Author Guidelines

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Author Guidelines

Dialysis & Transplantation is published to provide and promote communication among all professionals involved in the fields of renal replacement therapy and renal transplantation. D&T welcomes manuscripts relevant to the above themes and encourages submissions from readers.

Clinical Trials. D&T is interested in both large- and small-scale studies that inform the clinical practice of nephrologists and other renal professionals.

Review Articles. Reviews of the literature will be considered for publication, and should be between 1,500 and 3,200 words in length.

Case Reports. Studies of a single patient are considered, and may include up to 20 references, and no more than 3 tables or figures.

Conference Presentations. Papers prepared for and/or presented at meetings of associations, institutions, societies, committees, etc., are invited for publication.

Letters to the Editor. Letters addressing previously published articles will be considered for publication. These may include one table or figure and 5 or fewer references if essential.

Guest Editorials. We invite comment or opinion on current research, new techniques, or controversial matters.

Manuscript Submission Information

Dialysis & Transplantation is pleased to offer authors web-based manuscript submission at To submit your manuscripts online:

  • Go to the submission website.

  • If you do not already have an account, please create an account for yourself by clicking on the "Create an Account" button.

  • Submit your manuscript and all figures, tables, and supplementary material as separate and individual files.

  • At the end of a successful submission, a confirmation screen with your manuscript number will appear and you will receive an e-mail confirming that the manuscript has been received by the Journal.

Note to NIH Grantees

Pursuant to NIH mandate, Wiley-Blackwell 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

Editorial Policies

Exclusive Publication. Articles are accepted for publication on condition that they are contributed solely to D&T.

Credits and Permissions. Authors should secure all necessary clearances and approvals prior to submission, including credits and permissions for all non-original materials. All permissions must be given from both author and publisher of the original. No article will be accepted without all required permissions.

Financial Interests. Financial support received (e.g., unrestricted educational grants) for the development of a manuscript must be disclosed to the editors in the covering letter. All funding sources supporting the work should be cited. Authors must disclose commercial considerations, such as an equity interest, patent rights, or corporate affiliations, including consultantships, for any product or process mentioned in the submission. Rejection of the manuscript or retraction may occur if undisclosed financial interests are found after publication.

Preparation of Manuscripts

The main body of all manuscripts, and all tables included with your submissions must be provided in Microsoft Word format.

The title page of each manuscript should provide: (1) article title of 80 characters or fewer, (2) each author’s name (include first name, middle initial, and last name), highest degree, institutional affiliation, address, and telecommunications numbers, (3) e-mail address of corresponding author, (4) a list of counts for references, figures, tables, and words for the title, abstract and text, (5) any necessary footnotes to these items, and (6) a running title not exceeding 30 characters (including spaces).

Abstract: Research Articles must include a structured abstract that includes all the following sections: Objective, Methods, Results and Discussion approximately 10-18 lines (up to 200 words). Abstracts for brief communications should be short; no more than 5-6 lines.

References: Type references double-spaced throughout. List up to four authors; if more than four, list three and "et al". Arrange in order of citation, and cite all references by number in the text, superscript and without brackets. Please check all references for errors of citation or attribution.

Tables: Type tables double-spaced on pages separate from the text. Number pages consecutively with text and provide a table number and title for each. Hold length to one standard-sized manuscript page. Tables should be numbered in order of citation in the text. Data in tables should not duplicate material in the text or illustrations.

Figure Legends: Type double-spaced on pages separate from text and figures. Provide one legend for each figure, and number legends in sequence.

Figures: For the purposes of peer review, we request that authors supply JPEG, TIFF or EPS files for all figures. Do not submit your figures embedded in your Microsoft Word document. Figures provided in Microsoft PowerPoint or PDF files will not be accepted for review. The resolution requirement is 300 ppi for grayscale and color images.

Please Note: This Journal does not accept Microsoft Word 2007 documents at this time. Please use Word's "Save As" option to save your document as an older (.doc) file type.

Editorial & Publishing Processes

Editing. D&T reserves the right to edit all reader contributions for clarity or length. Minor changes (punctuation, spelling, grammar, syntax) will be made at the discretion of the editorial staff. Substantive changes of any nature will be verified with the author prior to publication.

Peer Review. All clinical manuscripts are peer-reviewed. Every effort will be made to advise contributors of the status of their submissions within 60 days of submission.

Proofs and Reprints. Proofs must be returned within 2 days of receipt; late return may cause a delay in publication of an article. Please check text, tables, legends and references carefully. To expedite publication, page proofs rather than galleys will be sent electronically to the author. An order form for reprints will be included with proofs.


No article can be published unless accompanied by a signed copyright transfer agreement, which serves as a transfer of copyright from author to publisher. A copy of the agreement, executed and signed by the author, is now required with each manuscript submission. (If the article is a "work made for hire," the agreement must be signed by the employer.) A copyright transfer agreement (CTA) will be attached to the decision letter when a paper is accepted. Only original papers will be accepted and copyright in published papers will be vested in the publisher. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain written permission to reproduce material that has appeared in another publication.