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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 >>


2017 Published Issues
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  • Josep M Campistol, MD, Director, Professor, (E-mail:jmcampis@clinic.ub.es)Department of Nephrology, Hospital Clin Barcelona, Barcelona 08036, Spain
  • Xiang-Mei Chen, MD, PhD, Professor, (E-mail:xmchen301@126.com)Department of PLA Institute and Key Laboratory of Nephrology, The General Hospital of Chinese People's Liberation Army, Beijing 100853, China
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Podocyturia: Potential applications and current limitations 
Hernán Trimarchi 
World J Nephrol 6(5):221-228. Published online Sep 6, 2017. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v6.i5.221
Retrospective Study
Prevalence and outcome of acute kidney injury, as defined by the new Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes guideline, in very low birth weight infants 
Maisa Al Malla, Nisha Viji Varghese, Mustafa AlAbdullatif, Hassib Narchi, Mohammad Khassawneh 
World J Nephrol 6(5):229-235. Published online Sep 6, 2017. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v6.i5.229
Observational Study
Restless legs syndrome is contributing to fatigue and low quality of life levels in hemodialysis patients 
Christoforos D Giannaki, Michael Hadjigavriel, Akis Lazarou, Aristos Michael, Loukas Damianou, Efthimios Atmatzidis, Ioannis Stefanidis, Georgios M Hadjigeorgiou, Giorgos K Sakkas, Marios Pantzaris 
World J Nephrol 6(5):236-242. Published online Sep 6, 2017. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v6.i5.236