Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (ndt) (https://academic.oup.com/ndt)

Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (NDT) is one of the official Publications of the ERA-EDTA. The NDT Editor-in-Chief is Professor Denis Fouque, Lyon, France. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation: an international basic science and clinical renal journal (NDT) is the leading nephrology journal in Europe and renowned worldwide, devoted to original clinical and laboratory research in nephrology, dialysis and transplantation. All research articles have undergone peer review.

NDT received 2523 submissions (2022 original and 501 revised) in 2018. The final acceptance rate was 17%. The average time from submission to first editorial decision was 3 weeks. The time from acceptance to online publication was 5-6 weeks. In 2018, the Journal received a total of 4,239,847 full-text downloads, an increase of 20.8% compared to 2017. The Impact Factor went up to 4.602.

A new educational section, called ‘NDT Digest’, is published summarising an important renal topic in one educational page for renal fellows. Articles are chosen, selected, and edited in collaboration with the ERA-EDTA Young Nephrologists’ Platform (YNP). Authors are now also allowed to submit a ‘Research Letter’ to NDT. Selected figures of invited papers are redesigned by a medical illustrator before publication. Authors can submit high-impact articles as Fast Track, which are then prioritised for publication. Submissions to NDT might be rejected at triage but Authors are asked if their paper can be considered for publication in ckj (Clinical Kidney Journal – EIC: Alberto Ortiz).

We offer our Reviewers the possibility to get recognition for their reviews via Publons. We also encourage our Authors to register for and submit their ORCID IDs alongside their papers. By registering for an ORCID ID, Authors can be sure that their work will be properly attributed and referenced, and made easily discoverable. These ORCID IDs are then added to our proofs.

NDT is widely promoted on social media (Facebook, NDT app, Twitter etc.). We add Twitter handles to NDT submissions because sharing a paper via Twitter results in a higher Altmetrics score (the amount of attention an article has received online, in social media, and from news sites).

Each month, ‘Editor’s Choice’ articles are published on our homepage, a selection of NDT articles is promoted in the ERA-EDTA Newsletter, and important NDT articles are selected for press releases and blogs. Each week we select the most impactful article that we then promote as ‘Article of the Week’. The NDT Editorial Board Members weekly receive an overview of the most recent online NDT publications and of the most recently accepted NDT papers. To drive circulation, the Editors are invited to promote/cite these papers as much as possible. Each year, the NDT Associate Editors summarize the top 2017, 2018,… publications (in their area of expertise) in an Editorial Comment. This will attract readers and potentially lead to renewed interest and citations of these papers.

NDT also hosts videos on the Journal’s homepage. Interesting papers are regularly selected for an accompanying video (using Panopto software), which are then together widely promoted.

In 2018, NDT published three Supplements: the ERA-EDTA Congress Abstract Book, ‘Magnetic Resonance Imaging Biomarkers in Renal Disease’ based upon work from COST Action Magnetic Resonance Imaging Biomarkers for Chronic Kidney Disease (PARENCHIMA), funded by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology), and ‘Expanded hemodialysis: translating innovation to clinical outcomes’, funded by Baxter Healthcare Corporation.

In September 2018, we launched the cardio-renal collection, a new virtual Journal including cardio-renal medicine articles from NDT, ckj and the European Society of Cardiology Journals published by OUP. The launch coincided with World Heart Day on 29th September 2018.
Important marketing initiatives in 2018 included: 'Best of 2017' (a collection of the most downloaded, most cited, and highest-Altmetric scoring NDT articles published in 2017), the World Kidney Day article collection, conferences: ERA-EDTA Congress, ASN Kidney Week, highly cited content / impact factor campaign, cardio-renal collection promotion.

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