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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 >>


2018 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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Is serum copeptin a modifiable biomarker in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease? 
Moomal Tasneem, Carly Mannix, Annette Wong, Jennifer Zhang, Gopala Rangan 
World J Nephrol 7(2):51-57. Published online Mar 6, 2018. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v7.i2.51
Diabetic muscle infarction in end-stage renal disease: A scoping review on epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment 
Tuck Yean Yong, Kareeann Sok Fun Khow 
World J Nephrol 7(2):58-64. Published online Mar 6, 2018. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v7.i2.58
Basic Study
Genetic defects in ciliary genes in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease 
Katarína Skalická, Gabriela Hrčková, Anita Vaská, Ágnes Baranyaiová, László Kovács 
World J Nephrol 7(2):65-70. Published online Mar 6, 2018. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v7.i2.65