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, clinical practice papers and special reports on professional, educational, economic, ethical and medico-legal issues. For more information click here.

The Journal of Renal Care has received an Impact Factor of 1.216! The Impact Factor will be updated in June/July 2020.
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 would 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!
Magnus Lindberg
Journal Editor

Magnus has 25 years of experience working in renal care, mostly within the haemodialysis setting. He is an Associate Professor in Caring Sciences at University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences, Sweden.

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Karen Nagalingam
Journal Co-editor

Karen qualified as a nurse from Sheffield Hallam University, UK. She went on to specialise in renal nursing and became an Acute Dialysis Nurse Practitioner. Currently works at the University of Hertfordshire as a Senior Lecturer where leads modules at undergraduate and post graduate levels relating to the acutely ill adult. She also works clinically as an Acute Kidney Injury Nurse Specialist and is working towards her PhD.

Karen leads JORC twitter @JRenCare
Henning Sondergaard
Patient Editor

Henning Sondergaard is a psychologist with a Master’s Degree from the University of Copenhagen. Currently he is working as a counsellor and teacher in Denmark.
The main role of the Patient Editor is to review, select and share an interesting paper published in each issue of the Journal with patients and their families. The Patient Editor will write a summary on the selected paper which will then be disseminated to patient associations by email and on social media.

Please follow the Patient Editor on twitter @JORCPatientEd
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According to our Environmental Strategy, we distribute less papers in the traditional way and instead communicate via online. However, as a Member you have the right to receive a printed copy of the Journal of Renal Care, but you have to make your application by email to Secretariat.

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If you would like to submit an article or paper to the JORC then please read the Author instructions carefully. They can be found here.
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