Post-publication is a new term that can be used to refer to the processes of diffusion, dissemination and appropriation of a scientific work, after its publication online. Journals develop policies, protocols and strategies of scientific communication to stimulate the consultation of their contents and be able to reach the specialized target audience, mainly, but also the general public who may benefit or have some type of impact from the results of a research.

Below are some key aspects on the access to the Journal and the uses of its contents.



The Colombian Journal of Nephrology is of immediate open access. It does not have embargo periods for the contents it publishes online and its articles are covered by a Creative Commons attribution license, non-commercial and without derivative works (CC BY-NC-ND).

Regarding its operating resources, the Journal is fully funded by the Colombian Association of Nephrology and Arterial Hypertension.


Archiving and preservation

Authors can self-archive in their institutional repositories or in their institutional website, the final version of the article published in the Journal. However, authors are invited to register always their articles published in the Colombian Journal of Nephrology by their link to the active doi and to use the doi in social networks, curriculum vitae (CV) and academic profiles online.

The Journal, for its part, will archive its published articles in the repositories of the indexing systems to which it belongs, such as SciELO, Redalyc or will automatically register new contents published in repositories such as the DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals).

Publication costs (APC's)

The Colombian Journal of Nephrology is of open access, under the “diamond” model. This means that it does not have any stipulated cost for the authors, neither in the phase of submission nor for processing, editing or publishing a manuscript approved by peers. In short, its process is completely free for the authors.

The Journal obtains its operating resources from the Colombian Association of Nephrology and Arterial Hypertension. Its purpose is not commercial but rather scientific and it seeks to provide a service to the medical and scientific community in the area of Nephrology, by spreading, disseminating and offering scientific knowledge validated by peers.