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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 Campistol, MD, Director,Professor; Xiang-Mei Chen, MD,PhD, Professor; Anil Mandal, N/A,BSc, N/A,Professor


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2220-6124 (online)

Contrast-induced acute kidney injury: A review of practical points  
Sercin Ozkok, Abdullah Ozkok
World J Nephrol 6(3):86-99. Published online May 6, 2017. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v6.i3.86
Role of different imaging modalities of vascular calcification in predicting outcomes in chronic kidney disease  
Sinee Disthabanchong, Sarinya Boongird
World J Nephrol 6(3):100-110. Published online May 6, 2017. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v6.i3.100
Targeting cannabinoid signaling for peritoneal dialysis-induced oxidative stress and fibrosis  
Chih-Yu Yang, Yat-Pang Chau, Ann Chen, Oscar Kuang-Sheng Lee, Der-Cherng Tarng, An-Hang Yang
World J Nephrol 6(3):111-118. Published online May 6, 2017. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v6.i3.111
Cold dialysis and its impact on renal patients’ health: An evidence-based mini review  
Giorgos K Sakkas, Argiro A Krase, Christoforos D Giannaki, Christina Karatzaferi
World J Nephrol 6(3):119-122. Published online May 6, 2017. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v6.i3.119
Role of imaging in the evaluation of renal dysfunction in heart failure patients  
Dario Grande, Paola Terlizzese, Massimo Iacoviello
World J Nephrol 6(3):123-131. Published online May 6, 2017. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v6.i3.123
Case Control Study
Any link of gout disease control among hypertensive patients and onset of end-stage renal disease? Results from a population-based study  
Sylvie Perreault, Javier Nuevo, Scott Baumgartner, Robert Morlock
World J Nephrol 6(3):132-142. Published online May 6, 2017. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v6.i3.132
Retrospective Study
Advanced wasting in peritoneal dialysis patients  
Zhi Xu, Glen H Murata, Robert H Glew, Yijuan Sun, Darlene Vigil, Karen S Servilla, Antonios H Tzamaloukas
World J Nephrol 6(3):143-149. Published online May 6, 2017. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v6.i3.143
Clinicopathological spectrum of snake bite-induced acute kidney injury from India  
Sanjay Vikrant, Ajay Jaryal, Anupam Parashar
World J Nephrol 6(3):150-161. Published online May 6, 2017. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v6.i3.150
Acute kidney injury from different poisonous substances  
Rubina Naqvi
World J Nephrol 6(3):162-167. Published online May 6, 2017. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v6.i3.162