The Journal of Renal Care has received an Impact Factor of 1.216! 

We are delighted to announce that the Journal of Renal Care has been accepted into the ISI Web of Knowledge and awarded an Impact Factor of 1.216. We’d like to thank our Editorial team, the reviewers and the authors for all of their hard work in increasing the impact and visibility of the journal and contributing significantly to the advancement of the field. We look forward to another great year and further success together.

What does it mean – Impact Factor? Journal Impact Factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric index which reflects the yearly average number of citations to recent articles published in that journal. It is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field; journals with higher impact factors are often deemed to be more important than those with lower ones.

The Journal of Renal Care has been ranked within two categories, ‘Nursing’ and ‘Urology & Nephrology’. This is really an excellent result for EDTNA/ERCA. Let’s write some articles!


The Journal Editors are delighted to announce that a Patient Editor, Henning Sondergaard, has now joined the Editorial team. The main role of the Patient Editor is to communicate the results of important research studies published in the Journal to patients and their families. Each time an issue is published the Patient Editor will review the published papers and select a paper of most interest to patients. The Patient Editor will then write a one page summary, which will be published in hard copy and on-line. This summary will then be disseminated to patient associations by email and also on social media. More details will follow but for the moment please follow the Patient Editor on Twitter @JORCPatientEd.

Henning Sondergaard is a psychologist with a Master's Degree from the University of Copenhagen, specializing in health psychology. He is currently working as a counsellor and teacher for the Danish Kidney Association. Mr. Sondergaard has had kidney issues his whole life related to being born with spinal bifida, which also has made him a lifelong wheelchair user. He has traveled internationally since he was very young, having split his adult years between Europe and the United States. This has made him a kidney disease advocate on two continents, traveling back and forth with his dialysis machine. WE WISH HENNING GOOD LUCK AND WELCOME TO OUR ASSOCIATION! 

The Journal of Renal Care (JoRC), formally the EDTNA/ERCA Journal, is the official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Nursing Association/European Renal Care Association (EDTNA/ERCA). It publishes a broad range of peer-reviewed clinical, research and educational papers for health care professionals working in kidney care.

The JoRC seeks to provide content that is relevant to, and reflective of, the growing diversity of the renal care community. Criteria for publication include: originality, relevance, reader appeal and controversy. We welcome articles that promote improvement in clinical practice and research, also letters to the Editor, case studies, case reports, clinical practice papers and special reports on professional, educational, economic, ethical and medico-legal issues.

Please contact the EditorMagnus Lindberg for further information

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