The Brazilian Journal of Nephrology(Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia) is an official publication of the Sociedade Brasileira de Nefrologia (Brazilian Society of Nephrology), created for the dissemination of scientific clinical and experimental studies in nephrology.
The BJN is an open access journal published quarterly (March, June, September and December), in Portuguese and English.
Submissions of manuscripts are free of charge. Manuscripts are accepted in Portuguese or English, but the submission in both languages is encouraged for manuscripts from Brazilians.
The papers submitted to BJN are evaluated by specialists in the field, in the single-blind peer review modality.
In addition to the regular numbers, BJN also publishes supplements, that include conference abstracts, articles on a particular topic, and BJN Educational, primarily addressing clinical practice.
The journal's abbreviated title is Braz. J. Nephrol., which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.
The Brazilian Journal of Nephrology (Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia) is associated with ABEC (Brazilian Association of Scientific Editors) and indexed on the following databases and information sources:
All content of the journal, except when indicated, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY.
The online journal is free and with open access.
|Edited by the Sociedade Brasileira de Nefrologia (Brazilian Society of Nephrology).
Brazilian Society of Nephrology
Rua Machado Bittencourt, nº 205, conj. 53. Vila Clementino
São Paulo – SP – CEP 04044-000
Fone: +55 11 5579-1242
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Miguel Carlos Riella
Fundação Pró-Renal – Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Thyago Proença de Moraes
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná – Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
José Carolino Divino-Filho
Marcelo de Sousa Tavares
Prof. Dr. José Augusto Barbosa de Aguiar (in memorian) - 1979-1981
BJN Editorial Management Fellowship Program
Fernanda Salomão Gorayeb Polacchini
Social Media and Visual Abstract Editors
Jenyffer Ribeiro Bandeira
Amy Barton Pai
Ana Maria Cusomano
Domingos Otávio L. D´Ávila
Eleonora Moreira Lima
Francisco de Assis Rocha Neves
Jorge Paulo Strogoff de Mattos
Juan Fernandez Cean
Luiz Antonio Miorin
Rashad S. Barsoum
Brazilian Society Of Nephrology
Rua Machado Bittencourt, 205 – 5º andar – Conj. 53
Vila Clementino, São Paulo – SP, Brazil
Telephone: +55 11 5579.1242
Fabiana Montanari Lapido
Scientific Electronic Library Online – SciELO
Scope and Editorial Policies
The scope of the Brazilian Journal of Nephrology (BJN) (Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia) is to contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge and professional practice in Nephrology through the publication of relevant original studies in the areas of basic and clinical research.
The online journal is published in Portuguese and English and has open access under the Creative Commons attribution license BY (http:///creativecommons.org/licences).
The submission is free of charge. If accepted for publication, the copyright of the manuscript is automatically transferred to the Brazilian Society of Nephrology (Sociedade Brasileira de Nefrologia). The content of manuscripts must not have been previously published or submitted to other journals. To publish a part or the whole content in another journal, written approval from the editors is required. The content and statements of manuscripts are the authors’ responsibility.
The selection of manuscripts for publication is based on the originality, relevance of the topic, and quality of the scientific methodology as well as compliance to the journal regulations. Manuscripts submitted with a format other than that described in this document might be returned.
Submitted manuscripts undergo a preliminary evaluation carried out by up to two members of the editorial team. Manuscripts approved by the editorial team are sent to external experts. Based on the comments and recommendations of the external reviewers and the Associate Editor, the Editor-in-Chief makes the decision to: 1) allow the authors to review and resubmit the manuscript - Minor or Major Revision; or 2) reject and no longer consider the manuscript.
To submit the revised version of the manuscript, authors will be given 15 days for a minor review and 30 days for a major review.
The revised manuscripts are resubmitted to external reviewers, at the discretion of the Associate Editor. Upon receiving the Associate Editor's recommendations and external reviewers' comments, the Editor-in-Chief may accept, request further revisions, or reject the manuscript. It is worth noting that not all revised manuscripts will be accepted.
For the evaluation of manuscripts, the journal adopts the single-blind peer-review modality. Of the manuscripts submitted to the BJN, about a third are approved for publication.
|The Brazilian Journal of Nephrology accepts manuscript submissions previously deposited in preprint repositories such as medRxic (https: // www. Medrxiv.org/). For the submission of these manuscripts, it is necessary that the authors indicate the deposit data in the Cover Letter.
Legal and Ethical Considerations
The BJN follows the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), entitled (http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/).
The journal follows the code of ethical conduct in publication, recommended by the Committee on Publication Ethics - COPE (http://publicationethics.org).
All authors should have had enough participation in the drafting of the manuscript to assume responsibility for its content. The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommends that authorship be based on the following criteria:
The full ICMJE recommendations are available at: http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
A reliable peer review process and consequent credibility of published articles depend in part on how conflicts of interest are handled during writing, peer review, and editorial processes.
Conflict of interest occurs when authors (or the author's institution), reviewers, or editors have financial or personal relationships that inappropriately influence (bias) their actions (such relationships are also known as dual commitments, competing interests, or competing loyalties).
The effect of such relationships can vary from negligible to having great potential to influence judgment; however, not all relationships are true conflicts of interest.
BJN's conflict of interest policy requires authors, reviewers, and editors to disclose any financial or other interest (commitment) that could be construed as loss in an actual, potential, or perceived conflict.
Authors are required to declare in the Cover Letter any relationship or financial commitment in the last 36 months. Reviewers must declare the conflict of interest in the manuscript evaluation form, available on the ScholarOne System.
Patients have a right to privacy that should not be infringed without informed consent. Patient identification, including name, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in the text, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent with such purpose requires that the identifiable patient sees the manuscript before it is submitted. Authors should identify individuals who provided writing assistance and disclose the funding source for this assistance.
When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2013 (https://www.wma.net/policies-post/wma-declaration-of-helsinki-ethical-principles-for-medical-research-involving-human-subjects/). If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach, and demonstrate that the institutional review board explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the institutional and national guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.
Manuscripts are submitted online to the BJN at: https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/jbn-scielo.
The manuscripts may be submitted in Portuguese and/or English, and simultaneous submission, in part or in full, to other journals is not allowed. The BJN considers unethical the duplicate or partial publication of the same research. Tools for locating text similarity are used by the journal to detect plagiarism. In case plagiarism is detected, the BJN follows the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors do Committee on Publication Ethics - COPE (http://publicationethics.org/).
All authors must associate the ORCID registration number with their profile in the submission system (https://orcid.org/).
The submission of a manuscript to BJN must be accompanied by the following documents (via system - Step 5: Details & Comments):
Manuscripts are written in Portuguese and/or English can be submitted to BJN, but English submissions are preferred. Brazilian authors are encouraged to submit two versions, one in each language.
For manuscripts submitted in Portuguese, authors must also provide title, keywords, abstract, tables, figures, and legends in English. In case of approval, the manuscripts will be translated into English and submitted to the authors' evaluation, at the time of proof review, together with the respective Portuguese versions.
For manuscripts submitted in English, authors are not required to provide title, descriptors, abstract, and captions of tables and illustrations in Portuguese. If approved for publication, manuscripts submitted in English will be translated into Portuguese, and the translated version will be submitted to the authors' evaluation at the time of the proof review.
An in-depth critical commentary prepared as a response to an Editor invitation and/or submitted by a person with noteworthy experience on the subject.
The manuscript should contain:
Original articles should present unpublished research results and contain all relevant information so that the reader may reproduce the study or evaluate its results and conclusions. They are submitted in one of two fields: basic science and clinical research. For the clinical research the manuscripts are classified in six areas of Nephrology: a) Acute Renal Injury; b) Chronic Kidney Disease; c) Dialysis and Extracorporeal therapies; d) Epidemiology and Clinical Nephrology; e) Pediatric Nephrology; f) Renal Transplantation.
The manuscript should follow the guideline below:
Reviews are preferably requested by the Editor to specialists in a particular area. The objective of these articles is to express and critically evaluate the knowledge available on a specific topic, commenting on studies from other authors and using a broad reference base, or on occasion, responding to a demand from readers concerning a specific topic.
The manuscript should contain:
This type of article addresses current information relevant to the clinical practice, and are more concise than review articles. These should be, preferably, a response to an editors' invitation, and, occasionally, from independent submissions.
These manuscripts are preferably requested by the Editor to a specialist in a particular area, and aim at the comprehensive presentation and discussion of scientific issues in the field of nephrology. This type of article should be elaborated by experienced researchers in the field or by experts of recognized knowledge.
The manuscript should contain:
CASE REPORT (submission temporarily suspended)
The manuscript should contain:
IMAGES IN NEPHROLOGY
A statement that informed consent has been obtained must also appear in the manuscript. Attach a copy of the signed patient consent form as a supplement.
The manuscript must be in one of the following formats:
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
The guidelines are:
Clinical Guidelines are preferably requested by the Editor-in-chief and gather relevant evidence on a particular topic to support health professionals in clinical decision-making, providing subsidies for the assessment of risks and benefits of a particular diagnostic, therapeutic or laboratory procedure. Clinical guidelines must be self-funded and published in a special issue, with prior approval from the Editor-in-Chief.
To publish in fascicles containing current, the manuscript must:
Consensus is preferably requested by the Editor-in-chief and presented to health professionals to support decision-making, but without evidence to be classified as clinical guidelines. The submission of consensuses must be done after consulting the Editor-in-Chief. The publication of consensuses can occur in a current issue or a special issue and, in this case, it must receive its own funding.
The manuscript for the current issue must contain:
The following table summarizes the requirements for each type of contribution. Failure to adhere to the requirements indicated in this table may result in a submission being returned for modification and delay the review process.
Preparation of Manuscripts
The main document should be sent in a word file (.doc or .rtf), double spaced, font size of 12, margin of 3 cm on each side, pages numbered in Arabic numerals, and each section should start in a new page, consecutively: a) title page; b) summary and key words; c) text body; d) acknowledgments; e) references; f) tables and subtitles (excluding images, which must be sent separately in .jpg or .tiff format).
a) Title Page
b) Abstract and keywords
c) Text Body
The main text must obey the required structure for each article category (See Types of Articles). Citations and references cited in the legends of table and figures should be numbered consecutively in the order that they appear in the text (numerical index). The references should be cited in the text with a superscript number and without parentheses as in the following example: References1.
Figures (photographs, graphs, drawings, etc.) should be sent individually in JPG or TIFF format (in high resolution - 300 dpi) and can be colored. They should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals in the order in which they were cited in the text and sufficiently clear to permit their reproduction. Figure captions should be given together with the tables, after the references. Photocopies are not accepted. For figures from previously published works, authors must provide permission in writing for their reproduction. This authorization must accompany the manuscripts submitted for publication.
Acknowledgments should include all people, groups or institutions that deserve recognition, but are not included as authors; acknowledgment for financial support, technical assistance, etc., should appear before the references.
References should be numbered sequentially, in the same order that they were mentioned in the text and identified with superscript numbers. The references must comply with the standard defined by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors - ICMJE (https://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.htmll). The title and journal name should be abbreviated according to the style presented by the Index Medicus: abbreviations of journal titles (http://www2.bg.am.poznan.pl/czasopisma/medicus.php?lang=eng). Personal communications, unpublished studies, or ongoing studies should be cited only when absolutely necessary, but should not be included in the list of references; only mentioned in the text footer.
Articles from journals (up to six authors)
Articles from journals (more than six authors)
Articles without the name of the author
Books for which the editors (organizers) are authors
Papers presented at meetings
Journals in electronic format
f) Tables, Figures and Legends
Tables and legends must comply with the specifications defined for each article type (See Article Types). In their electronic version, tables must be presented in .doc (Microsoft Word) or .xls (Microsoft Excel) format.
Tables should be accompanied by their respective legends in Portuguese and English for articles submitted in Portuguese, and in English only for articles submitted in English.
The same language rule applies to Figure legends, which should be listed following the tables, after the references.
Each image must be placed in a separate file, with the figure number indicated on the file. Pictures of people who can be recognized in the image must be authorized in writing. Significant findings must be properly marked on the images. Written authorization for the use of previously published images must be provided and the original citation must appear in the caption.
Figures must be submitted in JPEG or TIFF format, with the following resolutions:
a) Black and white artwork: 1200 dpi/ppi.
If inadequacy of the figures in relation to legibility is detected, the Editorial Team may ask the authors to carry out the correction by a professional in the area, accredited by the journal.
Visual Abstract (VA)
|The Section Editors - Social Media and Visual Abstract will create a VA for all accepted original articles. Authors will have the opportunity to review and edit as necessary, the VA prior to publication. The journal may use the VA to advertise its articles on Twitter, Instagram, and any other appropriate materials.
The Brazilian Journal of Nephrology (BJN) is published quarterly (March, June, September, December) and the acquisition of the printed version (English) is performed as specified below:
Subscription (4 numbers)
The payment of the signature, as well as the individual numbers, may be made by transfer/deposit on behalf of the Brazilian Society of Nephrology (Sociedade Brasileira de Nefrologia):
Banco do Brazil
Current Account 9395-5
The Subscription Form and proof of deposit must be sent from the email: email@example.com.
The online version of the Brazilian Journal of Nephrology (BJN) has free and open access.