New open access journal to focus on kidney disease

Kidney International Reports joins the International Society of Nephrology family of journals


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A new bi-monthly open access journal will publish leading research and developments related to kidney disease. Kidney International Reports (KI Reports) is being published by Elsevier on behalf of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN), the global medical society devoted to advancing kidney care worldwide.

The creation of KI Reports comes in response to the growing demand from our authors for more publishing outlets in nephrology.

Jai Radhakrishnan, MDLed by Editor-in-Chief Dr. Jai Radhakrishnan and an editorial board of experts, KI Reports is designed to be both a forum and a learning center for the improved care of patients with kidney disease. The journal will publish original clinical and select translational articles, as well as other educational content related to the pathogenesis, evaluation, and management of acute and chronic kidney disease, end stage renal disease (including transplantation), acid-base, fluid and electrolyte disturbances, and hypertension.

Dr. Radhakrishnan, who is Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and the Clinical Chief of the Nephrology Division, commented: “With the launch of KI Reports, the nephrology community will benefit from prompt peer review and immediate access to the most important clinical and translational research in the field, with the added benefit of Elsevier’s world-class publishing platforms.”

KI Reports is currently accepting submissions. The journal will contain original research articles, brief reports, research letters and case reports, as well as editorials and narrative reviews on recent developments in the literature. Of particular interest are submissions related to clinical trials, epidemiology, systematic reviews (including meta-analyses) and outcomes research.

The journal will also provide a platform for wider dissemination of national and regional guidelines and consensus meeting reports. While maintaining a rigorous peer review process, KI Reports will use innovative technology to provide authors novel means to share findings and data with readers in a timely manner. Authors publishing in KI Reports will benefit from rapid review, and their papers will be available open access on and ScienceDirect.

The International Society of Nephrology

Established in 1960, the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) is a not-for-profit society whose mission is the global advancement of nephrology. The ISN is dedicated to advancing the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of kidney diseases in developed and emerging countries by:

  • Raising public awareness of the importance of early recognition and treatment of kidney diseases;
  • Connecting professionals interested in kidney and related diseases around the world;
  • Supporting research to achieve optimal care of people with kidney diseases;
  • Providing nephrology education and training worldwide;
  • And ultimately reducing the frequency and impact of kidney diseases and their associated conditions.

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Written by

Sarah Pratta

Written by

Sarah Pratta

Sarah Pratta is an Executive Publisher in Health and Medical Sciences Journals at Elsevier. She has over 15 years of experience in STM publishing and currently oversees a portfolio of journals in nephrology and urology. When she’s not working, you can find her trying to keep up with her energetic 2-year-old son, Lucas.


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