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World J Nephrol. Feb 6, 2012; 1(1): 1-3
Published online Feb 6, 2012. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v1.i1.1
What is the purpose of launching the World Journal of Nephrology?
Anil K Mandal
Anil K Mandal, Nephrology, Putnam Community Medical Center, Palatka, FL 32177, United States
Anil K Mandal, Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, United States
Anil K Mandal, Medical Specialists of Northeast Florida, 665 State Road 201, suite 102, Saint Augustine, FL 32084, United States
Author contributions: Mandal AK solely contributed to this paper.
Correspondence to: Anil K Mandal, MB, BS, FACP, FCP, FASN, Professor, Medical Specialists of Northeast Florida, 665 State Road 201, Suite 102, Saint Augustine, FL 32084, United States. amandal@med-spec.com
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Received: October 25, 2011
Revised: December 7, 2011
Accepted: December 17, 2011
Published online: February 6, 2012

The launch of the World Journal of Nephrology (WJN) has distinct purposes. Its main purpose is to incorporate the fields of diabetes, hypertension, urology, cardiology and neurology, which are related to kidney disease, and to make all of our readers, contributors and allied health professionals feel at home with the WJN. The WJN aims to rapidly report new theories, methods and techniques for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and nursing skill in the field of nephrology. The WJN will cover diagnostic imaging, disorders of kidney development, renal obstruction, atrophy and regeneration, kidney tumors, renal pharmacology and therapy, renal replacement therapies including transplantation, and Chinese herbal medicine. The WJN issues will include an editorial, frontier, invited review of articles and commentaries in addition to original articles submitted. The WJN will solicit articles from investigators in areas of diabetes and hypertension, and high priority will be given to those articles with an emphasis on the prevention of dialysis. Final decision for publication will be based on the merit of the article, language and lucidity.

Keywords: Nephrology, Biomedical sciences, Peer-reviewed, Open-access, Journal