About the Journal

Aims and Scope

The British Journal of Diabetes (BJD) is a peer reviewed journal published twice yearly and available open access online at www.bjd-abcd.com.  The journal is the official journal of the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists and publishes original research, review articles, position statements, editorials, discussion papers and case reports on all aspects on the diagnosis and management of diabetes and diabetes-related conditions. All submissions are peer-reviewed.

The journal is provided free of charge in hard copy to individuals in the United Kingdom meeting the journal's free circulation criteria.

The journal is published twice yearly in June and December.

The British Journal of Diabetes is a journal for the healthcare practitioner that is intended to increase knowledge, disseminate and stimulate research, and promote better management of people with diabetes by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas. To achieve these goals, the journal publishes a variety of original articles on all aspects of diabetes mellitus, ranging from clinical care, education, nutrition, clinical psychology, cardiovascular and metabolic risk to emerging technologies and therapeutics. Categories of publication include research articles, narrative reviews, systematic reviews, study protocols, editorials, audits, case reports, correspondence and commentaries.

The journal does not publish papers on in vitro studies, or studies involving animals.

The Editor of the British Journal of Diabetes is Dr Marie-France Kong, FRCP, of the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, UK. Dr Kong's term as Editor began in January 2018. The deputy editor is Dr Chris Walton, FRCP, of Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Hull, UK.

The journal is funded by advertising in the printed version and financial sponsorship by Association of British Clinical Diabetologists.

Access to journal archive

All current and previous issues of the journal since publication relaunch in 2014 are available in open access directly via our website at https://www.bjd-abcd.com/index.php/bjd/issue/archive.  Contents of the journal are also available via CINAHL abstracting and indexing database (EBSCO)

Sources of Support

The sponsors have not contributed to, nor have they influenced the content or production of this journal. Editorial control rests solely and exclusively with the editors of BJDVD.  The views expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of either the sponsors or ABCD (Diabetes Care) Ltd.

Journal History

The first edition of The British Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease (Br J Diabetes Vasc Dis) was published in August 2001 and launched at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Glasgow . The previous editorial team of Ian Campbell, Cliff Bailey and Caroline Day have placed the journal in a market niche between Diabetic Medicine and Practical Diabetes International. The journal had strong professional values, a loyal base of readers and contributors who have valued the free to publish, free to read ethos and the policy of making the process of submitting manuscripts as user friendly as possible.

In the final edition of the BJDVD as a SAGE publication in 2013, the editorial alluded to discussions about the journal being taken over by the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD). The conclusion of those discussions saw BJDVD, volume 14, relaunched as the official journal of ABCD under the new name of The British Journal of Diabetes.