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Welcome to 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


PubMed, PubMed Central.

Impact Factor

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2220-6124 (online)

Sleep disorders and chronic kidney disease  
Stephanie C Maung, Ammar El Sara, Cherylle Chapman, Danielle Cohen, Daniel Cukor
World J Nephrol 5(3):224-232. Published online May 6, 2016. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v5.i3.224
Soy-based renoprotection  
Nancy J McGraw, Elaine S Krul, Elizabeth Grunz-Borgmann, Alan R Parrish
World J Nephrol 5(3):233-257. Published online May 6, 2016. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v5.i3.233
Stop chronic kidney disease progression: Time is approaching  
Usama Abdel Azim Sharaf El Din, Mona Mansour Salem, Dina Ossama Abdulazim
World J Nephrol 5(3):258-273. Published online May 6, 2016. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v5.i3.258
Inflammation and nutrition in children with chronic kidney disease  
Juan Tu, Wai W Cheung, Robert H Mak
World J Nephrol 5(3):274-282. Published online May 6, 2016. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v5.i3.274
Kidney function outcomes following thermal ablation of small renal masses  
Jay D Raman, Syed M Jafri, David Qi
World J Nephrol 5(3):283-287. Published online May 6, 2016. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v5.i3.283
Basic Study
C5b-9 does not mediate tubulointerstitial injury in experimental acute glomerular disease characterized by selective proteinuria  
Gopala K Rangan
World J Nephrol 5(3):288-299. Published online May 6, 2016. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v5.i3.288