Aims & Scope

Nature Reviews' basic, translational and clinical content is written by internationally renowned basic and clinical academics and researchers and targeted towards readers in the biological and medical sciences, from postgraduate level upwards. While intended to be read by practising doctors, researchers and academics within a specialty, we aim to make all our articles accessible to readers working in any biological or medical discipline.

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Subjects Covered

  • Acid-base, fluid and electrolyte disorders
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Assessment of kidney function
  • Ciliopathies
  • Critical care nephrology
  • Diabetic kidney disease
  • Dialysis 
  • Genetics of renal disease
  • Glomerular diseases 
  • Health economics
  • Hypertension
  • Imaging 
  • Immune-mediated kidney disease
  • Mineral metabolism
  • Onconephrology
  • Podocyte biology
  • Renal calculi
  • Renal development
  • Risk factors and epidemiology
  • Systemic disorders that affect the kidney
  • Transplantation
  • Tropical nephrology
  • Vasculitis