Aims and scope

The Renal Society of Australasia Journal is the peak Australasian scholarly journal for nephrology nurses and allied health professionals to share their ideas and their research to promote evidence-based, high quality care for persons living with renal disease.

It is a vehicle for on-going education and articles are subject to blind review by experts in the field of the submitted work.

RSAJ particularly focuses on how nephrology issues are addressed in Australia and New Zealand, although it provides a national and international forum for the exchange of ideas, practice and research.

The primary aim of the journal is to advance the care of people with kidney disease by:

  • providing professional development for renal nurses, related allied health professionals and other relevant parties
  • communicating knowledge and information about kidney disease and associated treatments
  • advocating for the interests of nurses, health professionals and people with kidney and/or associated diseases
  • supporting practice development, research, quality improvement and innovation
  • setting standards for nurses and health professionals caring for people with kidney disease
  • doing all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the Objects.

The scope of articles published in the journal include

  • Original research
  • Case studies
  • Educational supplements
  • Translating research and knowledge into practice
  • Clinical practice guidelines
  • Reviews of research and practice
  • Commentaries and editorials
  • Updates on recent research from other sources.