Clinical and Experimental Nephrology is a peer-reviewed bimonthly journal, officially published by the Japanese Society of Nephrology (JSN) to create an international forum for the discussion of research and issues relating to the study of nephrology. The term "nephrology" in the title was created and brought into use with the establishment of JSN (Japanese Journal of Nephrology, Vol. 2, No.1, 1960). The journal publishes articles on all aspects of nephrology, including basic, experimental, and clinical research, providing a means of sharing research findings and ideas for the members of JSN, and for all researchers who wish to contribute to a better understanding of advances in nephrology. Uniquely, the journal introduces to an international readership original reports from Japan and also the clinical standards discussed and agreed by JSN.

Peer review is conducted using Editorial ManagerĀ®, supported by a database of international experts. This database is shared with the journal, CEN Case Reports.

  • An international forum for the discussion of research and issues in nephrology
  • Publishes articles on all aspects of nephrology, including basic, experimental, and clinical research
  • Introduces to an international readership the state research and clinical standards in Japan
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Shinya Kaname
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

1.770 (2019)
Impact factor
1.854 (2019)
Five year impact factor
24 days
Submission to first decision
135 days
Submission to acceptance
203,426 (2019)
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    This publication is supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 17HP1001.

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Electronic ISSN
1437-7799
Print ISSN
1342-1751
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  3. Current Contents/Clinical Medicine
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  32. Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  33. Semantic Scholar
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