What we Publish

The following are the articles included in our publication:


1. Original articles

Original articles describe investigations and original research that represent new and significant contributions and new information in Nephrology. 

2. Review articles

Review articles examine major areas or sub-areas in the field of Nephrology. The purpose is to describe new developments, summarize progress or analyze published evidence. Solicited an unsolicited review articles are subject to peer review process prior to acceptance for publication. 

3. Editorials

Editorials are most often reserved for Editors of the PJN. Editorials can also be solicited upon approval by the Editorial Board, and are related to an article published in the same issue. They express the opinions and views of recognized experts on a specific topic.

4. Commentaries

Commentaries may be solicited by the Editorial Board, or by the Officers and/or Board of Trustees of the Philippine Society of Nephrology Inc.  and are not limited to a specific published 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.

5. Practice guidelines

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

6. Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor should comment on work previously published in Philippine Journal of Nephrology.
Publication is based on the decision of the Editorial Board, who 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 the Philippine Society of Nephrology . 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.

7. Perspectives in Nephrology

These articles discuss significant topics and controversies relevant to Nephrology and current clinical practice. 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 Editorial Board prior to submission to discuss the suitability of the proposed subject matter.
Insights can be any of the following:
  • An inspiring reflection on any aspect of clinical practice

  • A patient or circumstance who changed or inspire change of practice

  • A positive reflection on teaching experiences

  • A paper that changed your practice or thinking

8. Short communications

These articles are brief reports of preliminary or limited results of original research, observations, or case series on the causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, course, treatment, and preventive health care in Nephrology.

9. Case reports

Case report articles report on Nephrology cases. Cases will typically be judged on clinical interest and educational value to the science and practice of nephrology field and NOT novelty or rarity.

10. Meeting reports

Reports should focus on key developments presented and discussed at Philippine Society of Nephrology related meeting.