Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases (IJKD), a peer-reviewed journal in English, is the official publication of the Iranian Society of Nephrology. The aim of the IJKD is the worldwide reflection of the knowledge produced by the scientists and clinicians in nephrology. Published quarterly, the IJKD provides a new platform for advancement of the field. The journal’s objective is to serve as a focal point for debates and exchange of knowledge and experience among researchers in a global context. Original papers, case reports, and invited reviews on all aspects of the kidney diseases, hypertension, dialysis, and transplantation will be covered by the IJKD. Research on the basic science, clinical practice, and socio-economics of renal health are all welcomed by the editors of the journal.

 

Section Policies

COMMENTARY

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

REVIEW | Kidney Diseases

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

REVIEW | Dialysis

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

REVIEW | Transplantation

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

BRIEF REVIEW | Kidney Diseases

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

BRIEF REVIEW | Dialysis

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

BRIEF REVIEW | Transplantation

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

SPECIAL REPORT | Kidney Diseases

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

SPECIAL REPORT | Dialysis

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

SPECIAL REPORT | Transplantation

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

PhotoNephrology

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

ORIGINAL | Kidney Diseases

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

ORIGINAL | Dialysis

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

ORIGINAL | Transplantation

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

BRIEF COMMUNICATION | Kidney diseases

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

BRIEF COMMUNICATION | Dialysis

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

BRIEF COMMUNICATION | Transplantation

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

CASE REPORT | Kidney Diseases

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

CASE REPORT | Dialysis

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

CASE REPORT | Transplantation

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

LETTER

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Original research papers, case reports, and letters to the editor are considered for publication, all of which undergo extensive peer review prior to their acceptance. Primarily, they are reviewed by the editors and biostatistical advisors. If extensive revision is not required, peer review will be done by at least 2 recognized authorities. Otherwise the author(s) have to revise their manuscripts before the peer review process, too. Based on the comments of reviewers and the responses or revisions of the author(s), the Editorial Board either accepts or rejects the manuscripts. Reviewers’ and authors’ identities are kept confidential, and the existence of a submitted manuscript is not revealed to anyone other than the reviewers and editorial team.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Indexing/Abstracting

SCI Expanded, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Scopus, Cinahl, CAB International, Index Copernicus, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Index Medicus for the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region (IMEMR), and Google Scholar

 

Subscription

For subscription, please fill the Subscription Form and fax it to the editorial office (+98 21 6691 2653). For payment of the subscription fee, please contact the office.

 

 

Reviewer Guideline

The reviewers’ contribution to the processing of the manuscripts is highly appreciated. Reviewers will receive a letter of certifying their peer review activities on a regular basis on upon request.

The editor would appreciate if you do the review task in the time due; however, if more time is required or if you are not able to review the manuscript, informing the editor will be extensively helpful.

Click here to see a checklist of some key points in a good paper, which will be helpful while you are reviewing the manuscript. The online review system would be easy if the steps below  are followed (PDF):

Log In

1. Please click on the submission URL in the email you received or go directly to the web site to log in.

2. If you do not have your user and pass information, please click on “forgot your password?” and submit you email address to receive the information.

3. The Journal web site will open. Please log in.

4. You can see the list of manuscript(s) (if not, please first select your role by clicking on “reviewer”).

Accepting/Declining Review

5. Please click on the title of the manuscript.

6. You can see the title and abstract of the manuscript and the scheduled deadline for review.

7. Under the title “Review Steps” you should choose either of the email signs beside “will do the review” or “unable to do the review.”

8. A prepared email appears. You can modify it if you wish and click on “send” at the bottom. If you skip the email, your decision will be sent to the system, but no email will be sent to the editor.

9. If you need more time to review, please mention it in the email.

Staring Review

10. In the 2nd step of the Review Steps, you can download the manuscript file(s). Please download them, read them and prepare you comments. In this step, you may log out and come back when your comments are ready to be submitted.

11. In the 3rd step, please click on the form sign beside “review form.” Please complete the form by pasting your comments to the form boxes and save it.

12. In the 4th step, optionally you can submit any files as an attachment to your comments. Please click on “upload” after browsing.

13. In the 5th step, please choose one of the final Recommendations and click on “Submit Review to Editor.” Please note that your comments will not be submitted unless you do this step.

14. An email will appear; you can send it to the editor or skip it.



ISSN: 1735-8604