About the Journal

Journal of clinical and translational nephrology (JCTN) is the official online journal of Malaysian Society of Nephrology. JCTN is a fully open access, online only journal publishing biannually. The journal will serve as an essential nephrology educational and training resource and it publishes original peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of the basic clinical science research, prevention, diagnosis and management of kidney and associated disorders, translational research as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology.

To facilitate a smooth publication process, authors who are considering submitting to JCTN are strongly encouraged to read the submission guidelines.

Publication fees
Fees is waived for articles published in JCTN at present


SUBMISSION

When submitting a manuscript, please create a username and profile at JCTN.

Before uploading your manuscript, do ensure you have read the instructions described in the manuscript preparation section.

All submitted manuscripts will undergo editorial checks to ensure suitability of publication before they are sent for peer review. The manuscripts will be checked for plagiarism and journal format. Manuscripts that do not pass the initial checks will be unsubmitted or rejected without sending for peer review.
The author is required to declare the research work has not been submitted to our journals concurrently. The author is required to fill up Conflict of Interest Form and agree that the Copyright should be given to the JCTN once the article is accepted for publication.

All materials submitted for publication should be submitted exclusively to the JCTN.


REVIEW PROCESS

Peer Review
All manuscripts submitted undergo a peer review process and are managed online. The editor’s decision to accept or reject these reviewers is final. Decisions on manuscripts are made in accordance with the ‘Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals’ (www.icmje.org/index.html).

Revision
Articles sent for revision to the authors does not guarantee that the paper will be accepted. Authors are given approximately 2 weeks to return their revised manuscript. Note that if the revision is not received within 3 months, the Editorial Office will decide to reject.


PUBLICATION PROCESS

The final decision to publish or not to publish the articles lies with the Editor in Chief or editor. The Editor retains the right to determine the style, and if necessary, edit and shorten any material accepted for publication.

When the galley proof is ready, the Editorial Office will send the proof to authors to check for its completeness. Confirmation or comments from the authors must be given within 48 hours of receipt of the proof, in order to avoid delays in publication of the manuscript. Significant alterations to the text will not be entertained at this stage, and the authors are responsible for all statements made in their work, including changes made by the Editorial team and authorised by the corresponding author.

Manuscripts without the approval of the galley proof by the authors and a completed Copyright Form will not be published. Once the author gives approval for publication, the Editorial Office will not be held responsible for any mistakes thereafter.