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As with many disciplines in medicine, nephrology has greatly benefited from recent scientific and technological advances, allowing nephrologists to improve diagnostics, therapy and treatment, ultimately leading to improved patient care. Insights to the epidemiology, pathogenesis and immune processes underlying renal health challenges has led to the introduction of new therapies and treatments. New advances in medicine and affiliated fields greatly impact the work of clinicians and call for interdisciplinary collaborations, emphasizing the need to remodel preparation programs for graduates in academic nephrology and clinical practice. All of these changes and new developments need to be properly and timely examined, summarized and presented to all stakeholders. As an open access journal, Frontiers in Medicine is committed to empowering researchers and practitioners by providing an open and transparent resource to publish the latest breakthroughs in nephrology.
The Nephrology section of Frontiers in Medicine is open for submission of articles on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, follow up and improved or innovative treatments of kidney diseases and other renal disorders. Of special interest are the studies collaboratively written by nephrologists and specialists from other medical disciplines. Studies that use cutting-edge omic and sequencing technologies to generate new hypotheses about renal pathogenesis are also solicited. We particularly welcome studies that are directly relevant to patient care, inclusive of clinical trial outcomes, and studies that focus on translating new therapies to the clinic. We aim at building a valuable resource for clinicians and researchers to exchange innovative ideas and practices and to access cutting-edge research on basic, clinical and translational nephrology. With our expedient, transparent and collaborative peer review, the Nephrology section of Frontiers in Medicine is an ideal outlet for disseminating rapid advances in renal research and for supporting innovations that can drive improve clinical outcomes and direct changes in future clinical practice.
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Nephrology welcomes submissions of the following article types: Brief Research Report, Case Report, Clinical Study Protocol, Clinical Trial, Community Case Study, Correction, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Mini Review, Original Research, Perspective, Protocols, Review and Systematic Review.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Nephrology, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Nephrology will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Medicine.
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