Aims and scope
Renal Replacement Therapy is a peer-reviewed journal facilitating worldwide discussion of research and issues related to the study of renal replacement therapy.
RRT considers articles on all aspects of hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, blood purification, renal transplantation and regenerative medicine. In addition, the journal publishes content in wider fields such as chronic kidney disease (CKD), acute kidney injury (AKI), critical care medicine and intensive care, bone and mineral metabolism, anemia and iron metabolism, infection, cardiac disease, cerebral disease, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, nutrition, and related social issues. Contributions are encouraged from a global perspective across many disciplines.
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Renal Replacement Therapy operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous.
The benefit of single-blind peer review is that it is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.
Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two or more experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.
Edited by Takashi Shigematsu, Renal Replacement Therapy is supported by an expert Editorial Board. The journal aims to reach a first decision within six weeks.
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Citing articles in Renal Replacement Therapy
Articles in Renal Replacement Therapy should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.
Article citations follow this format:
Authors: Title. Ren Replace Ther [year], [volume number]:[article number].
e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Ren Replace Ther 2009, 1:115.
refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.
Appeals and complaints
If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure. For complaints that cannot be resolved with the Editor, the authors should contact the Publisher.
Why publish your article in Renal Replacement Therapy
Renal Replacement Therapy's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience.
Speed of publication
Renal Replacement Therapy offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF.
Online publication in Renal Replacement Therapy gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).
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2017 Journal Metrics
34 days from submission to first decision
134 days from submission to acceptance
21 days from acceptance to publication