About the Journal

Address: RDPLF, 30 rue Sere Depoin. 95300 - Pontoise-France

Tel +33 1 303299 38, mail secretaire(AT)rdplf.org

The general policy for Open Access

The Bulletin de la Dialyse à Domicile (BDD) is registered in Sherpa Romeo: https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/id/publication/39007

The BDD uses the Diamond open access model.  This model involves the publishing of articles in journals that are entirely free. Neither the authors nor the readers have to pay any charges.

In addition, the editorial board of the BDD translates, when accepted, all articles either in French or in English so that they are published in both languages with the same DOI. This translation is also totally free of charge.

Publisher and editor :

The Bulletin de la Dialyse à Domicile (BDD) is the official journal of the RDPLF (Registre de Dialyse Péritonéale de Langue Française et Hémodialyse à Domicile). The RDPLF is a non-profit association whose website is: https://www.rdplf.org. Its main aim is to help the teams treating patients with home dialysis evaluate their results and share their knowledge. It is recognized as an association of general interest.  Its premises are located at 30 rue Sere Depoin, 95300 - Pontoise - France.

Income of the RDPLF: we do not charge any service to the centres participating in the RDPLF or to any person using its services.  Income comes from donations.

The RDPLF's funding comes from personal donations, industrial subsidies, and financial aid granted by associations that take care of dialysis patients at home. Details of the sources of funding are available on the RDPLF website: https://www.rdplf.org/financement.html.

How to cite published articles: use the full name (Bulletin de la Dialyse  à Domicile) or the standard abbreviation ISO-4: Bull Dial Domic

Publishing schedule: four times per year

Advertising :

Advertising is not accepted in the Bulletin de la Dialyse à Domicile.

Readership :

The journal is primarily intended for nephrologists, nurses, and directors of healthcare establishments interested in the various techniques of home dialysis. The articles are published in French and English to allow readers to use the language they are most comfortable with, to allow as wide a distribution as possible.

Aims and scope

The Bulletin de la Dialysis à Domicile (BDD) is the official journal of the RDPLF (French Language Peritoneal Dialysis Registry and Home Hemodialysis). It aims to provide nurses and doctors with all the information that can enable them to monitor dialysis patients at home with quality and safety conditions based on the most recent scientific knowledge. To this end, the articles are peer-reviewed and relate to all aspects of home dialysis; this includes RDPLF results and annual reports from its database, original articles, clinical cases, literature review, analytical methods, exploration methods, treatment methods, and patient testimonials. The journal is intended for all healthcare professionals concerned with replacement therapy for chronic renal failure. We want to build bridges between scientific work in different languages ​​to expand the sharing of knowledge and experience. All articles related to home dialysis (peritoneal dialysis, as well as hemodialysis, are accepted for submission to the editorial committee and reviewers.


Summary: The article summaries are in French and English
Main text: the main text is in French and English, translation is performed by the editor so that publication is in the two languages.

Open access

All articles published by the Bulletin de la Dialyse à Domicile are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers.

However, we encourage nephrologists and nurses to register on the journal web page, specifying their affiliation and experience, and whether they wish to be a reader or agree to be contacted to review and critique submitted articles. This will allow us to inform them of upcoming publications as a matter of priority and also to solicit their opinion when submitting articles

Publishing in the Bulletin de la Dialyse à Domicile is free of charge. The RDPLF pays all costs.

Copyright of articles published in the Bulletin de la Dialyse à Domicile is retained by the author concerning the license Common Creative CC by 4.0. See details on copyright and license on this link.

Miscellaneous :

  • The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives to guarantee long-term digital preservation.
  • The Bulletin de la Dialyse à Domicile adheres to the rules of ethics et and good practices of open-access publications
  • We respect the privacy of readers, authors, and subscribers
  • The authors must obtain informed consent for any publication dealing with human research.
  • The Bulletin de la Dialyse à Domicile does not publish any advertising.
  • Hosting and journal software: The Bulletin de la Dialyse à Domicile is published with Open Journal Systems (OJS), a journal management and publishing system developed by the Public Knowledge Project. It is hosted on the server of the University of Leuven in Belgium (https://ojs.uclouvain.be/)