Instructions for Submission

Please note: Below are only guidelines that author should follow to keep the manuscript at a length that will sustain readership. Please provide manuscript in Word document format, along with the figures and tables.

 

Original articles describe investigations and original research that represent new and significant contributions and advances in nephrology.

Instructions:

  • Total word count (excluding abstract, references and text for tables and figures) should not exceed 4000 words
  • Abstract should be no longer than 250 words
  • Total number of tables and figures and tables should not exceed 6
  • Suggested limit of 30 references and should be limited to recent works

 

Review articles examine major areas or sub-specialty in the field of nephrology. The purpose is to describe new developments, summarize progress or analyze published evidence.

Instructions:

  • Total word count (excluding abstract, references and text for tables and figures) should not exceed 4000 words
  • Abstract should be no longer than 250 words
  • Total number of tables and figures and tables should not exceed six
  • Suggested limit of 35 references

 

Editorials are most often solicited by the Editors, and are related to an article published in the same issue. They express the opinions and views of recognized experts on a specific topic.

Instructions:

  • Total word count should not exceed 1500 words (excluding references and text for tables and figures)
  • No abstract
  • Total number of tables and figures and tables should not exceed two
  • Limit of 8 references
  • Limited or no subheadings within the body of the manuscript

 

Commentaries are most often solicited by the Editors, and are not related to a specific article. They express the opinions and views of recognized experts on a specific topic. The commentary format may be used for ongoing dialogues, discussions of controversial issues, or subjective articles of interest in any field of nephrology.

Instructions:

  • Total word count should not exceed 2000 words (excluding references and text for tables and figures)
  • No abstract
  • Total number of tables and figures and tables should not exceed 2
  • Limit of 8 references
  • Limited or no subheadings within the body of the manuscript

 

Practice guidelines and published statements, intended to guide clinical and patient care (for example, Guidelines, Recommendations, Consensus Statements, and Position Papers).

Instructions:

  • Total word count (excluding abstract, references and text for tables and figures) should not exceed 4000 words
  • Abstract should be no longer than 250 words
  • Total number of tables and figures and tables should not exceed 6
  • Suggested limit of 30 references

 

Letters to the Editor should comment on work previously published in PJN. Publication is based on the decision of the Editorial Board, who occasionally may ask experts on the merit of the contents. The Editors may invite a reply to the letter by the original author. The Editor may consider publication of a letter that comments on other matters of interest to Nephrology. However, this section is not considered to be an appropriate venue for publishing new data without peer review. Studies with scientific merit should be considered for submission as an Original Article or Short Communication.

Instructions:

  • Total word count should not exceed 750
  • No tables or figures are to be included
  • Limit of 5 references

 

Perspectives in nephrology discuss significant topics and issues relevant to nephrology. These articles are typically from a more personal or opinion-based standpoint than a Review Article. Perspectives should state the topic and background information concisely, discuss opposing viewpoints, and make recommendations for further investigations or actions. Interested authors should correspond with the editor prior to submission to discuss the suitability of the proposed subject matter.

Instructions:

  • Total word count (excluding abstract, references and text for tables and figures) should not exceed 2500 words
  • Abstract should be no longer than 250 words
  • Total number of tables and figures and tables should not exceed 4
  • Suggested limit of 30 references

 

Short communications are brief reports of preliminary or limited results of original research, observations, or case series on the causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, course, treatment, and prevention of kidney diseases.

Instructions:

  • Total word count (excluding abstract, references and text for tables and figures) should not exceed 1500 words
  • Abstract should be no longer than 250 words and must not contain headings
  • Total number of tables and figures and tables should not exceed 3
  • Suggested limit of 20 references

 

Case reports on nephrology-specific cases. Cases will typically be judged on clinical interest and educational value to the nephrology field and NOT novelty or rarity.

Instructions:

  • Total word count should not exceed 1500 (excluding abstract, references and text for tables and figures)
  • Include an unstructured abstract of no more than 250 words that summarizes the report
  • Include a concise overview describing the case and brief literature review
  • Limit of 4 tables or figures
  • Limit of 25 references

 

Meeting reports should focus on key developments presented and discussed at Nephrology convention, symposia and related meeting.

Instructions:

  • Total word count should not exceed 3500 (excluding abstract, references and text for tables and figures).
  • Abstract should be no longer than 250 words
  • Total number of tables and figures and tables should not exceed four
  • Suggested limit of 20 references