Seminars in Dialysis

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Edited By: Richard A. Sherman

Impact Factor: 1.912

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 35/77 (Urology & Nephrology)

Online ISSN: 1525-139X

Author Guidelines


Seminars in Dialysis is an independent, peer-reviewed, bimonthly journal devoted to reviews of clinical topics in the field of dialysis and related areas. Authors should strive for brevity. Most articles are expected to be from 4,000 to 6,000 words (plus references). If a larger article is required to cover a topic, consideration should be given to narrowing the focus of the piece. (Two 5,000 word articles are generally preferable to one of 10,000 words). If the author of the article has done work in the area reviewed, overemphasis of this work should be avoided.

It is recommended that one or more individuals not familiar with the area discussed review the manuscript and offer suggestions on improving the clarity of presentation.

OnlineOpen is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose funding agency requires grantees to archive the final version of their article. With OnlineOpen, the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in the funding agency's preferred archive. For the full list of terms and conditions, see

Any authors wishing to send their paper OnlineOpen will be required to complete the payment form available from our website at:

Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform an Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper OnlineOpen if you do not wish to. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.

Copyright Transfer Agreement

If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement

If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions

For authors choosing OnlineOpen

If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreement (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial - NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by certain funders [e.g. The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) or the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)] you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with your Funder requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal's compliant self archiving policy please visit:

For RCUK, Wellcome Trust or FWF authors click on the link below to preview the terms and conditions of this license.

Creative Commons Attribution License OAA

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Publication in the journal is subject to the condition that the article (as a whole or in part) has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. In submitting the manuscript to the publisher, the author certifies that neither the author’s contribution nor any text or figures procured and included by the author infringes upon the rights of a third party, and that the author alone is authorized to dispose of the existing right of utilization. The author will refrain from any other duplication and distribution or digital transfer and reproduction (e.g., on the Internet) during the period of the contract.

Note to NIH Grantees

Pursuant to NIH mandate, Wiley will post the accepted version of contributions authored by NIH grant-holders to PubMed Central upon acceptance.  This accepted version will be made publicly available 12 months after publication.  For further information, see

Procedure for Preparation and Submission of All Manuscripts:

Manuscripts should be submitted by email to the Editor-in-Chief ( Manuscripts should be arranged in the following order: title page (including gifts of material, grants and sources of support and potential conflicts of interest), references, figure legends, tables, and clearly labeled figures.  Number all pages consecutively beginning with the title page.  References, tables and figures are to be numbered consecutively and cited in order of appearance in the text.

Authors for Whom English Is a Second Language:

Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission or during the review process. Authors wishing to pursue a professional English-language editing service should make contact and arrange payment with the editing service of their choice. For more details regarding the recommended services, please refer to


An abstract or summary must be submitted on a separate page.  It must not exceed 250 words in length and must be acceptable for use without revision by abstracting services.


All references should be numbered consecutively in order of appearance and should be as complete as possible. In text citations should cite references in consecutive order using Arabic superscript numerals. Sample references follow:

Journal article
1. King VM, Armstrong DM, Apps R, Trott JR. Numerical aspects of pontine, lateral reticular, and inferior olivary projections to two paravermal cortical zones of the cat cerebellum. J Comp Neurol 1998;390:537-551.

2. Voet D, Voet JG. Biochemistry. New York: John Wiley & Sons; 1990. 1223 p.

Please note that journal title abbreviations should conform to the practices of Chemical Abstracts.

For more information about AMA reference style - AMA Manual of Style


Tables should be typed double-spaced on separate pages with the number and title of each table flush left at the top of the table.  Do not use vertical lines in tables.  Superscript footnotes to tables should also be double-spaced and in alpha order (a, b, c, etc.); do not use symbols or numbers.


There are three preferred formats for digital artwork submission: Encapsulated PostScript (EPS), Portable Document Format (PDF), and Tagged Image Format (TIFF). We suggest that line art be saved as EPS files. Alternately, these may be saved as PDF files at 600 dots per inch (dpi) or better at final size. Tone art, or photographic images, should be saved as TIFF files with a resolution of 300 dpi at final size. For combination figures, or artwork that contains both photographs and labeling, we recommend saving figures as EPS files, or as PDF files with a resolution of 600 dpi or better at final size. More detailed information on the submission of electronic artwork can be found at 

The costs of any color illustrations must be borne by the authors. The charge for printing figures in color is $600 per figure.


Previously published figures, tables and other material submitted to Seminars in Dialysis for publication require permission from the copyright holder (usually the publisher) to be reproduced.  In addition, the permission of at least one author of the previously published material is required.  Permission fees are the responsibility of the authors.  Forms for obtaining such permission are available from the Editorial Office.

Editorial Office:

Richard A. Sherman, MD, Editor, Seminars in Dialysis
UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Department of Medicine
Nephrology Division
One Robert Wood Johnson Place, PO Box 19
New Brunswick
NJ, 08903-0019

For private mail carriers use the following address: 51 French St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Tel: (732) 235-4453
Fax: (732) 235-6124

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