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Kidney Research and Clinical Practiceopen access


South Korea

Universities and research institutions in South Korea

Subject Area and Category


The Korean Society of Nephrology



Publication type



22119132, 22119140





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Kidney Research and Clinical Practice (formerly The Korean Journal of Nephrology; ISSN 1975-9460, launched in 1982), the official journal of the Korean Society of Nephrology, is an international, peer-reviewed journal published in English. Its ISO abbreviation is Kidney Res Clin Pract. To provide an efficient venue for dissemination of knowledge and discussion of topics related to basic renal science and clinical practice, the journal offers open access (free submission and free access) and considers articles on all aspects of clinical nephrology and hypertension as well as related molecular genetics, anatomy, pathology, physiology, pharmacology, and immunology. In particular, the journal focuses on translational renal research that helps bridging laboratory discovery with the diagnosis and treatment of human kidney disease. Topics covered include basic science with possible clinical applicability and papers on the pathophysiological basis of disease processes of the kidney. Original researches from areas of intervention nephrology or dialysis access are also welcomed. Major article types considered for publication include original research and reviews on current topics of interest. Accepted manuscripts are granted free online open-access immediately after publication, which permits its users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles to facilitate access to a broad readership. Circulation number of print copies is 1,600. Join the conversation about this journal

The set of journals have been ranked according to their SJR and divided into four equal groups, four quartiles. Q1 (green) comprises the quarter of the journals with the highest values, Q2 (yellow) the second highest values, Q3 (orange) the third highest values and Q4 (red) the lowest values.


The SJR is a size-independent prestige indicator that ranks journals by their 'average prestige per article'. It is based on the idea that 'all citations are not created equal'. SJR is a measure of scientific influence of journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from It measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, it expresses how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is.

Citations per document

This indicator counts the number of citations received by documents from a journal and divides them by the total number of documents published in that journal. The chart shows the evolution of the average number of times documents published in a journal in the past two, three and four years have been cited in the current year. The two years line is equivalent to journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.

Cites per documentYearValue
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.543
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.391
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.528
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.876
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.581
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.926
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.614
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.543
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.391
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.528
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.936
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.752
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.008
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.614
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.543
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.391
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.549
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.132
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.917
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.791
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.000
Total Cites 

Evolution of the total number of citations and journal's self-citations received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years.
Journal Self-citation is defined as the number of citation from a journal citing article to articles published by the same journal.

Self Cites20120
Self Cites20132
Self Cites20143
Self Cites201510
Self Cites201611
Self Cites20177
Self Cites201811
Self Cites201918
Total Cites20120
Total Cites201319
Total Cites201427
Total Cites201556
Total Cites2016103
Total Cites2017212
Total Cites2018251
Total Cites2019332
External Cites per Doc 
Cites per Doc

Evolution of the number of total citation per document and external citation per document (i.e. journal self-citations removed) received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years. External citations are calculated by subtracting the number of self-citations from the total number of citations received by the journal’s documents.

External Cites per document20120
External Cites per document20130.486
External Cites per document20140.348
External Cites per document20150.434
External Cites per document20160.836
External Cites per document20171.694
External Cites per document20181.920
External Cites per document20192.472
Cites per document20120.000
Cites per document20130.543
Cites per document20140.391
Cites per document20150.528
Cites per document20160.936
Cites per document20171.752
Cites per document20182.008
Cites per document20192.614
% International Collaboration

International Collaboration accounts for the articles that have been produced by researchers from several countries. The chart shows the ratio of a journal's documents signed by researchers from more than one country; that is including more than one country address.

YearInternational Collaboration
Citable documents 
Non-citable documents

Not every article in a journal is considered primary research and therefore "citable", this chart shows the ratio of a journal's articles including substantial research (research articles, conference papers and reviews) in three year windows vs. those documents other than research articles, reviews and conference papers.

Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents201313
Non-citable documents201426
Non-citable documents201538
Non-citable documents201636
Non-citable documents201734
Non-citable documents201835
Non-citable documents201946
Citable documents20120
Citable documents201335
Citable documents201469
Citable documents2015106
Citable documents2016110
Citable documents2017121
Citable documents2018125
Citable documents2019127
Cited documents 
Uncited documents

Ratio of a journal's items, grouped in three years windows, that have been cited at least once vs. those not cited during the following year.

Uncited documents20120
Uncited documents201336
Uncited documents201480
Uncited documents2015115
Uncited documents201698
Uncited documents201777
Uncited documents201874
Uncited documents201971
Cited documents20120
Cited documents201312
Cited documents201415
Cited documents201529
Cited documents201648
Cited documents201778
Cited documents201886
Cited documents2019102
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