Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

Journal Logo

About the Journal


The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) is the leading kidney journal in the world. JASN represents an outstanding synthesis of cutting-edge basic research, clinical epidemiology, clinical research, meta-analysis, relevant editorials, perspectives, and timely and important reviews. Editorials are written to distill and elucidate the key findings of the parent article. JASN also encourages submission of Letters to the Editor about recently published articles. Similarly, the reviews are invariably erudite and comprehensive in their coverage of a given field.  JASN has been published monthly since July 1990.


JASN publishes original research reports and editorial matter in areas of basic and clinical science relevant to the broad discipline of nephrology. Subjects appropriate for JASN include renal cell biology, developmental biology of the kidney, genetics of kidney disease, cell and transport physiology, hemodynamics and vascular regulation, mechanisms of blood pressure regulation, renal immunology, renal pathology, pathophysiology of renal disease, nephrolithiasis, clinical nephrology including dialysis and transplantation, clinical hypertension, epidemiology of kidney disease, hypertension and associated cardiovascular disease. Articles addressing health care policy and care delivery issues of relevance to  nephrology are welcome.

The overall content and tone of JASN represent scholarship in basic and clinical research of exceptional merit and luster. JASN peer-review and publication processes are handled expeditiously. Authors receive decisions within 21 days after submission and manuscripts are typically published online within four weeks of acceptance. JASN has an acceptance rate of 13% and is circulated to nearly 15,375 individuals and institutions worldwide.


The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) (Print ISSN: 1046-6673; Online ISSN: 1533-3450) is an official publication of the American Society of Nephrology with a current Impact Factor of 9.274. There is one volume per year beginning in January.  Issues are published monthly.  Publish Ahead of Print content is produced and made available online prior to inclusion in an issue.

Correspondence and Information

Correspondence regarding editorial matters should be addressed to:

Sydney Cough,  Managing Editor
American Society of Nephrology
1401 H Street, NW  Suite 900
Washington, DC  20005
Telephone: (202) 640-6580
E-mail: [email protected]

Instructions for Authors appears in print issues when updated and can be found online at Information for Authors.

For information on American Society of Nephrology membership, contact:

Pamela Gordon
Telephone: (202) 640-4660
E-mail: [email protected]

Correspondence concerning business matters, subscriptions, including claims for back issues should be addressed to:

Wolters Kluwer Subscription Services
E-mail: [email protected]

Subscription Dates

New subscriptions will begin with the first issue of the year. Subscriptions received after October 31st will start with the first issue of the following year. Subscriptions may start with any current year's issue upon request and dependent upon availability.

JASN subscription year runs January - December only.

Claims for issues older than six months will be filled at the discretion of the ASN. The ASN reserves the right to charge for shipping for these claims.

Change of address: The ASN must be notified 60 days in advance. Journals undeliverable because of incorrect address will be destroyed. Duplicate copies may be obtained, if available, from the ASN at the regular price of a single issue. Send address changes to: The American Society of Nephrology, 1510 H Street NW Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005.


Reprints of individual articles are available from Wolters Kluwer

Commercial Reprints and ePrints

Commercial reprints and electronic reprints (ePrints) of articles are a powerful way to educate the marketplace about your products. Promote awareness and credibility through the leading kidney journals in the world: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), and Kidney360 .

Reprints (non-author) in large quantities, for commercial or academic use, may be purchased by contacting Wolters Kluwer. For information and price quotes, please email Reprints. Please include the article citation information.


The Journal is currently indexed by the following services in print and/or electronic format:


The statements and opinions contained in the articles of The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the American Society of Nephrology. The appearance of advertisements in the Journal is not a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised or of their effectiveness, quality, or safety. The American Society of Nephrology disclaims responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas or products referred to in the articles or advertisements.

To avoid conflict of interest, all members of the editorial staff have completed financial disclosure forms which are available for review in appropriate circumstances when requested from the Editor-in-Chief.

Copyright Information

The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology is copyrighted by the American Society of Nephrology. No portion(s) of the work(s) may be reproduced without written consent.