Submission guidelines

Editorial policy

Colombian Journal of Nephrology


Focus and scope

 The Colombian Journal of Nephrology (Revista Colombiana de Nefrología) is a digital scientific publication, of open access, that publishes mainly research articles, reviews and clinical cases of Nephrology in Spanish or English. It has a continuous periodicity, with two issues per year, and a “double blind” evaluation system for the selection of its contents.

As of the particularities of its editorial line and thematic, the Journal seeks to contribute to scientific knowledge, clinical practice and education in nephrology. Its topics are diverse and include research on chronic kidney disease, kidney transplantation, kidney failure, dialysis, and acute kidney injury.

It is also engaged in publishing novel works and possible therapeutic strategies in areas such as nephroprotection, glomerular disease, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, congenital nephropathies, rare diseases with renal involvement, diabetic nephropathy and quality management in nephrology. 

Likewise, due to the nature of its contents, the Journal is expected to be of interest to researchers in the field of nephrology at the international level, specialists, resident physicians and other medical professionals in training. 

The Journal is funded by the Colombian Association of Nephrology and Arterial Hypertension, under the “diamond” open access model, that is, it has no cost for the authors in any of its phases (neither of submission nor of processing of the articles).



Essentials of the publishing process

 Authors who are interested in publishing in the Colombian Journal of Nephrology should take into account the following essential aspects at the time of postulating an article:


Originality. The Journal seeks the publication of original works that have not yet been published by other media.

The submission of manuscripts that are derived from the partial or total translation of a paper already published in a language other than the one sent to the Journal or the inclusion of results or substantial information already published in a manuscript, is not adequate and in case of being detected, it will lead to a utterly rejection by the editor.

Copyright. The Journal allows the authors to preserve patrimonial rights on their articles. However, every time a manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors must sign and send a publication license to the Journal (and to the Association) for the entire term of legal protection and in all territories, under the conditions indicated by the Journal, in order to freely allow its use, dissemination and diffusion, and its digital preservation over time.

Likewise, in order to regulate the relationship between the contents of the Journal and its readers, the articles will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution license, without commercialization and without derivative works (CC BY-NC-ND).

Ethics and scientific integrity. The Journal endorses the recommendations of good practices (core practices) of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) for scientific publications. The authors should avoid incurring in improper uses of texts or works that are protected or not authorized for their reproduction or in unethical practices that compromise the quality or the veracity of the results of the manuscripts that they submit to the Journal.

Evaluation system. The Journal accomplishes its evaluation process in two phases. A first one, that involves an editorial evaluation, in which the minimum conditions of quality of the manuscripts are verified and their originality is reviewed with the support of an anti-plagiarism tool. A second one, in which the article is sent to two peers who are subject matter experts under the “double blind” system; that is, in the entire evaluation process the identities of both the authors and the evaluators are reserved. The editor, based on the recommendations of the peers, will decide whether the submitted manuscripts can be accepted or rejected for publication in the Journal.

Co-authorship, conflict of interest and funding. All manuscripts that are submitted to the Journal should consider these three aspects. First, regarding to co-authorship, if the article is written by two or more authors, the specific contribution of each of the authors must be declared, according to the CRediT taxonomy. The following link explains what is CRediT and what does each one of the criteria imply in its taxonomy:

Such contributions should be written in a paragraph, at the end of the manuscript, before the references section, and in the following manner (in this case, an example with three authors is given):


Contributions of the authors

Juan Pérez: conceptualization, data curation, research, writing (original manuscript), writing (revising and editing); John Smith: conceptualization, data curation, methodology, software, validation, writing (original manuscript), writing (revising and editing); Jane Jackson:  conceptualization, data curation, methodology, software, validation, visualization, writing (original manuscript), writing (revising and editing).

Second, if the authors have any type of conflict of interest, financial or non-financial, that they consider necessary for the editor and potential readers of the manuscript to know, they must declare it. Likewise, if they consider that there is no conflict, it must also be declared. Whatever the alternative, that is, whether or not there is a conflict of interest, it must be declared and included as a section at the end of the manuscript, within the body of the text, before the list of references. 

Third, it is important that the authors declare if they received economic resources to develop the research that supports their manuscript, with all the information deemed pertinent to corroborate the origin of the funds (organization that provides the funds, city, country, name of the research project, years, code, etc.). Such information on financing must also be included in a final section, before the list of references. 

Submission. The submission of a manuscript to the Journal should be made in an exclusive manner. That is, the author should not postulate simultaneously the same manuscript to another journal, and should not have an active process of evaluation or publication in another journal, since this potentially compromises the originality and the rights of a manuscript.

On the other hand, the Journal offers the alternative of submitting manuscripts without formatting (format-free manuscript submission). This means that an author, following some minimum conditions for the presentation of his/her manuscript, can submit it to the Journal without having to fully adhere to the guidelines for authors. Nevertheless, format adjustments will be requested to the authors, at the time when the manuscript has been approved by the peer review. More detailed information in this regard will be given in the following section.

Use, diffusion and dissemination of the articles. Nowadays, given the explosion of contents that floods the internet and the hundreds or thousands of articles that can be published annually on the same topic, the role of the authors in the use of their own articles is fundamental. For this, of course, it is necessary that the authors have a genuine interest in publishing and that they stay involved in the effective communication of their work for months or even for years after its publication.

The authors, if they are researchers and university professors, must actively participate in the dissemination of their articles among their students, colleagues or peers in the field. Also, many investigations have an impact beyond academy on the solution of problems of concern to individuals or to a community or a sector in particular, so the authors can get involved in dissemination strategies in order that part of the scientific knowledge that is consigned in their articles would be communicated in a more pleasant manner and its understanding and assimilation by a wider public would be facilitated.  

Then, the Journal will ask the authors to join in diffusion and dissemination strategies to make known their articles more and better and that, then, their impact on the disciplinary, specialized community, or on the general community, will be enhanced.


Free format Submission

The Colombian Journal of Nephrology offers the interested authors the possibility of submitting manuscripts without having to meticulously adopt their guidelines for authors. However, there are some minimum conditions that must be taken into account before submitting a manuscript: 


Title page. The manuscripts must include a title page that contains the following:

  1. Information about the authors. The authors must appear with their full bibliographic name (the one they frequently use in their publications), the institution to which they are linked, the city, the country and their institutional email.

Also, each author must provide his/her link to the ORCID and if the link has not been created, then, must register at the following link:

However, it is necessary that the authors not only create the ORCID but they should also include key information such as their work experience or current employer, their academic degrees and, if possible, their latest publications.

Finally, it must be indicated who is the corresponding author, which is the one with whom the Journal will maintain frequent contact, and this author should indicate a physical corresponding address, including the city and the country (an office or institutional address is preferred rather than a personal address).

All this information should be provided when completing the template of “Declaration of authorship” of the Journal.

  1. The manuscripts must include, of course, a title, which corresponds to the contents, an abstract of maximum 250 words, and key words (minimum 6, maximum 10).

The abstract should not be a digression or a reflection on the context or the topic of the manuscript. Instead, it must directly describe the contents of the manuscript and follow the basic structure that is indicated for each typology. For example, in the case of a research article, the abstract must describe, in items, which contents are addressed in the introduction, the methodology, the results, the discussion and the conclusions.

Body of the text. The Journal publishes original research articles, literature reviews and clinical cases. In the case of research articles, it is expected that the classical structure of introduction, methodology, results, discussion and conclusions will be followed. For the reviews, it is requested that they include an introduction and a final section of conclusions; the development of their contents and sections will depend on the purpose and the scope of the review.   In the clinical cases, an introduction, the presentation of the case, a discussion and the conclusions should be included.

Tables and figures. The tables and figures must be numbered according to their order of appearance in the manuscript and will be identified with a title. The source must also be registered, whether it is of own elaboration or of other authors. It is suggested, however, that the authors prepare their own tables and figures -- the Journal will not be responsible for the permissions to reproduce the tables or figures; it is the responsibility of the authors to verify the need for these permissions and process them. It is also preferable that the tables and figures of any manuscript do not exceed 6.

Co-authorship, conflict of interest and funding. As final sections, if the manuscript has two or more co-authors, the contribution of each should be described according to the CRediT taxonomy. Conflicts of interest, if any, must also be declared and whether the author received any type of funding.

Informed consent. If necessary, according to the contents of the manuscript, the authors must send the informed consent of the patients to the Journal at the time of submission.

Referencing system. The Journal follows the style of the National Library of Medicine (NLM Style) or Vancouver. However, authors may submit their manuscript in another style, as long as it is followed consistently throughout the text.  After the approval of the manuscript (if this happens), they must adapt the manuscript to the standards of the Journal.

Extension. Original articles and reviews must not exceed six thousand (6000) words, not including references. Regarding clinical cases, the limit is three thousand (3000) words, without including references.

Sending. Authors are invited to submit their articles through the OJS platform of the Journal at:

In the event of any inconvenience, the authors can submit their manuscript, together with the letter of commitment and originality to:


Publication process

The Colombian Journal of Nephrology performs it publication process through three main processes: content management, editorial production and post-publication.


Content management

Content management encompasses the call for authors, either for miscellaneous editions in Nephrology or for special editions (with a thematic emphasis), the submission of articles and the peer evaluation.


Editorial production

Production is the professional editing process to which all manuscripts approved for publication are subjected. This process includes the style correction, translation of metadata, design and layout, proofreading and the final approval for publication. In this phase, all the editorial normalization of the manuscripts that were approved by the peers is carried out, the texts and their graphic aspects are adapted to the guidelines of the Journal, and all the editorial conventions that are necessary for the identification and recovery of the published works are included.



Post-publication involves all the actions projected and executed by the editorial team so that the contents published by the Journal are diffused, disseminated and can be consulted, in this case, in open access, through the platform of the Journal and various indexing systems, by readers interested in Nephrology.    

Now, we will expand the detail of each of the procedures involved in each of these three stages.



Content management



The call for authors will be open all year round, without interruptions and without a specific calendar, for the ordinary editions. In the case of special editions, the guest editor or the call for the issue, may establish a particular schedule and with the specific milestones deemed convenient (call for abstracts, pre-selection, editorial filter, among others).


Publication frequency

The Colombian Journal of Nephrology has a continuous frequency, with two issues or editions per year.

Eventually, it can release supplements or extraordinary thematic issues, on the topics of interest determined by the editors or by the editorial or scientific Committee of the Journal.


Publication languages

The Journal accepts manuscripts originally written in Spanish, English and Portuguese.

The metadata of the articles should be sent only in the original language in which the work was written. If the work is approved, the Journal will do the technical translation of the metadata.


Types of manuscripts

The Journal will publish, mainly, the following three types of manuscripts:


Original research articles. These articles describe the results of completed research and they keep the following structure:

Title, abstract and keywords, introduction, methodology, results, discussion, conclusions, declaration of conflicts of interest and financing, contribution of the authors (CRedIT taxonomy), acknowledgments and references.

As for the extension, these manuscripts shall not exceed six thousand (6000) words, not including references.


Systematic reviews. Reviews are articles that address the specific literature on a topic, following a protocol, and can have a qualitative approach (without meta-analysis) or with meta-analysis. The structure of the systematic reviews will be the following:

Title, abstract and keywords, introduction, methods, results, discussion, declaration of conflicts of interest and financing, contribution of the authors (CRedIT taxonomy), acknowledgments, and references.

Also, the authors are requested to follow the instructions for the preparation and writing of PRISMA systematic reviews (

As for the extension, these manuscripts should not exceed six thousand (6000) words, without including references.


Clinical cases. Clinical cases should seek to contribute knowledge for decision-making in diagnosis, management of patients, ethical dilemmas or strengthen abilities in clinics or in the professional medical practice. The cases will follow the structure suggested by the CARE for cases or clinical reports (

As for the extension, these manuscripts should not exceed three thousand (3000) words, without including references.




The Journal adheres to the criteria to define the authorship indicated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), in which the author, to be considered as such, must meet four criteria:

  1. An author is who makes substantial contributions to the conception or design of a manuscript, or to the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of the data of the research that supports it.
  2. An author is the one who actively participates in the writing of a work and in the review and scientific, academic or intellectual contributions of its contents.
  3. An author participates in the approval of the final version of a manuscript.
  4. An author is responsible and agrees all aspects related with the veracity and integrity of the contents of a manuscript.

Likewise, the Colombian Journal of Nephrology requests the authors to declare their specific contributions to the manuscript they submit to the Journal, according to the 14 criteria of the CRediT taxonomy:

When submitting a manuscript, the authors must send a declaration in which they confirm that they meet the ICMJE criteria, described above, in addition to stating that the manuscript is original, unpublished, and listing the contributions regarding the CRediT taxonomy, of each of the co-authors (the latter does not apply for articles by a single author). 

Each of the manuscripts, regarding its originality, will be processed through an anti-plagiarism system, to detect that its contents are not making inappropriate use of other works protected by copyright.


Information about the authors

Authors must register themselves in ORCID ( or send their ORCID profile, with their data updated and available for consultation, mainly of their institutional filiation (employment), academic training (education and qualifications) and publications (works). For matters of transparency and systematization of the information about the authors who participate in the Journal, works by authors who are not registered in ORCID and their academic information is not available there, will not be processed.


Copyrights and licenses

The Colombian Journal of Nephrology does not request the authors the transfer of the economic rights of their manuscripts. Nevertheless, the authors must grant the Journal a license to publish their manuscript for the entire term of legal protection in all its territories, according with the terms of the following proforma:


Publication license

The manuscripts will be published under the protection of a Creative Commons attribution license, non-commercial and without derivative works (CC BY-NC-ND).


Publication costs

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.


Submission of manuscripts

The manuscripts must be submitted by registration in the OJS platform of the Journal, here:

In the face of an inconvenience that may arise with the platform, with the registration of the corresponding author or with any type of procedure associated with the submission of a manuscript or with its follow-up, the author must communicate with the Journal by e-mail. With due authorization from the editorial coordination of the Journal or the editor, an author can send the article to the e-mail of the Journal for processing, however, this will not be the regular procedure, and the submissions that are made by e-mail, without prior consultation and response from the Journal, may not be taken into account.


Free format submission  

The Journal offers the option of submission without formatting. This means that the authors can submit their manuscripts without adhering in detail to the Journal’s guidelines. However, the authors who take this option must comply with some minimum considerations that are detailed in the section of “Submission without formatting”. 


Citation guidelines

The Journal follows the citation guidelines of the National Library of Medicine (NLM Style) or of Vancouver.

In the writing of the body of the text, the Journal uses the citation sequential style, that is, each allusion to a text or to an author must be numbered consecutively throughout the text and this numbering must correspond to the final list of references.

In the case of references of multiple authors, the last name of the first author and “et al.” will always be used in the body of the text, with its respective numbering to locate the reference in the final list.

As for the structure of the citations in the final list, depending on the source that is cited (article, book, report, etc.), we ask the authors to consult the following examples:


Ethical considerations

The Colombian Journal of Nephrology adheres to the good practices, recommendations, procedures and to the 16 Principles of Transparency proposed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) for the edition of scientific journals (

Also, the authors must take into account the principles of the World Medical Association on research in humans and the well-known Declaration of Helsinki (

Likewise, the Journal endorses the recommendations of the ICMJE for the conduct, writing, edition and publication of works in medical journals, and the implications for all the roles involved in this process, that is, authors, evaluators, editors and sponsors, among others (


Roles and management of the Journal

It is of main interest of the Journal that all its collaborators (authors, reviewers, publishing professionals, among others) work under principles that propitiate and guarantee the scientific integrity in all phases of the communication of scientific knowledge; this, in order that the manuscripts that are published in the Journal transmit a reliable and reproducible knowledge, and that help both the advancement of science and the solution of problems in the area, with a real impact on professional practice.

Likewise, the Journal will ensure that ethical practices permeate the entire operation of the Journal, under the suggestions of the COPE in one of its central practices (core practices) on the Journal management.


Ethics and evaluation process

One of the first filters that the Journal will apply upon receiving the postulation of a manuscript is to verify its originality and its probable similarity with other works already published (or gray literature), through an anti-plagiarism tool.

If an inadequate use of other works protected by copyright, reprints of works already published, fabrication or manipulation of data, or any other type of unethical behavior, the Journal can issue a categorical rejection of the submitted manuscript.

Also, if the authors involved in an incident that goes against the ethics or scientific integrity do not give a satisfactory clarification, the Journal, in the future, will no longer receive or process any submission for their part.  


Treatment of cases

The Colombian Journal of Nephrology will follow the procedures suggested by the COPE and its flowcharts, when there is evidence of bad practices or ethical dilemmas in the manuscripts received or published.


Corrections and retractions

The Journal can make corrections or retractions of works already published. Corrections will proceed when minor but important errors are identified, that is, that do not compromise to a greater extent the results of a research of its contents, but that can lead to misunderstandings. There might also be errors in the information on the authors or another type of error associated with the bibliographic information of the article.

On the other hand, retractions will take place in cases in which a serious problem is identified in an article, which compromises its results, reliability or originality.

Then, each case will be studied by the editor and his team, and actions will be taken consequently, also under the recommendations of the COPE.


Ethical aspects of submission

Below, we describe some ethical aspects associated with the submission or postulation of any manuscript:


Declaration of authorship and license

Authors must send their manuscripts with a declaration of authorship, originality and conflict of interest (ICMJE form), signed by all their authors, according to the template of the Journal.

Also, they are requested to submit a signed license at the time of submission, which could require to be updated once the article has been approved, if any modification to the title was made as a result of the arbitration:


Informed consent

The authors must mention, in the methods section, that the procedures used in the patients and controls have been carried out after obtaining the informed consent. If photographs or data of patients are reproduced, the authors are responsible for obtaining the written consent, authorizing their publication, reproduction and dissemination in paper and digital support.

Informed consents must be sent to the Journal along with the postulation of the manuscript.


Ethics Committee Approval and Ethical Implications

Manuscripts presenting research that has been approved by the ethics committee of the funding organization or institution, or by those institutions to which the authors belong, should send a copy of such approval to the journal.

It is also very important that the authors state in the methodology of their manuscripts or in a specific section what are the ethical implications of the research, review or clinical case they are submitting to the journal.


Petitions, denunciations complaints and claims

The collaborators of the Journal can contact the editorial coordination, through the official e-mailbox of the Journal (, to expose to the Editor in Chief any type of petition that provides clarity about some process associated with the manuscripts received or published, or to present a complaint, claim or denunciation on possible ethical issues in a work.

All petitions will be processed, offering a probable response schedule, according with their nature and complexity.



Evaluation of manuscripts

The Colombian Journal of Nephrology evaluates the manuscripts through a “double blind” peer system. This means that the identity of both authors and evaluators is reserved in all the process, so that the evaluation is as independent as possible and that it maintains its academic or scientific approach.   

To offer clarity to our authors, below we explain the stages of the evaluation process of the Journal:


Editorial filter

All manuscripts submitted to the Journal go through an editorial filter that consists of the following two aspects: 1) review of similarity of the manuscript using an anti-plagiarism system; 2) review of compliance with the minimum submission criteria and of the interest of the topic for the Journal.

If in any of these two aspects, a problem in the manuscript is identified, the Journal will notify the authors either suggesting adjustments or correction or discarding the submission of the manuscript.

Manuscripts that successfully overcome this phase or those that do no present any inconvenience will go to the peer evaluation process. 


Selection of peers

Once a manuscript passes the editorial filter, the search or selection of peer evaluators begins. The Journal selects the peers according to a review of the profile of the candidates, in which academic training (mainly peers with doctorate or medical specialty are sought) recent publications, research activity of potential evaluator and their h-index are conjugated.


Reading of manuscripts

The peers who agree to evaluate the manuscript make an in-depth review of its contents in order to establish, in general terms, its scientific rigor (conceptual and methodological aspects, results, etc.) and some aspects related to its presentation and writing.


Emission of concepts

Every time the journal completes an evaluation cycle, with the intervention of two peers for each manuscript (usually), the editor reviews, consolidates and sends the concepts, issuing a verdict on the probable acceptance or rejection. The consolidated concept can suggest slight modifications, deep modifications, approval without modifications or rejection.

The final approval of the manuscript, in the case of the request for corrections, will depend on the verification of the corrected version by the evaluators or on the acceptance by the editor.



The authors will have the possibility of making two rounds of corrections of their manuscript. That is, if corrections are suggested and upon verification, the evaluators or the editor express their dissatisfaction, the authors will have the opportunity to review their manuscript once again. Upon the insistence on part of the evaluators or the editor on the inadequacy of the adjustments, the article may be rejected.

Also, the authors must always send a letter in which they present the adjustments they made, if some of them were not made and what would be their scientific or academic arguments that support the corrected version. No manuscript that has a request for major corrections will be verified if it is not accompanied by the letter of presentation of the adjustments.

Finally, the correction times will be defined according to what the editor suggests and what is agreed with the authors. In any case, the term cannot exceed one quarter; once this deadline expires and if corrections are not delivered, the manuscript will be rejected.


Peer review timeline

The peer-review process is complex due to the specialization of some topics and the work overload of many researchers who, in addition, also act as evaluators or editors in several journals. Added to this is that the process is carried out ad honorem. However, the Colombian Journal of Nephrology will work for a rigorous follow-up of all its processes, in order to provide rapid responses to its authors, within a matter of weeks or a few months.

On average, a complete cycle of peer-review of a manuscript will take about a quarter.


Editorial production

Production calls a series of professionals in scientific edition (correctors, designers, layout designers, proofreaders, translators) who contribute so that the manuscripts, before being published, reach the best possible version. The production comprises the following stages:


Style correction

In the style correction, the approved manuscripts are intervened to correct aspects of writing, syntax and orthography, in addition to fully adapting them to the guidelines of the Journal. Each manuscript undergoes three correction readings (in its originals, in its diagrammed version and in the final proofs) in order to try to prevent errors.



Layout is the stage in which the manuscripts are adapted to the mockup of the Journal and its editorial conventions. It seeks that the texts have uniformity, the same graphic identity, and that they contain all the necessary information so that they can be easily identified and retrieved online.



Nowadays, scientific journals offer several reading formats online or in devices. Also, due to the protocols of the platforms or systems in which they are published or indexed, they have to carry out technical processes of intervention of the files of their published articles so that they are properly registered and later retrieved by search engines.



The Journal publishes the metadata of its articles (titles, abstract and keywords) in two languages. For this, each text will be reviewed by a professional translator, to guarantee the quality of the translations and the proper use of specialized terms for the area.  


Interaction with the authors

In the correction phase, the layout phase, the translation of metadata and in the preparation of the final files with the different formats that the Journal manages, authors have the opportunity to interact and review their text. Usually, in each of these phases there are corrections that imply the clarification or review by the authors, before passing from one stage to another.

The authors are requested to be diligent and meticulous in the review of the proofs of their manuscript, in order to guarantee the integrity of the contents and finish the edition as soon as possible and thus make the final text available online for the readers to consult.


Production times

The times of a production process are variable, according to the complexity of the manuscript and to aspects associated with its graphic component. However, a manuscript, including the interactions with the authors, should be edited in an average time that may range from 8 to 15 days. This means that the complete edition of an issue of the Journal can be done in the course of 3 or 4 months.



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).

Likewise, the Journal will guarantee protocols for information security in its platforms and stability over time, in order to ensure uninterrupted access to its contents. For this, also, the Journal is officially affiliated with the Portico digital preservation project (



The Colombian Journal of Nephrology is continuously carrying out processes of indexing of its published contents and new articles in directories, bibliographic databases and indexes. This contributes to the fact that more and more readers can locate its contents online, through library catalogs or database services, and consult them for processes of research, professional training or updating.

In this regard, on its website the Journal is informing about the new systems in which it has been included or in which its information has been updated for the use by the scientific or university community or by the general public.