts  
Rajiv Sinha, Sumantra Raut
World J Nephrol 5(4):328-338. Published online Jul 6, 2016. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v5.i4.328
Basic Study
Constitutive renal Rel/nuclear factor-κB expression in Lewis polycystic kidney disease rats  
Michelle H T Ta, Kristina G Schwensen, David Liuwantara, David L Huso, Terry Watnick, Gopala K Rangan
World J Nephrol 5(4):339-357. Published online Jul 6, 2016. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v5.i4.339
Case Control Study
Diabetes mellitus increases the prevalence of anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease: A nested case-control study  
Charalampos Loutradis, Alexandra Skodra, Panagiotis Georgianos, Panagiota Tolika, Dimitris Alexandrou, Afroditi Avdelidou, Pantelis A Sarafidis
World J Nephrol 5(4):358-366. Published online Jul 6, 2016. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v5.i4.358
Retrospective Study
Metformin associated lactic acidosis in Auckland City Hospital 2005 to 2009  
Imad Haloob, Janak R de Zoysa
World J Nephrol 5(4):367-371. Published online Jul 6, 2016. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v5.i4.367
Observational Study
Skin disorders in peritoneal dialysis patients: An underdiagnosed subject  
Meltem Gursu, Sami Uzun, Derya Topcuoğlu, Leyli Kadriye Koc, Lamiye Yucel, Abdullah Sumnu, Egemen Cebeci, Oktay Ozkan, Ahmet Behlul, Leyla Koc, Savas Ozturk, Rumeyza Kazancioglu
World J Nephrol 5(4):372-377. Published online Jul 6, 2016. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v5.i4.372
Systematic Reviews
Measurement of the intestinal permeability in chronic kidney disease  
Matty L Terpstra, Ramandeep Singh, Suzanne E Geerlings, Frederike J Bemelman
World J Nephrol 5(4):378-388. Published online Jul 6, 2016. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v5.i4.378