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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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WJN is now abstracted and indexed in PubMed, PubMed Central, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), and Superstar Journals Database.
Journal Metrics
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2220-6124 (online)
Basic Study
A small molecule fibrokinase inhibitor in a model of fibropolycystic hepatorenal disease 
Prani Paka, Brian Huang, Bin Duan, Jing-Song Li, Ping Zhou, Latha Paka, Michael A Yamin, Scott L Friedman, Itzhak D Goldberg, Prakash Narayan 
World J Nephrol 7(5):96-107. Published online Sep 7, 2018. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v7.i5.96
Unique interstitial miRNA signature drives fibrosis in a murine model of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease 
Ameya Patil, William E Sweeney Jr, Cynthia G Pan, Ellis D Avner 
World J Nephrol 7(5):108-116. Published online Sep 7, 2018. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v7.i5.108