Submission guidelines

Focus and Scope

The Colombian Journal of Nephrology (Revista Colombiana de Nefrología) is the official organ of the Colombian Association of Nephrology and Hypertension. It was created in 2014. Its main mission is to disseminate scientific information derived from research in the different areas of Nephrology. It publishes original articles on applied research, review articles, reflection articles, case reports and letters to the director.

It is aimed at nephrology specialists, residents and professionals and institutions working in health sciences. It circulates every six months (January - June)  (July - December).

The papers sent to the Colombian Journal of Nephrology should adhere to the standards that appear in the Indications to authors. The papers that meet the requirements will be subject to arbitration by academic peers.

The journal publishes scientific articles in: SciELO, Redalyc, DOAJ, Ulrichsweb, REDIB, Actualidad Iberoamericana, PERIODICA,  MIAR (Matriz de Información para el Análisis de Revistas), WorldCat, PKPINDEX, Google académico.

Rejection rate: 30%.

Peer Review Process

Peer review

The manuscript will be reviewed by the Editorial Board and sent for external evaluation to two evaluators or scientific peers in order to assess the quality of the content of the article.This review process will last 20 days. After a comprehensive review, the article is returned with the respective assessmentwhere is reported if it is accepted or not.If the answer is positive, the review will include explicit recommendations to the author on how to improve the article that will be published and he/she will have three weeks to send the corrected article. When the article is rejected for publication, the bases supporting this decision are reported and the author is encouraged to make improvements in his/her research work. The editor, based on the anonymous arbitration, decides if the manuscript has sufficient merits to be published.If the arbitrators support the publication thereof, the manuscript is sent back to the author for its correction, in accordance with the suggestions of the editor.

Once the author receives the comments of the reviewers, he/she must make the corresponding modifications to the manuscript and send it within the next three weeks. If in the course of the next three weeks, the Publisher has not received the response of the authors, the Editorial Board will withdraw the manuscript. Once the manuscript is accepted for publication, the Editorial Board will not accept any modification to its content, and it will request a copyright assignment statement to the journal, which must be signed by all authors. The originals of the articles accepted for publication will remain in the archives of the journal up to a year.

The opinions expressed by the authors are their exclusive responsibility. The journal is not responsible for the indications or dosage schemes proposed by the authors regarding drugs or therapeutic devices, or for the adverse reactions that may arise from their use. The journal will publish scientific papers written in Spanish and occasionally in English language.

Publication Frequency

Accepted articles are scheduled to be published in a specific number.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides an open access to its content, based on the principle that offering the public free access to research helps a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Editorial ethics

Manifestationof originality: when sending the manuscript, the author must accept by signed written notice that the document is an original paper and it has not been published by any means, and that is not being evaluated by any other printed or electronic publication.

Informed consent: the authors must mention in the methods section that the procedures used in patients and controls had been carried out after obtaining informed consent. If patients data or photographs are reproduced, the authors are responsible for obtaining written consent, authorizing their publication, reproduction and diffusion in paper form or online.

Conflict of interests and funding: the authors must include preceding the references of the manuscript a paragraph where they express whether or not there are conflicts of interest. In addition, it should be submitted another paragraph that includes the source of funding of the research conducted.

Ethical Responsibilities: the papers that are sent to the Colombian Journal of Nephrology for evaluation must have been prepared respecting theinternational recommendations on clinical research (Declaration of Helsinki of the World Medical Association and recently reviewed []). When animal research is performed, it will be specified if the rules of the European Community on animal research were followed.

Plagiarism detection policy

Plagiarism Detection Policy

The Colombian Journal of Nephrology ensures the fulfillment of national and international ethical guidelines in its publication process. Hence, it relies on the international guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics-COPE and it makes use of iThenticate tools for plagiarism detection.

In case of plagiarism, the procedures followed by the Colombian Journal of Nephrology are based on the information issued by COPE, available in the following url:


Some of the participants’ responsibilities are: 

Editors: They must adopt the best standards and peer review methods, so that every article be reviewed by competent experts. Editors should also make clear which sections do not have a peer review process and which do have. They, in other words, must make sure that the journal has a clear publication guideline. Likewise, editors must contribute to the detection of plagiarism and possible ethical misconduct. Finally, they must offer advice on publication process to authors as well as to reviewers, in order to promote appropriate conducts for researching and publishing. 

Authors: They must develop original researches with responsibility and high ethical standards. Additionally, they must present the results honestly, completely, and transparently, so the scientific community  is able either to confirm the data presented or to reply to it. Authors should not send the manuscript to other journals to be evaluated. They should report the studies on which the research was based as well as the sponsors that supported it. They should also declare if there is any conflict of interest. Finally, authors must claim responsibility for the issued research.

Reviewers: They should make the editors know the possible frauds or plagiarisms of reviewed researches. They must review the papers objectively and in a timely manner. They will also argue why an article has been rejected or how it could be more suitable for publishing.

Sources of Support

Asociación Colombiana de Nefrología e Hipertensión Arterial