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  1. 1. GUIDE TO AUTHORSTable of Contents New Membership Category introduced for Members inAbout the Journal p1 TrainingPreparation of Manuscripts p2 Trainees in nephrology up to the age of 37 years are now Content Types p2 encouraged to apply to become ISN Members in Training at a Format of Manuscripts p3 greatly reduced annual membership rate of US$ 70 (all benefits Figures and Tables p4 included). Eligible individuals must submit a copy of a valid Supplementary Information p5 form of identification stating their date of birth as well as a proofSubmission and Publication p5 of their current training status to the ISN Global HeadquartersAppendix p6 together with their completed application. the Journal context. These will form a research tool for clinical and ba- sic investigators.PUBLICATION CHARGES (Do not apply to invited authors) • Editorials that highlight important issues in international ne- phrologyPage charges • Nephrology sans Frontieres - occasional short articles thatManuscripts accepted for publication in Kidney International will discuss matters of local interest to nephrologists around theincur page charges to cover, in part, the cost of publication. A world, but which we feel need to be known by nephrologistscharge of $74 will be issued for each journal page. world-wideColor charges • Short reviews on hot topics and in depth reviews about ma-All figures that are submitted as color artwork must be published in jor issues in renal research.color. The authors will be expected to contribute towards the cost • Controversial discussions on renal therapeutics or diagno-of color art .The cost for reproducing color artwork in print is $530 sis written by two opposing authoritiesper page. Color figures will be set close to the citation and in the • State of the Art teaching materials including clinico-best possible position. Figure re-ordering cannot be undertaken at pathological conferences where eminent clinicians discussproof stage to reduce the number of pages featuring color artwork. difficult or interesting cases illustrated by multiple pathol- ogy, imaging studies and chartsUpon acceptance authors must fill in the artwork form available at • Images in Nephrology which are presentations of interest- ing images in renal pathology, radiology chosen for their il-20Form.pdf lustrative nature or simply for their esthetic qualities. • Issues of importance to the international renal communityOffprints including the politics of funding; of organ transplantation, ofOffprints may be ordered using the order form available for down- adequacy of dialysis, of world-wide affordability of endload with the proofs. stage renal care and many other topical issues. • Journal Club are synopses that bring you the latest re- search highlights from across a wide spectrum of journalsIMPACT FACTOR in fields relevant to renal research2009 Impact Factor 6.193* • Book Reviews3/63 Urology and Nephrology*2009 Journal Citation Reports (Thomson Reuters, 2010) ABSTRACTED/ INDEXED IN • Index Medicus/MedlineISSN • Science Citation IndexISSN: 0085-2538 • Current Contents/Life SciencesEISSN: 1523-1755 • Current Contents/Clinical Medicine • SciSearch • BIOSISFREQUENCY • Chemical AbstractsPrinted twice a month. Advance online Publication once a week. • EMBASE/Excerpta Medica • Reference Update • CABSSCOPE • Biological AbstractsKidney International aims to inform the renal researcher and the • Global Healthpracticing nephrologist on all aspects of renal research, including: • MDX Health Digest • The latest clinical studies on emerging developments in re- • EBSCO nal medicine. • Adonis • The highest level of original research studies in clinical and • PASCAL basic renal research. • In each issue, some articles will be highlighted by commen- taries that aim to put these studies in the appropriate REVISED March 15, 2011
  2. 2. GUIDE TO AUTHORS empt. A list of acceptable registries is available on the ICMJE web-Preparation of manuscripts site ( Each manuscript will be checked upon submission to determine whether the study has been appropriately registered. All studies which began enrolling patients after July 1,Manuscripts that do not adhere to the following instructions 2005 must have been registered before patient enrollment. Any trialwill be returned to the corresponding author for technical which was still seeing patients on September 13, 2005, shouldrevision before undergoing peer review. have been registered before September 13, 2005. If the trial was complete before September 13, 2005, the study should be regis- tered before submission.Content Types Reporting of randomized controlled trials should follow the guide- lines of The CONSORT StatementThe types of manuscripts accepted by KI are: (1) Review, (2) Mini- (, (3) Original Article, (4) Commentary, (5) Technical Note,(6) Letter to the Editor (7), Editorial (8), Nephrology Image, (9)Make Your Diagnosis, (10) Book Review, (11) ISN Forefronts in (4) Commentary [only by invitation of Editors]Nephrology, ISN Nexus, Meeting Report. Word limit: 1500 words (8,400 characters) maximum including spaces and abstract but excluding references Title: 115 characters maximum including spaces Abstract: 75 words (420 characters) maximum (1) Review References: 10 maximum including the article discussedWord limit: 5,000 words (28,000 characters) maximum including Figures/tables: 1 figure required (will be redrawn)spaces and abstract but excluding references, tables and figures. Commentaries discuss a paper published in a specific issue andAbstract: 250 words (1500 characters) maximum including spaces should set the problems addressed by the paper in the wider con-References: no maximum text of the field. Authors will not be charges for color images.Figures/tables: 3 images or figures requiredDisclosure statement required (see page 3 for details) (5) Technical NoteReviews are comprehensive analyses of specific topics in nephrol- Word limit: 1500 words (8,400 characters) maximum includingogy that are usually solicited by the Editors. Proposals for reviews abstract but excluding references, tables and figures.may be submitted; however, in this case authors should only send Abstract: 250 words (1500 characters) maximum including spacesan outline of the proposed paper for initial consideration. Both References: 20 maximumsolicited and unsolicited review articles will undergo peer review Disclosure statement required (see page 3 for details)prior to acceptance. Kidney International will cover charges for Examples of appropriate subject matter include descriptions of newcolor images for articles invited by the Editors, and for images in laboratory or clinical methods, new apparatus, or critical modifica-which color was added by the journal. tions of established techniques. Organization of Technical Notes should be the same as for regular manuscripts except that section(2) Minireview headings should be omitted.Word limit: 3000 words (16,800 characters) maximum includingspaces and abstract but excluding references, tables and figures. (6) Letter to the EditorAbstract: 250 words (1500 characters) maximum including spaces Word limit: 250 words (1500 characters) maximum includingReferences: 20 maximum spacesFigures/tables: 2 images or figures required Abstract: no abstract required for this manuscript typeDisclosure statement required (see page 3 for details) References: 4 maximumMinireviews of topical and highly focused subjects are usually Figures/ tables: Up to 1solicited by the Editors. Proposals for minireviews may be submit- Letters to the Editor will be considered for publication, subject toted; however, in this case authors should only send an outline of editing. Letters must contain information critical to a certain area orthe proposed paper for initial consideration. Both solicited and must be confirmatory of data recently published in Kidney Interna-unsolicited review articles will undergo peer review prior to accep- tional. A Letter must reference the original source, and a Responsetance. Kidney International will cover charges for color images for to a Letter must reference the Letter in the first few paragraphs, asarticles invited by the Editors, and for images in which color was well as the original source. Letters can use an arbitrary title, but aadded by the journal. Response must cite the title of the Letter: e.g. Response to [title of Letter]. All Letters must contain a title page including title, all au-(3) Original Article thors’ names and affiliations, and corresponding author contactSub-categories: Basic Research, Clinical Research, Clinical information.TrialsWord limit: 4000 words (22,400 characters) maximum including (7) Editorial [only by invitation of Editors]spaces and abstract but excluding references, tables and figures. Word Limit: 1600 words (8,960 characters) maximum includingAbstract: 250 words (1500 characters) maximum including spaces. spacesResults: Include headings about what is being tested in each indi- Abstract: no abstract required for this manuscript typevidual experiment. References: 5 maximumReferences: no limit Proposals for Editorials may be submitted; authors should onlyFigures/ tables: no limit. However, additional figures and tables send an outline of the proposed paper for initial consideration.may be considered as supplements for Web-only publication.Disclosure statement required (see page 3 for details) (8) Nephrology ImageFull-length reports of current research in either basic or clinical Word limit: Title: 70 characters including spaces; text: 300 wordsscience. (1700 characters) including spaces Figures: 2 single panel figures maximum. No multi-part figuresSpecial Notice Regarding Clinical Trials: allowed.Kidney International encourages the submission of manuscripts References: nonereporting results of clinical trials and must be submitted under a Abstract: no abstract required for this manuscript typeseparate category under Original Articles - Clinical Trials. It is im- Illustrative images that are unique or highly illustrative of specificportant to follow the recommendations of the International Commit- occurrences in Nephrology such as renal pathology, radiology,tee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), which requires that “any specific skin lesions, etc. They should be accompanied by a briefresearch project that prospectively assigns human subjects to one-paragraph description of relevant clinical information. Articleintervention and comparison groups to study the cause-and-effect must fit onto one page. You will be asked to cut text or part of yourrelationship between a medical intervention and a health outcome” figure in the proof if article is longer than one page.must be registered before the start of patient enrollment. Trials inwhich the primary goal is to determine pharmacokinetics are ex- REVISED March 15, 2011 2
  3. 3. GUIDE TO AUTHORS(9) Make Your Diagnosis Title PageWord limit: Title: 70 characters; The Case (page 1): 245 words Abstract(1400 characters); The Diagnosis (page 2): 405 words (2300 char- Introductionacters). Word limits include spaces but exclude references, tables Resultsand figures. DiscussionAbstract: no abstract required for this manuscript type MethodsReferences: 3 maximum DisclosureFigures/tables: 1 single panel figures maximum per page ReferencesThis column provides readers with an opportunity to make clinical Acknowledgementsdiagnoses based on an image accompanied by the history andphysical exam, all of which will be on the first page. The secondpage will include the answers, a brief discussion and any other Abbreviationsrelevant follow up images and laboratory data. Abbreviations should be defined at the first mention in the text and in each table and figure. For a list of standard abbreviations, please(10) Book Review consult the Council of Biology Editors Style Guide (available fromWord limit: 500-1000 words including spaces, excluding references the Council of Science Editors, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MDAbstract: no abstract required for this manuscript type 20814) or other standard sources. Write out the full term for eachReferences: 3 maximum abbreviation at its first use unless it is a standard unit of measure.Book Reviews alert readers to work that is potentially important to Refrain from overuse of abbreviations.the field of nephrology, and puts it in context with the nephrologyliterature. Book Reviews should follow this outline: (a) exact title of Disclosurebook, full name(s) of author(s), publisher’s name, publication date, For original articles and reviews only, the submitting author mustnumber of pages and price, (b) summary of the content (general include a disclosure statement in the body of the manuscript. Thediscussion of what the book covers and its major topics; NOT a statement will describe all of the authors’ relationships with compa-chapter by chapter summary), (c) discussion of author(s) (for ex- nies that may have a financial interest in the information containedample, background, experience, why they are qualified to write the in the manuscript. This information should be provided under thebook and whether they present a certain view), (d) strong points of heading titled ‘Disclosure,’ which should appear after the ‘Methods’the book, (e) weak points of the book, (f) identification of the audi- section and before the ‘References’ section. The absence of anyence of this book and the background needed for the reader to interest to disclose must also be stated. In addition, any financialunderstand its contents, (g) discussion of why one should or interests must be detailed in the Financial Disclosure form, whichshould not buy the book, and if yes, for what purpose (as a text, a will be provided to the corresponding author upon acceptance forreference, etc.), (h) comparison to other books in the field, and (i) if distribution to each author.possible, a “quotable quote” or annotation regarding the book. References(11) ISN Forefronts in Nephrology, ISN Nexus, Meeting Report References should be listed in order of appearance (Vancouver[only by invitation of Editors] style). In the text, number references in order of appearance usingWord limit: To be determined in consultation with Editors Arabic numerals (e.g. 1, 2, 3) in parentheses for citations. TheAbstract: 150 words (1500 characters) maximum including spaces, reference list (starting on a separate page) should contain the ref-excluding references and figures. erences in the order in which they are cited in the text. Only pub-References: no maximum lished works (as well as manuscripts already accepted forFigures/tables: at least 1 image or figure publication) which are referred to in the text should be listed in theDisclosure statement required (see page 3 for details) reference list. The reference list must not contain any abstractThese authoritative proceedings of specific topics in nephrology citations, unpublished observations, personal communications, etc.are usually solicited by the Editors. Proposals may be submitted; Kindly cite such sources solely within the text (in parentheses), notauthors should only send an outline of the proposed paper for in the reference list. Do not list more than three authors per refer-initial consideration. Both solicited and unsolicited articles will un- ence. Should there be four or more, please include only the firstdergo peer review prior to acceptance. Kidney International will three followed by ‘‘et al.’’cover charges for color images in articles invited by the Editors. The following examples demonstrate correct reference style:Format of Manuscripts Journal articles: Fan SL-S, Almond MK, Ball E, et al. Pamidronate therapy as pre-GENERAL FORMAT vention of bone loss following renal transplantation. Kidney IntManuscripts must be typed in English and double-spaced. All text 2000; 57: 684–690.including legends, footnotes, tables and references are to be onone side of the page only. All manuscript pages must be num- Supplement articles:bered. Fogo AB. Glomerular hypertension abnormal glomerular growth, and progression of renal diseases. Kidney Int 2000; 57 (Suppl 75):Title page S15–S21.This should include (a) the complete manuscript title; (b) all au-thors’ full names (listed as first name, middle initial, last name), Books:highest academic degrees, and affiliations; (c) the name and ad- Lameire N, Mehta RL (eds.). Complications of Dialysis. Marceldress for correspondence, fax number, telephone number, and e- Dekker, Inc.: New York, 2000.mail address; and (d) the sources of support that require acknowl-edgment. A running headline of no more than 50 characters (in- Articles in books:cluding spaces) should be supplied. Weidner N, Buckalew VM Jr. Sickle cell anemia, sickle cell trait, and polycythemic states, in Renal Pathology (vol 2), eds. TisherAbstract and Keywords CC, Brenner BM. JB Lippincott Company: Philadelphia, 1989, ppThe abstract should be no longer than 1500 characters including 1417–1436.spaces, stating the main problem, methods, results, and conclu-sions. There should be no subheadings in the abstract. It must befactual and comprehensive. The use of abbreviations and acro- ORIGINALITYnyms should be limited and general statements (e.g. ‘‘the signifi- A submitted manuscript must be an original contribution not previ-cance of the results is discussed’’) should be avoided. ously published (except as an abstract or preliminary report), must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere, and, if ac-Text cepted, must not be published elsewhere in a similar form, in anyThe manuscript should be organized under the following nine language, without the consent of the ISN. Each person listed as anheadings: author is expected to have participated in the study to a significant REVISED March 15, 2011 3
  4. 4. GUIDE TO AUTHORSextent and agrees with submission of the paper for publication. Journal styleAlthough the editors and referees make every effort to ensure the As the electronic submission will provide the basic material forvalidity of published manuscripts, the final responsibility rests with typesetting, it is important that papers are prepared in the generalthe authors, not with Kidney International, its editors, the Interna- editorial style of the journal.tional Society of Nephrology or Nature Publishing Group. 1. For information on labeling of figures, see the artwork guidelines: CONSENT AND ETHICS 2. Do not make rules thinner than 1 pt (0.36mm)When reporting experiments on human subjects, indicate whether 3. Use a coarse hatching pattern rather than shading for tintsthe procedures were in accordance with the ethical standards of in graphsthe responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional 4. Color should be distinct when used as an identifying toolor regional) or with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975 (and as re- 5. Use SI units throughoutvised in 1983). Include any Institutional Review Board or Animal 6. Spaces, not commas, should be used to separate thou-Care and Use Committee protocol numbers as warranted by ex- sandsperimental design. 7. Abbreviations should be preceded by the words for which they stand in the first instance of use in the text. Overuse of abbreviations in the text is discouragedGUIDELINES FOR STUDIES OF DNA POLYMORPHISMS 8. No abbreviations should be used in the title or theFor case-control studies investigating associations between DNA abstractsequence polymorphisms and renal phenotypes the following re- 9. The abstract should be written as a single paragraph; doview criteria will be considered in prioritizing manuscripts for publi- not include headingscation: 10. Text should be double spaced with a wide margin 11. At the first mention of a manufacturer, the town (state if1. Adequate sample size and explicit power calculation are re- USA) and country should be providedquired for all submitted manuscripts. Negative studies have to beadequately powered in order to be considered for publication.2. Appropriate correction of p-values for multiple comparisons is FILE FORMATSalso required. In many cases this will involve calculation of empiric Manuscriptsp-values by permutation. Use Microsoft Word for the text of your article. Files in MS Office 2007 format cannot be accepted for publication. For instructions on3. Typing multiple markers within a locus of interest is preferred how to save MS Office 2007 files in a format acceptable for publi-over studies that examine a single polymorphism. Defining risk cation, please see the Appendix.haplotypes and performing haplotypic association tests is encour-aged. Figures, Images and Tables Figures and images should be labeled sequentially, numbered and4. Assessment and correction for possible population stratification cited in the text. Figures should be referred to specifically in the textare strongly encouraged, unless the analysis involves a method of the paper but should not be embedded within the text. Eachthat is robust to stratification effects (eg. transmission- table should be double-spaced on a separate sheet and numbereddisequilibrium testing). consecutively in the order of first citation in the text. Make sure that each table is cited in the text. Tables must be submitted as Micro-5. Replication of the association in an independent cohort is re- soft Word documents. Do not use internal horizontal and verticalquired for new association findings. lines. The use of three-dimensional histograms is strongly discour- aged when the addition of the third dimension gives no extra infor-6. Priority will be given to studies that demonstrate a specific effect mation. If a table or figure has been published before, the authorsof the associated polymorphism on the expression or function of must obtain written permission to reproduce the material in boththe relevant genes. A convincing biological validation will be con- print and electronic formats from the copyright owner and submitsidered in lieu of the replication requirement. the permission with the manuscript. This rule applies for quotes, illustrations and other materials taken from previously publishedMICROARRAY DATA works not in the public domain. The original source should be citedAuthors submitting manuscripts containing microarray data must in the figure caption or table footnote.submit the data to the Gene Expression Omnibus( or ArrayExpress Legends and Titles( databases, and provide the Legends must be submitted for all figures and images, and titles foraccession number(s) upon submission to the journal. The data all tables. They should be brief and specific, double spaced, andmust be MIAME-compliant, with all variables completed. placed on a separate sheet titled ‘Titles and legends’ after the Ref- erence section. Use scale markers in the image for electron micro- graphs and indicate the type of stain used. Place explanatorySTYLE matter of tables in the footnotes rather than in the titles.The American Medical Association Manual of Style (9th edition),Stedman’s Medical Dictionary (27th edition) and Merriam Web- ARTWORK GUIDELINESster’s Collegiate Dictionary (10th edition) should be used as stan- Detailed guidelines for submitting artwork can be found bydard references. Refer to drugs and therapeutic agents by their downloading the guidelines PDF:accepted generic or chemical name, and do not abbreviate them (a Using the guide-proprietary name may be given only with the first use of the ge- lines, please submit production quality artwork with your submis-neric name). Code numbers should be used only when a generic sion. At submission, all figures must be high enough quality (noname is not yet available (the chemical name and a figure giving less than 300 dpi) to be assessed in the peer review process. Wethe chemical structure of the drug are required). Copyright or trade prefer artwork to be submitted in eps, .jpg, .ppt, or .tif format. pdf ornames of drugs should be capitalized and placed in parentheses Corel Draw format is discouraged. If you have not followed theafter the name of the drug. Names and locations (city and state in artwork guidelines, we will require artwork to be resubmitted if yourUSA; city and country outside USA) of manufacturers of drugs, paper is accepted for, or equipment cited in a manuscript are required to com-ply with trademark law and should be provided in parentheses. Minimum Resolutions: Halftone images 300 dpi (dots per inch)Quantitative data may be reported in the units used in the original Color images 300 dpi saved as CMYKmeasurement, but SI units are preferred, including those applica- Images containing text 400 dpible to body weight, mass (weight) and temperature. Line art 1000 dpi REVISED March 15, 2011 4
  5. 5. GUIDE TO AUTHORSSizes: mentary information, use a 256-color palette. Please consider the Figure Width – single image use of lower specification for all of these points if the supplemen- 86mm (Should be able to fit into a single column of the tary information can still be represented clearly. Our recommended printed journal) maximum data rate is 150 KB/s. Figure Width – multi-part image The number of files should be limited to eight, and the total file size 178mm (Should be able to fit into a double column of the should not exceed 8 MB. Individual files should not exceed 1 MB. printed journal) Please seek advice from the editorial office before sending files larger than our maximum size to avoid delays in publication. Text Size 8 point (Should be readable after reduction – avoid large type Further questions about the submission or preparation of supple- or thick lines) Line Width Between 0.5 and 1 point mentary information should be directed to the editorial office.Color Artwork Charges Open AccessArtwork provided in color upon submission must be printed in Upon submission of an original research paper, authors can indi-color, and the author must agree to pay for the cost of printing said cate within the manuscript tracking system whether they wish toartwork in color. The cost to produce color artwork is $530 per pay an article processing charge to allow their article to be pub-page. Color figures will be set close to the citation and in the best lished open access. The article processing charge ispossible position. Figure re-ordering cannot be undertaken at proof £2,000/$3,000/€2,400 (plus VAT where applicable) andstage to reduce the number of pages featuring color artwork. can be paid via credit card or by requesting an invoice be raised. By paying this article processing charge, authors are permitted to post the final, published pdf of their article on a website, institu-Supplementary Information tional repository or other free public server immediately on publica- tion. Upon acceptance, authors must fill out and send back aSupplementary information is peer-reviewed material directly rele- payment form. This is mandatory and failure to send in the pay-vant to the conclusion of an article that cannot be included in the ment form along with the Licence to Publish form will result in theprinted version owing to space or format constraints. It is posted on article being published as a standard paper behind access control.the journal’s web site and linked to the article when the article is (Note: US Government employees must use this license to publishpublished and may consist of data files, graphics, movies or exten- form.)sive tables. The printed article must be complete and self-explanatory without the supplementary information. Supplementary The licence to publish form has been amended to offer authors theinformation enhances a reader’s understanding of the paper, but is choice of which licence to use on their paper and these choices arenot essential to that understanding. Supplementary information described below:must be supplied to the editorial office in its final form for peerreview. On acceptance, the final version of the peer-reviewed sup- The first is the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Noplementary information should be submitted with the accepted Derivative Works 3.0 Unported Licence and allows readers topaper. To ensure that the contents of the supplementary informa- download the article and share it with others as long as they men-tion files can be viewed by the editor(s), referees and readers, tion the author and link back to the original article. The article can-please also submit a ‘read-me’ file containing brief instructions on not be changed in any way or used to use the file. The second is the Creative Commons Attribution NoncommercialIf your manuscript or any significant part of it has been under con- Share Alike 3.0 Unported Licence and allows readers to alter,sideration for publication elsewhere, or has appeared elsewhere in transform, or build upon the article and then distribute the resultinga manner that could be construed as a prior or duplication publica- work under the same or similar licence to this one. The work musttion of the same, or very similar, work, the said material must be be attributed back to the original author and commercial use is notincluded and marked appropriately as a supplemental file. permitted. For further information please see: supplementary information filesAuthors should ensure that supplementary information is suppliedin its FINAL format as it is not copy edited and will appear online Submission and publicationexactly as originally submitted. It cannot be altered, nor new sup-plementary information added, after the paper has been acceptedfor publication. Please supply the supplementary information via SUBMISSION OF PAPERSthe electronic manuscript submission and tracking system, in an If you are ready to submit an article please visit the Online Submis-acceptable file format (see below). Authors should: include a text sion page: (no more than 50 words) to describe the contents of All text should be submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc) and fig-each file; identify the types of files (file formats) submitted and ures as .tif or .jpg filesinclude the text ‘Supplementary information is available at Kidney Figures appearing in the online version of manuscripts will be pub-International’s website’ at the end of the article and before the lished in 72 dpi as is standard for all .pdf files on the internet. Allreferences. figures published in print are at least 300 dpi.Accepted file formatsQuick Time files (.mov), graphical image files (.gif), HTML files(.html), MPEG movie files (.mpg), JPEG image files (.jpg), sound LICENSE TO PUBLISHfiles (.wav), plain ASCII text (.txt), MS Word documents (.doc), The corresponding author must complete and sign the License toPostscript files (.ps), MS Excel spreadsheet documents (.xls) and Publish form upon acceptance of the manuscript and return it to thePowerPoint files (.ppt). We cannot accept TeX and LaTeX. editorial office. Failure to do so will result in delays to the publica- tion of your paper. A copy of the License to Publish form can beFile sizes must be as small as possible so that they can be found under “Instructions & Forms” on the online submission page:downloaded quickly. Images should not exceed 640 x 480 pixels we would recommend 480 x 360 pixels as the maximum framesize for movies. We would also recommend a frame rate of 15 The International Society of Nephrology does not require au-frames per second. If applicable to the presentation of the supple- thors of original research papers to assign copyright of their pub- REVISED March 15, 2011 5
  6. 6. GUIDE TO AUTHORSlished contributions. Authors grant the International Society of PUBLIC ACCESS POLICYNephrology an exclusive license to publish, in return for which Nature Publishing Group and Kidney International support the pub-they can re-use their papers in their future printed work. Authors lic access policy but are not able to deposit accepted manuscriptsare encouraged to submit their version of the accepted, peer- for the authors at this time. Authors are allowed (without requestingreviewed manuscript to their funding bodys archive for public re- permission) to deposit the accepted (i.e., untypeset, uncopyedited)lease six months after publication. In addition, authors are encour- version of their accepted manuscripts in PubMed Central. You canaged to archive their version of the manuscript in their institutions deposit your manuscript here: (as well as on their personal web sites), also sixmonths after the original publication. Authors should cite the publi- PROOFScation reference and doi number on any deposited version, and An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author with a URL linkprovide a link from it to the published article on the NPG website. from where proofs can be collected. Proofs must be returned by faxThis policy complements the policies of the US National Institutes within 48 hours of receipt. Failure to do so may result in a delay toof Health, the Wellcome Trust and other research funding bodies publication. Extensive corrections cannot be made at this stage.around the world. NPG recognizes the efforts of funding bodies toincrease access to the research they fund, and strongly encour-ages authors to participate in such efforts. BUSINESS MATTERSMore information is available online at the following link: For contact information regarding business correspondence and inquiries such as advertising, subscriptions, permissions, papers in production or publishing a supplement, please visit our publisher’sADVANCE ONLINE PUBLICATION contacts page at original articles and reviews are published ahead of print onAdvance Online Publication. This will be the final version of the Alternatively, you can write to: Kidney International, Academicmanuscript and will subsequently appear, unchanged, in print. Journals Division, Nature Publishing Group, 75 Varick Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10013, USA.AppendixSAVING FILES WITH MICROSOFT OFFICE 2007MS Office 2007 saves files in an XML format by default (file extensions .docx, .pptx and .xlsx). Files saved in this format cannot currently beaccepted for publication.Save Word documents using the file extension .doc • Select the Office Button in the upper left corner of the Word 2007 window and choose “Save As” • Select “Word 97-2003 Document” • Enter a file name and select “Save”These instructions also apply to the 2007 version of Excel and PowerPoint.Equations in Word must be created using Equation Editor 3.0Equations created using the new equation editor in Word 2007 and saved as a “Word 97-2003 Document” (.doc) are converted to graphicsand can no longer be edited. To insert or change an equation with the previous equation editor: • Select “Object” on the “Text” sections of the “Insert” tab • In the drop-down menu, select “Equation Editor 3.0”Do not use the “Equation” button in the “Symbols” section of the “Insert” tab. REVISED March 15, 2011 6