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BANTAO Journal

Balkan cities association of nephrology, transplantation and artificial organs (BANTAO) is the owner of the journal. BJ publishes articles considering research in individual units, countries and Balkan region itself, that are relevant issues representing the regional specificity.

BJ has a fast review process and an easy editorial communication.

Similarity Check Plagiarism Screening System

The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

Detailed description of the Similarity Check System can be found at:

Journal Metrics

SCImago Journal Rank
Source Normalized Impact per Paper

Abstracting & Indexing

BANTAO Journal is covered by the following services:

  • Baidu Scholar
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  • Dimensions
  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
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  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Google Scholar
  • Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • J-Gate
  • JournalGuide
  • JournalTOCs
  • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
  • Microsoft Academic
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  • Naver Academic
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ProQuest (relevant databases)
  • Publons
  • QOAM (Quality Open Access Market)
  • ReadCube
  • SCImago (SJR)
  • Semantic Scholar
  • Summon (ProQuest)
  • TDNet
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WanFang Data
  • WorldCat (OCLC)

Please submit your manuscripts to BANTAO Journal via email to:

Goce Spasovski, University Department of Nephrology, Medical Faculty, Skopje, Macedonia

Deputy/ Managing Editor
Veselin Nenov, Varna, Bulgaria

Editorial Advisory Board
Momir Polenakovic, Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Skopje, Macedonia
Petar Kes, University Department of Nephrology, Clinical Center Rebro, Zagreb, Croatia
Jadranka Buturovic Ponikvar, University Department of Nephrology, Clinical Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Mustafa Arici, University Department of Nephrology, Ankara, Turkey
Nada Dmkovic , University Clinical center Zvezdara, Belgrade, Serbija
Dimitrios Goumenos, University Department of Nephrology, Patra, Greece
Nikolina Basic Jukic, University Department of Nephrology, Clinical Center Rebro, Zagreb, Croatia

Language Editors
Lence Danevska, Library of the Medical Faculty, Skopje, Macedonia

Technical Editors
Sonja Stambolieva, Medical Faculty, Skopje, Macedonia


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