Authors' Guidelines

Journal of Renal Endocrinology is an open access peer-reviewed journal devoted to the promotion of treatment of renal related endocrine diseases. 

General Information

  • A platinum open-access journal, i.e., without any article processing charge (APC) or publication fee.
  • It follows COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) Guidelines, ICMJE Recommendations and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) policies.
  • The manuscript should be prepared according to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors) and must comply with the ethical standards recommended by the Helsinki Declaration.
  • Submitted original articles should be extracted from research projects with an ethical approval code from Deputy of Research of Universities.

Journal of Renal Endocrinology publication benefits:

  • Free access to all articles
  • Fast and constructive peer review process (20 working days)
  • Easy and quick online submission
  • Rapid publication

Preparation of Manuscripts

Submission of Manuscripts

All manuscripts must be submitted online through the website: https://www.jrenendo.com/.  First-time users will have to register at this site. Manuscripts submitted via email are not processed.

The Journal of Renal Endocrinology is a signatory journal to the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, issued by the ICMJE. Manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with “ICMJE Recommendations.” The uniform requirements and specific requirement of Journal of Renal Endocrinology are detailed below. Before submitting a manuscript, authors are requested to check for the latest instructions available. Instructions are also available from the website of the journal https://www.jrenendo.com/.

Registered authors can keep track of their articles after logging into the site using their username and password. The submitted manuscripts that are not as per the “Authors' Guidelines” would be returned to the authors for technical correction before they undergo editorial/peer-review stage. Generally, the manuscript should be submitted in the form of several separate files:

[1] Font:

Times New Roman; 14 points font size(bold) title, 12 (bold) for subheadings, 12 for the manuscript body.

[2] Title page:

This file should provide:

1- Manuscript Type: please see the details from the “Types of Manuscripts” section.

2. The title of the manuscript

3. Authors’ Information: names of all authors/ contributors and name(s) of department(s) and/ or institution(s) to which the work should be credited.

4. Disclaimers, Conflicts of Interest, Funding/Support, Ethical issues, and Author’s contribution:

  • Conflicts of Interest: All authors must disclose all conflicts of interest; they may have with publication of the manuscript or an institution or product that is mentioned in the manuscript and/or is important to the outcome of the study presented. Authors should also disclose conflicts of interest with products that compete with those mentioned in their manuscript. All sources of funding should be declared; otherwise the following sentence should be stated “The authors declare that they have no conflict of interests”.
  • Funding/Support: Authors should provide any information regarding funding sources (including "grant ID", contract numbers, the name of the grant-receiving researcher, and the grant provider).
  • Author’s Contribution: Based on ICJME Recommendations, the contributions of all authors should be clearly stated. Authors should provide a description of contributions made by each of them towards the manuscript. The description should be divided in following categories, as applicable: concept, design, the definition of intellectual content, literature search, clinical studies, experimental studies, data acquisition, data analysis, statistical analysis, manuscript preparation, manuscript editing, and manuscript review. One author should take responsibility for the integrity of the work as a whole from inception to published article and should be designated as ‘corresponding author’.

For example:

Author’s Contribution: MZR, FZR, and AV: Conceptualization, the original draft writing, investigation, and formal analysis; ZSD and EKA: Conceptualization, supervision, and project administration; EE and ATK: Conceptualization, and project administration; MP, FR, and SH: Investigation; MS and MND: Writing including reviewing and editing and investigation.

  • Ethical issues: This is a mandatory section in all types of articles that should be addressed by authors in submission process. We powerfully recommend that authors consider guidelines provided by ICMJE, and Equator Network.

Note. If there are no ethical considerations, declare it as “Not applicable” or “None declared”.

5. Acknowledgment, if any. One or more statements should specify 1) contributions that need acknowledging but do not justify authorship, such as general support by a departmental chair; 2) acknowledgments of technical help; and

6. The name, address, e-mail, Fax and telephone number of the corresponding author, who is responsible for communicating with the other authors about revisions and final approval of the proofs, if that information is not included on the manuscript itself.

7. Word counts separately for abstract and for the text (excluding the references, tables figure legend, and abstract).

For further information visit the ICMJE recommendations.

[3] Cover letter: This letter should be uploaded online as a word file. The author should state that the manuscript has not been and will not be published or submitted elsewhere.

[4] Main Manuscript: The main text of the article, beginning from Abstract till References (including tables) should be in this file. The file must not contain any mention of the authors’ names or initials or the institution at which the study was done or acknowledgments. Page headers/running title can include the title but not the authors’ names. Manuscripts not in compliance with the Journal’s blinding policy will be returned to the corresponding author... If the file size is large, graphs can be submitted as images separately without incorporating them in the article file to reduce the size of the file.

Note: Acceptable file formats include Microsoft Word. Do not submit your manuscripts in PDF format.

Sections of Main Manuscript

The manuscript should follow through these sections: Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, and References.

[5] Images/Figures

  • Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been first cited in the text.
  • All images must be of high quality; i.e., resolutions of at least 300 dpi for color figures, 600 dpi for greyscales and 1200 dpi for line arts.
  • Any identifying marks and specific patient details should be removed or blacked out (e.g., X-rays, MRI scans, etc).
  • Figures should be inserted within the text as close as possible to where they are cited
  • Legends for the figures/images should be included within the text as close as possible to where they are cited.
  • Labels, numbers, and symbols should be clear and of uniform size.
  • If a figure has been published elsewhere, acknowledge the source and submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the material.

    Note: Each table, and figure should be written as a phrase rather than as a sentence, that distinguishes the table/figure from other data displays in the article.

    [6] Tables

  • Include a title for each table
  • Should be cited in numerical order upon their first mention.
  • Should be prepared left to right and cell-based (i.e., created in Word with the Tables tool).
  • All tables should be inserted within the text as close as possible to where they are referenced. Authors should not upload them as separate files.
  • Obtain permission for all adapted, and modified tables and provided a written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the material.

Note: regarding any Permission(s). It is the responsibility of authors to obtain permissions for reproducing any copyrighted material.

Types of Manuscripts: Manuscripts should be presented as one of the following formats.

[1] Original Articles:

A full length original research article (up to ~8000 words, including tables, figures and references) presents novel findings relevant to the aims and scope of the journal. It should be divided into sections with the headings Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Objectives, Materials and Methods (Patients and Methods), Results, Discussion, Conclusion.

Abstract: The abstract of original articles in Journal of Renal Endocrinology is a structured abstract, which includes the following four parts: Introduction, Objectives, Materials and Methods, Results and Conclusion. The total number words abstract is no more than 250 words. Each article should provide 3-7 keywords selected from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH).

[2] Review Articles: A full length critical review (up to ~8000 words, including tables, figures and references) provides an abstract and discussion of the relevant literature about any topic covered within the aims and scope of the journal.

[3] Short/Rapid Communication: These articles are short reports of original researches. They should not exceed 2000 words with no more than one Table, one Figure, and 30 References.

[4] Letter to the Editor: Letter to Editor presents the author’s view (up to ~1000 words limited to one figure/table with limited references). They do not contain an abstract, and there is no obligation to divide the text into sections. The letter could have up to 700 words and 15 references.

[5] Editorial: Editorials are usually commissioned. However, unsolicited editorials are also welcome. Editorials can be up to 1500 words length with no more than 30 references.

[6] Case Report: The text of case report amounting to up to 1500 words (excluding Abstract, References, and Tables) should be divided into sections with the headings Abstract (include Introduction, Case Report and Conclusion), Keywords, Introduction, Case Presentation, Discussion, Conclusion and References (up to 30 references). Any detailed explanation that may endanger patient anonymity, should be omitted.

[7] Mini-Reviews: Mini Reviews are focused, well-documented examinations of timely related issues (up to ~4000 words, including tables, figures and references).

[8] Commentaries: Commentaries present the author’s view (up to ~1500 words limited to 1 figure/table and at most 15 references) on an original article to be published in the journal and usually submitted by the reviewers.

[9] Photoclinics: In this section, an interesting photo in the field of nephrology provided a brief description and a few references (up to 6).

[10] Epidemiology and Prevention: This part is devoted mostly to epidemiology and prevention of treatment in the area of nephrology.

[11] News and Views: News and views are devoted mostly to recent findings of treatment in nephrology and renal transplantation, accompanied by the views of the authors.

[12] Hypothesis: This type of paper is related to an opinion or a hypothesis on a subject in the area of treatment in nephrology, kidney transplantation and hemodialysis. The article should set out a clearly identified hypothesis and be supported by adequate references.

Core tip

This part will be used for better understanding the main message of the article in a simple way. Maximum word count should not be more than 50-80.


  • All references in the text must be numbered consecutively, place each citation immediately after the term or phrase and usually before the period; they should appear like the following: (1, 2, 5, 6) or (7-9).
  • References in the text, tables and figures should be in numerical order according to where the item is cited in the text.
  • Check journal abbreviations using PubMed. If the journal is not listed in PubMed, then it should be written out in full.
  • Only one publication can be listed for each number.
  • Unpublished work accepted for publication but not yet released should be included in the reference list with the words “In Press” in parentheses beside the name of the journal concerned.
  • Personal communications or manuscripts either “in preparation” or “submitted for publication” are unacceptable as a reference.
  • Citations in the reference list should contain named authors up to 6; if more than 6, list the first 6 authors followed by” et al”.

Some examples of the journal’s reference style are shown below. Please carefully follow the reference style:

  1. Journal Article:

    Drawz P, Ayyappan S, Nouraie M, Saraf S, Gordeuk V, Hostetter T, et al. Kidney Disease among Patients with Sickle Cell Disease, Hemoglobin SS and SC. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016;11:207-15. doi: 10.2215/cjn.03940415.

  2. Book Chapter:

    Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, eds. The Genetic Basis of Human Cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.

  3. Complete Book:

    Fauci AS, Braunwald E, Kasper DL, eds. Harrison Principles of Internal Medicine. 17th ed. New York, NY: McGraw Hill; 2008. p. 150.

  4. Website:

    Outbreak notice: Cholera in Haiti. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available from: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/outbreak-notice/haiti-cholera.htm. Updated January 9, 2012.

  5. Dissertation:

Weisbaum LD. Human sexuality of children and adolescents: a comprehensive training guide for social work professionals [dissertation]. Long Beach (CA): California State University; 2005.

Protection of Patients’ Rights to Privacy

Identifying information should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, sonograms, CT scans, etc., and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian, wherever applicable) gives written informed consent for publication. Authors should remove patients’ names from figures unless they have obtained written informed consent from the patients. When informed consent has been obtained, it should be indicated in the article and copy of the consent should be attached with the covering letter.

Sending A Revised Manuscript

The revised version of the manuscript should be submitted online in a manner similar to that used for submission of the manuscript for the first time. When submitting a revised manuscript, authors are requested to include, the ‘referees’ remarks along with point-to-point clarification at the beginning in the revised file itself