The Journal of Renal Injury Prevention (JRIP) is a quarterly peer-reviewed international journal devoted to the promotion of early diagnosis and prevention of renal diseases. It publishes in March, June, September and December of each year. It has pursued this aim through publishing editorials, original research articles, reviews, mini-reviews, commentaries, letters to the editor, hypothesis, case reports, epidemiology and prevention, news and views and renal biopsy teaching point. In this journal, particular emphasis is given to research, both experimental and clinical, aimed at protection/prevention of renal failure and modalities in the treatment of diabetic nephropathy. A further aim of this journal is to emphasize and strengthen the link between renal pathologists/nephropathologists and nephrologists. In addition, JRIP welcomes basic biomedical as well as pharmaceutical scientific research applied to clinical nephrology. Futuristic conceptual hypothesis that integrate various fields of acute kidney injury and renal tubular cell protection are encouraged to be submitted.