Clinical Kidney Journal: Clinical and Translational Nephrology (ckj), an official journal of the ERA, is a fully open access, online only journal publishing monthly. The journal is an essential educational and training resource integrating clinical, translational and educational research into clinical practice. ckj aims to contribute to a translational research culture among nephrologists and kidney pathologists that helps close the gap between basic researchers and practicing clinicians and promote sorely needed innovation in the nephrology field. All research articles in this journal have undergone peer review. CKJ regularly publishes graphical abstracts for selected articles and all figures are redesigned by a professional medical illustrator. CKJ also offers the possibility to publish a video or audio abstract.

ckj publishes the following manuscript types:

  • Original Articles
  • ckj Reviews
  • Editorial Comments
  • Exceptional Case Reports
  • Letters to the Editor

ckj also occasionally publishes sponsored Supplements and papers coming from other ERA initiatives (ERBP, Working Groups).

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Alberto Ortiz
IIS-Fundacion Jimenez Diaz,
School of Medicine,
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Av Reyes Catolicos 2
28040 Madrid

Editors Emeriti
N. Lameire, Belgium
A. Meyrier, France

Clinical Kidney Journal Editor in Chief Elect

During the ERA General Assembly  on June 7, 2021, Maria José Soler Romeo (Spain) has been ratified as the Clinical Kidney Journal Editor in Chief Elect. Her term will begin in 2022.