About the Journal


Journal of Nephropathology; where nephrologist meets pathologist

International quarterly journal in the fields of renal pathology, physiology, kidney transplantation, nephrology and hypertension. Journal of Nephropathology (JNP), a new peer reviewed quarterly medical journal, which is devoted to the basic and clinical researches in the fields of renal pathology, nephrology, kidney transplantation, renal physiology and hypertension. (http://www.nephropathol.com).
Journal of Nephropathology (p-ISSN: 2251-8363, e-ISSN: 2251-8819), is the official journal of the Society of Diabetic Nephropathy Prevention. The journal is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published four times a year.



Aims and Scope


Aims & Scope

 The Journal of Nephropathology (JNP) is a quarterly peer-reviewed international journal devoted to the promotion of early diagnosis and prevention of renal diseases. It publishes in January, April, July and October of each year. It has pursued this aim through publishing editorials, original research articles, reviews, mini-reviews, commentaries, letters to the editor, hypothesis, case reports, epidemiology and prevention, news and views, discussion, photonephropathology and renal biopsy teaching point. In this journal, particular emphasis is given to research, both experimental and clinical, aimed at protection/prevention of renal failure and modalities in the treatment of diabetic nephropathy. A further aim of this journal is to emphasize and strengthen the link between renal pathologists/nephropathologists and nephrologists. In addition, JNP welcomes basic biomedical as well as pharmaceutical scientific research applied to clinical nephropathology. Futuristic conceptual hypothesis that integrate various fields of acute kidney injury and renal tubular cell protection are encouraged to be submitted.  Contributions in any of these formats are invited for editorial consideration following peer review by at least three experts in the field.







Journal’s Characteristics


Full Journal Name:  Journal of Nephropathology

ISO Abbreviation: J. Nephropathol.

 Journal’s link; https://www.nephropathol.com/

Journal’s Email: jnephropathol@gmail.com, admin@nephropathol.com

Journal Office:  Kidney Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Daneshgah Street, Tabriz, Postal Code 51665118, Iran

 Publisher:  Society of Diabetic Nephropathy Prevention

Publisher’s link: http://sdiabeticnephropathy.com

Publisher Office:  No.19, Stage 2, Hakim Build, Ferdowsi St. Isfahan, Iran, Postal code# 8143995119

Publisher’s Email: sdn@sdiabeticnephropathy.com, sdnppublisher@gmail.com

 eISSN: 2251-8819, (https://portal.issn.org/resource/ISSN/2251-8819)

 pISSN: 2251-8363  

Language: English

Frequency:  Four issues/year

Category: Renal pathology, Clinical nephrology

Open Access: Open Access

Publication Fee: Yes

Online Submission: https://www.nephropathol.com/Login

Complaint email: No specific policy– we handle complaints on a case-by-case basis

Email: jnephropathol@gmail.com

Cell phone: +98 9121439584


Editorial Policy

Open Access

The Journal of Nephropathology follows the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) funding model through the following link; https://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/ (2019).

All content to the Journal of Nephropathology is freely available to readers/ authors and all institutions without a limitation period. Individuals can search, copy, print, read and download and also distribute full texts of the papers.

 In this journal, the accepted articles by peer review will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (2019). In the Journal of Nephropathology, no charge is needed for submitting the manuscripts.

Author fees

Regarding the publication fee, please see the following link; https://www.nephropathol.com/PublicationFee


It is the duty of the authors to get permission from copyright containers for copying photos, figures or tables that will not be published. The authors should submit the certification of permission along with the submission.


Facts and opinions in papers published in the Journal of Nephropathology connected to the Society of Diabetic Nephropathy Prevention are uniquely the personal statements of respective authors. Authors are responsible for all contents in their article(s) including accuracy of the facts, statements, and citing the resources

Advertising Policy

The Journal of Nephropathology does not publish advertisements. This journal also has not any direct marketing actions, counting the requesting of papers.

The journal’s policy on preprint articles

Authors are not allowed to submit preprint papers.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Publication and authorship

  1. All submitted manuscripts to the Journal of Nephropathology are subject to a strict peer-review process by at least two international reviewers and one local reviewer that are experts in the area of endocrinology/nephrology.
  2. The factors that are taken into account in the review are relevance, soundness, significance, originality, readability, and language.
  3. The possible decisions include acceptance, acceptance with revisions, or rejection.
  4. If authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted.
  5. Rejected manuscripts will not be re-reviewed.
  6. The manuscript acceptance is constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism.
  7. No research can be included in more than one publication.

Authors' responsibilities

  1. Authors must certify that their manuscripts are their original work.
  2. Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere.
  3. Authors must certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.
  4. Authors must participate in the peer review process.
  5. Authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.
  6. All Authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research.
  7. Authors must state that all data in the paper are real and authentic.
  8. Authors must notify the editors of any conflicts of interest.
  9. Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscripts.
  10. Authors must report any errors they discover in their published papers to the editors.

Please complete the authors’ agreement form provided on the journal website and send it through email to the journal.

Reviewers' responsibilities

  1. Reviewers should keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information.
  2. Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author
  3. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments
  4. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.
  5. Reviewers should also call to the editor-in-chief's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
  6. Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

For more information, please look at the checklist for review provided on the journal website.

Editors' responsibilities

  1. Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article.
  2. Editors are responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication.
  3. Editors should always consider the needs of the authors and the readers when attempting to improve the publication.
  4. Editors should guarantee the quality of the papers and the integrity of the academic record.
  5. Editors should publish errata pages or make corrections when needed.
  6. Editors should have a clear picture of a research's funding sources.
  7. Editors should base their decisions solely on the paper's importance, originality, clarity, and relevance to the publication's scope.
  8. Editors should not reverse their decisions nor overturn the ones of previous editors without serious reason.
  9. Editors should preserve the anonymity of reviewers.
  10. Editors should ensure that all research material they publish conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.
  11. Editors should only accept a paper when reasonably certain.
  12. Editors should act if they suspect misconduct, whether a paper is published or unpublished, and make all reasonable attempts to persist in obtaining a resolution to the problem.
  13. Editors should not reject papers based on suspicions; they should have proof of misconduct.
  14. Editors should not allow any conflicts of interest between staff, authors, reviewers, and board members.


Journal of Nephropathology is committed on publishing only original materials (materials that neither have been published elsewhere nor are under review elsewhere). Journal of Nephropathology is powered by the iThenticate® software, a plagiarism detector software that detects the originality of content submitted before publication. If plagiarism is recognized, we act based on flowcharts and workflows regulated by the COPE.

Plagiarism could be the following items

    • Direct copying the text from other articles
    • Copying concepts, photos, or data from other published sources
    • Copying the text from the own previously published materials

Plagiarism Policies

If plagiarism is recognized, the manuscript will be rejected. Additionally, if plagiarism is detected after the publication of the paper, they will retract according to the COPE guidelines.

Duplicate Submission

Papers, which have been published elsewhere, or to be under review elsewhere, will incur duplicate submission/publication sanctions. If authors have used their own previously published study, or study that is currently under review, as the basis for a submitted manuscript, they are required to cite the previous paper and indicate how their submitted manuscript offers novel contributions beyond those of the previous work.

Citation Manipulation

Submitted papers that are found to include citations whose primary purpose is to increase the number of citations to a given author’s article, or to articles published in a particular journal, will incur citation manipulation sanctions.

Data Fabrication and Falsification

Submitted papers that are found to have either fabricated or falsified experimental results, including the manipulation of images, will incur data fabrication and falsification sanctions.

Improper Author Contribution or Attribution

All listed authors must have made a significant scientific contribution to the study in the paper and approved all its claims. It is important to list everyone who made a significant scientific contribution, including students and laboratory technicians.

Redundant Publications

Redundant publications involve the inappropriate division of study outcomes into several articles.

Process for Identification of and Dealing with Allegations of Research Misconduct

  Society of Diabetic Nephropathy Prevention (http://sdiabeticnephropathy.com)  as the publisher and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Nephropathology will take practical steps, which comprise technological and personal knowledge available to identify and block the publication of papers where research misconduct has arisen, containing citation manipulation, plagiarism, and data falsification/fabrication among others. The Journal of Nephropathology respects the COPE's guidelines (http://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines) in dealing with allegations.

Editorial Freedom

The Journal of Nephropathology follows to the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) Policy on “The Relationship between Journal Editors-in-Chief and Owners. Accordingly, the Editor-in-Chief has editorial independence and therefore has full authority over the journal’s editorial content counting how and when information is published. Editorial decisions are based solely on the validity of the papers and their importance to readers, not on the policies or commercial interests of the owner. Neither the Publisher nor other organizations interfere in the evaluation, selection, or editing of individual articles, either directly or by creating an environment in which editorial decisions are influenced.

CrossMark Policy

CrossMark is a multi-publisher initiative to offer a standard system for readers to find the current version of a piece of content. Through utilizing the CrossMark logo, this journal is committing to keeping the content it and notifying the readers of changes when it occurs.

All papers have the CrossMark logo in PDF. Clicking on the CrossMark logo at the top of each article in a PDF file will indicate the status of a document and may also give additional data about the document.

For more information on CrossMark, please check the CrossMark website by the following link:


 Privacy Statement

The characteristics of the authors containing names and email addresses, which are registered on the journal’s website, will be conducted only for the aims of the journal and will not be directed for any other reason.


In keeping with COPE's Retraction Guidelines, a retraction will be considered by our editors if: 

  • It has clear evidence indicating the results are unreliable, either because of major errors (eg, miscalculation or experimental error, data fabrication, image manipulation, …)
  • It has plagiarism.
  • The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper citation to previous sources, permission to reproduce, or justification (ie, cases of redundant publication)
  • There is a copyright infringement or other legal issues
  • It reports unethical research
  • It has been published solely on the basis of a compromised or manipulated peer review process
  • The author(s) failed to declare a major conflict of interest

Authors or editors of the journal may retract a paper. However, the final decision is made by the editors for retracting the material. If none of the authors will approve publishing a retraction, the editor/s may request such a retraction from the investigating institution, or the editor may ask for a retraction on behalf of the journal. In each condition, the editor should inform the author(s) or institution affiliated with the author(s) for publishing a retraction.

  • Note: After publishing a retraction, HTML version of the document will be removed from the site. Additionally, The PDF file of the article is retained unchanged; only a watermark showing the “retracted” label is placed on each page of the PDF. Finally, a link is made to the original article.

Publisher & Owner

   Society of Diabetic Nephropathy Prevention (http://sdiabeticnephropathy.com)