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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
5 4 3 2 1

Josep Campistol, MD, Director, Professor; Anil Mandal, BSc, Professor


PubMed, PubMed Central.

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2220-6124 (online)

Latin American Dialysis and Transplant Registry: Experience and contributions to end-stage renal disease epidemiology  
Ana Maria Cusumano, Guillermo Javier Rosa-Diez, Maria Carlota Gonzalez-Bedat
World J Nephrol 5(5):389-397. Published online Sep 6, 2016. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v5.i5.389
Vascular calcification: When should we interfere in chronic kidney disease patients and how?  
Usama Abdel Azim Sharaf El Din, Mona Mansour Salem, Dina Ossama Abdulazim
World J Nephrol 5(5):398-417. Published online Sep 6, 2016. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v5.i5.398
Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy  
Casey Berry, Mohamed G Atta
World J Nephrol 5(5):418-428. Published online Sep 6, 2016. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v5.i5.418
Carbon dioxide: Global warning for nephrologists  
Marco Marano, Anna D’Amato, Alessandra Cantone
World J Nephrol 5(5):429-436. Published online Sep 6, 2016. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v5.i5.429
Retrospective Cohort Study
Parathyroid ultrasonography and bone metabolic profile of patients on dialysis with hyperparathyroidism  
Cláudia Ribeiro, Maria Goretti Moreira Guimarães Penido, Milena Maria Moreira Guimarães, Marcelo de Sousa Tavares, Bruno das Neves Souza, Anderson Ferreira Leite, Leonardo Martins Caldeira de Deus, Lucas José de Campos Machado
World J Nephrol 5(5):437-447. Published online Sep 6, 2016. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v5.i5.437
Observational Study
Is overhydration in peritoneal dialysis patients associated with cardiac mortality that might be reversible?  
Elizabeth Oei, Klara Paudel, Annemarie Visser, Hazel Finney, Stanley L Fan
World J Nephrol 5(5):448-454. Published online Sep 6, 2016. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v5.i5.448
Factors associated with regular dental visits among hemodialysis patients  
Masami Yoshioka, Yasuhiko Shirayama, Issei Imoto, Daisuke Hinode, Shizuko Yanagisawa, Yuko Takeuchi, Takashi Bando, Narushi Yokota
World J Nephrol 5(5):455-460. Published online Sep 6, 2016. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v5.i5.455
Immunofluorescence on paraffin embedded renal biopsies: Experience of a tertiary care center with review of literature  
Geetika Singh, Lavleen Singh, Ranajoy Ghosh, Devajit Nath, Amit Kumar Dinda
World J Nephrol 5(5):461-470. Published online Sep 6, 2016. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v5.i5.461
Prospective Study
What is the optimal level of vitamin D in non-dialysis chronic kidney disease population?  
Pablo Molina, José L Górriz, Mariola D Molina, Sandra Beltrán, Belén Vizcaíno, Verónica Escudero, Julia Kanter, Ana I Ávila, Jordi Bover, Elvira Fernández, Javier Nieto, Secundino Cigarrán, Enrique Gruss, Gema Fernández-Juárez, Alberto Martínez-Castelao, Juan F Navarro-González, Ramón Romero, Luis M Pallardó
World J Nephrol 5(5):471-481. Published online Sep 6, 2016. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v5.i5.471
Association of blood transfusion with acute kidney injury after transcatheter aortic valve replacement: A meta-analysis  
Charat Thongprayoon, Wisit Cheungpasitporn, Erin A Gillaspie, Kevin L Greason, Kianoush B Kashani
World J Nephrol 5(5):482-488. Published online Sep 6, 2016. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v5.i5.482